Arlington’s identity dilemma
Arlington, Texas is an unusual community. Tucked in between Dallas and Fort Worth, it is the third largest city in the metroplex and has the distinction of being the home to the Texas Rangers, Dallas Cowboys and the original Six Flags Theme Park. Arlington is also home to my college alma mater – UTA. Very impressive for a bedroom community. But despite all of these “attractions”, I think Arlington has always been lacking in the “city identity” department. Just where the heck is downtown Arlington? Besides its entertainment and sports offerings, just what is this city about?
Well it seems that Arlington has been trying to rectify this identity crisis, especially near the downtown district. This shot is of their new lamp post that are scattered around downtown Arlington. These are very impressive mini-monuments, which combined with some new restaurants and entertainment options, is starting to help define Arlington’s core. I think Arlington still has a long way to go in solving its identity dilemma, but from what I’ve seen they are moving in the right direction. Keep it up Arlington, and maybe someday this will be the DFWA metroplex.