More than 160k people live in Grand Prairie, a city between Dallas and Fort Worth. According to WalletHub, it’s one of the top ten best cities for families in the U.S. Your potential new home could be waiting for you in Westchester Crossing, Grand Prairie’s largest community. The community is located at the northwest corner of South Carrier Parkway and Camp Wisdom Road.
Grand Prairie has a few notable companies that employ more than 500 people. These include Lockheed Martin, Poly-America, Inc., Bell Helicopter-Textron, Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie, Vought Aircraft, Siemens, Hanson Pipe and Products, and Wal-Mart.
The community not only serves young adults and families, but also retirees. Forbes Magazine lists Grand Prairie in its Top 25 List of Best Places to Retire.
Grand Prairie Amenities
The city has a chockful of things to do. Westchester Crossing residents can get to the popular Joe Pool Lake and Cedar Ridge Preserve in minutes.
Families love to get their water fix at any of the five pools that also make a great workout for those who want to swim laps. Splash Factory Outdoor Water Playground is an interactive water park with ground sprays, spray cannons, and a water wall.
And that’s not all. Here are six awesome and fun things to do in Grand Prairie:
- Ripley’s Believe It or Not! and Louis Tussaud’s Palace of Wax
- Verizon Theater
- Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie
- Texas AirHogs Baseball
- Action Skate Park
- Shopping including Asian markets, outlets, and Farmers Market
This is just a short list of the coolest things to do there. Epic Waters, a new year-round indoor waterpark, opens in November 2017.
Several rec centers offer fitness and classes for all ages. Parks and Recreation also has several golf courses, including one Dallas Morning News listed in the top 25 mid-priced golf courses. Hikers and bikers have a choice of trails all over the city ranging from 3 to 5 miles.
Grand Prairie even has a facility for residents ages 50 and up. The Summit is a 60,000-square-foot facility run by the Parks and Recreation Department. It features an indoor walking track, 100-set movie theater, banquet rooms, locker rooms with saunas, gym, café, covered outdoor patio, and more.
Westchester Crossing Schools in Grand Prairie
Westchester Crossing is in the Grand Prairie Independent School District. GPISD serves about 30k students on more than 40 campuses. In 2015-2016, 100 percent of GPISD schools earned the highest rating for the 2015-2016 as all schools “Met Standard.”
Students living in this community attend the following schools:
- Powell Elementary
- Grades: PreK-5
- Texas Education Agency – STAAR Distinctions: Math, Reading, Science, Top 25 percent Post Secondary Readiness, Top 25 percent Closing Performance Gaps
- Colors: Green
- Mascot: Palominos
- Reagan Middle School
- Grades 6-8
- Received distinctions in Reading Performance, Math Performance, Science, Student Progress, College Readiness, and Closing Performance Gaps.
- Colors: Red and grey
- Mascot: Knights
- South Grand Prairie High School
- Grades 9-12
- 2016 accountability rating: Met standard
- Colors: Red and gold
- Mascot: Warriors
New Homes in Grand Prairie
Westchester Crossing homes in Grand Prairie by Sandlin Homes range from $300k to low $400k. The square footage spans from roughly 2000 to 3600. Some homes are ready for a quick move-in or you can start fresh with the flexible plan of your choice to build your new home.
Drop in the Sandlin Homes Westchester Crossing model home anytime Mon. through Sat. from 11 am to 7 pm and Sun from 1 to 7 pm. If you’d like to come by on Thu. or Fri., give us call to make an appointment.
Sandlin Homes in Westchester Crossing
408 Valentino Way
Grand Prairie, TX 75052