Flower Mound was named Money's Best Places to Live in 2018. Why? Flower Mound prides itself in creating a small-town atmosphere while nurturing a dynamic development environment. It's truly a unique family-friendly place to live, work, and play. Flower Mound provides quick and easy access to both Dallas, Fort Worth, and DFW airport.
You may be wondering why the city is named Flower Mound. There is a large mound that sits 650 feet above sea level, and it stands 50 feet above the surrounding countryside. Historians believe the city received its name in the late 1840s because of the unusual amount of wildflowers that grew on the mound. The mound is now referred to as The Flower Mound and is governed by The Flower Mound Foundation to keep the original character of the site, and promote and encourage educational, scientific, and historical interests.
The Mound is part of the Texas Blackland prairies and is usually covered in big bluestem, little bluestem, and Indian Grasses. During the blooming season, the slopes of the mound are magnificently covered in colorful wildflowers. It also hosts a system of 33 miles of recreational hiking and biking paths and 9 miles of equestrian trails.
If you and your family love the outdoors, then Flower Mound is definitely the place for you. Located on the Northern shores of Grapevine Lake, Flower Mound offers an immense list of outdoor activities including water-skiing, fishing, hiking and many more outdoor happenings where you can create your own family memories. Inclement weather? Not a problem in Flower Mound. Enjoy a glass of wine while taking an art class at Bottle & Bottega, hit up the shooting gallery for target practice, or take the children to the local branch of the Play Street Museum.
The CAC Waterpark hosts an indoor and outdoor aquatic park. The outdoor park features two large water slides, a dumping bucket, a lazy river, vortex, water play structures, and toddler pools. Three other very popular parks include Stone Creek Park, Heritage Park, and Twin Coves Park.
If you enjoy sports, then Flower Mound has lots to offer as it is home to two nationally recognized golf courses and is located near over 150 private and municipal golf courses in the DFW area. Flower Mound also offers youth and adult softball, baseball, soccer, basketball, tennis, and flag football leagues throughout the year.
Flower Mound’s proximity to the Dallas Metroplex opens up an abundance of recreational opportunities such as Six Flags and Hurricane Harbor, Texas Stadium, Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, and the art museums of Dallas and Fort Worth.
The Lewisville Independent School District serves most of the Flower Mound area. LISD has a long-standing tradition of educational excellence. With 6 National Blue Ribbon of Excellence Awards, the LISD holds a high standard for its future in educating its youth.
Furthering your adult education could never be easier while living in Flower Mound as there are approximately 28 four-year degree colleges and universities within a 50-mile radius including the University of North Texas and Texas Woman’s University. In addition, there are approximately 20 two-year/community colleges within 50 miles of Flower Mound.
Flower Mound real estate is an impressive place to invest your finances. If you’re ready to make Flower Mound home, let’s find time to meet and get you started on your new journey.