North Dallas is an expensive area of numerous communities and is the arguably the wealthiest part of the metropolitan area. It is mostly located in Dallas County with small portions located in Collin and Denton counties.
The ultra modern and sophisticated city of Dallas attracts worldwide travelers, making the area the No. 1 visitor and leisure destination in Texas. Dallas is centrally located and within a four-hour flight from most North American destinations. Our city has one of the fastest-growing light rail systems in the nation, as well as the historic, free McKinney Avenue Trolley throughout the Uptown area with its restaurants, pubs, boutique hotels and shops. Dallas has some of the best shopping in the southwest, four-and five-diamond/star hotels and restaurants, the largest urban arts district in the nation, 13 entertainment districts and much more.
Dallas is also a leading business and meeting city. In 2010, 24 area businesses were named Fortune 500 companies, including Texas Instruments, which calls North Dallas its home.