Arlington, Texas is regarded as “boomburg'' because of its fast-growing suburbia.
During recent decades this term was coined to describe new suburban communities appearing like mushrooms in post-war America. It was one of these housing booms that breathed life into the upcoming city of Arlington.
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Even though post-war success brought to Arlington a burden of large-scale industrialization with General Motors assembly in the city, but a hundred years back Arlington was a small town.
The city was established in 1875, but began to take shape as a modern city when the railroad arrived a year later. This made Arlington a main crossing for cotton and foods exchange because of its setting, 20miles west to Dallas and 12miles east to Fort Worth. Thriving on its location, Arlington became a center of cotton-ginning and farming, gas transfers and telephone services. By 1910, Arlington could boast of a public school system that ended in population grew from 3, 031 people to more than 4000 residents before World War II.
Today the city's 380,084-strong population sets it apart from Dallas and Fort Worth as the most inhabited city in Metroplex. If locals are bringing Arlington forward, its architecture breathes with the nostalgia of old days.
- The Game Baseball Museum traces the history of the game through baseball uniforms, balls, equipment, playing cards and photographs
- The Children's Learning Center features exhibits on baseball and fields as science, math and history
- The Rangers Ballpark in Arlington covers 17,000sqft. and is the only of its kind in professional sports
- Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, the largest water park in the Southwest
With time Arlington grew from a rural paradise to the urbanized area with a large number of entertainments. The city teems with activities like strolls around Hurricane Harbor, a tour of Cowboys Stadium, the billion dollar stadium and shopping, dining within the city.
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