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  1/26/2017
Excellent School with AMAZING faculty
I have never been to a school where the teachers were more committed to helping students be the most successful they could be. The students here are held to high expectations and there are many things in place such as Living Tree and parent portal to keep parents involved. The principal, Anika Horgan, is clearly dedicated to holding students accountable which shows by the outstanding scores, 1st middle school in the district, that the students/school received in 2015-2016. The atmosphere is bright and the school is located on a beautiful federally preserved wetland.

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  1/26/2017
Update the records!
de Zavala is a WONDERFUL middle school! The teachers and staff genuinely care about the students. AVID has a strong presence on campus, and the AP Spanish as well as the GT programs are outstanding. Parent volunteers are on campus on an almost daily basis, and community members are frequently visiting the campus to see what new and innovating things are happening! You will never find a more welcoming staff. To top that off, they are the only middle school in Irving to earn 5 distinctions. I don't think you will find a better middle school to send your kids to.

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  6/17/2016
The past is the past
I've lived here for about 15 years. I've seen it go downhill and come back up, just like when businesses get new managers. But Irving is gone. Just as most older parts of cities get taken over by crime as people move out to escape it. They lie about the crime rate; cops didn't even file a report. The so called culture/recreation is a crappy parade once in awhile attended mostly by illegals and foreigners that do not speak English. It's a dumping ground for illegals, terrorists and people that disrespect out culture. It's a filthy place, trash blowing everywhere, but they don't even issue trash cans. And, if you want to recycle you must use blue trash bags which most near by retailers do not stock. The one good thing about it is you can get to almost every major highway in the blink of an eye. All in all it's a special, corrupt, filthy ghetto, just like all of Dallas County. The "ones in charge" used to care, now, obviously they do not. I doubt if they will publish this, but someone will read it......word of mouth is the best advertisement.

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  8/29/2013
Life in Irving
My family's lived here since the 70's. I've since then grown up here. Irving is good for anyone looking for that suburb life style. The Cowboys have sadly moved out and, being near DFW airport, it's open to a lot of new people passing thru or moving in. A new strip club welcomes you as you come in thru the airport, they opened a year late due to fighting the majority of residence opposed to the idea and feel it does not reflect the towns people accurately. Strip club owner i more proud of his victory do doubt. A lot of Hispanic people have moved in (enough to note population growth in the early 90's.) My grandparents call south Irving "little mexico", and I think they all came from grand prairie, the next city south. Lots of family want to move out feeling it is not the same town they moved too, due to other developments. New muslin moscs have been built thru out the city. lots of Katrina victims are still noticeably here. Very crowded. Now, the next city west, is Euless. Euless aka(use less)in the 70's Euless police by reputation would harass people. They have since then cleaned up their act. Oddly enough, it's Euless P.D. who's now having problems with Irving P.D. Such as falsifying citations to read Irving Streets, while on Euless streets. Generating more revenue for the city of Irving. Which is no doubt financing new city "improvements". Irving officers have been known to "forget" to give lady's their identification back, only to use info to look up and even pursue them personally or (ask them out). Irving police assume our children have no parents and it's there obligation to raise them. A lot of focus on "knocking some since" into those teens. Be aware, that assigned judges to this district support Revenue for the city, over true justice and make there rulings accordingly. There are at least three new schools to house population growth. If you don't want your child speaking Spanish, move north or west, of the city. A good friend of mine was entering the local police force and was harassed by an officer,He sued the department and won. A San Fransisco style complex has been put in los Colinas area (yuppy land) and a dart rail bus after that, to take you to and from a large event venue put in next to and after that. This is just an over view of life style to look forward to, in this area.

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  8/29/2013
Life in Irving
My family's lived here since the 70's. I've since then grown up here. Irving is good for anyone looking for that suburb life style. The Cowboys have sadly moved out and, being near DFW airport, it's open to a lot of new people passing thru or moving in. A new strip club welcomes you as you come in thru the airport, they opened a year late due to fighting the majority of residence opposed to the idea and feel it does not reflect the towns people accurately. Strip club owner i more proud of his victory do doubt. A lot of Hispanic people have moved in (enough to note population growth in the early 90's.) My grandparents call south Irving "little mexico", and I think they all came from grand prairie, the next city south. Lots of family want to move out feeling it is not the same town they moved too, due to other developments. New muslin moscs have been built thru out the city. lots of Katrina victims are still noticeably here. Very crowded. Now, the next city west, is Euless. Euless aka(use less)in the 70's Euless police by reputation would harass people. They have since then cleaned up their act. Oddly enough, it's Euless P.D. who's now having problems with Irving P.D. Such as falsifying citations to read Irving Streets, while on Euless streets. Generating more revenue for the city of Irving. Which is no doubt financing new city "improvements". Irving officers have been known to "forget" to give lady's their identification back, only to use info to look up and even pursue them personally or (ask them out). Irving police assume our children have no parents and it's there obligation to raise them. A lot of focus on "knocking some since" into those teens. Be aware, that assigned judges to this district support Revenue for the city, over true justice and make there rulings accordingly. There are at least three new schools to house population growth. If you don't want your child speaking Spanish, move north or west, of the city. A good friend of mine was entering the local police force and was harassed by an officer,He sued the department and won. A San Fransisco style complex has been put in los Colinas area (yuppy land) and a dart rail bus after that, to take you to and from a large event venue put in next to and after that. This is just an over view of life style to look forward to, in this area.

