About Irving, Texas

With over 230,000 residents and a work force of 3.3 million people, Irving is a keystone city in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Home to 8,500 local and multi-national companies, including the global headquarters of five Fortune 500 corporations and more than 45 Fortune 1,000 companies, Irving's convenient location to two major airports and its sprawling urban business districts are major attractions to the corporate world.

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Irving History

Settlers came to the area that is now Irving in the 1850's. Communities such as Sowers, Kit Shady Grove, Union Bower, Finley, Estelle and Bear Creek sprang up in the last half of the century. The new town of Irving, founded in 1903 by J.O. Schulze and Otis Brown, eventually swallowed most of... Read More

Heritage District

In 1903, J.O. Schulze and Otis Brown arrived in this area to survey land for a railroad route between Dallas and Ft. Worth.  After realizing the potential of the area, Schulze and Brown purchased 80 acres of land adjacent to the route and created the town of Irving.  Although much has... Read More

Las Colinas

Las Colinas is a 12,000-acre master-planned development located within the city of Irving. Founded in 1972 by Ben Carpenter, the area was known only 40 years ago as El Ranchito de Las Colinas, "the little ranch of the hills," and served as a weekend getaway for the Carpenter family.... Read More

Mustangs of Las Colinas

The Mustangs of Las Colinas, a breathtakingly realistic sculpture of nine bronze mustangs galloping across a granite prairie stream, is the largest equestrian sculpture in the world. Created by noted African wildlife artist Robert Glen, this magnificent art piece was installed in 1984... Read More

Valley Ranch

Located in the northern section of Irving, Valley Ranch, located just north of HWY 635, is primarily a residential community, with over 4,000 single-family homes and 21 multifamily communities.

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Irving Map

Use the map to quickly find out information about your surroundings. Find local hotspots, places to eat and things to do within in your general area.

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Ruth Paine House

The year was 1963, and Ruth Paine’s small suburban home in Irving became the focus of an investigation into the assassination of President Kennedy.  Half a century later, this historic home has been restored to its 1963 look and opened as a multimedia museum to tell the story of the... Read More

Big State

Small towns are known for their family-owned burger joints, shops along Main Street and the iconic corner drug store.  Irving was no different during the mid-20th century when Big State Drugs took over what was once the B&H Dry Goods Store.  Sitting on the corner of Irving Blvd. and... Read More

Mandalay Canals

The Mandalay Canals are a charming part of the Las Colinas Urban Center, inspired by the canals of Venice, the Mandalay Canals wind through restaurants, shops and office buildings.  Offering visitors scenic views of waterfalls, vine-covered bridges, and “Old World” charm, the... Read More