Garland Real Estate Information

One of Dallas's largest suburb, Garland, Texas, is an inner suburban community located just northeast of Dallas. At the time of the 2000 census, it was home to a population of more than 215,000 residents, enough to put it as the 10th largest city in the state. Residents in the city have an annual median household income of around $50,000. Real estate in the city spans a wide variety of offerings, from old, historic properties in the historic downtown area to more modern complexes in newer parts of the city.

The first settlers began to arrive in this area around 1850, but an official community wasn't started until 1874 when two communities were developed in the area, Embree and Duck Creek, both of which began to grow and develop around the Santa Fe railroad depot in the area at the time. In 1887 a judge moved the post office in the middle of the two towns to settle the dispute of which would receive it, and the area was renamed Garland after Attorney General Augustus Hill Garland. The city incorporated in 1891, but in 1927, a tornado struck the area and destroyed much of the town. It eventually was rebuilt and blossomed into the booming suburban city it is today.

Most children who live in Garland attend schools in the Garland Independent School District, which has seven high schools, though some parts of the city are also served by the Dallas, Mesquite and Richardson Independent School Districts. Dallas County Community College District broke ground in 2007 on its Garland campus, and classes were scheduled to begin in June 2009. For traveling in and around Garland, the city has two stops on the DART light rail's blue line: Forest/Jupiter Station and Downtown Garland Station.

Attractions in Garland include the newly opened Hawaiian Falls waterpark, Firewheel Town Center, an outdoor mall with more than 100 shops and Firewheel Golf Park. Cultural sites include the Patty Granville Arts Center, which houses three theaters and a ballroom. The Garland Opry has been providing musical entertainment for years, and the outdoors can be enjoyed at parks like Spring Creek Forest Preserve & Park Preserve, Surf and Swim @ Audubon Park and Lake Ray Hubbard.