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Garland, Texas is a northeast inner suburb of Dallas that 222,013 people call home. Garland is the tenth most populous city in the state of Texas and the eighty-sixth most populous city in the United States.
Garland’s outstanding city services, beautiful parks, nearby lakes and great schools provide a quality lifestyle and sense of community that make Garland a wonderful place to live. Delight in the cultural arts at the Patty Granville Arts Center or enjoy hiking in one of Garland’s nature preserves. Garland has something for everyone and is one of the most charming, friendly cities in all of Texas.
Most of Garland is served by the Garland Independent School District. Parts of Garland extend into other districts, including the Dallas Independent School District, the Mesquite Independent School District, and the Richardson Independent School District. Unlike most school districts the GISD does not have school zoning, so GISD residents may apply to any GISD school.
The GISD portion of Garland is served by several high schools. Garland H.S. is home to the district’s International Baccalaureate program. North Garland H.S. is the math, science, and technology magnet. Lakeview Centennial H.S. is GISD’s “College & Career” magnet school, and South Garland H.S. is known for it’s vocational cosmetology program. Other GISD high schools include Naaman Forest H.S., Rowlett H.S., and Sachse High School.
The Mesquite ISD portion of Garland is served by Price Elementary School, Vanston Middle School, and North Mesquite H.S. The Richardson ISD portion is served by O. Henry Elementary, Liberty Junior High, and Berkner H.S., which are in the western part of Garland. There are Garland apartments located near all of the public schools.
The City of Garland has a comfortable hometown feel in the midst of a thriving metropolitan area with one of the world’s largest economies. Some of Garland’s largest assets include it’s excellent city services, sound infrastructure, and responsive locally-owned utilities anchored by Garland Power & Light, Garland Environmental Waste Services, and Garland Waste Water Utility.
Garland has five major roadways; I-30, I-635, State Highway 78, President George Bush Turnpike(toll), and the Beltline Loop. Garland is a proud participant in the Dallas Area Rapid Transit system(DART). The city is on the “Blue Line” and has two stations: the Forest/Jupiter Station and the Downtown Garland Station. Garland is one of the largest manufacturing cities in the state of Texas with over 375 manufacturing firms. Apartments in Garland employ hundreds of residents in the city.
The Garland area was settled during the 1850′s, but no community existed until 1874. During that year, two communities began to form in the area; Embree, named for physician K.H. Embree, and Duck Creek, named for a local creek of the same name. A rivalry between the two towns ensued as the area began to grow around the Sante Fe Railroad Depot. Eventually, to settle a dispute over who would have the local post office, the post office was moved between the two towns. That move was completed in 1887. The new location was named Garland after Attorney General Augustus Hill Garland. Soon after, the Garland Post Office, Embree and Duck Creek were combined and became the City of Garland which was incorporated in 1891. By 1904, the city had a population of 819 residents.
On May 9th, 1927, a devastating tornado destroyed much of Garland and killed 17 people, including the mayor. Businesses didn’t begin to return significantly until the late 1930′s. By 1950, the population of Garland exceeded 10,000 people. Following World War II, the suburban population boom that the entire country experienced also reached Garland. By 1960, the population quadrupled from the 1950 figure to around 38,500. By 1970, the population doubled to 81,500, and by 1980, there were 138,850 residents in Garland. During the 2000′s, Garland added several new developments: The Garland ISD’s Special Event Center, Hawaiian Falls Water Park, and Firewheel Mall Town Center, an outdoor mall with more than 100 businesses. Most of this new development has occurred in the northern portion of Garland.
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