As the 12th largest city in the state, Garland, TX 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, Garland 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 homes for sale in Garland who wish to join this growing population will find a number of options, with homes in carefully planned communities common in this city.
Since the early 1900s, Garland has been a business-friendly community, with Kraft Foods having a plant in the community since its earliest days. Today, Raytheon E-Systems, with 3,500 employees, is one of the top employers in the region. Wal-Mart employs 1,250 people and Navistar International employs 800. The city boasts one of the lowest poverty rates in the country, with a high employment rate and a profitable business sector.
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.
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.
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