July 4th, 2015

Arlington, Texas Home Inspections

Pro Texas Home Inspections provides top quality home inspection services in Arlington, Texas 76010 – 76019.

Arlington, Texas was founded in 1876, as a small settlement alongside the railroad. In January, 1877 the US Postal Service first recognized Arlington as a city, and mail began to be delivered. The city grew slowly until 1891, when a well was drilled in the middle of town, on Main and Center. The well grew in popularity and people came to live in the city because of the rumored medicinal properties in the water. The well didn’t last long, and was capped in 1951 because of growing traffic in the area.

During that time the city grew, and people began building a row of brick and mortar shops along Main street, and creating schools. In 1917, citizens of Arlington decided that they wanted higher education within the city. They decided to start a small school that went through many changes before being known as Arlington College in 1949. It continued its growth in higher education before becoming the University of Texas at Arlington in 1967, where it flourished. UTA is now known for being an excellent place to get a college degree. With many well known programs such as engineering, nursing, and fine arts, the college continues to grow each year. They have recently expanded the school with College Park- an area of high-end apartments, restaurants, green space, and a brand new event center.

In the 1950s, Tom Vandergriff became mayor of Arlington. He brought the city into its largest period of growth yet, revitalizing the area with the growth of the entertainment district, the creation of jobs, and tourist attractions. He brought a baseball team to Arlington, which was named the Texas Rangers. He also opened a theme park, called Six Flags over Texas, which brought people far and wide to visit the park and Arlington. Perhaps one of the things he is most known for is opening the General Motors plant on the east side of Arlington, which brought a large number jobs to Arlington and spurred economic growth in the area.

Today, Arlington is a booming city conveniently located between Dallas and Fort Worth. The University is growing rapidly, and with new additions like the Cowboys Stadium the city is an entertainment destination. Many families live in the city and enjoy the various parks, shopping, and entertainment. It is a great place to buy a home, and a great place to find a home inspector!


The downtown area and entertainment district is located in central and north Arlington. There has been a lot of growth in this part of town in the past few years, with the largest addition being the Cowboys stadium. The entertainment district centers around the AT&T stadium, home to the Dallas Cowboys, the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park, and Six Flags over Texas. The district is booming with new restaurants, shops, and hotels, perfect for any couple, group of friends, or family. Anything from a fun date night at Babe’s Chicken, to a family outing at a Rangers game can be had in this part of town. There is also plenty of green space to run, walk your dog, and play with the kids at River Legacy Park in northern Arlington.

South Arlington is growing quickly, with new homes and shopping centers being built, and plenty of green spaces for family fun. One of the newer areas is the Arlington Highlands, which is a beautiful mixed area of green space, shops, a movie theatre, and restaurants. Not too far away is the Parks Mall, with plenty of family shopping and places to eat. Veteran’s park, arguably one of Arlingtons most popular parks, offers a large playground, and trails for hiking, running, and biking. There is a small garden area with paths and seating throughout, and a large disc golf course that runs throughout the park.

Arlington is a wonderful place to call home. With easy access to the rest of the DFW metroplex, but everything you could need close by, it’s a perfect place to find a new home and a reliable home inspector.  Enjoy living in this great American city!

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