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6 Fun Weekend Adventures Near Dallas Fort Worth

Friday rolls around and it hits you: What are you going to do this weekend in DFW? If you’ve got no plans and you’re sick of doing the same old thing every single time you have a day off, we’ve got you covered. We’ve compiled six of the coolest weekend adventures for folks living in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex. From a park just over the state border in Oklahoma that’s home to a huge waterfall to a tiny town with one of the most photographed buildings in all of Texas, you’re definitely going to want to add these to your weekend agenda.

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7 Fun Weekend Activities in Bedford, TX

Living in a DFW suburb outside of the Big D doesn’t have to mean sacrificing fun weekend adventures. This is especially true if you’re lucky enough to live in Bedford. Located 23 miles from Dallas, Bedford is a bustling community in its own right. In fact, you don’t even have to leave town to take part in a whole host of awesome activities. Whether you crave fresh air with the whole family or Sunday Funday with your crew of friends, here are our top picks for fun things to do on the weekend in Bedford, TX:

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An Update on What's Open in Oklahoma City

How open is Oklahoma City right now? According to a recent WalletHub study ranking states reopening statuses, it’s pretty open. The study compared all 50 states plus Washington D.C. across 17 different metrics including travel restrictions, gathering limitations, face mask requirements, restaurant and bar reopenings, and work from home requirements. Oklahoma came in fourth, meaning that the state has some of the fewest COVID-19 restrictions in the nation right now (if you’re curious, the study found that South Dakota was the least restrictive and Hawaii was the most restrictive).

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An Update on What's Open in DFW

Can I drink at a bar in Dallas? Can I bring my family to a zoo in Fort Worth? Can I ride the rides at an amusement park in Arlington? Figuring out what you can and can’t do in the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex amidst COVID-19 can be confusing. As the state of Texas continues to reopen—and in some cases, backtrack on that reopening—the simple act of leaving your home can require some advance research. And you’re not a researcher; you’re just a person trying to go to a museum!

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Yes, You Can Still Enjoy Texas Sports During COVID-19 (Here's How)

The roar of the crowd cheering. The taste of wings and cold beer. The feeling of victory from inside a stadium. These are just a few of the best things about being a Texas sports fan, especially when you’re lucky enough to live in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex, where so much of the action goes down. So here’s the question: Can you still enjoy DFW sports during COVID-19?

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6 Best Family-Friendly Things to Do Near Aledo, Texas

Aledo is a small but picturesque suburb in the vast Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex. Located about 50 miles from Dallas and 20 miles from Fort Worth, it offers a quieter way of living that’s perfect for families who prefer Sunday strolls over nights on the town. The tree-lined, suburban neighborhoods and great school system make Aledo a top community for families of all sizes.

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8 Coolest Things to Do in Fort Worth This Summer

Fort Worth is a fun place to be anytime of year, but in the summer it is an especially great place to be. If you’re lucky enough to live in Fort Worth (or you’re considering a move here), get ready for sunny days, warm weather, and good old fashioned Lone Star fun. From spending your afternoon wandering the Fort Worth Botanic Garden to nights at Sundance Square, there is no shortage of attractions in town.

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Five Things You Should Know Before Moving to Amarillo

While it may not be pronounced like the Spanish word amarillo, the 14th most populous city in Texas is in fact named after that word (which means “yellow,” by the way). Sometimes referred to as “The Yellow Rose of Texas,” Amarillo is a small metropolis of 199,826 people in Potter County and Randall County. Originally known as Oneida, Amarillo offers classic Texas charm plus relatively easy access to the southwestern states of New Mexico and Colorado. If you’re considering moving to Amarillo, let’s take a look at what makes this Texas town special.

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7 Things to Know Before Moving to Mansfield, TX

There are many Mansfields across America. There is a Mansfield in Louisiana, there’s one in Massachusetts, Arkansas and Ohio. But as far as we’re concerned, there’s only one Mansfield that is the best Mansfield. And that’s Mansfield, Texas. Located in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex with a population of 68,928 people and counting, Mansfield has got everything: a charming downtown, great neighborhoods, arts and culture, parks, and close proximity to the best that Texas has to offer. The only thing that’s missing is you. If you’re mulling over a move to Mansfield, Texas, here are seven things you should know about this awesome Dallas Fort Worth community:

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6 Reasons to Move to Oklahoma

Oklahoma is a land of prairies, oilfields and Native American culture—could it also be your next home? Whether you’re anxious to move to the Sooner State (we’ll spare you the pun) or you’re on the fence, there is much to learn about the unique traditions and destinations that define Oklahoma. With a population of 3,930,864 spread across 69,899 square miles, Oklahoma has roots in the oil industry but has since grown to embody a diverse economy. From world-class friendliness to Bigfoot lore, here are six reasons why we think you should move to Oklahoma:

