Irving, TX is a city located in Dallas County, Texas. It has a population of about 230,000 and is known for its oil refineries and other industrial operations. Irving also has several major shopping districts and tourist attractions, including the Las Colinas Urban Center and the Texas Stadium Complex. The city is served by two major airports, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and Dallas Love Field.
Irving was founded in 1903 as a stop on the Texas & Pacific Railway. The city was named after Washington Irving, an American author best known for his short stories “Rip Van Winkle” and “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.” Irving grew rapidly in the early 20th century as a transportation and industrial hub.