From Feuding to Fantastic
Though the city of Garland, just north of Dallas, has been named one of the top 100 places to live by CNN and Money Magazine, it actually began its existence as the site of a rivalry between two smaller towns. In the late 1800s, the town of Embree and the town of Duck Creek shared the area around the Santa Fe Railroad depot, causing a near constant contention for resources.
When the local post office was to be built, both towns called claim to it and finally the Dallas County Judge had the building moved directly between to two towns and named the location Garland. Within four years, Embree and Duck Creek found themselves moved from rivals to neighbors as both were incorporated into the city. United, the area grew steadily, gaining a electrical generator plant, multiple aircraft plants during WWII, and a population that soared from 819 in 1904 to over 138,000 by 1980.
Today, with a room at one of the hotels in Garland, Texas, you can enjoy its past as well as its present, at local museums, a Hawaiian Falls water park, a special events center, and an outdoor mall with more than 100 businesses in it.
Get a whole new sense of local with the hotels in Garland, Texas, by enjoying not only the in city sights, shopping, and dining but also the convenience of being less than 20 minutes from the excitement of the downtown. That gives you two times the city for the price of one stay. Whether you take advantage of the economy of the Days Inn or Motel 6 or the comfort and quality for the Hyatt Place and Holiday Inn, you’ll find yourself glad you decided to turn your excursion into a full-fledged Texan adventure.