Garland is ranked among CNN and MoneyMagazine's Top 100 Places to Live list, and is filled with opportunities for its residents. Located close to the Dallas / Fort Worth area in Dallas and Collin counties, the community boasts a high quality of life. Excellent transportation, historic communities, appealing neighborhoods and a growing economy with a business-friendly climate all contribute to making Garland a great place to live!
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As the 12th largest city in the state, Garland offers a strong business climate, excellent schools and a thriving recreational department. As a leader in the regional economy and a town that boasts a high quality of life with affordable real estate options, this city is worth considering when looking for a home in the Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex. With the motto of Texas Made Here, Garland embraces all that makes Texas living so appealing.
The U.S. Census Bureau estimates the population of Garland in 2014 was 235,501 people, an increase of nearly 4% since the 2010 official census. Over the years, more and more people have discovered the benefits of the suburban lifestyle offered in here, causing an increased number of people to move to the community. Nearly 30% of those homes have children in them, which show that families are finding Garland an attractive place to live. Those in search of properties here who wish to join this growing population will find a number of options, with homes in carefully planned communities common in this city. Browse the newest real estate listings in Garland, TX.
The Garland Independent School District offers a number of quality schools for area parents to consider. The Walnut Glen Academy for Excellence, the Hillside Academy for Excellence and Abbett Elementary School are some of the top-rated options for young students. For high school, students have the option to choose based on their career goals. Garland High School offers an international baccalaureate program, while North Garland High School is the magnet school for math, science and technology and Lakeview Centennial High School is the college and career high school. Also, Richland College and Amberton University both have campuses in Garland for post-high-school studies. Find homes in Garland by school district.
Since the early 1900s, Garland has been a business-friendly community, with Kraft Foods having a plant in the community since its earliest days. This city has long been seen as a business-friendly community, and today it boasts many top area employers. The leading employer in Garland is Raytheon E-System, which employs over 3,500 people. Other top area employers include Wal-Mart Super Centers, Navistar International and Danaher, which all employ over 500 people. Garland's excellent employment options contribute to the high quality of life enjoyed by those in this thriving city. The city boasts one of the lowest poverty rates in the country, with a high employment rate and a profitable business sector.
As one of the largest cities in Dallas County, Garland is packed with interesting things to do. Each year, residents head to the Granville Arts Center, where they can see performances in one of two proscenium theaters, enjoy the Plaza Theatre or attend events in the glass-enclosed ballroom which features an elegant outdoor courtyard. This facility is owned and operated by the city and the Parks and Recreation Department offers over 2,880 acres of park land, six recreational centers and 60 total parks.
For those who love history, the Garland Landmark Museum houses artifacts from the city's history inside the former Santa Fe depot. Historic Downtown Garland, which is now home to numerous shops and restaurants, gives the opportunity to enjoy the rich history of the region. When residents want to shop until they drop, Firewheel Town Center and its shops and restaurants are ready to be discovered.
For outdoor recreation, consider visiting the 2,300 acres of parkland, spending time at Lake Ray Hubbard or taking a walk or ride along the 20 miles of trails and paths throughout town.
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