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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B
Garland is a suburb of Dallas with a population of 235,965. Garland is in Dallas County and is one of the best places to live in Texas. Living in Garland offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Garland there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Garland and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Garland are above average.
About Garland...
Population
235,965

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$132,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,013
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    38%
  • Own
    62%
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Garland Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    123.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    3.4
    6.1
  • Rape
    54.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    513.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,175.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    342.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    24%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    23%
    13%

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The city of Garland can best be described as a diamond in the rough. It continues to expand its diversity and foundations through the help of its government, moreover becoming more pleasing to the eye. The seven Garland public schools are considered to be one of the best education systems in Texas, guaranteeing students to excel in and out of the usual classroom setting. This is accompanied by the help of the new Gilbreath-Reed Career and Technical Center, which not only provides students to experience a variety of real working environments but also helps the student gain a better understand and become more comfortable with future jobs. Job opportunities can definitely be improved considering there is an immense amount of stores and restaurants that are available.
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I absolutely love Garland! It's a safe neighborhood filled with diverse ethnic backgrounds. I live right off of George Bush Highway. I'm so thankful as it is near everything I need such as private/public schools, grocery stores, restaurant, and Firewheel shopping center! It is home to me and I would definitely recommend living here!
Garland is a city unlike most. Despite being in Texas, we are possibly one of the most diverse cities throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolis! I am a resident here that loves living here. The food options are great and even if there isn't something you want, our neighboring cities are there too. The overall safety is fairly good depending on where you are in Garland. Our rich history as well as our continuous strive for success is a great place for you and your family.