Offerings and Perceptions of Grand Prairie, TX

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Grand Prairie Texas

Residents and visitors to Grand Prairie agree that the city is a great place for activities and recreation. Places to visit while in Grand Prairie include Asia Times Square, Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark, and Lynn Creek Park & Marina.

Location

Demographics

  • Grand Prairie has a population of 189,430 people.
  • The residents of the city have an average age of 32.3 years.
  • The city's average household income is $59,863.
  • Grand Prairie has a land area of 81 square miles.
  • 42.70% of the population is Hispanic, while 57.3% are non-Hispanic.

History

ATTRACTIONS

Asia Times Square & Hong Kong Market

  • Asia Time Square offers eastern goods, services, food, and festivals.
  • The market has a "joyful atmosphere," and the Flower Festival held every Lunar New Year is a great get-together event.
  • Asia Time Square has one of the greatest Asian grocery stores in the DFW metropolitan area.
  • Hong Kong Market provides groceries, including fresh produce, meat, and live seafood, from several Far East countries with excellent customer service.

Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark

Lynn Creek Park & Marina

  • Lynn Creek Park is located at Joe Pool Lake and offers boat ramps, group picnic sites, beaches, volleyball court, playground, restrooms, full-service marina, natural surface trails, and a driving range.
  • Inside the park, visitors can dine in the Oasis Restaurant, a floating restaurant with lakeside views, food, drinks, and live entertainment.
  • Visitors can also find the Big Kahuna Excursion Boat, the largest one in Texas, with a top deck and two slides.

GENERAL PERCEPTIONS

Residents

  • In Niche, most residents (220 out of 569) have given a "very good" experience review.
  • According to Niche, residents perceive a "small-town country feel" and agree that the city has many attractions and activities available, as well as many great improvements.
  • Citizens that have lived there most of their lives have seen a lot of growth (more buildings) and expect to have great improvements.

Visitors

  • According to a review, Grand Prairie is a great place for "family fun," where visitors can enjoy the outdoors in their many parks.
  • According to another reviewer, it is a "great city" and recommends visiting the Epic Recreation Center, the Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark, and Ripley’s Believe It Or Not.
  • A different reviewer states that the city "has lots of green spaces but also a lot more," and recommends visiting the Prairie Lights, Ripley's Believe It Or Not, Grand Prairie Premium Outlets, Uptown Theater, Verizon Theater, Loyd Park, Lone Star Park, and Lynn Creek Park.

RESEARCH STRATEGY

To provide the general perception from residents, we consulted sites that provided residents' reviews. To provide the visitors' perception, we first tried to find reviews for the city in several sites such as Yelp and Trip Advisor. However, these sites only provided reviews for specific places in the city, such as parks or restaurants. We then consulted articles from bloggers who had visited the city and provided their own reviews.
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