Want to experience Texas the way it used to be? A vast expanse of green space, broken only by a few ranches and farms, a handful of neighbors who know you by name, and the big-and-bright stars at night? But suppose you also want the bright lights of the big city … the restaurants, museums, theaters, shops, and nightlife? Well, you can have it all by renting an apartment in Sunnyvale.
Sunnyvale is roughly 12 miles east of downtown Dallas, along the popular recreation destination Lake Ray Hubbard. With only around 5,000 residents, Sunnyvale is decidedly rural, but definitely not boring. The 27,400-acre Lake Ray Hubbard is ideal for swimming, sailing, boating, water skiing, fishing, and picnicking. Just minutes from downtown Dallas, Sunnyvale renters can enjoy football, basketball, baseball, and hockey. Professional sports teams include the NFL Dallas Cowboys, the MLB Texas Rangers, the NBA Dallas Mavericks, and the NHL Dallas Stars.
But back to feeling like a cowboy (or cowgirl): the Mesquite Rodeo isn’t far from Sunnyvale, and it’s worth the drive to catch one of these exciting events. Mesquite ProRodeo was founded in 1958 as a small, permanent rodeo. It has grown into a major attraction, with attendance topping 200,000 during the season. The arena includes a private, members-only restaurant and has hosted presidents and dignitaries.