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SkateboarderWhen it comes to skateboarding, finding the best skate park matters. Whether you're looking for a place you can do all types of tricks or just a great park to start with the sport, you need to know where to go.

North Texas is home to many different skate parks. Here are a few of the top choices in the area.

The Edge at Allen Station Park - 201 East St. Mary, Allen

This massive skate park covers nearly 38,000 square feet. It's the largest outdoor skate park in all of Texas and contains everything from ledges to street fixtures. You can enjoy skating on the ramps, bowls, slopes and all throughout the park. This park is open from 8am to 11pm.

Lively Skate Park - 909 North O'Connor Road, Irving

This skate park is found at the Lively Pone Youth

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Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/jblmmwr/7196902034Zumba is a very popular form of exercise. Many classes have started in the DFW area and have caused a number of Zumba studios to open. Here are some of the top places to take your next Zumba class.

United Dance Academy - 6333 East Mockingbird Lane, Dallas

You will find all types of exercise classes at the United Dance Academy. Zumba is one of their most popular choices and they offer it for all ages. You can also take Brazilian samba, African dance, belly dance, jazz, ballet and many other types of dance here.

The Girls' Room - 612 South Valley Ranch Parkway, Irving

This venue is perfect for women's Zumba fitness classes. You can enjoy highly trained teachers with plenty of confidence. As you break a sweat, you will enjoy all types of fun

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Northwest Dallas Golf CommunitiesIn a part of Texas that has such a thriving golf scene, it’s hard to pinpoint just where Dallas’ top golf course community is located. Like any new home purchase, there’s certainly a lot to consider when making a final decision—and if factoring in the golf course and it’s club amenities is part of the equation when ultimately deciding which place feels right, your assessment of each property (or community) may be a bit more complex than simply deciding on a home situated in a subdivision without golfing facilities.

Many Dallas suburbs offer top-notch golf courses that nearly any home buyer would enjoy. But if you’re truly looking luxury and exclusivity, perhaps the Northwest Dallas suburbs may be the perfect place for you to eventually call home. Towns

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PlaygroundWhen it's time to get the kids outside and let them play, a great playground isn't far away in the DFW area. Plenty of great choices are found throughout. Here are a few of the top playgrounds in the DFW area.

Greenville Sports Park - Leo Hackney Boulevard, Greenville

Found near the Greenville High School, this park provides a great place for kids called the Aunt Char's Kid Zone. You can bring your picnic and enjoy an entire day of playing, climbing and more. The slides, swings and sand provide plenty of area for the kids to play.

Bent Tree Meadow Park - 4302 Creekmeadow Drive, Dallas

This shaded playground provides plenty of room for kids to play, while they stay cool. It's one of the better choices for ages two to five and there's an area

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Problems with American schools have been well-documented in recent years and while the U.S. education system as a whole may have its flaws in terms of cost, quality, and equality, many individual schools throughout our nation are thriving and doing great things with kids of future generations. Earlier this week, U.S. News released its Best High Schools national rankings and for the third year in a row, Dallas-based School for the Talented and Gifted (TAG) took top honors for being the #1 public high-school in the country.   

Partnering up with American Institutes for Research in Washington D.C., U.S. News conducted their research to find the best American public schools based on three specific criteria: overall student performance on state-mandated

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Arlington is one of the cities found in the DFW Metroplex. In fact, it's the third largest behind Dallas and Fort Worth. The population of Arlington is nearly 400,000 and it's located right between Dallas and Fort Worth.

Found about 20 miles to the west of Dallas and very close to both Fort Worth and Grand Prairie, this city has a great location. Both I-20 and I-30 provide easy access to many of the best attractions found throughout the DFW area.

The city is very diverse with plenty of real estate options. Residents can find starter homes for less than $100,000 and plenty of other homes for much higher prices. Whether you're looking to just start in an inexpensive house or you're searching for a luxury home, you can find it in Arlington.

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BicyclesMost bike riding clubs believe the more members, the better. North Texas is home to many different choices when it comes to biking clubs. Whether you want to get a workout or just enjoy a great ride, you can find the right club for you. Here are some of the top choices for your needs.

Greater Dallas Bicyclists - www.greaterdallasbicyclists.com

For just $20 per year, you can become a member of the Greater Dallas Bicyclists. They formed back in 1973 and have been going strong since. Riders of all ages are welcome and the club now has over 400 members total.

Lone Star Cyclists - www.lonestarcyclists.org

This bike riding club started as the Grand Prairie Bicycling Association and later was renamed. It has also been around since 1973 and provides

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Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/21185968@N00/3471274088Whether you're looking for the perfect margarita for Cinco De Mayo or just for an afternoon off from work, you need to know where to go. The Dallas-Fort Worth area is full of great spots for margaritas. Here are some of the top choices throughout the metroplex.

Gloria's

Gloria's is a well-known choice throughout the area. They have locations in Frisco, Fort Worth, Oak Cliff, Rockwall, Addison, Arlington, Dallas, Fairview and Garland. The margaritas are some of the best in town and many locals will tell you the frozen choices are excellent. They also offer the perfect patio atmosphere for sipping your tequila cocktail.

Blue Mesa Grill

Another spot with multiple locations throughout DFW, the Blue Mesa Grill is known for the Classic Blue

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Dog Friendly Condos & Apartments in Dallas

There’s no doubt living the condominium lifestyle has its share of advantages. From unbeatable downtown locations to a wealth of community or in-building amenities, living in a downtown Dallas condo can be affordable, practical, and most of all—convenient. But for local dog owners however, finding the right Dallas condo can sometimes be a bit more challenging than you think. Some condo developments have breed restrictions, while other buildings may happen to place weight restrictions on any dog(s) you may own. While most area residents consider Dallas to be an extremely dog-friendly city, it’s always best to do thorough research when considering a loft or condo building anywhere in town. And if you happen to be an active home buyer and are currently in

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GolfingGolf season is here and it's time to find the right apparel for the tournaments. Whether you prefer argyle shirts or a more traditional solid color, you can find the best golf clothing in the DFW area. Here are a few stores to visit.

Golf Galaxy - 9390 North Central Expressway, Dallas

Not only will you find a large selection of both men's and women's golf apparel, but you will also find all types of equipment at Golf Galaxy. This golf store is one of the best when it comes to price and they carry all the top brands, such as Nike, Oakley, Adidas and Puma.

Original Penguin Store - 8687 North Central Expressway Suite 2244, Dallas

Those looking for something a bit different should stop by the Original Penguin Store. They carry the latest in polo

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