Covering 57 square miles, Garland is the 10th largest city in Texas, home to more than 40 and one of the fastest growing neighborhoods in the area. Located just 15 miles northeast of downtown Dallas, Garland is bordered by Interstate 635, Interstate 30, and United States 190 – and DFW International Airport is only 30 minutes away. The DART Light Rail Line bisects the city with two stations, one at Forest Lane and Jupiter Road and one in Historic Downtown Garland, making getting around the Metroplex easier than ever before.
Life here offers many cultural and entertainment options, and the community is focused on maintaining and improving its quality of life. The city’s frontage on Lake Ray Hubbard offers boating and fishing, while nearby Firewheel Golf Park offers two 18-hole courses that are consistently rated as one of the best municipal golf courses in the state. Garland also has 243-acres of forests and nearly 1,700 acres of parks, as well as complexes for softball, soccer and swimming. Garland also offers great shopping at Firewheel Town Center.
Three campuses within the Garland Inde- pendent School District (GISD) have been recognized by the US Department of Education as Blue Ribbon Schools. The district also offers computer labs on every campus, magnet schools for academically and artistically gifted students and advanced placement courses for college credit.
The expansion of Highway 190 to the north provides strong business opportunities for the area’s workforce. In anticipation of its expected growth trend, Garland’s Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Council have helped public and private sectors of the city work together to create more jobs and expand the commercial tax base.