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The '''Prairies and Lakes Region''' is located in the north central part of [[Texas]]. It is home to the [[Dallas]]/[[Fort Worth]] Metroplex, the fifth largest metropolitan area in the [[United States]]. This region also has a beautiful countryside with ranches, "bed and breakfasts", and many recreational lakes. Whether you're looking for the excitement of a big town (shopping, dining, nightlife), or for a more leisurely time in the rural areas, you'll find it here in the Prairies and Lakes Region.
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The '''Prairies and Lakes Region''' is located in the north central part of [[Texas]]. It is home to the [[Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex]], the fifth largest metropolitan area in the [[United States]]. This region also has a beautiful countryside with ranches, "bed and breakfasts", and many recreational lakes. Whether you're looking for the excitement of a big town (shopping, dining, nightlife), or for a more leisurely time in the rural areas, you'll find it here in the Prairies and Lakes Region.
  
 
==Regions==
 
==Regions==
 
The Prairies and Lakes region of [[Texas]] is divided into 3 bands which run roughly northeast to southwest, plus the [[DFW Metroplex|metropolitan area]] of [[Dallas]]-[[Fort Worth]].
 
The Prairies and Lakes region of [[Texas]] is divided into 3 bands which run roughly northeast to southwest, plus the [[DFW Metroplex|metropolitan area]] of [[Dallas]]-[[Fort Worth]].
 
* [[Cross Timbers]] - from the [[Oklahoma]] border west of Lake Texoma to southeast of [[Fort Worth]].  
 
* [[Cross Timbers]] - from the [[Oklahoma]] border west of Lake Texoma to southeast of [[Fort Worth]].  
* [[DFW Metroplex]] - wedged between the Cross Timbers and the Blackland Prairie.
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* [[Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex]] - wedged between the Cross Timbers and the Blackland Prairie.
 
* [[Blackland Prairie]] - from the [[Oklahoma]] border east of Lake Texoma to just north of [[Austin]].
 
* [[Blackland Prairie]] - from the [[Oklahoma]] border east of Lake Texoma to just north of [[Austin]].
 
* [[Post Oak Savannah]] - from the edge of the [[Piney Woods]] down into the cradle between [[Austin]] and [[Houston]].
 
* [[Post Oak Savannah]] - from the edge of the [[Piney Woods]] down into the cradle between [[Austin]] and [[Houston]].

Revision as of 05:26, 10 March 2008

The Prairies and Lakes Region is located in the north central part of Texas. It is home to the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, the fifth largest metropolitan area in the United States. This region also has a beautiful countryside with ranches, "bed and breakfasts", and many recreational lakes. Whether you're looking for the excitement of a big town (shopping, dining, nightlife), or for a more leisurely time in the rural areas, you'll find it here in the Prairies and Lakes Region.

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The Prairies and Lakes region of Texas is divided into 3 bands which run roughly northeast to southwest, plus the metropolitan area of Dallas-Fort Worth.

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Prairies and Lakes region of Texas
  • Addison - Over 170 restaurants in 4 square miles (10sqkm).
  • Arlington - Amusement parks and the Texas Rangers. "Fun Central"
  • Bryan-College Station - Brazos Valley. Home to Texas A&M University.
  • Denton - Home of the Texas Motor Speedway.
  • Dallas - The Arts, the dining, the nightlife… Dallas has it all.
  • Fort Worth - "Where the West begins".
  • Irving - Home of the Las Colinas Urban Development Center, and (until 2009) the Dallas Cowboys.
  • Mesquite - The Mesquite Championship Rodeo.
  • Waco - Cattle, cotton, corn, collegians, and culture.

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  • Dinosaur Velley State Park

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