Arlington is a city located in Tarrant County, Texas. It is currently home to over 374,000 residents, making it the third-largest city in Tarrant County, the seventh-largest city in the state of Texas, and the 50th largest city in the United States.
Arlington is a principal city of the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington Metropolitan Statistical Area, though the area is generally referred to as either the Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolitan Area or the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, as those are the two largest cities in the region with Arlington a distant third.
Arlington sits in between the two; Dallas, to the east, and Fort Worth, to the west. Arlington is the home of Major League Baseball’s Texas Rangers, the home of the theme park Six Flags Over Texas, the International Bowling Hall of Fame and is also the home of AT&T Stadium, which is the home of the National Football League’s Dallas Cowboys.
Basic Facts About Arlington
- Current population: 374,000
- Current mayor: Robert Cluck
- Total area: 99.7 sq mi
- Official website: http://www.arlingtontx.gov/
- Located in: Tarrant County
- Founded in: 1876
- Zip codes: 76000-76099
- Area codes: 214, 469, 682, 817, 972
Auto Transport Tips to Arlington
Arlington sits directly in between Fort Worth and Dallas – you can actually see that if you take a look at the map below. The fact that the city sits between two of the most popular auto transport locations in the state of Texas makes Arlington much more appealing for car transport companies; they can quickly and easily get around the entire Metroplex without having to do too much work or travel too far between pickups and deliveries.
This in turn makes it cheaper because auto shippers can basically lineup several pickups and deliveries right in a row, meaning they can make some serious money if they move into the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, and that includes Arlington.
One of the biggest reasons that they can do that in this area and not some others is the fact that it’s so easily accessible. Both Interstate 20 and Intestate 30 run through the Dallas-Fort Worth area, meaning auto shippers have a great deal of lateral access.
Not to mention the north-south interstates in I-35 and I-45, that service Fort Worth and Dallas, respectively. And then add into the mix the fact that both I-20 and I-30 connect Dallas and Fort Worth, and run right through Arlington in the process.
The second biggest reason is that so many people want to ship into and out of the Metroplex. Add easy access to an area followed by a large demand for services into and out of said area, and you have a recipe for a lot of carriers in one are at one time.
During the summer months, auto shippers can cherry-pick loads out of metro areas like Dallas and Fort Worth (and Arlington), but in the winter it’s the other way around; prices tend to drop because demand drops, so when a lot of shippers are in one area they tend to undercut each other to get as many loads as possible.
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Helpful Links About Arlington
- City of Arlington Official Website
- Arlington on Wikipedia
- Arlington, TX Chamber of Commerce
- Visitor Information for Arlington
- Arlington Public Library
Arlington Zip Codes Include:
76001, 76002, 76003, 76004, 76005, 76006, 76007, 76010, 76011, 76012, 76014, 76015, 76017, 76018, 76019, 76094, 76096