Metroplex by the Numbers
In a recent Dallas Regional Chamber economic development meeting
it occurred to me that the strength of our market is directly related to
the strength of our state, region and cities—all working together as a
powerful economic engine benefiting communities, businesses and the
arts throughout the Metroplex. The numbers below speak for themselves.
• Texas is America’s Top State for Business, according to CNBC.
• Forbes listed Dallas (#8) and Fort Worth (#15) in Top 25 Best
Places for Business.
• Fort Worth is the fastest-growing city in North Texas, according to
the North Central Texas Council of Governments.
• McKinney ranks #2 on the Money magazine 100 Best Places to Live
list. Forbes named Westlake the most affluent neighborhood in the
arts, culture and impact
• Dallas’ Arts District is the largest, contiguous arts district in the
country, drawing more than 1. 5 million ticketed visitors a year and
creating more than $128 million worth of economic impact.
• Investments of more than $300 million in Downtown, including the
Klyde Warren Park and the Perot Museum of Nature and Science,
reportedly will bring more than $1.2 billion in income from business
and real estate growth.
• The Kimbell Art Museum is undergoing a $125 million expansion
that will add to the economic impact of arts in the city, which
currently stands at $241 million annually.
strong real estate market
• Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller numbers show 7. 7 percent increases
in real estate prices since January 2012.
• Dallas-area pre-owned homes are now just 4 percent below where
they were at the top of the market in mid-2007.
• With offices and agents throughout the Metroplex, Briggs Freeman
Sotheby’s International Realty reached more $1.2 billion in sales—a
first for the 52-year-old company.
We know vibrant neighborhoods where you live, work, play and serve and
we look forward to helping you in any way.
CEO and president
Briggs freeman Sotheby’s International Realty