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Overview of Farmers Branch

Farmers Branch is a vibrant, dynamic community that continually strives to maintain a high quality of life for local residents. The city's official website rightly states, "a hidden gem amidst the hustle and bustle of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, Farmers Branch stands quietly alone as the epitome of small-town living in the middle of a world-class metro area."

With more than 29,000 residents, the quiet neighborhoods and safe streets are the perfect place to raise a family in a relaxing, homey atmosphere. Look for Farmers Branch apartments for rent, and find one of the best-kept secrets in Texas.

Living in Farmers Branch, TX

Farmers Branch was settled in the early 1850s because of the rich Texas farmland and soil. The city was home to the first Texan Land and Emigration Company, making the community one of the best-known places in Dallas because of its advertising in the United States and Europe. Samuel Gilbert and other prominent landowners sold right-of-way through their land to ensure that the Dallas and Wichita Railway would complete a track through Farmers Branch from Dallas to Lewisville. When the railway was absorbed by the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad, Farmers Branch flourished. The city was officially incorporated in 1946 and the population quickly grew with new residents who commuted to Dallas to work in the strong manufacturing sector.

Today, Farmers Branch is still a bedroom community for the Dallas metro area, as local residents take advantage of exceptional local services and facilities. The city features a well-maintained Historical Park where visitors can enjoy beautiful gardens and historical buildings. Rent a Farmers Branch apartment, and find a progressive community with deep Texas roots.

Farmers Branch Work and Study

Brookhaven College in town, is neighbored by a number of educational opportunities available in Dallas/Fort Worth. Criswell College, University of Texas at Dallas, Dallas Baptist University, the University of North Texas at Dallas, Art Institute of Dallas, Paul Quinn College, Texas Christian University, Texas Wesleyan University, College of Saint Thomas More, Remington College, University of Texas at Arlington, Tarleton State University and the Art Institute of Fort Worth join a number of other local colleges offering students an unparalleled education. For those seeking work, Dallas is a haven for big business ventures as large corporations employ the majority of residents in the metropolitan area.

The Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex features one of the highest concentrations of corporate headquarters in the United States, including the Fortune 500 companies of AT&T, AMR, Southwest Airlines, HollyFrontier, Texas Instruments, Dean Foods, Tenet Healthcare, Energy Transfer Equity, Energy Future Holdings and Celanese. Frito-Lay, RadioShack, 7-Eleven, Neiman Marcus and Brinker International, among others, also have offices here. Fort Worth has a large defense and aircraft manufacturing sector which is a huge contributor to the local economy. Farmers Branch apartments are the perfect home base to have when working for one of these lucrative businesses.

Rentals in Farmers Branch, TX and Cost of Living

There are many attractive aspects of the southern lifestyle, which unfortunately drive up rent prices in Farmers Branch. United States Census Bureau statistics indicate that the standard apartment here costs $972 a month, which is $170 more than the state average rate. Although rent prices are relatively high, Farmers Branch's cost of living index is less than that found in the average American city. Residents here live a very comfortable life in Farmers Branch rentals.

Farmers Branch Attractions and Special Events

Dallas and the surrounding suburbs are home to a number of events for people of all ages, including the Somervell County Fall Festival, Oktoberfest Run for the Children, Halloween in the Park, Dallas Video Festival, Dallas Wine and Food Festival, Deep Ellum Arts Festival, GrapeFest, Greek Food Festival of Dallas, Taste of Dallas and the Texas State Fair, among others.

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