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Garland is a proud city, located northeast of Dallas, known for its affordable and business-friendly climate. Garland is considered one of the best cities for working parents and first time home buyers by move.org. Garland is home to major corporations as wells as a main-street style outdoor mall, Firewheel Town Center. Everything you need is in Firewheel, with over 100 businesses, restaurants and a movie theater. Garland offers a stable & diverse economy for businesses and residents to succeed. Firewheel Golf Course has been a PGA Tour qualifier course and is ranked the second best course in the state. Garland is home to parts of Lake Ray Hubbard, which provides year-round water recreation and lakeside dining.
While it is primarily a driving city, there is still the option to catch the DART Blue line from the Downtown Garland Station. Garland is also boxed in by some major highways, such I30, 635 and President George Bush Highway to make your travels easier. The City of Garland also owns the Garland/DFW Heloplex. This was the first municipal heliport in Texas!
You don't have to go far to have fun in this city. Downtown Garland has been revitalized with new shops, coffee spots & small brewpubs. Firewheel Town Center has everything you need to shopping, food and entertainment. Neighborhoods pride themselves on community involvement, innovativeness and sustainability projects. Most of Garland is in the Garland Independent School District. A unique feature of GISD is no zoning restrictions, so residents may apply to any GISD school.
The Garland community began in 1850 as two communities sprang up around the Santa Fe Railroad depot. Garland Power & Light was created in 1920 when a local businessman financed a new electrical generator plant for the town. In May 1972 an F4 tornado devastated the town. Businesses began to move back to the area in the late 1930's, like Kraft foods and KRLD, a major Dallas radio station. Garland added several notable developments in the northern part of the city, like a waterpark and Firewheel Town Center.
Garland ISD, Richardson ISD, Mesquite ISD, Plano ISD
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