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8 Things You Learn When You Move to Texas

Is the Lone Star State calling you home? True to its motto, everything is bigger in Texas—including the decisions you need to make before you move there. From the sprawling Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex to the desert of El Paso, there are so many great cities and towns to call home, but wherever you end up, the whole state is yours to explore. Here’s what to expect when you do:

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Six Best Oklahoma City Suburbs

If you’re planning on moving to Oklahoma City but you’re not exactly a city dweller, look to the nearby suburbs when choosing your new home. There are many options that offer painless commutes, quality public schools, reasonable cost of living and amenities that rival Oklahoma City itself. From a lively college town to a charming lakeside paradise, these six Oklahoma City suburbs have got it all. Read on to find out which one is right for you:

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7 Reasons to Move to Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City is the capital of Oklahoma and the largest city in the state—but to us it’s just OKC, the coolest, most under-the-radar metropolitan destination in the country. The affordable city which is just three hours from the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex, boasts a stable economy, a growing downtown district, riverfront fun, a professional sports team and some of the friendliest locals you’ll ever meet. Back in 1889, when the Oklahoma Territory was just opening up to settlers, many of the folks waiting at the state border decided they actually couldn’t wait, so they went on in sooner than they were supposed to, therefore blessing the state with its Sooner State nickname.

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Seven Best Dallas Fort Worth Suburbs

Moving to Dallas Fort Worth doesn’t mean you have to actually live in Dallas...or Fort Worth, for that matter. There are a number of suburbs that are part of the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex. Each offers its own distinct community features, including local parks, restaurants and downtown areas. Whether you’re looking for a quiet suburb with lake access and a highly-rated school district or an affordable suburb that won’t make your commute into Dallas a nightmare, finding the right location for your needs is essential. Start the process of deciding which Dallas Fort Worth suburb is for you by checking out our top picks below:

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8 Reasons to Move to the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex

Dallas Fort Worth—DFW if you’re in the know—is a growing destination for Texans both born-and-raised and aspiring. From the Big D itself, which offers a bustling downtown complete with gleaming high rises to suburbs such as Plano, White Settlement, Frisco, Grand Prairie, Hurst, Bedford, Mesquite and Aledo, there’s a little pocket of Dallas Fort Worth for everyone. Here are eight reasons why you should make Dallas Fort Worth your home.

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What You Need to Know About Renting in Fort Worth, Texas

Get a taste of what Fort Worth has to offer with our guide to moving to Fort Worth, TX.

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Eight Camping Destinations Within an Hour of the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex

Why would you sweat it out in Dallas this summer when you could be camping by a lake? If you’re an RV owner, the warmer months make for the perfect time to take your vehicle out of storage and hit the road. But wait—does hitting the road for outdoor adventure mean driving 300 miles to the Gulf Coast or 500 miles to Big Bend National Park? Nope; it definitely doesn’t. There are plenty of places to park your rig and start roasting s’mores within an hour of the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex. While actual driving time on these may vary depending on where you live in the Metroplex—and your level of confidence driving an RV through traffic—each spot on this list makes for an easy one-night or full weekend getaway.

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Top Storage Tips for Aledo, TX

In November 2018, All Storage opened a new facility in Aledo, Texas near the Walsh Ranch residential area. If you’re one of the many new residents of this 7,000-acre development which is expected to bring 50,000 residents to Aledo—or you’re already part of the growing community which will likely expand by as much as 168% by 2030—and you need self storage, you’ll be happy to know that there’s really no need to make the half-hour drive to Fort Worth to rent a storage unit. You can do that close to home at a modern, secure and convenient All Storage facility.

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6 Things to Know Before Moving to Aledo

When most people think of the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex, they think about, well, Dallas and Fort Worth. But did you know that the area is home to a growing number of suburbs that offer affordable living, easy access to the big city and plenty of their own exciting attractions and amenities? For those commuting to Dallas for work or just looking to live close to a major metropolitan area, finding the right hometown is crucial. One great option in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex is the small city of Aledo. The sleepy little suburb has a population of just 4,232 individuals and sits on 1.9 square miles of land. Despite its small scope and number of residents, Aledo offers a lot. If you’re considering moving to the oldest city in Parker County, here are a few things to know about Aledo.

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10 Things to Know Before Moving to Fort Worth

Imagine a place where you can trade your high heels for cowboy boots, walk amongst Texas longhorns, go line-dancing and take in an opera performance in the same day. No, we’re not talking about heaven; we’re talking about Fort Worth, Texas. Located in North Central Texas, the city of approximately 850,000 boasts country music, real-life cowboys and some of the best barbecue in the world (though if you end up eating Whataburger every day, we won’t blame you). If you’re thinking of two-stepping on down to Fort Worth, here are 10 things you should know before moving.

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