If you are looking for apartments in the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington area you will want to know what is around you. What is nearby? What is there to do? Are there family friendly restaurants? What about weekend activities? This is our guide to help you find things to do in the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington area.

Here at MCLife we want you to be connected to the world around you. That is why we have our 5-5-5 program which gives you the best 5 places to eat, shop and play all within 5 miles and 5 minutes of each our MCLIFE communities.

Summer is just around the corner and we want to give you the best suggestions to beat the heat. These are our top 5 places to play in the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington area near our property, The Place at Vanderbilt. These choices will get you out of the heat, letting lose in the night or enjoying the natural beauty of the area. Take a peak and see what your summer could have in store for you.


AMC EastChase 9
Where: 8301 Ederville Road, Fort Worth, TX 76120
Perfect For: Date night, Girls’ Night Out or Family Fun
Why: It is 0.6 miles from the property so you could truly walk there for a movie. Escape the summer heat and see a film on the big screen!
Louie Louie’s Dueling Piano Bar
Where: 298 Lincoln Square, Arlington, TX 76011
Perfect For: Date Night or a Night Out with Friends
Why: If you have never been to a dueling piano bar, then you have to go to Louie Louie’s. It is fun live music and the performers take requests. Often the bar is filled with lively, sing-a-long crowds.

Bob Findlay Linear Park
Where: 900 Findlay Dr, Arlington, TX 76012
Perfect For: A nice day outdoors with the family, or friends
Why: It features a total of 35 acres of land with trails for hiking and hiking, plus fishing areas. It is the perfect place for a summer picnic.

Randol Mill Family Aquatic Center
Where: 1924 Randol Mill Park Rd., Arlington, TX 76012
Perfect For: An escape from the summer sun with the whole family
Why: They’ve got something for everyone. There are shaded pavilions and deck furniture for people that just want to lay by the pool. There are water slides, children’s areas, play structures and more. It is a fun way to play in the summer sun.

Theatre Arlington
Where: 05 W Main St, Arlington, TX 76010
Perfect For: Date Night or a family show
Why: The shows are put on by local talent.  They also offer classes and hold open auditions if you want to get out that theater bug.


There you have it! Those are our top 5 places to play in the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington area near The Place at Vanderbilt What do you think? Do you like our choices? Leave us a comment and let us know what you would choose for your favorite places to play in the area. Keep an eye on our blog for upcoming posts about our 5-5-5 choices to eat, shop and play in your community. Until then, keep on sharing the good life. If you are curious about leasing or getting a tour at The Place at Vanderbilt call 214-843-0596 or email:  vanderbilt@mccompanies.com

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