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Carrollton, Tx - Businesses and Amusement Parks
by Howard Giske

Carrollton is a city in Texas, with a population of about 125,000 in an area of 37 square miles. It is located along the Trinity River. Carrollton is a suburb of Dallas and is located only 12 or so miles from downtown Dallas. Its communications are through the Dallas-Ft. Worth highway system, and also three railroad lines in the area. Note that Carrollton is in the center of the Dallas-Ft. Worth metropolitan area, with over 5 million people.

The Republican support in the area is evident with a major road being named President George Bush Turnpike. Along the lines of the Republican philosophy is an upper middle class community of Carrollton homes, called Moore Farm. Moore Farm is found along Keller Springs Road, is an ideal location for the family looking for easy access to shopping, business, and entertainment. Your family will get to use a community pool and cabana. This is a planned community, where $300,000 is about the bottom for a home in the area. Sotherby home builders built the neighborhood.

The city houses headquarters for FastSigns International, Educational Products, Inc., Heelys, Inc., and Quantelek, Inc. Carrollton is one of more than 30 federally designated Foreign Trade Zones in Texas. Without trade zones, proponents say, Texas might watch refiners, distributors, warehouses and other businesses move abroad, taking thousands of jobs away. Proponents of the Foreign Trade Zone say that due to various tariff benefits, they help to keep jobs and manufacturing in the United States. They also are becoming crucial to rapid movement along global supply chains. In the FTZ's, customs, tariffs and other matters involving foreign trade can be done right in the city or even right at the plant.

One of the local attractions is the Sandy Lake Amusement Park, in Carrollton. There are over 20 rides for adults and kids including the Miniature Train, Merry-Go-Round, Bumper Cars, Tilt-A-Whirl, Kiddie Boat Ride, Space Shuttle, and the Merry-Go-Round. There is also Golden Bear Golf Center right in town, which has been cited by Golf Magazine as one of the best golf ranges in the United States. Activities there range from individual and group golf instruction to miniature golf for children and adults.

The downtown of Carrollton is organized around the Square, which still has a bit of old time charm to it reminding people of the charming downtowns of Texas, a century ago. Carrollton has a fine park and recreation program. Residents of all ages can partake in basketball, racquetball, golf, tennis, swimming and track and field events. Also Carrollton is home to Indian Creek Golf Club that offers two 18-hole championship golf courses that are open to the public. Colleges in the vicinity of Carrollton include Devry Institute of Technology, The University of Texas-Dallas, which has 15,000 students, and Richland College. Carrollton has a nice selection of schools and parks and golf courses. Sports complexes and libraries are also available in abundance. Public transportation in the area is run by DART (Dallas Area Rapid Transit), and includes trains and buses. The nearest international commercial airport is the Dallas-Ft. Worth airport.

About the Author

Howard Giske writes about Carrollton homes and nationwide real estate at http://millionsaver.com

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