Families who have lived in Grand Prairie for generations welcome newcomers who move to Grand Prairie for the same reasons the natives don't want to leave — its convenient location between Dallas and Fort Worth and minutes from DFW International Airport, and its hometown atmosphere and its seemingly endless list of area attractions.
Grand Prairie is home to the Lone Star Park Class 1 Horse Racetrack, the Verizon Theater, Uptown Theater, Alliance Skate Park and Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! & Palace of Wax. Traders Village in Grand Prairie is "The Famous Texas Flea Market” featuring more than 3,500 vendors selling their wares every Saturday and Sunday, year round. Asia Time Square and Hong Kong Market is a hub for eastern goods, services, flavors and festivals. There’s also golf and lakeside parks. Grand Prairie is also famous for its annual Prairie Lights holiday display.
Residents can also enjoy the diversity of shopping and restaurant venues enticed to the area because of all of its entertainment attractions. Construction is also underway to expand and renovate the Dalworth Recreation Center, tripling the size of the current building and featuring open and modern space with an expanded gym, separate activity room, study room, meeting rooms, catering kitchen and more. There are 50 K-12 schools in Grand Prairie, TX, including 47 public schools and 3 private schools. Grand Prairie public schools belong to four districts, Arlington ISD District, Grand Prairie ISD District, Harmony Science Academy (Fort Worth) School District and Mansfield ISD District.