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Coordinates: 32°53′30.2″N 96°56′53.9″W / 32.891722°N 96.948306°W / 32.891722; -96.948306

Las Colinas

Streetscape in the Las Colinas
Las Colinas
Urban Center

Country United States

State Texas

Counties Dallas

City Irving

Elevation 479 ft (146 m)

Las Colinas
Las Colinas
is an upscale, developed area in the Dallas
Dallas
suburb of Irving, Texas. Due to its central location between Dallas
Dallas
and Fort Worth and its proximity to DFW International Airport and Love Field Airport, Las Colinas
Las Colinas
has been a viable place in the Metroplex for corporate and business relocation. As a planned community, it has many corporate offices, luxury hotels, landmark office towers, luxury townhomes, distinguished single-family homes, private country clubs, gated enclaves and urban lofts.

Contents

1 History

1.1 Recently

2 Climate 3 Transportation 4 Education 5 Attractions 6 Neighborhoods 7 See also 8 References 9 External links

History[edit] Originally called El Ranchito de Las Colinas
Las Colinas
("the Little Ranch
Ranch
of the Hills"), Las Colinas
Las Colinas
was developed in 1972 by cattle ranching millionaire Ben H. Carpenter. It was one of the first planned communities in the United States and was once the largest mixed-use development in the South, with a land area of more than 12,000 acres (49 km2). Urban planners were consulted to lay out the entire town, an undertaking that predated later projects in Plano, Allen, and other suburbs. During the 1980s building boom, Las Colinas
Las Colinas
became a popular location for relocating companies and office developers, attracting many corporations, including the global headquarters of four Fortune 500 companies and offices of more than 30 others, such as Exxon Mobil Corporation, GTE Telephone (now Verizon), Kimberly-Clark
Kimberly-Clark
and Associates Corp. In 1985, the first sign of financial trouble appeared at Las Colinas after a real estate market crash. However, another 6,500,000 square feet (604,000 m2) of office space was built in the late 1990s boom. Residential real estate prices also rose steadily. Recently[edit]

Las Colinas
Las Colinas
Blvd.

Houses on Camino Lago, Las Colinas

With 25,000,000 sq ft (2,300,000 m2) of office space, nearly equivalent to the Dallas
Dallas
CBD,[citation needed] Las Colinas
Las Colinas
is home to more than 2,000 companies, including the Fortune 500
Fortune 500
global headquarters for Commercial Metals, ExxonMobil, Fluor and Kimberly-Clark. Other companies with headquarters in Las Colinas include Mission Foods, Trend Micro[1] and La Quinta Inns and Suites.[2][3] In 1999. La Quinta announced it would move its headquarters from San Antonio,[3] stating it wanted to be near Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.[4] It is also the home to The Kidd Kraddick Morning Show and ESPN Dallas. FOX News
FOX News
also tapes from the FOX News
FOX News
Texas
Texas
Studios in Las Colinas. Other companies and organizations with headquarters or major offices in Las Colinas
Las Colinas
include Abbott Laboratories, AAA-Texas, AT&T, BlackBerry, The Big 12 Conference
Big 12 Conference
and Conference USA
Conference USA
Headquarters, Boy Scouts of America, Citigroup, General Motors Financial, Infor, PLH Group, Microsoft, NEC
NEC
America, Nokia, Nokia
Nokia
Siemens Networks, Oracle, TheBlaze, Accenture, Stellar, Verizon, Zale Corporation, Vizient, Inc., Cortland Partners, PNM Resources, Inc., First Choice Power, Westwood One, TRT Holdings, Inc., and Flowserve.[5] In 2008 TXU Energy moved offices into the former TM Advertising
TM Advertising
headquarters in Las Colinas.[6] Las Colinas
Las Colinas
also features three private country clubs, including the Las Colinas
Las Colinas
Country Club owned by ClubCorp, Hackberry Creek Country Club and four championship golf courses surrounded by gated communities.[7] The TPC Four Seasons Las Colinas
Las Colinas
Resort has hosted the HP Byron Nelson Championship
HP Byron Nelson Championship
of PGA Tour
PGA Tour
since it opened in 1986. It features tree-lined fairways, large greens and a number of creeks and ponds. It also contains high-rise office towers, retail centers, upscale residences, apartment complexes, and leisure facilities. Notable attractions include the Mustangs at Las Colinas
Mustangs at Las Colinas
sculpture and fountain and Las Colinas
Las Colinas
Flower Clock. The Mustangs of Las Colinas
Las Colinas
are featured in the courtyard of the Towers at Williams Square, where another ClubCorp Property, La Cima Club, is located. The complex also features a River Walk-styled canal offering gondola cruises, as well as the above-ground Las Colinas
Las Colinas
APT System. Las Colinas
Las Colinas
has over 22,300,000 square feet (2,072,000 m2) of office space, 1,300,000 square feet (121,000 m2) of retail, and 3,400 single-family homes. A 40-acre (160,000 m2) tract in Las Colinas
Las Colinas
is also home to the Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas. Local schools include Irving Independent School District, Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District, and The Highlands School, a private Catholic PreK through 12 school. North Hills Preparatory, an Uplift Education charter school is in Las Colinas. North Hills Preparatory
North Hills Preparatory
is an International Baccalaureate school and has been ranked as a top 20 school in America by Newsweek.[8] Glenn Beck's independent news and entertainment television network, TheBlaze, has its largest studio complex based in Las Colinas. In September 2017, live music venue Pavilion at the Music Factory is expected to open.[9][10][11] Climate[edit] Las Colinas
Las Colinas
is considered to be part of the humid subtropical region. Transportation[edit]

