The Mid-Cities is a suburban region of Texas filling the thirty-mile span between Dallas and Fort Worth. These communities include the cities of Irving, Arlington, Grand Prairie, Lewisville, Flower Mound, Grapevine, Southlake, Colleyville, HEB (Hurst, Euless and Bedford), NRH (North Richland Hills and Richland Hills), Haltom City, Watauga, Keller, and Roanoke.

Three of these communities, Arlington (population 365,438), Irving (population 216,290), and Grand Prairie (population 175,396), are notable cities in their own right, and each ranks among the larger cities in Texas.


The list features cities that are considered part of the Mid-Cities. Most of these communities are predominantly in Tarrant County, with minor exceptions. Some of these communities with a population of over 100,000, are considered principal or major cities, despite being between Dallas and Fort Worth.

Transportation in the Mid-Cities




Major shopping centers in the Mid-Cities

Entertainment in the Mid-Cities

Major Sports

Arlington hosts two major teams. The Texas Rangers baseball team have played at Arlington Stadium from 1972 to 1993 and at Globe Life Park in Arlington since 1994. Meanwhile, the Dallas Cowboys football team has played at the Texas Stadium at Irving from 1971 to 2008 and at the AT&T Stadium at Arlington since 2009.

The International Bowling Campus, which houses the United States Bowling Congress, International Bowling Museum and the International Bowling Hall of Fame, is also located at Arlington.

The Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas hosts the Byron Nelson Championship, an annual PGA Tour golf tournament. The Las Colinas Country Club hosts the LPGA Tour's Volunteers of America Texas Shootout each spring as well.

Other sports teams in the Mid-Cities are:

Amusement Parks



Education in the Mid-Cities


High Schools

This list features high schools that serve the Mid-Cities communities. Some of the campuses' city limits are within either Dallas or Fort Worth, examples such as Keller ISD have a significant amount of their high school campuses predominately in Fort Worth city limits, despite being based in Keller.


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