Garland, Texas

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Garland is huge and that can be daunting in considering neighborhoods. One great feature that reduces some of that stress though is that the school district is structured so you can choose any school regardless of the neighborhood you’re in. Generally the newer neighborhoods are in the north, older neighborhoods in the central and south sides of the city. Newer neighborhoods are generally middle to upper price ranges and the older neighborhoods are a mix of inexpensive to historic high-end.


Young Professionals

As with most cities in the suburbs of Dallas, there is a viable downtown commercial district in Garland that attracts the majority of young professionals. If you combine the existing condo/loft options with a massive new mixed use, residential and retail development coming on the west side of downtown, then you have a growing environment for young people looking for and active place to live. As with most cities, young professionals should start their search downtown.

  • Downtown

The Enclave

Young Families

As was noted in the opportunity section this is a great city for young home buyers to get their start. The newer neighborhoods on the north side and along the turnpike are a good area for young families. Consider starting with The Enclave which has an amazing ratio of home cost to income and stay along the turnpike in your search. Nice homes, yards and services at affordable prices make this area your best bet.

  • The Enclave
  • Meadowood
  • Club Creek

Hills at Firewheel

Established Families

The nicest neighborhoods of Garland run along the north side of the city, bordering Plano and filled with parks and golf courses. As noted, the schools throughout the city are available to anyone who chooses to go to them so living in the north is no big deal whether you choose to go to the schools close to you (which are excellent) or those farther south in the center of the city. When starting your search if you’re looking for bigger homes, yards and a close by commercial district look first at the Firewheel area. All these neighborhoods: Hills of Firewheel, Firewheel Estates, Firewheel Farms etc. all surround the Park and Golf course and are wonderful for families looking for room to spread their wings.

  • Hills at Firewheel
  • Firewheel Estates
  • Spring Park
  • Greens