Grand Prairie is a city in Texas located in the center of the DFW Metroplex, just about equal distance from Dallas to the east and Fort Worth to the west. With more than 180,000 residents, it has become somewhat of a hot spot for economic development, recently boasting more than 3,000 available jobs and $150,000,000 in investments. The city is also chock full of recreational options, being home to such entertaining locations as Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie, the popular Nokia Theater, AirHogs minor league baseball, Joe Pool Lake, and Tangle Ridge Golf Course, which was recently ranked with the top courses in the state by The Dallas Morning News.
In addition to the ample supply of employment opportunities and entertainment options, Grand Prairie is also home to some wonderfully conceived communities. One of the most popular neighborhoods in the city would have to be Mira Lagos, roughly translated “View of the Lakes.”
Mira Lagos is not just a fancy name, it is a master-planned community of about 800 acres built on the shores of Joe Pool Lake. Set only five miles south of I-20, it allows instant access to all the business, shopping, and entertainment destinations in Dallas, Fort Worth, and the Mid-Cities. While Highway 360 can get you to the Rangers’ Ballpark at Arlington, Six Flags, and Hurricane Harbor in no time at all.
Within the community’s borders, you will find a series of lakes, waterways, and fountains amongst the beautiful 43-acre park. Mira Lagos has about 2,200 new homes, ranging anywhere from $150k to $600k, that are constructed by some of the top builders in the business. Between these builders, an organized effort to preserve the natural setting has resulted in numerous greenbelts and parks that divide the community into eleven different “sub-communities.” Amongst the neighboring communities, you can also find many smaller lakes and ponds.
Residents of Mira Lagos are within 30 minutes from some of the best shopping and recreational opportunities in the DFW. In Arlington, The Parks Mall is an indoor facility offering nearly 200 department and retail stores, more than 100 nearby restaurants, as well as a rock climbing wall, an ice skating rink, and 18 wall-to-wall movie theaters. While in Arlington, you can also check out a Rangers game at The Ballpark in Arlington, which happens to be adjacent to Six Flags Over Texas. In Grand Prairie, Lone Star Park showcases live thoroughbred and quarter horse racing on a beautiful track. While the NOKIA Theater is quickly becoming known as “the theater of the future” to many touring artists. The NOKIA is a 6,350-seat venue that was designed to accommodate a wide range of music and comedy.
Amenities in Mira Lagos itself include three amenity centers, with swimming pools and tot pools, numerous playgrounds and parks with jogging/biking paths, sports fields/courts, and several lakes and ponds. Speaking of lakes, remember how we mentioned Joe Pool Lake? Well, the 7,400-acre lake offers 64 miles of natural shoreline, four developed parks, camping and picnicking areas, and plenty of fishing, boating, and swimming for Mira Lagos residents.
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