Addison is an incorporated town in Dallas County. Addison is best-known within the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex region for its abundance of restaurants and nightlife.
The land occupied by Addison was settled as early as 1846 when Preston Witt built a house near White Rock Creek. In 1902 the community named itself Addison, after Addison Robertson, who served as postmaster from 1908 to 1916. The first industry was a cotton gin, opening in 1902 on Addison Road. The City of Addison was incorporated on June 15, 1953. The first mayor of Addison was M. W. Morris, and the aldermen were Guy Dennis, Robert W. Wood, J. E. Julian, Jr., Dr. H. T. Nesbit, and Seldon Knowles. In 1982 the name was changed to "Town of Addison."
Most residents are zoned to the Dallas Independent School District(DISD(, while some are zoned to the Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District (CFBISD). Addison is also the home of two private schools. Greenhill School, which is a co-educational private school, enrolls over 1,200 students from preschool to high school. In addition, Trinity Christian Academy is within the town's borders.
With more than 170 restaurants, there is a restaurant for every 79 Addison residents. Addison is a popular location for many Dallas-area restaurants because Addison allows restaurants to serve alcoholic beverages by the drink, while many nearby municipalities do not. Major corporate headquarters in Addison include Dresser and Mary Kay Cosmetics. Other major employers in Addison include Bank of America and Regus, Jani-King and Palm Harbor Homes.
UNIQUE THINGS TO DO AND SEE IN ADDISON
Addison has 118 acres of parkland. The Addison Athletic Club is a 52,000 sq. ft. residents-only facility that features indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a gymnasium, fitness equipment, and racquetball courts.
Because of Addison's overwhelmingly commercial atmosphere, residents of Addison enjoy a unique lifestyle not common in other suburbs. Residents and visitors can enjoy many Addison attractions. There are special events in Addison 22 weekends of the year.
The WaterTower Theatre produces plays and musicals and hosts the annual Out of the Loop Festival. The Cavanaugh Flight Museum houses a collection of aircraft since World War I.
Addison Circle Park, built in the early 2000s, is a venue for several seasonal outdoor events, such as the "Addison Kaboom Town!," "Addison Oktoberfest," and the foodie fun event, "Fork & Cork".
The Addison Improv Comedy Club brings in some of the most acclaimed comedians in the industry.
Addison is noted for being home to the original locations of both Texas de Brazil and Fogo de Chão, two Brazilian Churrascaria franchises that are both in the midst of rapid national expansion.
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