As a part of one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the nation, Dallas is the ninth largest city in the United States and the third largest city in Texas, with over 1 million residents. Dallas has a multitude of cultural and recreational amenities. It is home to five major professional sports teams. The Metroplex, as this area is called, offers a comprehensive program of the arts. The Arts District, a 60-acre development, is the largest urban arts district in the country and includes the Dallas Museum of Art and the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center. There are 337 parks and 60 lakes and reservoirs within a 100 mile radius of the city. Housing two of the busiest airports in the world, Dallas provides many options for easy air travel and serves as a major gateway to the South and Southwest.
The weather and climate in Dallas fluctuate a great deal in the fall and winter months, with temperatures ranging from 30-80°, and days can be beautiful, clear, and sunny to cold and rainy. Rainy season is typically March-June, and summer temperatures range from 75-100°, averaging around 95°.