Make the big move to Grand Prairie, TX
The "Prairie Between Fort Worth and Dallas"
The Dallas city that is now known as Grand Prairie was originally established as Dechman, after its founder Alexander McRae Dechman, in 1893. It later became known as Grand Prairie when it was incorporated as a city in 1909. At the time, the city boasted a booming downtown district with a cotton gin, dry goods and grocery stores, a post office, drug store, lumberyard, hardware store and many other establishments.
A major milestone in the city's history occurred in 1928 with the construction of Hensley Field, a site for all Army operations in Dallas. This ultimately led to the arrival of the Naval Reserve Aviation Base in 1940 and North American Aviation in 1941. Other establishments moved to the area, responsible for producing aircrafts and aircraft parts, plastics and machine parts.
Today, people move to the area for its good schools and thriving entertainment venues including Lone Star Park, where thoroughbred horseracing has taken place since its opening in 1997, and Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie which welcomes hundreds of artists and performers every year.
Grand Prairie offers many things to do, including:
- Prairie Lights, a drive-through holiday light park open Thanksgiving Day to Christmas Eve. Take the family out to see more than 4-million lights along two decorated miles, stop for shopping and fun inside the Holiday Village, then finish the night off driving through the world's largest light tunnel.
- Spend the warm afternoons on the beaches of Joe Pool Lake at Lynn Creek Park. With festivities like boat ramps, beach volleyball, a full-service marina and natural surface trails, everyone can have fun.
- Shop the Grand Prairie Premium Outlets, featuring more than 110 stores including Michael Kors, Tommy Bahama, Under Armour, Coach and much more.
- Catch a ball game at AirHogs Ballpark, home to the Texas AirHogs of the South Independence Baseball Team. In addition to the games during baseball season, there's also more than 17,000 square feet of Kids Zone, a swimming pool, a restaurant and a bar.
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