- “Irving is on State Highway 183 and the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad, twelve miles west of Dallas in west central Dallas County. It began as a settlement called Gorbit (Gorbett, Torbit) and had a post office under that name from 1889 to 1894. In 1894 the name of the settlement and post office was changed to Kit, and the location was shifted to anticipate the route of a railroad. The line did not follow the original survey, and in 1902 Julius Otto Schulze and Otis Brown promoted a third townsite, called Irving, possibly after Washington Irving, Mrs. Brown’s favorite author. The post office was moved to Irving in 1904.”
- PARAGRAPH SOURCE: https://tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hdi01
Irving Population Growth:
- Most recent total population: 238,289 (2016)
Irving Real Estate Growth:
- Per Trulia, the average listing price for Irving is $440,254. According to NeighborhoodScout, the median home value is $170,794. The homeownership rate in Irving is made up of 37.7% owners, 62.3% renters, and a vacancy of 7.5%. The top 3 highest appreciating neighborhoods in Irving since 2000 are E John Carpenter Fwy / Rochelle Blvd, Market Pl / Walton Blvd, and Estelle.
Major Attractions in Irving:
- Founder’s Plaza Observation Area: Found outside of the Dallas Fort-Worth International Airport, the Founder’s Plaza Observation Area offers stunning views of various types of aircraft as they both take off and land. The area offers picnic areas, telescopes, historic information, and other fun activities for families and individuals of all ages.
- Mustangs of Las Colinas: The breathtaking exhibit offers a realistic depiction of nine wild mustangs galloping through a granite stream. The bronze sculpture took 8 years of work to finish and tourists from all around the world visit the site to see the stunning art piece.
New Businesses in Irving:
- Water Street: The mix-used development will be located near the 126-acre Lake Carolyn and situated in Los Colinas Business Park, which has the potential employment of 120,000 people. The new complex will host a combination of dining and retail stores, luxury apartments, and a park for special events and festivals.
- Irving Music Factory: Aside from music festivals, the new $165 million 18-acre development will host an Alamo Drafthouse, a 100,000-square-foot office park, and more than 20 restaurants. Some of the restaurants include Gloria’s, Kabuki, and Thirsty Lion Gastropub.
FUN FACT: Irving was the previous home of the Dallas Cowboys before their relocation.
If you or a family member are in need of a real estate attorney in the Irving area, the lawyers at The Farah Law Firm will work diligently to assist you in your time of need.