Garland, located adjacent to Dallas, is a culturally diverse city with a vast array of options that are rich in history, urban appeal, natural resources and pure Texas charisma. Whether your imagination leads to shopping, arts, outdoor activities or special events, Garland has an adventure made for you. Global products are made here. As a manufacturing hub, jobs in fabrication and manufacturing are the foundation, but healthcare, technology and wireless communication round out the city’s economic diversity. One of the most iconic manufacturers, Resistol has made cowboy hats in Garland since 1938, visitors can visit the outlet store and take home an iconic Texas souvenir. Entertainment happens here. Shopping, dining, events and the arts provide a sampling of Garland's unique multi-cultural environment. Explore the facets of the community by attending an event or sampling a new restaurant. Take in one of many performances from musicals to concerts or attend a movie in the historic Plaza Theatre. With 2,800 acres of parks, athletic fields, two water parks, two nature preserves and 63 holes of golf everyone should find something to enjoy outdoors. History happened here. Native Americans first appreciated the land, followed by pioneers who laid the foundation of the community. Learn about the historic highway that passed down Main Street, visit the museum in an old Santa Fe Depot and explore the historic downtown area.
Texas Made Here tells the Garland story. History, global products, memories and possibilities are all made here. QUICK FACTS: More than 375 manufacturers 12th largest city in Texas 57 square miles of area Shares a common border with Dallas, Plano, Richardson, Mesquite and Rowlett