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Suburb Spotlight: Grand Prairie



Conveniently located between Dallas and Fort Worth, Grand Prairie offers relaxation, family fun, friendly neighbors and a smart place to live and do business. More than 175,000 people live in Grand Prairie. We call more than 4 million people “neighbor” in the Metroplex. Generally speaking, our residents are 30-something dual income homeowners.

In Grand Prairie, families who have lived here for generations welcome newcomers who move to Grand Prairie for the same reasons the natives don’t want to leave — location and hometown atmosphere.

For additional information on demographics, visit the Economic Development Department section of the website.


Grand Prairie History
Tall grasses sway in the breeze. A coyote rests beneath a thick layer of underbrush. And in the distance, a red-tailed hawk rides a thermal wave, its sharp eyes watchful for small prey. Such was the scene greeting early settlers to Grand Prairie… The City of Grand Prairie incorporated as a city in 1909, founded by Alexander McRae Dechman…

Historic Grand Prairie: An Illustrated History
Grand Prairie Historic Organization’s “Historic Grand Prairie” book, by Kathy Goolsby, is on sale for $35. In a beautiful illustrated format, the easy and entertaining read recaps the city’s history from the 1840s to the 1950s. Lovely as a gift, coffee table book or in your private collection, Historic Grand Prairie is a must have for Grand Prairie old timers and new timers alike.









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