On the Trinity River between Dallas and Fort Worth is the flourishing city of Flower Mound, Texas—beautiful, high-energy, convenient to everything . . . named, yes, for a 12. 5-acre flower-bedecked mound in the center of town. With its population of 76,030, how does the city with the scenic name manage to combine its dynamic economy with a family feel? By growing thoughtfully.
Within the city’s “smart growth” urban planning, Flower Mound’s rapid industrial expansion contributes naturally to wider economic development, and the rising tide lifts all things in this buoyant city. D Magazine ranked Flower Mound number eight in its list of desirable Dallas suburbs.
Factor in nearby DFW International Airport and Grapevine, and Flower Mound is one of the best places in Texas to live, work and play.
Flower Mound is named for a real mound in its city center, rising 650 feet above sea level. In the 1840s, the city was named both for the mound and for the sea of wildflowers poured across it. On February 27, 1961, Flower Mound was incorporated in Denton County. Today, on land fed by the Trinity and nearby rivers and lakes, more than 400 varieties of plants and flowers—including Bluestem, Indian Grass, Switch Grass and wildflowers—grow on the famous mound.
For quality of life, Flower Mound ranks number 21 out of top 50 cities in the Southern US. The American City Business Journal
As one of Dallas’s best suburbs for quality of life, family-friendly Flower Mound is peppered with parks and recreation spots. Its public school system is highly rated, and medical facilities are close. And job opportunities are ample, and the crime rate is low. Bottom line: In North Texas, Flower Mound is a premier place to live, work, play, shop and dine.
The average annual household income is $160,616, by the way, and the cost of living 17% higher than national average. Groceries and utilities prices fall below the national average, making it easy to meet daily needs.
The average median home value is $292,600. Apartment rents average $1,611 and mortgage payments average $951.15.
Unemployment in Flower Mound, one of the fastest-growing towns in Denton County, currently is 3%; the area’s upward mobility rate is 45%. In 2019, some 77 businesses entered Flower Mound with 2,000+ additional fulltime jobs. The city’s second-largest private employer, Thirty One Gifts, recently opened a 651,000-square-foot national distribution center in the Lakeside business district, also adding job opportunities.
In the last five years, sales tax collection has risen 23%, hitting $12.7million in 2019, reinforcing Flower Mound’s reputation as a dynamic economic environment.
Some of the city’s top employers:
Flower Mound’s climate tends to be humid and subtropical. Temperatures average 63.7˚F; August, averaging 86˚F, is one of the hottest months; December, the coolest month, averages 46˚F. Per year, the town enjoys some 233 sunny days and 79 days of precipitation.
To mitigate the effects of urbanization and to preserve open lands, natural landscapes, and sensitive ecological resources, Flower Mound has initiated “Going Green” and SMARTGrowth.
If you’re like most Americans, the city and neighborhood you choose has a lot to do with safety. If Flower Mound is on your radar, you’ll be pleased to learn that general crime and property crime in Flower Mound are especially low. With its crime rate of less than 0.01%, Flower Mound is one of the safest cities to live in. Going by 2015 FBI data and population figures, Neighborhood Scout named Flower Mound the 17th safest city in the US. SafeHome, in 2019, raned Flower Mound the No. 1 “Safest City in Texas.”
Flower Mound currently comes in at 76,030 residents, based on estimate of NCTCOG regional Data Center, growing at an annual rate of 3.97%. (The last official US Census, in 2010, recorded the population at 64,669.) Median age is 40.1. Average income: $129,357. And 22.3% of population annually earns more than $200,000.
Regarding education levels, some 41% of the population has a bachelor’s degree and 19.3% has a graduate or professional degree.
Flower Mound’s close proximity to two major airports greatly influences its economy. The Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport is three miles away—a five-minute drive from town—and general aviation Alliance Airport is about10 miles from town.
Denton County Transportation Authority (DTCA) provides various bus line services. Within Flower Mound city limits, Special Programs for Aging Needs (SPAN) provides door to door bus services for seniors and residents with disability.
Flower Mound is served mostly by the Lewisville Independent School District (LISD), which covers more than 127 square miles, and its students do well. Some 40 area schools have received the “exemplary” rating by the Texas Education Agency. LISD has six National Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence—one of the highest designations earned by a school from US Department of Education.
Flower Mound also is home to:
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound and Continuum Rehabilitation Hospital of North Texas help make Flower Mound a medical destination—even as the region continually develops medical facilities to add specialities in cardiology, plastic surgery, optometry, paediatrics, and more.
Flower Mound is a picturesque gem encompassing Lake Grapevine, Lake Lewisville, hills, multi-purpose trails, hike and bike trails and a wide variety of recreational activities and alternatives. For its trail system, Flower Mound received the Enjoy Outdoors America Award by the US Department of the Interior. Flower Mound also features a unique state-of-the-art library and 80,000-square-foot Community Activity Center.
At Lake Lewisville or Lake Grapevine, residents and visitors may indulge in sailing, water sports, hunting, camping, fishing, hiking. Beyond Heritage Park and Twin Coves Park, the award-winning golf courses Bridlewood and Tour 18 draw golf enthusiasts. For horse lovers, Flower Mound has Bridlewood Stables & Equestrian Center, Summer Hill Farms and Miss M’s @ Flower Mound Equestrian Center.
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