Grand Prairie, TXHomes for Sale and Neighborhoods
Around Grand Prairie
Starting as early as World War I, Grand Prairie has been a favored location for defense and aviation firms. The city has seen the production of numerous aircraft versions, including the Liberator Bomber, P-51, Mustang, F-8 Crusader and A-7 Corsair. Several major manufacturers in the aviation industry still call Grand Prairie home or have major presence in the city, including Vought, Airbus, and Bell. This concentration has brought a large concentration of aerospace engineers, professionals, and technicians to the area.
Cost of Living
Grand Prairie is considered one of the more affordable areas within the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, with a variety of home choices from starter homes to exclusive gated communities. The overall cost of living in Grand Prairie is generally a bit lower than the national average. Extensive retail and wholesale shopping options provide the opportunity to live more economically than in many other metropolitan areas.
There is no public transportation system within Grand Prairie, but it is fully served by a network of major highways and freeways. Both Interstate-20 and 35 run through the city, and the President George Bush Turnpike was added as a north-south option in 2010. Other major arteries, such as Belt Line Road, provide easy access to all areas of the Metroplex.
The Grand Prairie Independent School District serves most students, with several other districts (primarily Arlington ISD) providing schooling to residents in other areas of the city. Four major high schools are fed by an infrastructure of elementary and middle schools, and there are several private and charter schools in the area. Residents often make their home choices within the city based on their school district of preference.
Grand Prairie residents have several unique options for their enjoyment, most notably Trader’s Village, and Epic Waters. The area benefits from the large concentration of tourist attractions in nearby Arlington and Irving, which include the Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers, Typhoon Texas Water Park, and the original Six Flags over Texas. The area also contains a large number of dining and shopping establishments, including the recently opened Grand Prairie Premium Outlets. The city hosts a full schedule of annual and seasonal events, including the Annual Native American Pow Wow, Taste of Grand Prairie, and the popular Fiestas Patrias.
With its central location within the Metroplex, the residents of Grand Prairie enjoy the ability to take advantage of the ever-growing list of events, facilities and attractions of both Dallas, Fort Worth and other nearby cities.
Disclaimer: School attendance zone boundaries are supplied by Maponics and are subject to change. Check with the applicable school district prior to making a decision based on these boundaries.
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