Dallas County, Texas

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Dallas County, Texas

Dallas County is mostly flat with land features consisting of heavy blackland soils, sandy clays in the west and drains to the Trinity River, Joe Pool Lake, White Rock Lake, White Rock Lake, Mountain Creek Lake, Lake Ray Hubbard, and North Lake. Local economy consists of telecommunications, transportation, electronics manufacturing, data processing, conventions and trade shows, foreign-trade zone located at DFW International Airport, US Customs port of entry, and government services.

Land and Ranch Market Snapshot

Average Price $3.9M
Lowest Price $259K
Highest Price $50M
Total Listings 60
Avg. Price/SQFT $486

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Where is Dallas County, Texas?

  • Dallas County, in north central Texas, is bordered by Kaufman and Rockwall counties to the east, Tarrant County to the west, Denton and Collin counties to the north, and Ellis County to the south. Dallas is the county seat and largest city. The county's center point is at 32°46' north latitude and 96°48' west longitude. Dallas County comprises 902 square miles of the primarily flat, heavy Blackland Prairie. Elevations in the county range from 382 to 850 feet above sea level.
  •  The county is drained by the Trinity River and its tributaries, including White Rock, Mountain, Fivemile, Tenmile, Muddy, Duck, Turtle, and Mesquite creeks. These streams feed reservoirs for municipal water and recreational use, including Lake Ray Hubbard, Lake North, Joe Pool, Mountain Creek and White Rock Lakes.

Adjacent Counties

  • Denton County (northwest)
  • Collin County (north)
  • Rockwall County (east)
  • Kaufman County (southeast)
  • Ellis County (south)
  • Johnson County (southwest)
  • Tarrant County (west)

Sites and Attractions in Dallas County

  • The Dallas World Aquarium is a for-profit aquarium and zoo located in the West End Historic District of downtown Dallas, Texas, USA. It aids conservation and education by housing many animals that are threatened or endangered as part of a cooperative breeding program with other zoos around the world. It has been an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums since 1997 and is a member of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

  • The Dallas Arboretum, one of the most beautiful outdoor attractions in Dallas, features 66-acres of spectacular display gardens that showcase incredible seasonal flowers, ornamental shrubs, trees and plant collections in a serene setting on White Rock Lake. The arboretum is home to seasonal outdoor festivals, concerts, art shows, and more. Throughout the year, guests enjoy both indoor and outdoor dining in either Restaurant DeGolyer in our historic DeGolyer House or on the Lula Mae Slaughter Dining Terrace overlooking downtown Dallas.
  • White Rock Lake is a 1,015-acre city lake located approximately 5 miles northeast of downtown Dallas.  White Rock is one of the most heavily used parks in the Dallas Park system and is the location of many special events and runs.  White Rock Lake offers a variety of active and passive activity options and is one of the best places to experience natural areas and wildlife in an urban setting.

Farming and Ranching in Dallas County

  • The county has tall grasses with pecan and oak trees along streams and mesquite on the prairies. Though the rich soil is the main mineral resource of Dallas County, gravel and sand have been mined from the Trinity floodplain, cement has been made from the local soft limestone, and bricks have been manufactured from the county's clay. Temperatures range from an average high of 95° F in July to an average low of 36° in January.
  • The average rainfall is thirty-six inches a year. The growing season lasts 235 days. Interstate highways 20, 30, 35E, and 635 and U.S. highways 67, 75, 80, and 175 cross the county, in addition to other prominent roads, and the area is also served by several railroad lines, including the Union Pacific, the Burlington Northern Santa Fe, and the Kansas City Southern.
  • In 2002 the county had 730 farms and ranches covering 89,112 acres (46% fewer than in 1997). About 54 percent of the county’s agricultural land was devoted to crops, 34 percent to pasture, and 7 percent to woodlands. Farmers and ranchers in the area earned $18,986,000 in 2002; crop sales accounted for $16,780,000 of the total. Horticultural crops, wheat, corn, and horses were the chief agricultural products.

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