Carrollton has mastered the art of mixing business with pleasure. The vibrant residential community is matched with a bustling corporate community, making renting an office in Carrollton the best of both worlds. With a population of about 126,000 (as of 2013) and a central location in the Metroplex, Carrollton is still growing. Covering a vast 37 square miles, the city is located 18 miles north of Dallas, spanning three counties: Dallas County, Denton County, and Collin County. In Carrollton, you’ll always be within 5-10 miles of a major freeway. The city sits in the middle of Sam Rayburn Tollway, Stemmons Freeway (I-35), President George Bush Turnpike, and the Dallas North Tollway. The city is a 20-minute drive to Dallas Fort Worth International Airport and a 10-minute drive to Addison Airport. Carrollton considers itself a TOD, or Transit Oriented Development. The DART (Dallas Area Rapid Transit) Rail System opened in 2010 as part of a Green Line expansion and takes residents and visitors to DFW airport, the zoo, Southern Methodist University, and more Dallas area destinations. A new A-train also takes Carrollton residents to Denton.
Business Space In Carrollton
There are over 9,000 businesses that lease office space in the city of Carrollton. Some of the largest economic sectors include manufacturing, construction trades, and whole trades, but finance, insurance, and real estate all flourish in the city as well.
The city of Carrollton boosts local business by encouraging its residents to shop and do business in Carrollton instead of venturing outside city limits. There are six major business parks: Valwood Industrial Park, Frankford Trade Center, Austin Ranch, International Business Park, and Trinity Mills. In 2008 Carrollton set a leasing record for commercial and industrial properties.
In 2014, Carrollton ranked #4 in economic development by the Dallas Business Journal. As the economy grows, more people are moving into the city. Carrollton was named one of the safest cities in Texas by Safewise and one of the top 100 places to live by Relocate America.
Halliburton, Motel 6, TGI Friday’s, Woot.com, and FASTSIGNS International are all headquartered in Carrollton.
Facts about Carrollton:
Carrollton has over 1200 acres of developed park land. In addition to parks and playgrounds, there are 2 recreation centers, hiking and biking trails, and an amphitheater.
The Indian Creek Gold Club in Carrollton is rated among the top municipal golf courses in Texas.
Many successful professional athletes hail from Carrollton, including Taylor Teagarden (Baltimore Orioles catcher), Travis Wilson (Cleveland Browns wide receiver), Keith Moreland (professional baseball player and broadcaster), Deron Williams (Brooklyn Nets point guard), and Jason Maxiell (Detroit Pistons forward).
Carrollton is the 23rd-most populous city in Texas.
Rapper Vanilla Ice was born in Carrollton and attended R.L. Turner high school.
Part of Carrollton’s economic development plan includes international marketing. The city of Carrollton has an Asian-Pacific trade office located in Taiwan. Carrollton products are exhibited in international trade shows in Taiwan, Germany, and Canada.
It is said that the city was named after the hometown of Carrollton’s early settlers who were originally from Carrollton, Illinois. When the first post office opened in the city, the name was officially established.
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