The city of Irving is located in Dallas County in the great state of Texas. The community of Las Colinas, which is within the Irving city limits, is an early example of master-planned communities in the United States. Homes here generally have wood and brick siding and sit on generously-sized lots. Most homes are average-sized, with 2 or 3 bedrooms.
Irving is divided into several different neighborhoods. Those to the north end of town have homes with a higher value than other areas of the city. As an ethnically diverse city, residents enjoy a variety of cultures. Overall, though, the people in Irving tend to be young, professional types who are upwardly-mobile. Irving experienced a huge population gain between 1950 and 1960, then again from 1990 to 2010. Many neighborhoods were established in those decades to meet the need for housing. Sports and other types of recreation are important to residents here. Football and hockey are very popular sports at the high school level. Golf is widely played as well, and two professional golf tournaments are held here each year. The city has over 40 parks, with activities such as picnicking, swimming, fishing and boating. There are also many trails for hiking and cycling.
Citigroup and Verizon are the largest employers in Irving. More than a dozen well-known companies call Irving home, for example Exxon Mobil and Kimberly-Clark. Many people who live here are salespeople or have other office jobs. Professionals, service providers and managers make up a large percentage of personnel. Manufacturing is a major industry in Irving, particularly in the field of aerospace. With the major city of Dallas nearby, residents of Irving who choose to commute to work can find many job opportunities there. Economic development is looking up in Irving. There are planned developments for nearly 6 million square feet of new office and residential space, with homes for 30,000 new residents, and a projected figure of 15,000 new jobs.