Not only does Downtown Dallas boast a highly educated workforce, those looking for educational opportunities to further career and life goals will find convenient access to a number of public and private institutions of higher learning, including PhD, MBA, and Law programs within a few minutes’ commute. And for families looking to embrace the complete urban lifestyle, Dallas ISD is the proud home of nine of the top 25 magnet schools in Texas, two of the top 15 schools in the U.S., and a new Choice School, Downtown Montessori at Ida B. Wells Academy, in the heart of Downtown.

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Downtown Dallas is served by over 30 educational institutions. In the past several years, Downtown has added several university campuses that provide academics on all levels and are now home to 16,000 students per year. And that number is growing. Downtown Dallas can now be described as a “college town,” if you take into consideration the campuses within the city center and easy access to schools and universities located in the metro area.

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