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By D Magazine |

Fasten you Sun Belt!

Whether you’re a recent transplant from another Texas town or a new arrival to the Lone Star State, there’s a great deal to explore here. One of the fastest growing areas in the country (in 1983, Dallas was ranked the seventh largest city in the nation), the Metroplex is a unique blend of highrises and history, tradition and trend-setting. There’s a perceptible excitement in the air; people in these parts, you’ll discover, are proud-proud of the expansion and development of their communities, but equally as proud of the customs and style that mark these cities as, well, Texan.

In the following pages, D’s 1984 Guide for Newcomers will introduce you to everything from first-things-first information about vehicle and voter registration to best-things-last listings of recreation spots and amusements. We’re mapped out some of the most exciting elements the area has to offer, from annual events to adult education to ethnic foods. It’s our way of saying welcome to the Dallas/ Fort Worth Metroplex.

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