I've always loved the Richardson Public Library over all the other libraries I'd frequent. The drive to this place was well worth it. The library occupies five floors, the collection is seriously huge, and the library is open every day of the week at pretty convenient hours. The upper floors are great for studying as it is completely quiet and peaceful. If you live anywhere in northeast Dallas, I'd check this library out, even just for fun.
This library has been around for a while so the facilities are good and are updated every now and then. The collection of books is quite extensive and coming here for research is often worthwhile. The staff is very nice and helpful. They try to help you get the books you need and want you to feel comfortable in the library. For casual reading or research purposes, I'd recommend this library.
This library facility is very nice and well-kept. It's a nice place to go to sit back and read a book. The downside is that it has a small collection of books that usually only contains the bare essential books. Granted Rowlett is a small city, but this library is not made for heavy research. You can also rent movies that are very up to date as you'd like.
This barber shop has been around for decades, literally. The barbers have generally stayed the same and are all quite good at cutting old-fashioned, conservative hair cuts. They're great with children, even for their first hair cuts. They even use a straight edged razor when cutting your sideburns! For some reason, I found this incredible. Haha aside from all these positives, the only thing I don't really like is that they tend to talk to others and on the phone while cutting your hair, so I'm always a little afraid that my hair cut won't come out well.
This is a hair salon run by Vietnamese women, but they know a fair amount of English that allows them to serve many people. The prices at this salon are quite competitive, $10 for a haircut for men, not sure what the rest of the prices are exactly. The hairstylists are all very meticulous and try to do a perfect job with your hair. They may not be incredibly chatty but I can't complain when I'm happy with my hair cut.
I have sent my kids to Dunkin Academy before they started kindergarden for years and have had no problems. Even with the recent scare with negligent day cares, I've never been afraid of any such things with this daycare center. The facilities are nice and well-kept. The staff appears to be well-trained and loving.
This is a pre-k to 8th grade Catholic private school. Tuition is not too steep in comparison to other private schools but the education is not stellar. The facilities are also a little old and rundown. Parking is ample but mostly because of the adjoining Catholic church which holds services for students weekly and on the weekends for churchgoers. I'd recommend this school for any families looking for a private school in Garland, TX but to tell the truth, this school is not anything special.
Having attended this school in the past, I'd recommend it to anyone and will probably send my kids to this school. The focus is mostly on academics but the administration knows how to help the students have fun and stay sane. Sports aren't spectacular but still respectable. There's a lot of school pride built up over the years and each class really becomes a class of brothers by the end of the 4 years. Located in the middle of Dallas, it's easy to get to and find, and many students drive in from 30 to 1 hour away.
This grades 6 to 8 middle school in Garland has very good and large facilities. The students seem to be the downside as most are not focused on academics. Funding that the school receives seems to be used wisely, but again it doesn't really help if the students are not motivated.
This school is ranked in the 1% of the United States according to Newsweek. Granted these rankings are usually ambigious and don't necessarily indicate the performance of a school, Garland High School excels in all areas. The football team is fun to watch and academics especially with the IB program are excellent. The campus is also nice and the facilities are top-notch. Given the choice between a mediocre private school and this public school, I'd choose this one hands down.