APD Annual Reports - 2015 Annual Report - Page 3

Arlington Quick Facts T he City of Arlington is a diverse businesses and city government work metropolitan area located together to ensure the community medical, research and learning approximately 20 miles west of retains its hometown identity, high institutions like The University downtown Dallas and 12 miles east of quality of life and natural beauty. of Texas at Arlington and Tarrant downtown Fort Worth. What started County College, as well as Arlington, as a small rural farming community a travel destination, boasting some Mansfield, Kennedale and Hurst- in 1884 is now the nation’s 51 of the area’s and nation’s top Euless-Bedford independent school largest city with more than 370,000 family-friendly attractions including districts, and charter, private, residents. From a regional perspective, AT&T Stadium (home of the Dallas parochial and home schools. Arlington is the seventh-largest city in Cowboys), Six Flags Over Texas, Six Texas. Flags Hurricane Harbor, International www.ArlingtonTX.gov. Bowling Campus and Globe Life Park st Arlington is a community where citizens, civic organizations, Arlington is known for being Arlington also is home to quality For more information, visit (home of the Texas Rangers). 03