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A- Garland Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B- Garland Cost of Living Cost of living is 4% higher than Texas
946% less expensive than the US average
919% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Garland cost of living
C- Garland Crime Total crime is 12% higher than Texas
Total crime
3,34922% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 3022% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-3%Year over year crime is down
Garland crime
D Garland Employment Household income is 3% lower than Texas
Median household income
$53,2204% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$21,93126% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%16% higher than the US average
Garland employment
A- Garland Housing Home value is 15% lower than Texas
Median home value
$121,40034% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$9733% higher than the US average
Home ownership
62%3% lower than the US average
Garland real estate
B+ Garland Schools HS graduation rate is 7% lower than Texas
High school grad. rates
72%13% lower than the US average
School test scores
72%47% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
15:17% lower than the US average
Garland K-12 schools or Garland colleges

Living in Garland, TX

Located in the state of Texas, Garland is a large city with a population of 234,810 residents. Garland has a population density of 4,117 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population density level. More than a quarter of the residents of Garland identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino, and 36% of the population speak Spanish as their primary or secondary language.

Without the right tools, relocating to any new town can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Garland, Texas could be a great experience for anyone who puts in the effort to do the research required. The best areas in Garland and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from crime, weather, employment, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the Texas and national averages.

Using data and statistics Garland has received a livability score of 78/100. This score is ranked in the 91st percentile when compared to all other cities. Pack your bags! This is a very high score in comparison to other US cities. Living in Garland could be a great choice! This city is also ranked in the top 10 percentile of all cities across the USA. There are seven total categories that create the livability score. Garland ranks well for amenities (A-), cost of living (B-), education (B+) and housing (A-). Unfortunately for Garland, there are some categories for which it does not rank well, this includes: employment (D).

Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Garland, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do.

Jobs are always a hot topic for anyone looking to relocate to a new area. Your chances of finding new employment in Garland is actually far better than most areas. With a low unemployment rate of 1.3%, finding work should be much easier than the average city.

Knowing that the Garland schools rank highly for test scores plays an important factor in deciding if this area is the right place to live. The average school test scores are 72%, which is far higher than the national average.

For buyers, real estate will be the largest purchase they ever make and it will also be their most valuable asset. For renters, the monthly rent paid on their Garland apartments will most likely be their largest expense. Based on tangible metrics like home and rental affordability and appreciation rates, housing in this area has received a score that is well above the average of every other US city.

There are many factors that go into deciding if an area is the right fit for your lifestyle. Certain “must haves” like low crime, great schools and nearby amenities are all at the top of most people's lists. But before even considering if those options are available, most people will need to know if the real estate in Garland is actually affordable. The median home price for Garland homes is $121,400, which is 14.9% lower than the Texas average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Garland, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 2.3, which is 11.5% lower than the Texas average. Purchasing your new home can come with many financial benefits, some of which are more lucrative than others. Perhaps the most notable benefit could be the appreciation of your new home. Home appreciation rates are a good way to generate tax-free equity on a long term basis. The year over year appreciation rates in Garland were 11.2%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 12%.

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Compare Garland, TX Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Garland, TX

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Far North, Dallas8611.3163,453
Apollo Arapaho And Camelot, Garland854.13,845
Oakridge, Garland843.23,126
Coomer Creek, Garland842.36,363
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Camelot, Garland844.73,765
Brentwood Place, Garland833.5334
Firewheel Estates, Garland833.8519
Arts District, Dallas8212.8581

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Coppell, TX9121.240,631
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Bedford, TX9029.648,864
McKinney, TX9020.1156,821
North Richland Hills, TX9035.167,994
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Extremely disappointed with City Services and Police personnel

I've lived in Garland for 2.5 years and purchased a house in a pleasant, diverse neighborhood. However, I have been extremely disappointed with the City Services and Police Department: 1) My neighborhood's streets are literally crumbling. Deep potholes cover the streets. The City haphazardly fills them with asphalt, which breaks apart soon after. Light poles lean over and are not consistently lit. 2) I contacted my Councilperson about the issue with the streets. He never responded. After I emailed him again, along with the mayor and other City officials, he finally forwarded my email to another Department. He never showed the least interest in hearing my complaints as a citizen. 3) I've found the Police personnel extremely unfriendly. I went to the Police headquarters, seeking help about a serious personal problem. I was being threatened, which could easily result in investigation at the least, or even my arrest. The two police officers were extremely dismissive and barely polite. I felt as though I was on the defensive as a troubled citizen, seeking help from my Police Department. Additionally, police often drive their police cars and SUV's extremely aggressively around the city; driving very fast, passing dangerously close, and failing to signal (when the lights and sirens are off). I just wonder where and how my City taxes are being spent.
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Can't Spell Garland without Grand

I moved from St. Louis, Missouri to Garland, Texas nine years ago. From the moment I moved here I was overtaken by the great southern hospitality. Being from a big city, it was strange having people wave at you and shake your hand when they didn't even know you, but now I am the same way. The fact that Garland is beautiful during all seasons may affect why everyone is so friendly. Not to mention, the quick four hour drive to the beach.

There are so many things to do here in Garland. The streets are lined with hundreds of restaurants of all styles, including my two favorite; Siciliano's, which has delectable Italian food, and Cristina's, which has authentic, and to die for, Tex-Mex. Just be careful when ordering soda though because everything is a Coke, including Pepsi. The "everything is bigger in Texas" mentality rings true when it comes to Texas shopping. While the shopping is not the best in Garland, Allen Premium Outlets, which is about a 20 minute drive from Garland, is the biggest outlet mall I have ever seen, with over 100 stores. It is a great place to spend a day with family or friends. The nightlife in Garland consists mainly of local sports bars, which isn't really my cup of tea, but Dallas is only a 25 minute drive away and the nightlife there is amazing.

All in all, Garland, Texas is a great place to live. A good central location for traveling to tons of Texas hotspots, and a community jam-packed with nice people and great food. You couldn't pay me to move.
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Gorgeous Garland, Texas

I have lived in Garland, Texas, which is part of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, for the past two years. There are many family-owned and national-chain restaurants in Gardland from which to choose. Since Garland is situated in seamless transition to Dallas, the opportunity for nightlife activities is endless. Additionally, the city of Garland has a vast array of cultural arts centers, libraries, festivals, and live performances ranging from children's presentations to orchestra performances. If golf is a sport enjoyed, Garland has large golf complex that is used as part of the U.S. qualifying tour. The ethnic diversity is wide ranging, and the people move at a fast pace while still managing to maintain a friendly atmosphere.

Garland features many private mall complexes and some great shopping, as well as easy access to complexes in adjacent cities. Road improvement is the most difficult part of living in Garland, because, as with any developing area, they are always expanding the roadways. However, Garland is centrally located to several of the main roadways into Dallas and the surrounding area. Overall, I would highly recommend Garland to any single, couple or young family.
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Source: The Garland, TX data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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