Situated just 16 miles north of Dallas, Addison is a small town with a close community feel and big-city access and attractions. Settled in the 1840s and incorporated in 1953, Addison is home to a lot of people who live and/or work in the area, lots of business space, parkland and over 170 restaurants to choose from. Additionally, Addison houses the third largest general aviation airport in the country.
With 15 parks and 118 acres of combined parkland, Addison is an ideal hometown for any outdoor enthusiast. The parks offer playgrounds, pavilions, trails and rentable areas for parties or get-togethers. Specifically, the Arapaho Pedestrian Trail is a half-mile long, and the White Rock Creek Trail covers three-quarters of a mile. Residents are also eligible to join the Addison Athletic Club.
If you prefer indoor activity, particularly at excellent restaurants, Addison is the place for you as well. Just some of the featured eateries in the area include Chamberlain's Fish Market Grill, Chamberlain's Steak and Chop House, JAXX Café, Canary Café Mediterranean Steak and Seafood, Avareti Euro Bistro and Lawry's The Prime Rib. Or you can check out Pete's Dueling Piano bar, a local favorite.
Addison also features some great museums, particularly the Cavanaugh Flight Museum and the Mary Kay Museum. Cavanaugh is located on the grounds of the Addison Airport and features aircraft from WWI, WWII and the 1950s, as well as an aviation art gallery, air shows and plane rides. The Mary Kay Museum is located inside the Mary Kay World Headquarters and celebrates the famous makeup icon, as well as some of her most successful independent sellers.
Houses for rent in Addison are available in a variety of excellent neighborhoods. If you're looking for Addison rental homes southwest of downtown, check out Waterford Circle. If you prefer homes for rent in Addison in a more central spot, look around Addison Circle Park, which even features three performance venues.