Life in Grand Prairie Soars in Great Aviation Tradition

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The great thing about writing Suburb Sunday is diving into a city’s history to see if its past has interesting gems that explain the town’s present-day tapestry. Grand Prairie’s history doesn’t disappoint. When the railroad came to town in 1876, officials called it Grand Prairie instead of the settlement’s given name Dechman because of its location on the vast grand prairie of land that stretched into West Texas. That rolling landscape of grassland became a three-block town by the turn of the century, and then a booming aviation community by World War II, when the Naval Reserve Airforce Base and supporting businesses came to town. In fact, there was such a boom for housing at wartime, Avion Village builders assembled a wood frame home in a record 58 minutes. Today, Grand Prairie still has its aviation roots with Lockheed Martin, Bell Helicopter, and Vought Aircraft among its largest employers. For this week’s Suburb Sunday, we’ve found three great homes in Grand Prairie that surely don’t touch that previous home-building record.

Mira Lagos Home Has Soaring Ceilings

Address: 7028 Flamencia Drive, Grand Prairie

  • 5 bedrooms, 4 baths
  • 3,640 square feet
  • $409,900

Michelle Ozymy of Knob & Key Realty Partners has listed this gorgeous, two-story in the highly desired Villas at Mira Lagos community near Joe Pool Lake, where you can enjoy three community pools, gym, parks, playgrounds, and walking-biking trails. Inside floor-to-ceiling windows impress as you walk into this 3,640-square-foot house. The kitchen is a cook’s dream with gas stovetop, stainless steel appliances, and large center island. The master suite features a jetted tub and huge walk-in closet.

Check out the complete listing here.


Affordable Luxury in Gated Coronado Forest

Address: 651 Turf Court, Grand Prairie

  • 4 bedrooms, 3 baths
  • 2,997 square feet
  • $396,900

Pam Boronski of Ebby Halliday Plano/Willow Bend has listed this nearly 3,000 square foot, one-and-half story gated Coronado Forest home at Grand Oaks Golf Club near Carrier Pkwy and I-20. Located on an oversized cul-de-sac lot, the drive-up appeal is great for this attractive stone and brick home and really, the whole meticulously maintained neighborhood. The home features an 8-foot knotty alder door, 6-inch high-end engineered hardwood floors in the entry and formals, and upgraded 12×24 ceramic tile in the kitchen, Boronski says. The kitchen also features stainless steel appliances, a gas cooktop, tile backsplash, granite countertops, and sleek Shaker-style cabinets. The master suite has spacious his & hers closet, separate vanities, stand-alone shower, and a large garden tub.

See more photos on the listing here.


Interest Is Sky High in This Mira Lagos Home

Address: 2975 Lavanda Drive, Grand Prairie

  • 3 bedrooms, 2 baths
  • 2,601 square feet
  • $329,990

Another beauty in the Mira Lagos community, this stunning three bedroom is already listed as pending by Mallane Scott of Remax Preferred Associates. Elegant dark hardwood floors provide drama as you walk into this open floorplan home with soaring angled ceilings and custom wall insets. The kitchen features granite countertops, an oversized island, and stainless steel appliances. The huge master suite has separate vanities, stand-alone shower, corner garden tub, and walk-in closet.

See the rest of home in the listing here.

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Shelby Skrhak

Shelby is Associate Editor of, where she focuses on sponsored content, estate sales, and suburbs. She's a journalist and podcaster turned full-time freelance writer based in Plano. She comes to after running digital content and social media at SUCCESS magazine. She's a Lake Highlands native and graduate of UT-Dallas.

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