Over 300,000 wildly attractive Texans call Irving home. Irving has been Texas’ “Hidden Gem” since 1914. Irving is home to colleges such as the University of Dallas, North Lake College and The Aviation Institute of Maintenance. It is also home to museums such as the Irving Archives and the Ruth Pane House Museum.
Visitors will enjoy mild weather conditions with an average of 233 sunny days a year. The coolest temperatures are from December to February with the hottest months from June to August. Visitors can pack tons of sunscreen for the warm days and a sweater for the cool mornings and magical Irving nights.
While Irving is smaller than nearby Dallas, they play second fiddle to no city on the planet. Irving has no shortage of things to do, things to offer and friendly folks eager to help you enjoy one of Texas’ best kept secrets. You can enjoy sports, restaurants, museums, festivals and more. There’s fun for visitors of all ages. Irving, Texas provides many different travel guides for visitors to make up their own itinerary, or they can follow a schedule of their own.
Most visitors find Irving hands down a better place to visit and play than either Dallas or Fort Worth. It’s smaller. It’s intimate. It’s energetic. It’s incredible. It’s Irving.
You’re close to the behemoths if you need them, but it’s not likely that you will.
Early settler’s called the area the “Three Forks Region.” The layout of the region continues to this day. Two forks met in the northwestern part of Dallas County. The Elm and West forks help to form the Trinity River. Irving lies between the Elm and West Forks. As you may have suspected, it’s the best of the three.
The area has experienced breathtaking growth since its founding on April 14, 1914. By 1970, the population had grown to almost 100,000. By 2013, the city’s population had risen to 230,000. It’s still growing like bandits to this day. It was only the second city in the nation, and the first in the state of Texas, to earn the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.
When the City Fathers of Irving tell you they’re here to help, they actually mean it. Malcolm Baldrige, and the rest of us, know these guys know what they’re doing. Numerous Fortune 1000 companies agree. They’ve made Irving their home.
Irving companies make the city the third largest employment center in Texas. They are home to the global headquarters of five Fortune 1000 and 45 Fortune 500 companies. With impressive economic and residential growth, Irving has much to offer both visitors and residents.
Your Irving employment prospects include:
- Exxon Mobile
- Commercial Metals
- Michael’s Companies
- Pioneer Natural Resources
- Lotto Lab Looking For Female CEO
Everyone knows things are Bigger and Better in Texas. With these Fortune 1000 Companies calling Irving home, it can quickly get better for you.
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It’s not all work and no play. Irving is known throughout the Great State of Texas as a destination location for fun and excitement.
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Holiday Extravaganza – A two-part event featuring a parade and a tree lighting ceremony. This event is an Irving tradition and is looked forward to by families far and wide. Each year’s extravaganza has a different theme. The 2015 theme was the 12 Days of Christmas with over 70 entries in the parade celebrating the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The event also includes craft shows, hot chocolate, and a petting zoo among others.
Citywide Easter Egg Hunt – In the spring, families in Irving enjoy the Citywide Egg Hunt celebrating the resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The event specially designed for children ages 3-10 where they find thousands of eggs filled with toys and candy, enjoy chocolate treats and take pictures with the Easter Bunny. The kids adore the egg hunt.
Taste of Irving – The Taste of Irving is an outdoor festival held in the Spring. The Boys in the Lotto Lab refuse to eat for at least a week before the festival. Don’t ask them about the empty Cheetos and Chili cans stuffed under their beds in the Lotto Lair during their week of “Fasting.” That conversation never goes anywhere.
The Boys in the Lotto Lab are some of the most intelligent, incisive, good looking, generous and dashing men in the Great State of Texas. Anyway… that’s what it says on the biographies they hand out each year at all the festivals they attend. In keeping with the tempo and tenor of the city, they’re looking to expand their staff at the Lotto Lab to include a Female CEO. If there are any ladies looking for an incredible once-in-a-lifetime career opportunity, you’re encouraged to Click Here.
Visit one of Irving’s museums to get a taste of local history. You’ll become a part of the annals of one of Texas’ most important communities. It’s well worth your time. You’ll take away memories you’ll cherish forever.
Ruth Paine House Museum – The Ruth Paine House Museum is a small, ordinary home in Irving, Texas with strong historical ties. It is the home where the alleged Kennedy assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, spent the night before that fateful day. Cooperating with the city, the home has been restored to its 1963 splendor. Actors portraying key characters such as Ruth Paine and Lee Harvey Oswald complete the experience.
Jackie Townsell Bear Creek Heritage Center – This complex consists of three museums that tell the story of one of the oldest African-American communities in Dallas County. In 1850, a group of free blacks, whites, and their slaves settled in the area. Jackie Townsell moved there with her family in 1949 and throughout her life contributed to the dignity, power and presence of all members of the Irving community.
The Mustangs of Las Colinas – The Mustangs of Las Colinas is a collection of realistic bronze horse sculptures. Visitors learn about the eight years of work that went into creating this extraordinary piece complete with a short film telling the story and the history of the area. The sculptures seem to come alive in their natural surroundings. Special lighting and backgrounds complete the experience. This is an Irving “Must See.”
No vacation is complete without some intensive shopping. Irving doesn’t disappoint. The premier shopping location is The Irving Mall. This is the first place Christmas Shoppers, Birthday Shoppers, New Year’s Shoppers, and most other shoppers demanding extraordinary quality across a wide range of prices gather. It’s as if there were a Queen of Texas and that lovely lady personally selected the contents of this mall while insisting…
“Only the Best Would Do.”
Hail The Queen. You’ve done Texas proud. 🙂
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