A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  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
    A-
  12. Commute
    A-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$117,400
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$952
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%

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
    114
    273
  • Murder
    3
    6
  • Rape
    45
    41
  • Robbery
    136
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    578
    525
  • Theft
    2,257
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    317
    263

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$51,970
National
$53,889
Children
24%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    24%
    13%
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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.
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I'm pretty new to Garland, Texas. I have moved here 5 years ago from Russia. Absolutely new experience to me after Moscow or St Petersburg. So far I love this small city. Nice people, a lot of churches at every corner. Our house location is good for me to be able to reach all the stores I need. My family stays very close to downtown Garland which turns into a nice place during the holidays with its friendly small coffee houses and bars. I have not regretted at all. Love it!