The Texaplex is the triangular region in Texas anchored
by the metropolitan areas of Dallas–Fort Worth, Houston,
Austin, and San Antonio, where nearly 75% of the population lives. Highways form the sides of the triangle, each one
averaging 230 miles in length. The Texaplex contains less
than a quarter of the landmass of Texas.
Today, The Texaplex is the center of the 4th major wave of
growth in history of the United States. The first three waves
of growth being: 1. North East (NYC, Boston, Philadelphia)
2. Midwest (Chicago, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Cleveland) 3.
West (Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, San Diego)
These waves are not clearly distinct, but overlap each
other. As one region matures and starts to level off, the next
region starts its growth wave. That’s the situation now as
California shows clear signs of having peaked with outmi-gration on the rise, high cost of living, regulatory burdens,
and a dysfunctional government.
At the heart of this 4th wave is Dallas/Fort Worth, one of
the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the nation. With
a growing population of over 7 million, it’s the 4th largest
metro area in the country and the largest in the Texaplex!
This isn’t just a growth spurt. The Dallas–Fort Worth Metroplex has consistently added more than 300 residents per
day... for the last 30 years.
Dallas–Fort Worth is built on innovation and the entrepreneurial spirit fostered since the area was founded in the
mid-1800s. It’s been said that Texans don’t lie, we just think
bigger so here are just some examples of how Texans have
fueled the growth in DFW.
• The first convenience store in the nation was opened in
DFW in the 1920s; this store later became the global
corporation known as 7-Eleven
• DFW Resident Don Wetzel invented the ATM
• The Frozen Margarita Machine was invented by DFW
Restaurateur Mariano Martinez.
• In 1958, Jack Kilby at Texas Instruments created the first
integrated circuit which would one day become the
With over 7 million residents, it’s the fourth-largest
metro in the US, behind only New York City, Los
Angeles, and Chicago. That’s more residents than
36 states! And the numbers keep rising: by 2030,
The Metroplex is estimated to grow to 10 million resi-
dents. The DFW area encompasses 9,286 square miles,
making it larger than Rhode Island and Connecticut
combined. Dallas/Fort Worth and the entire Texaplex
welcome you with open arms!
LAND of OPPORTUNITY
• Texaplex •
CONTRIBUTED BY DAVID WINANS, PRESIDENT | BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE | DAVID WINANS AND ASSOCIATES