"Major East-West commercial route"
Pioneer Parkway leaves Fort Worth, Arlington's large neighbor on the west, shedding its name of Rosedale St, but keeping its identity as a major commercial route through the length of Arlington. . Well established as one of the main arteries crossing the city, the street shows its age with an abundance of businessses along the route reflective of time past, including used car lots, strip clubs, small manufacturers, auto repair shops ,etc. As it approaches the center of the city, the street begins reflecting the neighborhoods near it. The businesses change to grocery stores and restaurants, and small strip malls with banks and beauty shops and doctors offices, schools and churches. It assumes yet another name, Jefferson St, as it enters Grand Prairie, Arlington's neighbor on the east.