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Moving to Grand Prairie TX?

Grand Prairie belongs to the Mid-Cities area of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. As of 2017, this vibrant Texas city had a population of 190,682. It is the 15th biggest city in Texas and one of the top 150 largest cities in the country. In 2008, Grand Prairie was named one of Texas’ best cities by Money magazine. It is a top destination for family fun and has no shortage of live music, nightlife, and shopping centers. Moving to Grand Prairie TX is easy with the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport just minutes from the city’s boundaries. Recreation and leisure opportunities abound with over 5,000 acres of parkland to enjoy.

History

Grand Prairie was founded by Alexander McRae Dechman in 1863. Decham purchased nearly 340 acres of land along the Trinity River, but returned with his family to Birdville after encountering financial problems. They ultimately settled in Bryan. In 1909, Grand Prairie was officially incorporated as a town. Its name was selected based on maps dated between 1850 and 1859 referring to the land between Dallas and Fort Worth as “the grand prairie of Texas.” Since World War II, the city has been a center for defense and aviation.

Hospitals

Healthcare is a priority in the Dallas-Fort Worth region, which has over 65 hospitals.

and world-class doctors specializing in cardiology, cancer, cardiovascular surgery, sports medicine, psychiatry, and more. Texas General Hospital, located in Grand Prairie is a general and surgical facility with over 40 beds. Nearby are UT Southwestern Medical Center, which is ranked as the #1 hospital in Dallas and nationally ranked in six specialties, and Baylor University Medical Center, which is the #2 hospital in Dallas and nationally ranked for two specialties.

Weather

Grand Prairie has a humid subtropical climate. It has over 200 sunny days each year. The average temperature is 66.7°F. Snowfall is virtually nonexistent, and the city receives around 38 inches of rain annually. Daytime highs average 95°F in July. The average low in January is 35°F. Grand Prairie ranks 63 out of 100 on the Sperling comfort index, which ranks places nationwide based on comfort of their year-round climate. Grand Prairie’s rating exceeds the national average of 54.

Real Estate

Whether you’re moving to Grand Prairie TX for personal reasons or business, you can look forward to joining a friendly and welcoming community. Overall, Grand Prairie has a very healthy real estate market. Median home values and rental rates in Grand Prairie are below those of nearby Dallas. If you’re looking to move into town, contact a Grand Prairie moving company to help you out.

Transportation

With the DFW International Airport virtually in its back yard, Grand Prairie provides quick and easy access to Dallas and Fort Worth. Other major highways in the area are Interstates 20 and 30, which run through the city from east to west. Grand Prairie is close to Dallas, which has an extensive transportation network through the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) system.

Hotels

If you are looking for a good night’s sleep in Grand Prairie, you will find a variety of hotels to choose from. Hotels here include big names like Best Western Plus, Holiday Inn Express, Hyatt Place, and more. Whether you’re looking for a central location downtown or quiet accommodations away from the city noise, you will find plenty of motels, RV campgrounds, and hotels to choose from.

Cost of Living

The cost of living in Grand Prairie is 97.4, which is cheaper than the national average. Housing is the primary consideration in determining cost of living, but healthcare, housing, transportation, and utilities are factors too. In Grand Prairie, housing prices rank 87 out of 100, meaning that you get a good deal living here. When you’re ready, a Grand Prairie mover can help you make the transition into town.

Restaurants

As you might expect from a Texas city, there is plenty of classic American fare in Grand Prairie! That means you’ll find juicy burgers, steak and potatoes, and other American comfort foods. International cuisine is also an option here too. Asian restaurants in Grand Prairie will satisfy your craving for Chinese, Thai, and Malaysian food.

Schools

Students in Grand Prairie are served primarily by the Grand Prairie Independent School District. Over 26,000 students attend Grand Prairie’s 25 elementary schools, seven middle schools, and three high schools. The district also has two alternative education schools. Students are served by over 3,370 staff members.

Things to Do

No Grand Prairie guide is complete without a list of fun activities and events. Lone Star Park is popular for outdoor recreation. The Verizon Theatre hosts concerts and events throughout the year, and the Grand Prairie Airhogs, the city’s own minor league baseball team, play at The Ballpark in Grand Prairie, which is an 87,000 SF stadium. The Uptown Theatre in the heart of the Grand Prairie is a center for the arts.

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