Introduction to Balch Springs, Texas
Balch Springs, Texas, in Dallas county, is 3 miles SW of Mesquite, Texas and 11 miles SE of Dallas, Texas. The city benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns that it shares the Dallas metropolitan area with. Balch Springs' population is approximately 19,375.
Balch Springs History
Farmers moved to this area in 1845 after Texas became a state in 1841. John Balch was one of the early settlers in this region, and the community was named in his honor. The region was sparsely populated until World War II.
Balch Springs and nearby Attractions
- African American Museum
- Museum of Nature & Science
- Central Baptist Church of Rylie
- Dallas World Aquarium
- Chiesl Baseball Complex
- Cheyenne Park
Things To Do In Balch Springs
Balch Springs is the ideal destination for history lovers. There are a number of museums nearby that provide insight into the region's history and culture. The African American Museum, Dallas Historical Society, Meadows Museum and the Museum of Nature & Science are all in the area. The park areas have provisions for the enjoyment of a variety of physical activities. In addition, the Dallas World Aquarium and the Dallas Zoo are also nearby.
Balch Springs Transportation
Dallas Love Field is the nearest airport.
Balch Springs Higher Education
Opportunities for higher education are offered by Eastfield College, Southern Methodist University, North Lake College and the Devry Institute of Technology.