Being the largest city in the northeast Dallas, Garland has a seat in the Dallas County, whereas its small portion is also found in the Collin County. With a population of around 250,000, Garland is ranked as 67th most suitable places to live in the world by the CNN Money. Garland communal life is quite different from the communal life in other Counties of America. Garland is primarily known for its tourist sites and entertainment centers. Garland tourist attractions comprise mostly of the kids’ entertainment and water entertainment sites.
Garland popular culture is shared by the Afro-Americans, Whites, Native Americans and Pacific Islanders. The family size of Garland is 3.4 at average, and therefore, the people of Garland enjoy an up to the scratch lifestyle with respect to earning and lifestyle facilities. At average, a family receives around $50,000 a year for livelihood. Note that the percentage of male workers is more than the female workers in Garland.
The climate of Garland remains humid and sometimes windy. The temperature might fall below 15 degrees in winter and go above 40 degrees in summer. However, Garland remains cool and breezy throughout the year.
- Apart from the Amberton University, the Richland College in Garland also holds great educational importance in Texas.
- Surf and Swim is a 4 star water park at Garland. Along with artificial waves producing pools, the park also contains games like hiking, fishing and boating etc.
- The Old Santa Fe Depot was a rail depot built in the late 19th century. It was burnt in 1900; however, a new depot was constructed in 1901, which is still visited by the tourists in Garland.
- The Hall of State is situated at Fair Park in Garland. The museum entrance is made of large metal and glass doors. The interior contains exhibits of civil life of Garland during the Texas revolution.
About Garland Texas
In 1850, Garland received some immigrants from the Peters Colony. However, they were very few in number. A larger population was received in late 1870s after which, a proper community established in the area known as Garland today. The community had established in the form of two towns. A dispute arose between the towns that which town will own the local post. However, the dispute was settled by establishing a new town containing the local post office. This dispute was controlled by the US Attorney General Agustus Hill Garland. Therefore, the town was named as Garland.
In 1920, electricity generators had reached Garland. However, the city faced the first natural disaster in the form of F4 tornado in 1927. In 1950, the city received another natural disaster in the form of a drought, which brought even more destruction than the tornado.
The city government decided to make special arrangements against the natural disasters; however, the city fortunately didn’t suffer from any other disaster later. After the World War2, a boom of immigrants increased the population of Garland. Education was the second most important department to develop in the city. Garland is also famous for its predictions about forthcoming natural disaster or unexpected happenings.
Places To Visit In Garland
Garland attractions include a variety of museums, natural and historic sites and constructions for kids’ attraction.
- Fort Garland Museum and Pike’s Stockade is a historic site which contains exhibits from the 100 men garrison, which was operated in the early 19th century. The fort route leads to Pike’s Stockade which is a collection of camps, in which, the men of Kit Carson; the legendary frontiersman, lived.
- Garland Civic Center is a theatre displaying the civil war movies and Garland civil life performances.
- Garland Heritage Park is located in the Downtown Garland. It contains numerous historical structures including the one of Lyle House and Pace House.
- Downtown Square Plaza is a square plaza symbolized by the Christmas tree in the mid of square. The tree is surrounded by a pool filled with water. The Christmas celebrations of Garland take place at this square.
- Garland Clock Tower is a limestone clock tower representing a British culture in Garland, Texas.
- The Landmark Museum in Garland represents the media developments in Garland. Old newspapers are painted on the walls and old movies are also shown in the museum theatre.
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