Life in DFW

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Life at UT Dallas

Life in Richardson, Plano and Dallas

Life in UT Dallas suburbs

Life in Fort Worth, Arlington, Denton and western suburbs

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Community is a group of individuals that is greater than the sum of its parts.
— Mark Sofield

Your One-Stop Shopping Mall for UT Dallas and the surrounding area:
If you are:

  • Perspective faculty, interested in academic opportunities
  • A spouse, partner, family member or accompanying perspective faculty
  • A perspective post-doctoral, doctoral student, graduate or undergraduate student
  • Seeking information on academic or career opportunities

You have arrived at the right place.

This site is designed to help you become familiar with UT Dallas and with the surrounding communities. The linked pages listed below move outward from UT Dallas to the immediate area (Richardson, Plano and Dallas) and to the nearby suburbs (Allen, Carrollton, Frisco, Garland, McKinney, Mesquite and Princeton) where many faculty, staff and students make their homes. For a broader view of the region, we offer a guide to nearby cities (Ft. Worth, Arlington and Denton) and other locations in North Texas. Finally, since this site is primarily for students and academics, we offer a guide to other universities and colleges in our area.

We are understandably proud of our University and the region we serve. We hope you will find the lifestyle elements that mean most to you in these listings. We are a community at UT Dallas and offer assistance to those accompanying perspective faculty. We are eager to help in locating jobs, housing, schools, childcare, and educational, cultural and recreational opportunities. If you have any further questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Emily A. Tobey, Ph.D., Associate Vice President for Faculty Diversity, at Your feedback is appreciated.

To Learn More about the University of Texas at Dallas:

The History of the UT Dallas is reviewed through an interactive timeline with an oral history which includes President Lyndon B. Johnson, Dr. John Hoffman, Dr. Francis S. Johnson, President Emeritus Robert Rutford, and Former President Bryce Jordan. You can explore the pioneering past and promising future of UT Dallas as summarized in narrative, or you can view a video of our past presidents as they review the story of this University.