The City of Irving TX
Located between Dallas and fort Worth, the city of Irving TX is home for more than 200,000 residents, making it the 13th most populous city in Texas. It’s also home for over 2,000 corporations and businesses and more than 400 corporate headquarter. Most of these businesses are concentrated in Las Colinas, which is a planned community within Irving made to provide a viable place within the Metroplex area for business relocation. This place is chosen due to its strategic location between Dallas and Fort Worth also quick access to DFW International Airport.
Sitting on a 12,000 acres of land, Las Colinas is the home of many Fortune 500 companies including Exxon Mobil. Besides thousands of corporate offices, there are also luxury hotels and townhomes, private country clubs, distinguished single family homes, also gated enclaves and urban lofts.
History of Irving
The earliest settlers came to this area in the 1850s, since then until the late of the 19th century lots of communities were established in the area, such as Bear Creek, Estelle, Finley, Union Bower, Kit Shady Grove and Sowers. The town of Irving itself was found in the early of the 19th century in 1903 by Otis Brown and J.O Schulze and incorporated on April 14, 1914. Brown and Schulze were employed by the Chicago, Rock Island & Gulf Railway to conduct a railroad route survey between Dallas and Fort Worth in 1902. When they arrived in the area that was later known as the city of Irving TX, they decided that it was an ideal location for a town site. Later in the same year they bought 80 acres of land from the Britain family.
The city of Irving TX progressed rapidly, in 1909 they had a student population of about 190, and the Texas legislature established the Irving Independent School District in the same year. After it was incorporated, Irving was known for being a center of poultry production, dairy farming, truck farming, and cotton growing.
Recreation & Culture
Festivals and Celebrations – There are so many festivals and celebrations held in Irving throughout the year. Some of the most popular are the Martin Luther King Jr. Observance, Citywide Egg Hunt, Arbor Day Celebration, Irving Concert Series, Taste of Irving, Independence Day Celebration, Laughs by the Lake, Irving Main Street Event, Canal Fest, and Holiday Extravaganza.
Parks – Irving is a “Tree City USA”, it has 43 parks with more than 2,000 acres of land where lots of trees grow. These parks are maintained by the Parks and Recreation Department and they have done a great job making these parks as ideal place for picnic, hiking, biking, fishing swimming, canoeing and boating.
Sports – Before Texas Stadium was demolished in 2010, it was the home of the Dallas Cowboys. But after the stadium no longer exist, there are still many sporting events being held in this city. Today Irving is the home of 2 Football Bowl Subdivision conferences, and there is also the HP Byron Nelson Championship which is an annual PGA Tour event.