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  8/29/2013
Life in Irving
My family's lived here since the 70's. I've since then grown up here. Irving is good for anyone looking for that suburb life style. The Cowboys have sadly moved out and, being near DFW airport, it's open to a lot of new people passing thru or moving in. A new strip club welcomes you as you come in thru the airport, they opened a year late due to fighting the majority of residence opposed to the idea and feel it does not reflect the towns people accurately. Strip club owner i more proud of his victory do doubt. A lot of Hispanic people have moved in (enough to note population growth in the early 90's.) My grandparents call south Irving "little mexico", and I think they all came from grand prairie, the next city south. Lots of family want to move out feeling it is not the same town they moved too, due to other developments. New muslin moscs have been built thru out the city. lots of Katrina victims are still noticeably here. Very crowded. Now, the next city west, is Euless. Euless aka(use less)in the 70's Euless police by reputation would harass people. They have since then cleaned up their act. Oddly enough, it's Euless P.D. who's now having problems with Irving P.D. Such as falsifying citations to read Irving Streets, while on Euless streets. Generating more revenue for the city of Irving. Which is no doubt financing new city "improvements". Irving officers have been known to "forget" to give lady's their identification back, only to use info to look up and even pursue them personally or (ask them out). Irving police assume our children have no parents and it's there obligation to raise them. A lot of focus on "knocking some since" into those teens. Be aware, that assigned judges to this district support Revenue for the city, over true justice and make there rulings accordingly. There are at least three new schools to house population growth. If you don't want your child speaking Spanish, move north or west, of the city. A good friend of mine was entering the local police force and was harassed by an officer,He sued the department and won. A San Fransisco style complex has been put in los Colinas area (yuppy land) and a dart rail bus after that, to take you to and from a large event venue put in next to and after that. This is just an over view of life style to look forward to, in this area.

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  7/23/2012
what areas in Dallas , would you recommend
Thinking to move to Dallas but we are not sure, which area in Dallas? we heard Irving is nice , any other options in Dallas someone would recommend ?
we are from Orlando Fl.
Thanks in advance for the advise.

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  6/5/2010
Parks and Recreation
Irving Parks and Recreation Department offers wonderful public parks and walking areas throughout Irving.

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  9/10/2009
Climate
if u dont like much winter or rain then irving tx is perfect for u but it does get really hot in the summer with temperatures above 100

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  10/31/2007
Middle of the Road
I've lived in several places, from the Deep South to the Deep Southwest, and I must say that Irving, Texas, physically in the very center of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, is very much in the middle of the geographic as well as demographic spectrum. It isn't too much or too little of anything. Sure, we could live in a setting with more natural beauty, less traffic, more spring and fall, less summer and winter--but hey, we all have to live somewhere, and this version of somewhere has served my partner and me rather well for the little-over five years since we moved here from El Paso. (Yes, El Paso, a charming holdout of the true wild west that gets an undeserved bad rap from lots of people who've never strayed beyond Interstate 10.)

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  9/16/2007
I was forced to make a comment to register so...
I was always told, "If you don't have anything nice to say, then don't say anything at all."

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  6/7/2007
Irving
I work in Irving, so I am here every day. First off, let's mention that the city has grown I believe "7,300 %" since 1970. Don't believe me ? Look it up sometime. David Brooks mentioned that in an article on suburbia a couple years back. The result is a kind of "United Nations" effect, with pretty much every nationality represented here: Indians, Chinese, a big new Islamic center (I see more and more women in head scarves), Finns (Nokia), Germans, etc. etc. The city is thus very new and not very representative of the U.S. The "Los Colinas" area is nice, very upscale, clean, very "corporate". Irving still allows smoking indoors in public, even in the restaurants (Dallas and Arlington and now Plano all have clean indoor air ordanances). Mother's Against Drunk Driving (MADD) has its world headquaters here, and I recently saw a police car here that said "DUI Unit". Drink at your own risk in Irving ! Last year the TABC (Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission) sent agents into bars and hotel lounges and actually arrested patrons at the bar for public intox. I am not making this up (as Dave Berry would say).

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  7/27/2006
Irving Tx High Cost of Living
North part of Irving, TX, is very expensive when it comes to rentals or home ownership - Valley Ranch area, especially.

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  1/17/2006
Smack-dab middle of the Metroplex
The best descriptor of Irving is "middle." It is not the best Dallas suburb, and not the worst, although "D" Magazine in 2004 ranked it nearer the bottom than the city would like to admit. There are good and bad "pockets" in terms of neighborhood quality, ranging from the southernmost portions being taken over by slum lords and the northernmost being taken over by developers of pseudo-European tract mansionettes. A fly-over shows a sea of the same grey-shingled, hip-roofed, zero-lot-line subdivisions that you will find surrounding just about every major metro area in the U.S. Irving has a designated "Heritage District" in its 100-year-old downtown area; sadly, this is relegated to a few streets of mostly retail shops, scant historical buildings, and not many historic homes. Like the rest of the DFW Metroplex, Irving has at least one church at every intersection, a miasma of strip malls and freeways, and very little natural beauty. Aside from that, anything one could want is either somewhere on Belt Line Road or a 20-minute dash to another ticky-tack DFW suburb.

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  10/25/2005
irving,tx
irving should be split into north irving and south irving..divided by hwy 183.

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