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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  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 237,982. Garland is in Dallas County and is one of the best places to live in Texas. Living in Garland offers residents a dense 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
237,982

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$146,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,078
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%
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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
    121
    282.7
  • Murder
    3.8
    6.1
  • Rape
    47.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    102.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    464.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,884.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    345.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 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
    24%
    13%

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I have lived in Garland almost my entire life, and it’s been really nice. It’s a nice place to live in with your family too. There’s a lot of diversity everywhere you go. The schools in Garland are also excellent, especially academically. I wish the houses that are for sale weren’t so expensive though. My family has been wanting to move for a while but most of the houses we are interested in are a bit pricey considering how old they are. All in all, I have really enjoyed living here the last 13 years!
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Our family loves Garland! You always feel safe and it is so close to everything. It is an easy commute to downtown Dallas. Unfortunately Garland is being recognized as a great value and so many people are moving in causing Garland's housing prices to rise. There are great restaurants, parks and so close to fishing, skiing, sailing on Lake Ray Hubbard.
I was raised in Garland since I was 3, I have seen the changes that Garland has gone through and the improvements it has made. Garland is an average city to live in. The diversity in this city is definitely a factor to admire, I myself am Mexican and have felt comfortable and accepted in this city due to its diversity of Hispanics, Asians, African Americans, etc. I've seen the improvements of this city of building better roads, remodeling schools and raising money to improve the quality education of the schools. Garland has always felt like a safe city to travel around, the crime rate is moderately low and family friendly. For better improvements Garland should consider its occurring problem that has been increasing within the past two years of the number of homeless people standing near busy cross roads asking for money. While is it a sad sight to see it is also disrupting and is something Garland should look into to improve its city.