Located between Fort Worth and Dallas, Arlington has a lot to offer on its own as well as access to the cosmopolitan amenities of the other two cities. Although the city itself has 332,969 residents, the larger metroplex encompasses 5,161,544.
Arlington began as a market town, which linked surrounding farms to the Pacific Railway. Farmers were attracted to the city's dark, fertile soil – ideal for growing fruit and vegetables – and abundant water supply from the Trinity River and its tributaries. Arlington's community became active in growing cotton, hay, oats, corn, peanuts, potatoes, and other crops. Now the city is better known for being home to the largest theme park in the southwest – Six Flags Over Texas.
So what can you do in Arlington? Fun places to see around town include The Palace of Wax & Ripley's Believe It or Not!– displays which are under one roof and offer a fun array of curiosities and life-like sculptures. For shoppers, there is the Traders Village (an outdoor marketplace) and the Festival Marketplace Mall, which also offers free entertainment. Or, for some fast-paced excitement, go to see the horse races at the Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie.
For those who are athletically inclined, there are several golf courses, tennis courts, and parks where you can spend time in the warm outdoors. Speaking of warm, if you are tired of dreary winters and being cooped up indoors, rest assured the weather in Arlington is pleasant throughout the winter months and nice and hot in the summers.
For cultured types, Arlington offers various art galleries, including the Arlington Museum of Art, theatre productions, music festivals, children's productions, and museums. Meanwhile sports fans can cheer for the Texas Rangers at The Ballpark stadium. And for those who like to eat out, Arlington is a great place to get a big steak or to sample the robust flavors of BBQ or Mexican.
And if you like to travel, the Dallas/Fort Worth airport is five miles north of Arlington – giving you easy access to the rest of the country and the world. Getting to Arlington is a snap with the Dallas Area Rapid Transit and Fort Worth Transportation Authority.
Biotechnology and pharmaceutical jobs are rapidly emerging in Texas. GM Pharmaceuticals is located in Arlington, and companies that are in close-by Fort-Worth, include Sovereign Pharmaceuticals, Ltd., Capellon Pharmaceuticals, Falcon Pharmaceuticals, Virbac, Caris Dx, Medtronic, Inc., Galderma Laboratories, L.P., and Alcon Laboratories, Inc.
The Texas Healthcare and Bioscience Institute aims to promote research, development, and advocacy of policies and actions that promote biomedical science, biotechnology, agriculture and medical device innovation in Texas.
Check out job opportunities by visiting the BioSpace Career Center. Here you will find the life sciences most premier career events which showcase an array of local employers. At the Career Center homepage you can even check out video to see what the career fair experience is like and hear what job seekers and employers have to say.
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