Arlington is approximately 12 miles from downtown Fort Worth and 20 miles from Downtown Dallas. Arlington is home to the University of Texas at Arlington. It is also home to the Dallas Cowboys and the Texas Rangers. You can catch a baseball game and then stroll over to Six Flags over Texas for an exhilarating roller coaster ride! Or, if water slides is more your speed, Arlington is home to Hurricane Harbor as well. There is never a shortage of things to do in Arlington. The estimated population in 2012 was 375,600.