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Retirement Living in Grand Prairie - Texas

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Area Description

Grand Prairie is located in the middle of Dallas-Fort Worth. Grand Prairie residents and business owners feel that Grand Prairie has a small town feel in a big city.

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Area Amenities

Things to Do, Recreation & Fitness

   Grand Prairie has several tourist attractions, hotels, and restaurants; as well as top ranked parks including Lynn Creek Park and Loyd Park on Joe Pool Lake. The Parks Department also has several recreation centers to encourage health lifestyles. Grand Prairie is home to a world-class recreation center called The Summit Active Adult Center for residents over the age of 55, and The Epic is a recreation center open to all ages and capabilities.

Cultural Activities

Grand Prairie has 2 performance theaters (Uptown Theater and Verizon Theater), the Lone Star Park Race Track, Grand Prairie Airhogs baseball stadium, 2 movie theaters, an outdoor outlet mall, 2 golf courses, a beach area, cabins on the lake, a marina, a local airport, and several restaurants.

Public transportation

Grand Prairie is located 20 minutes south of the DFW Airport. We have a bus shuttle called the Grand Connection for senior citizens who need help getting around.

Medical Facilities

Texas General Hospital is the largest hospital in Grand Prairie. Parkland E. Carlyle Smith is a woman's hospital, and the Medical Center at Arlington opened an ER at Grand Prairie for regional emergencies.


Monthly Temperatures / Rain / Snow

 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain  Snow
 Jan  34.0  44.0  54.1  1.9 "  0.3 "
 Feb  38.7  49.4  60.1  2.4 "  0.5 "
 Mar  46.4  57.4  68.3  3.1 "  0.1 "
 Apr  54.0  65.0  75.9  3.2 "  0.0 "
 May  63.0  73.1  83.2  5.2 "  0.0 "
 Jun  70.7  80.9  91.1  3.2 "  0.0 "
 Jul  74.6  85.0  95.4  2.1 "  0.0 "
 Aug  74.0  84.4  94.8  2.0 "  0.0 "
 Sep  67.2  77.5  87.7  2.4 "  0.0 "
 Oct  56.4  67.2  77.9  4.1 "  0.0 "
 Nov  45.1  55.1  65.1  2.6 "  0.0 "
 Dec  36.8  46.6  56.5  2.6 "  0.3 "

Texas is known to experience all four seasons in one week. It is hot and humid during the summer, and cold and wet in the winter. Tornadoes can occur during the turn of the seasons around April. Most of the time, tornadoes tend to go around Grand Prairie and don't cause much damage. We also get a lot of rain at the turn of seasons, which can cause flooding.

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Cost of Living for Grand Prairie, TX

Grand Prairie, Texas cost of living for Housing, Healthcare, Transportation, Taxes, Utilities, etc.:

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Senior Housing Options

Grand Prairie offers a wide variety of options for living arrangements.

Senior Assistance in Grand Prairie, TX

Grand Prairie, Texas offers the following assistance for seniors:

Grand Prairie has assisted living apartments, over 50 apartments, nursing homes, at-home care, memory-care apartments, meals on wheels, and more. The Grand Connection is a van that will pick up seniors to drop them off at the senior recreation center and other places. The library has a van that will bring books and movies to residents who can not get out of their homes.

Job or Volunteer Opportunities

Grand Prairie has several nonprofit organizations serving our community who require a lot of help from volunteers. The Tourist Information Center and The Summit Active Adult Center recruits senior volunteers to help inform guests. We also have a Grand Prairie Woman's Club, that consists of retired women from our community who host events and fundraisers.

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