Garland definitely sparkles — it is an attractive city in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. And while it may be considered a Dallas embellishment of sorts, Garland is a force all its own. Garland wasn’t named for the holiday finery, however – it was named for US Attorney General Augustus Hill Garland, who was in office from 1885-1889.
Garland was settled around 1850 and became a city in 1891. Among its historic locations, Historic Downtown Garland definitely stands out. The downtown area wraps around a fountain and reflecting pool and contains some fantastic destinations. The Garland Landmark Museum is located in the historic Santa Fe Railroad building and contains artifacts dating back to 1850. Other great places to visit after moving to your Garland apartment include the Granville Arts Center and The Nicholson Memorial Library.
Just 15 miles northeast of downtown Dallas, Garland offers a hometown atmosphere with a metropolitan edge. Garland was once listed as a “Top 100” place to live by Money Magazine, and part of the city’s charm is its extensive park system. Be sure to check out the 60 parks that cover 2,880 acres when you rent your apartment in Garland.
Grab the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Light Rail Line in Historic Downtown Garland for a convenient ride to the nearby metro city. And Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport is a mere 30 minutes away, an easy commute from your new Garland apartment to wherever you need to go.
King of the Hill fans, take note: the creator of the hit animated TV series, Mike Judge, once lived in Garland and used his experience as inspiration for the fictional town of Arlen. Other famous Garland residents include Gene Summers, LeAnn Rimes, Amber Dotson, and Crystal Bernard.