10 reasons to live in Garland.

A Diverse and Welcoming Community -

Several national surveys give Garland kudos for diversity and a great value for homeowners. Niche.com ranks Garland as the fourth most diverse suburb in Texas and #10 overall. Homesnacks.net ranks Garland as the eighth most diverse city in Texas in 2019.

Best City For Raising a Family -

Move.org named Garland the eighth best city for raising a family, citing its low crime rate and affordability. With six recreation centers and more than 40 parks, the city is a favorite for families who want to enjoy the outdoors without ever leaving the city.

Best City for Millennials -

Garland was named among the top 50 cities in the U.S. for millennials due in part to our low unemployment rate, cost of living, and opportunities for future job growth.

Great Home Values -

Dallas Business Journal called Garland one of the best kept secrets in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, citing how much more home you can afford in Garland, while still enjoying great amenities, great schools and a vibrant arts community.

Small Businesses Thrive In Garland -

Local businesses give a community its unique character.  Garland is home to many such businesses. The Garland Chamber of Commerce, along with its many economic partners, provides a wealth of resources for businesses of every size and industry, especially for small businesses. Recognized by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce as performing among the top 1% of chambers nationwide with a prestigious 5-Star designation, the Garland Chamber of Commerce has established itself as an advocate for the local business community. Seize the opportunity to grow your own dream with the Chamber’s training resources, educational workshops, leadership programs and more.

Amazing Schools -

Garland Independent School District provides a unique School Choice program and the power to customize your child’s education. With a rich tradition of excellence, GISD boasts a diverse population that speaks more than 100 languages, as well as technology-driven campuses, magnet programs and approximately 200 Career and Technical Education courses.

Garland Has a Rich History -

As early as the mid-1800s, settlers began arriving in what is now Garland, thriving due to agriculture and two railroads. Since then Garland has evolved into a metropolitan-area city that offers its residents and businesses an excellent quality of life, in an affordable and business-friendly climate. Learn more about Garland’s rich history by touring Heritage Crossing and the Landmark Museum. Explore our Downtown area, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places along with the Travis College Hill Historic District.

A Thriving Downtown Shopping and Dining District -
  • Historic Downtown Garland retains much of its early 1900s charm while attracting trendy urbanites to come play, shop and live. D Magazine recently featured Downtown Garland’s resurgence, noting that the City has collaborated extensively with partners to create walkable streets, downtown residential housing, restaurants, breweries and more. In fact, the City’s new transit-oriented apartment buildings already have an occupancy rate of more than 98 percent – with historical leasing and occupancy rates also remaining above the Metroplex average. As D Magazine put it, Garland is “just getting started.“
A Vibrant Arts Scene -

The arts in Garland have flourished with the multitude of culturally diverse organizations who perform at the Granville Arts Center facilities. The City of Garland brings rich fine arts experiences that attract patrons from throughout North Texas. Through the Garland Cultural Arts Commission, community-based arts and historic organizations have found strong support and opportunities to grow.

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An Abundance of Outdoor Recreation -

Garland provides more than 2,800 acres for its residents to enjoy sports, recreation and other outdoor activities, as well as numerous aquatics and activity centers.  In fact, Garland is designated as a Playful City USA, honoring cities that put the needs of families first so kids can learn, grow and develop important life skills.