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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
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B+
About Garland...
Population
234,810

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$121,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$973
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    38%
  • Own
    62%
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Garland Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    125
    283
  • Murder
    3
    6
  • Rape
    45
    41
  • Robbery
    144
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    618
    500
  • Theft
    2,239
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    351
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$53,220
National
$55,322
Children
23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    24%
    13%
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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!
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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.
I live in Garland since 2005. The neighborhood I live is very diverse and its quiet and safe. The City of Garland offers low taxes, great schools, and even has their own electric company that has the lowest rates in the state. The downtown Garland is going through a transformation that has brought in new housing opportunities along with new restaurants and shopping. If you enjoy the performing arts, Garland has one of the oldest and top-notch performing arts theatres called The Patty Granville Art Center that houses the Garland Summer Musicals and the Garland Civic Theater. On the downtown square has historic Plaza Theatre. You can catch the Dart train that takes all over Dallas. The parks and recreation here in Garland have great recreation centers, a surf & swim pool, and numerous festivals make it a great place to live. If shopping is your thing, Garland has the Firewheel Mall. I encourage everyone to visit and experience how great the City of Garland has to offer.