A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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+

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%

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
    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

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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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.
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The city of Garland boasts diversity in many ways - the culture of the people, the food and shopping options, the range of housing, and the availability of public and private education. Garland has been labeled as "ghetto Garland" in the past, but when you live here, you feel the uniqueness of the city and feel nothing but comfort for where you live!
Garland Texas is a small little town that is home to various rivalries of Football. For more than 100 years, Garland High School has shaped the futures of many students. Moreover, the city of Garland welcomes a very diverse population and easy access to the big city of Dallas! It's a great, cheap, and diverse place to live for the quiet ones. It's home to a great mall, fun sports entertainment, and easy living for all. Garland will ACCEPT YOU! Amazing city, small place, big package to settle down, Garland will always be home.