Duncanville, "The City of Champions," began as a small settlement that grew with the completion of the Chicago, Texas and Mexican Central Railroad in the late 19th century. Today, it is a suburb of Dallas, located directly between Dallas and Fort Worth, with nearly 40,000 residents. The city is ideally located for travel, just 20 minutes from Dallas Love Field Airport and 25 minutes from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.
As it has grown, Duncanville has placed emphasis on recreation and nature. In 2002, the city was recognized as a Tree City USA, and it offers residents of Duncanville rental homes dozens of facilities for outdoor activities. The city has 13 parks, 24 tennis courts, 16 soccer fields, 14 baseball/softball fields and three walking trails. It also houses Kidsville, the largest volunteer-built playground in the world.
Residents also enjoy the 600-acre Dallas Nature Center and the 7,500-acre Joe Pool Lake. The lake has four surrounding parks, which together cover 3,400 acres and feature eight miles of hiking trails and 10 miles of mountain trails. Duncanville is also ideal for any golfer. Some of the popular courses in the area are Thorntree Country Club, Dallas National Golf Course, Tangle Ridge Golf Club and Country View Golf Course. Hockey fans will also love the Dr Pepper StarCenter, the 95,000-square foot rink built for the Dallas Stars. The center also served as the practice facility for the 2003 U.S. Figure Skating Championships.
If you're looking for houses for rent in Duncanville, the city has a variety of locations and sizes available. If you prefer Duncanville rental houses near parks, looking off Main Street, which is close to Armstrong Park and Lakeside City Park. Also consider homes for rent in Duncanville off of North Cockrell Hill Road, which is near Limestone Park. Additionally, two of the most popular new developments are The Estates of Windmill Hill and The Creeks of Windmill Hill.