Las Colinas
Las Colinas
APT System

Irving is within the 13 service areas of the Dallas
Dallas
region's transit agency, Dallas
Dallas
Area Rapid Transit (DART). Irving is served by numerous bus routes and the North Irving Transit Center
North Irving Transit Center
serves Las Colinas
Las Colinas
with express bus service to downtown Dallas. In July 2012, DART initiated Orange Line service to the Las Colinas Urban Center Station
Las Colinas Urban Center Station
and Irving Convention Center Station. On December 3, 2012, North Lake College Station and Belt Line Station
Belt Line Station
opened. The final segment of the Orange line was scheduled to open on December 15, 2014, but the date was changed to August 18, 2014, providing Dallas
Dallas
direct rail service to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
via Las Colinas. Las Colinas
Las Colinas
is also served weekdays between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. by the Las Colinas
Las Colinas
APT System, a unique people mover that links the Las Colinas Urban Center's businesses and entertainment areas. A bridge at the DART Las Colinas Urban Center Station
Las Colinas Urban Center Station
connects to the APT. Education[edit] Some portions of Las Colinas
Las Colinas
are within the Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District.[12] Some residents are zoned to Las Colinas Elementary School.[13] Another portion is zoned to La Villita Elementary School.[14] Some portions are within the Irving Independent School District. The Highlands School
The Highlands School
is a private Catholic Pre-K through 12 college prep school in Las Colinas. C-FBISD has always served a portion of Irving, and historically children were bussed to schools in Carrollton and Farmers Branch. Las Colinas, which opened in 1986, was C-FBISD's first school in Irving. The Kinwest Corporation donated the tract of land that houses the school. La Villita was C-FBISD's sixth school in Irving and its 27th elementary school.[15] North Hills Preparatory, an Uplift Education charter school is in Las Colinas. Uplift North Hills Preparatory
North Hills Preparatory
is a K–12 continuum International Baccalaureate school and has been ranked as a top 20 school in America by Newsweek.[8] Attractions[edit]

Irving Music Factory Las Colinas
Las Colinas
Flower Clock Lake Carolyn Mandalay Canal Mustangs at Las Colinas

Neighborhoods[edit]

Bridges at Las Colinas Cottonwood Valley[16] Crest at Las Colinas
Las Colinas
Station Country Club Place Enclave at Windsor Ridge Estates of Escena Fairway Vista Fox Glen Grand Treviso Hackberry Creek[17] Hunter's Ridge La Villita The Lakes of Las Colinas Mandalay Place[18] Quail Run Riverside Village University Hills[19] University Park Villas of Escena

See also[edit]

Dallas-Fort Worth portal

References[edit]

^ "Fact Sheet." Trend Micro, Inc.. Retrieved on September 10, 2013. ^ "Fact Sheet." La Quinta Inns & Suites. Retrieved on March 24, 2010. ^ a b "La Quinta moving to Dallas
Dallas
suburb Hotelier cites S.A.'s lack of nonstop flights." San Antonio
San Antonio
Express-News. March 17, 1999. Business Page 1E. Retrieved on March 24, 2010. ^ "La Quinta to move office to Las Colinas
Las Colinas
The hotel chain's officials say the company needs to be near a major airport". Fort Worth Star-Telegram. March 18, 1999. 12 Business. Retrieved on March 24, 2010. ^ "Contact Us Flowserve". www.flowserve.com. Retrieved 2017-06-29.  ^ Hethcock, Bill. "Large ad agency cites area's vibrancy in decision to return." Dallas
Dallas
Business Journal. December 9, 2007. p. 2. Retrieved October 17, 2010. ^ Las Colinas
Las Colinas
Country Club ^ a b [1] ^ "Live Nation Unveils New North Texas
Texas
Venue The Pavilion". billboard.com. Retrieved 29 March 2017.  ^ "Irving's $175 million Music Factory project is up for grabs - Real Estate - Dallas
Dallas
News". dallasnews.com. 22 September 2016. Retrieved 29 March 2017.  ^ "The Music Factory Development Underway in Las Colinas". nbcdfw.com. Retrieved 29 March 2017.  ^ "Aerial Map Archived 2012-04-26 at the Wayback Machine.". (Picture[dead link]) Las Colinas. Retrieved on November 30, 2011. ^ " Las Colinas
Las Colinas
Elementary Attendance Area". Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District at Scribd. Retrieved on November 30, 2011. ^ "La Villita Elementary Attendance Area". Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District at Scribd. Retrieved on November 30, 2011. ^ "Campus Histories Archived 2011-09-03 at the Wayback Machine.". Carrollton-Farmers Independent School District. Retrieved on November 29, 2011. ^ Cottonwood Valley ^ Hackberry Creek ^ Mandalay Place Archived 2005-11-22 at the Wayback Machine. ^ University Hills

External links[edit]

Irving Convention and Visitors Bureau City of Irving, Texas Irving - Las Colinas
Las Colinas
Chamber of Commerce Online Community of Las Colinas

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Irving, Texas

Geography

Areas

Las Colinas Valley Ranch

Education

Primary and secondary schools

Irving ISD

Irving HS MacArthur HS Nimitz HS Singley Academy

Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD

Ranchview HS

Coppell ISD North Hills Preparatory The Highlands School StoneGate Christian Academy Islamic School of Irving

Other education

Dallas
Dallas
County Community College District

North Lake College

University of Dallas

Other

Landmarks

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas Mustangs at Las Colinas Texas
Texas
Stadium (demolished)

Transportation

Belt Line DART station Irving Convention Center DART station Las Colinas
Las Colinas
APT System Las Colinas
Las Colinas
Urban Center DART station North Irving Transit Center North Lake College DART station

History

Timeline Delta Air Lines Flight 191 Ahmed Mohamed clock incident

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