Dallas: An Exciting Cultural Hub
Dallas is a major city in Texas. Located in North Texas, Dallas is the main core of the largest metropolitan area in the South. Dallas is the cultural hub of Texas. It has much to offer in terms of cuisine, the arts, and special events. Dallas is known for its barbecue, authentic Mexican, and Tex-Mex cuisine. Looking for something to do after you dine? The Arts District in the northern section of Downtown is home to several arts venues and is the largest continuous arts district in the United States. Dallas also hosts an array of events during the year including the State Fair of Texas, which has been held annually at Fair Park since 1886, Taste of Dallas, and the annual Halloween event, The Wake, which features local art and music. Other places of interest include the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, and the Dallas Museum of Art. The area is home to six major league sports teams including the Dallas Cowboys of the NFL, the Dallas Mavericks of the NBA, the Texas Rangers of the MLB, the Dallas Stars of the NHL, FC Dallas of the MLS, and the Dallas Wings of the WNBA.
Pacifica is close to substantial shopping, with the Southwest Center Mall directly across I-20. Southwest Center Mall is anchored by Macy’s, Sears and Burlington Coat Factory and more than 50 other specialty stores. The Southwest Center Mall is being redeveloped as destination retail and entertainment with additional office space. Just south of Pacifica on U.S. 67 are several retail shopping centers, including Hillside Village, Pleasant Run Towne Crossing, the Market at Cedar Hill, Cedar Hill Village, the Plaza at Cedar Hill and Lake Ridge Village. Also close by is Target, Super Wal-Mart, Sam’s Club, Lowe’s Home Improvement Center, the Home Depot, Ross Dress for Less, Costco, WinCo Foods and many others. Pacifica is one mile from the Methodist Charlton Medical Center, an award- winning hospital with 309 beds and over 2,000 employees. Methodist Charlton has completed two expansions and upgrades over the past five years. Pacifica is one mile from Boulder Park, one of north Texas’ premier mountain trail networks with 10 miles of off-road trails for bicycling and hiking.