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Assisted Living Residents Live Large & Think Big In Dallas

Dallas has the essence and vitality of a city built on big dreams, freshly blazed trails and an attitude that all things are possible. This richly diverse city offers a thriving culinary scene, leading arts district, countless luxury accommodations, professional sports, trendy entertainment districts and endless shopping opportunities. The Dallas Fort Worth area exemplifies their “live large” philosophy by offering their senior population a multitude of choices for spending their retirement years. The area has many well rounded senior living communities offering independent and assisted living environments that provide various activities in the relaxing atmosphere of western culture. The city of Dallas is also big on pride when it comes to offering choices that allow their seniors to live their lives the way they want. It’s a simple, Texan concept that means you can take control of your time, find comfort in your surroundings, and be part of a community of friends and neighbors, whether it’s at a cookout, hoedown or day trip.

With a population of 1.3 million according to a 2009 US Census report, Dallas is currently the third most popular destination for business travel in the United States. The Dallas Convention Center is one of the largest and busiest convention centers in the country, at over 1,000,000 square feet and the world’s single largest column free exhibit hall. The Dallas Fort Worth Arlington Metroplex is the number one visitor and leisure destination in Texas. There are more than 30,000 hotel rooms in the city of Dallas with over 73,000 available throughout the surrounding area providing ample choices for out of town conventioneers and family or friends visiting their loved one in an assisted living residence. Dallas is centrally located and within a four hour flight from most North American destinations. It is served by two airports; Dallas/Ft. Worth International and Dallas Love Field that together provide more than 1,900 flights daily. Dallas Ft. Worth airport is also the hub city for American Airlines, the third largest airline in the country, as well as the headquarters for Southwest Airlines.  AMTRAK also provides daily service to Dallas via Union Station.

The climate in the “live large” city has an average minimum temperature of 55 degrees Fahrenheit and average maximum temperature of 76 degrees. Average annual rainfall is approximately 33 inches. Since 2000, the real estate market in the Dallas Forth Worth Metroplex has been relatively resilient. The Metroplex has one of the largest concentrations of corporate headquarters for publicly traded companies in the United States. The city of Dallas has twelve Fortune 500 companies, and DFW as a whole has 23. Between 2007 and 2008, Comerica Bank and AT&T located their headquarters in Dallas. Texas Instruments, a major manufacturer, employs 10,400 people at its corporate headquarters and chip plants in Dallas. Defense and aircraft manufacturing dominates the economy of nearby Fort Worth. In terms of the healthcare industry, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the world’s largest breast cancer organization was founded and is headquartered in Dallas.

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School is located in the city’s Stemmons Corridor. It is one of the largest groupings of medical facilities in the world. The school is very selective, admitting only around 200 students a year. The facility enrolls 3,255 postgraduates and is home to four Nobel Laureates,  three in physiology medicine and one in chemistry. Aside from being the city that invented the frozen margarita, Dallas lives up to its claim of “thinking big,” with some of the following statistics under their hat:

During the winter holiday season, the Galleria Dallas is home to the country’s tallest indoor Christmas tree.
With the roof enclosed, the entire Statue of Liberty could fit into the new Cowboys Football Stadium. The largest permanent model train exhibit in the country is on display in the lobby of Dallas Children’s Medical Center. The Dallas Arts District is the largest urban arts district in the United States. The 52 foot ‘Big Tex’ statue that greets visitors at the annual State Fair of Texas is the tallest cowboy in Texas.
The Trinity River Corridor Project, when completed, will be more than 10 times the size of New York’s Central Park. The Dallas area is the largest metropolitan area in the nation not on a navigable body of water. Not surprisingly, The Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex is home to 41 of the richest Americans. On a historical note, The Dallas Public Library permanently displays one of the original copies of the Declaration of Independence, printed on July 4, 1776, and the First Folio of William Shakespeare’s “Comedies, Histories & Tragedies.” For Texans all throughout the big state and those seniors enjoying life in assisted living homes in the Dallas area, comfort is the “living large” feeling that means you are home!

800Seniors.com is a leading referral system in the Elderly Healthcare industry. We are located on 5400 Atlantis Court, Moorpark, California 93021. 800Seniors.com provides the perfect match between seniors searching for health care provisions such as Home Care, Home Health, Skilled Nursing, Hospice Care, Medical Supplies, as well as a variety of Assisted Living Dallas and Care Homes nationwide. Take the confusion and hassle out of the search. For more information call 1-800-768-8221, visit http://800seniors.com or fax us your details at (805)517-1623.

About The Author: Gloria Ha’o Schneider is an expert in senior citizen and baby boomer issues. Her topics revolve around Senior Living and Healthcare to provide the latest information to this demographic as well as their families and loved ones.

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