Named one of the best cities in Texas by Money Magazine, Grand Prairie, TX offers something for everyone. With family-fun, great shopping and a location in the middle of the Metroplex, this thriving community draws many visitors each year. Often those visitors fall in love with the community and decide to call it their own. Whether you are considering a visit or relocation, you will find much to appeal to you in this vibrant town.
When you make the choice to move to this popular city, you are in good company. The U.S. Census estimates 185,453 people call the city home, a nearly 6% change over the last official census numbers in 2010. This makes Grand Prairie the 15th largest city in the state and among the top 150 across the country. Over 30% of the population is under the age of 18, showing the family-friendly nature of the community. The community is quite diverse, and it offers a diverse selection of real estate options to meet that need. Whether you are a couple in search of a condo or town home or a family looking for a single-family property in an established neighborhood with community parks and amenities, you will find it in this Texas community.
Grand Prairie's strong business climate means this city offers a number of exceptional employment options, which makes it an appealing place to live for those in the midst of building a career. In addition to the local school district, two of the top area employers, which employ over 2,000 people each, are Lockheed Martin and Poly-America, Inc. The business-friendly community has drawn several corporate offices, including Six Flags and Airbus Helicopters, Inc.
The majority of students who call this town home attend schools in the Grand Prairie Independent School District. The district is large with a number of offerings that allow students to pursue their interests. After elementary school, a variety of middle and high school opportunities allow students to pursue their interests. The Grand Prairie Collegiate Institute is a great choice for those pursuing college training, while the Grand Prairie Fine Arts Academy gives those with a love for art a chance to learn more about that passion.
From shopping to theater to interesting things to see, this city has it all. The Uptown Theater is a fully restored theater from the 1950s, where residents enjoy plays, musical, concerts and other live performances throughout the year. For those who prefer sports over art, the Grand Prairie Airhogs provide a professional baseball experience, while the Tangle Ridge & Prairie Lakes golf courses capitalize on the great Texas weather.
Shopping is a popular pastime in this thriving community, and the Grand Prairie Premium Outlets is an excellent place to grab a deal, while treasure hunters appreciate the Famous Texas Flea Market at Traders Village, where over 3,500 venders come every weekend to sell their wares.
If you are searching for Grand Prairie homes for sale, contact the real estate professionals at RE/MAX DFW Associates today to discuss your goals and start the process of finding your home!