Established and new neighborhoods combined with a progressive attitude make Grand Prairie equally attractive to businesses and new residents. Grand Prairie is only minutes south of DFW airport, and offers relaxation, family fun, friendly neighbors and a smart place to live and do business.
The majority of children living in Grand Prairie attend school in the Grand Prairie Independent School District, a 58-square mile district within the Dallas County portion of Grand Prairie. Students who reside in Tarrant County and Grand Prairie attend Arlington Independent School District, while small portions of town lie in other school districts such as Cedar Hill ISD, Irving ISD, Mansfield ISD, and Midlothian ISD.
Awarded the Texas Class I horse racetrack license in 1992, the Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie thoroughbred horse track opened in April 1997. The simulcast pavilion hosts thousands of customers a day as they bet on races throughout the country.
Grand Prairie is also close to Joe Pool Lake; in 1995, the city opened the popular $7.2 million Tangle Ridge Golf Club just south of the lake. Rated the eighth best golf course in Texas by Golf Digest, the course is reminiscent of the Texas Hill Country with dramatic elevation changes, tree-lined fairways and bentgrass greens.