Grand Prairie, TX

Population: 185,631 livability score shield

Key findings

  • Grand Prairie has a Livability Score of 80/100, which is considered exceptional
  • Grand Prairie crime rates are 19% lower than the Texas average
  • Cost of living in Grand Prairie is 5% higher than the Texas average
  • Grand Prairie real estate prices are 7% lower than the Texas average
  • Rental prices in Grand Prairie are 4% higher than the Texas average

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      Grand Prairie, TX

      Grand Prairie, Texas is divided among Dallas County, Tarrant County and Ellis County. It is part of the greater Dallas-Fort Worth area. The population of Grand Prairie is around 115,000 individuals. This city has been in Texas since 1863. It has large Civil War history, and it is even home to the first U.S. post office. Grand Prairie has so much to offer to anyone looking to move here.

      Grand Prairie sits right in between Dallas and Fort Worth. It is actually a neighborhood in itself of both of these larger cities. It is important to understand also that the climate in this city is hot and humid. There is also a chance of strong storms throughout the summer which could potentially be damaging. With this in mind, home insurance costs may be more expensive.

      The cost of housing is much lower than the national average. It is also lower than the cost of housing in the surrounding cities of Grand Prairie. The average price of a house in this town is around $130,000. The average price of a rental in this town is around $1,100. These prices are similar to other cities that are around the same size, but overall, are inexpensive compared to the rest of the country.

      The cost of utilities is right around the same as it is in the rest of the country in Grand Prairie. This may be primarily due to the fact that air conditioner will run much more in hot and humid summers. It is slightly more than it is found in the rest of Texas as well. Transportation costs are much more expensive in this area, however.

      Transportation costs are much higher as it only applies to gas prices. There are no public transportation offerings available. The city declined a partnership with the Dallas Area Rapid Transit System. There are, however, airports in the area at the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport that offers both domestic and international flights.

      As mentioned, Grand Prairie is a short commute to both Fort Worth and Dallas. Both of these cities are full of entertainment options. There are also entertainment options in Grand Prairie itself. These include Lone Star Park and GPX Skate Park, each with their own sporting competitions to see. There is also the Verizon Theatre where many individuals are able to see concerts or other large-scale events.

      Grand Prairie is a city situated between two of the largest cities in Texas. Despite this, the city has its own ability to be accommodating to families looking to move here. It offers great housing prices and great neighborhoods to allow you and your family to be safe. There is plenty to keep you busy upon moving here as well.

      Grand Prairie Reviews

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      Centrally located with great City management
      If you love food, personal space, light traffic and a central location, Grand Prairie is the place to be. This city has come a long way over the years and, as a real estate agent, I recognize how lucky I was to have purchased before the market started (exponentially) increasing.
      Our property taxes are high (Dallas County and GP schools) and our homeowners insurance isn't exactly low but we are here to stay.
      The City's Mayor and supporting management are amazing. One of my neighbor's trees fell and landed halfway in the road. A street crew arrived within 15 minutes and took care of business. Economic development has been amazing over the past few years. They are focusing on family and friends with's working.
      Despite the occasional ambulance or fire truck, this city is not loud.
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      Grand Prairie, TX - The Little City on the Praire!
      Grand Prairie, TX was one of a few stops on a business trip to Texas in 2009. I found Grand Prairie to be a little more than I expected but still nothing "over-the-top". Grand Prairie does a nice job at provided a clean and friendly downtown environment with emphasis on restaurants and shopping.

      There are not really any major attractions in Grand Prairie. The downtown city area of Grand Prairie is well designed and has a modern feel. I was impressed by the overall design and cleanliness. I enjoyed a nice afternoon visiting a local restaurant; the majority of the food in Grand Prairie seems to have a Spanish influence. Afterwards I enjoyed walking up and down the main boulevard area and browsing through the many smaller shops and some larger ones as well!

      Shopping is decent if you enjoy smaller local establishments but you won't find any huge malls! The community seems nice enough but the overall area around Grand Prairie feels to spaced apart and baron. The nightlife is practically non-existent. I would recommend stopping downtown for a bite to eat or maybe to browse the antique shops!
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      Source: The Grand Prairie, TX data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).