There is an incredible number of neighborhoods to play and live in. Downtown, Uptown, Turtle Creek, Oak Lawn, West End Historic District, and the Arts District are just a few. Plus there are many suburban towns in and around Dallas/Ft. Worth that are interesting places to live. Many of the people who spent their careers in Dallas would like to retire in the area. Folks from smaller towns retire here for for more excitement. Fortunately the builders of active adult and 55+ communities have obliged with many developments to choose from (see link to Dallas/Ft Worth Active Communities at right). Real estate prices have been stable in this Metro - the median selling price in the first quarter of 2017 was $236,500, up from $210,100 during the first quarter of 2016, according to the NAR. Prices are higher in the city or in nicer suburbs/developments.