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.
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
The 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.