Enjoy small-town living in Garland

"Texas Made Here"

Located in Northeast Dallas, the town now known as Garland was formed by the joining of two communities: Embree and Duck Creek. What began as a small town with a total population of 819 people now thrives as a major suburb with more almost 235,000 residents. Its prime location is bordered almost entirely by I-635, I-30 and President George Bush Turnpike, along with the south-east borer touching Lake Ray Hubbard.

In the early 1930s, the Craddock food company moved to Garland and began manufacturing pickles. Then, after WWII, Kraft Foods moved to the area and its Garland plant still operates today. Because of Garland's station on two major railroads, it was also once a major shipping point of onions in the 1940s. Present day, visitors flock to the area for notable establishments including Hawaiian Falls waterpark, which opened in 2003, and Firewheel Town Center, an outdoor mall with more than 100 businesses. Top Garland industries today include electronics, steel fabrication, oilfield equipment, hat manufacturing and dairy products.

Area attractions and things to do in Garland:

  • The Garland Landmark Museum is located within the former 1901 Santa Fe depot. On display are historical artifacts and documents from the 1850s to present day. Explore items like old newspapers, farm tools and quilts. 
  • One of the most popular outdoor excursions in Garland is found at the Rowlett Creek Preserve. This beautiful park is filled with gazebos and outdoor picnic areas, plus more than 15 miles of biking trails.
  • For any beer connoisseurs, Lakewood Brewing Company is the place to be. Here, beers are crafted on site and visitors can even take free tours of the facility. Check the menu for seasonal beers!
  • It wouldn't be right to leave out the thriving Downtown Garland, where historic buildings line the streets and now operate as small, family-owned businesses. Shop at small boutiques full of specialty items or enjoy a light meal at a local cafe.

Garland offers all the shopping, dining and entertainment one could want in their home, and is only a 30-minute drive from Downtown Dallas.

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