Nestled between Dallas and Fort Worth, Grand Prairie offers its apartment-renting residents both a bustling economy and an abundance of recreational activities to choose from. Between the groundbreaking performances at the historic Updike theater and the largest flea market in Texas, families and single young professionals alike will find Grand Prairie an affordable and exciting place to live.
Grand Prairie was officially incorporated as a city in 1909, and during World War Two and beyond the city has grown to establish close ties to the defense and aviation industries. Today, the city has a bustling population that surpasses 175,000, and residents here enjoy a terrific quality of life that comes with the myriad of fun activities they have to choose from.
Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy everything that the Grand Prairie Parks, Arts and Recreation has to offer. With 52 parks, 6 lake parks, 3 recreation centers, as well as 3 outdoor pools, residents searching for an active lifestyle will find that this city is their perfect match.
Fashion-forward people will flock to this city, too, as Traders Village, labeled "The Famous Texas Flea Market" is based here. With more than 3,500 vendors selling items, this weekly event is any fashionista's dream, and with its rides, arcades, and variety of food, the event has enough amenities to appeal to the entire family.
Other activities to partake in while renting an apartment here include attending a Lone Star Park thoroughbred horse racing event, a Grand Prairie Airhogs minor league baseball game, and a show or performance at the historic landmark Uptown Theater.
Currently, Grand Prairie offers a "Grand Connection" transit system for those 60 years or older and/or those who have a physical or mental disability. Otherwise you will need to rely on your car to get around town.
If the pursuit of higher education is bringing you to Grand Prairie to look for an apartment to rent, there are a couple of solid options for you to choose from. Arlington Career Institute and Lincoln Technical Institute are both located on the west side of town and less than seven miles away from each other, both easily accessible by Texas Highway 360.
Some of the top employment industries in Grand Prairie include education, aerospace and defense, and plastics, with primary employers that include Grand Prairie Independent School Disrict, Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, and Poly-America Inc., among others.