There is something to be said for living close to the big city, but not having to deal with the big city hassles. In Grand Prairie, Texas, access to the arts, culture and events of Dallas and Fort Worth are all yours and just minutes away. This city of 190,000 residents is the 15th largest in the Lone Star state.
Grand Prairie is known for being a diverse, tight-knit community, with plenty of things and ideal for growing families, a combo you may not always find in a city of this size.
This “no-hassles city” has all the amenities that you could ask for. If you love the outdoors, Grand Prairie has 58 different parks, and in 2017 the Grand Prairie Parks, Arts & Recreation Department was named best in the nation. Here you will find countless options for hiking, skating, camping and so much more. At Joe Pool Lake, walk along the white sand beach, play some beach volleyball or spend the day boating and swimming.
Golfers love Grand Prairie for the Riverside Golf Course and the Tangle Ridge Golf Course, both known for being among the most picturesque golf courses in the county.
For a fun night out, head over to a concert at the 6,350-seat Verizon Theater, or catch a performance at the historic Uptown Theater. For those who can’t resist a bargain, spend a day at Traders Village, the largest flea market in Texas, or find more retail therapy at the Grand Prairie Premium Outlets.
Foodies will not be disappointed in Grand Prairie, as it is home to Asia Times Square and Hong Kong Market, one of the largest Asian markets in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Residents can also enjoy fresh seasonal produce at the large farmer’s market in Grand Prairie.
Events and celebrations take place throughout the year, and from Thanksgiving to New Years, the two-mile “Prairie Lights” display of over 4 million lights is a real crowd-pleaser.
The median home value in Grand Prairie is $190,200. Westchester Crossing and Mira Lagos — both located near Joe Pool Lake — are popular neighborhoods that feature new construction single-family homes.
To see what this family friendly city has to offer, check out Grand Prairie — it might just offer the kind of hassle-free life you are looking for.