Addisonpopulation 15,407 (2013)
Addison sits at the crest of northern Dallas. The town, which has grown substantially since the 1980s, offers excellent municipal services and outstanding parks and recreation programs. Addison is well-known for it special events, which take place approximately 30 weekends of the year and include such popular events as the North Texas Jazz Fest, Oktoberfest and Taste Addison. Addison Circle Park, built in the early 2000s, is the venue for many outdoor events and concerts. The town is well-known for hosting Kaboom Town!, one of the largest 4th of July fireworks shows in the United States. Addison is also home to more than 170 restaurants and Addison Airport is the nation’s third-largest general aviation airport. Residents enjoy exceptional shopping at the Galleria Dallas and Village on the Parkway. Addison is approximately 20 minutes north of downtown Dallas, and offers easy access to major highways within the city.
Today, Addison is the result of explosive growth of business since the 1980s. Though Addison has only slightly over 13,000 residents, daytime population is estimated at over 100,000.
With more than 170 restaurants, there is a restaurant for every 79 Addison residents. Addison has 22 hotels, featuring a total of at least 4,000 hotel rooms and meeting facilities.
Addison Airport consumes roughly half of the town's 11.5 square kilometers (4.4 sq mi) and is the third-largest general aviation airport in the nation. Major corporate headquarters in Addison include Dresser and Mary Kay Cosmetics. Other major employers in Addison include Bank of America and Regus. Other companies based in Addison include Jani-King and Palm Harbor Homes. Martinaire has its headquarters on the property of Addison Airport. Compuware has offices in Addison.At one time CompUSA and Pizza Hut had their headquarters in Addison, Now located in Plano.
Addison is located in close proximity to the headquarters of HP Enterprise Services (formerly Electronic Data Systems), JC Penney, and Frito Lay in Plano.
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. TheWaterTower Theatre produces plays and musicals and hosts the annual Out of the Loop Festival. The Cavanaugh Flight Museumhouses 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. Source: Wikipedia