Garland is a large suburb of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. It’s convenient to downtown Dallas via two Dart Blue Line stations and buses. Within Garland, there’s plenty to see and do. There’s the Granville Arts Center, known for its two extravagant proscenium theaters, and The Plaza Theatre, both of which host shows, concerts, and other live performances throughout the year. The Atrium at Granville Arts Center provides a perfect local for parties and hosting, enclosed with glass on two sides and opening onto an outdoor courtyard on another. Historic Downtown Garland is filled with local eateries, specialty shops, and historic buildings. On Saturdays, local musicians fill the streets with music. Garland is home to 60 parks, six recreation centers, and more than 2,880 acres of green space.
Richland College and Amerton University are located within Garland, and students from surrounding areas often choose it for the easy access it provides to major thoroughfares. Students should have no trouble finding housing.
Commuters traveling the I-30 corridor to the south will love the Duck Creek area. Duck Creek sits in the southeastern portion of town and offers a plethora of housing options, from high rises to townhouses. Nearby Audubon Park and Lake Ray Hubbard make this highway neighborhood feel homey and refreshing without straying from the beaten path.
Along the I-635 corridor near Amberton University in the southwest corner of town. Near the Samuell-Garland Park, this neighborhood is also home to the UA Galaxy Theater and a Sam’s Club.
Due west of town is Richland College’s main campus, flanked on the north by Walnut Street and to the south by Forest Lane. Each strip is dotted with apartment complexes convenient to campus, and to nearby I-635. This series of college friendly complexes stretches all the way to downtown, passing by the Baylor Medical Center along its way.