With a wide-variety of attractions and plenty of things to do on the weekend, Grand Prairie, Texas, might be a good place for you to call home. The neighborhoods are filled with different styles of homes to meet your needs. From condominiums and townhouses up to 6 bedroom mansions with attached garages, homes in this city sport brick, wood and stone exteriors.
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There is much to see and do in Grand Prairie. Located in the suburbs of Dallas, Lone Star Park is a popular attraction. The horse racing track and entertainment facility opened in 1997 and served as the site for the Breeders' Cup World Championship in 2004. The 315 acre park offers fans a climate-controlled grandstand that can seat about 8,000 people. The facility has accommodations for 1,600 horses across 32 barns. If you are a skateboarding enthusiast, you will be spending some of your time at GPX Skate Park, which is located next to Lone Star Park. Opening in 2000, the park hosted the 2001 and 2002 X Game trials. Following a brief closure in 2005, the park reopened in 2006 under the management of the Grand Prairie Parks and Recreation committee.
Prairie Lights is a popular attraction during the holiday season; it offers a 2 mile long seasonal display featuring more than 500 lighted displays such as snowmen, reindeer, angels and stars. The park also offers concessions, carousel rides and Santa's Store. Since 1973, Traders Village has been a popular weekend destination for both residents and visitors. It is billed as the largest flea market in Texas, and it is opened from 7 a.m. until dusk on the weekends. Special events at Traders Village include a chili cook off. For music lovers, Grand Prairie has several different venues, which hosts a variety of shows. The Uptown Theatre is one of these venues. The concert theater dates back to the 1950s; it was closed for renovations in 2007 and reopened in 2008. The Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie is another venue that offers many concerts throughout the year. If you enjoy warm weather, Grand Prairie might be the place for you. The subtropical region has a yearly average temperature of around 77 degrees. The average temperature in the winter months is usually in the high 50s. So, if you like warm weather and a variety of things to do, it may be time for you to think about relocating to Grand Prairie.