Grapevine, Texas

Grapevine, Texas Real Estate and Grapevine Area and Community Information


The city of Grapevine is located in Tarrant County, with a small area in Dallas and Denton counties and is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex area. According to the 2012 population count, Grapevine boasted a population of 46,350 residents.

Most of Grapevine is served by the Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District while a portion of the city is served by Lewisville and Coppell Independent School Districts. There is also a private school in the city, adding to the education opportunities. Grapevine High School is a Blue Ribbon School as well as being named one of the best high schools in the country by Newsweek Magazine. Families with school age children will find the educational opportunities appealing as they search for Grapevine TX real estate.

Families with school aged children should always contact a Grapevine real estate agent to help find the right home in the right school district to meet their needs. Grapevine is home to several large employees such as Baylor Medical Center, United Parcel Service and the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport. These companies offer employment opportunities to many in the area and help make homes for sale in Grapevine very attractive.

Real estate in Grapevine includes single family homes, townhouses and condominiums in a variety of price ranges. Most homes were built during the last 50 years. Most of the developments have a home owners association that helps maintain the look and the integrity of the neighborhoods. The neighborhoods in Grapevine are family friendly and convenient to recreational facilities and transportation and highway access. This is important for potential residents seeking Grapevine properties and employed in the surrounding cities and towns.

History

In 1843, Sam Houston brokered a deal with the local Native Americans for peace, friendship and commerce between the Indians and the settlers. This opened the area to homesteaders who began to move into the area of search of a better life. The name was given to the area because of the wild grapes that grew in the area. Growth was slow at the beginning of the 19th century, but by 1890, more than 800 residents had moved into the area and supported the cotton gins, schools, post office and railroad.

Cotton was the primary crop for the city until the 20th century when cantaloupe farms took over and were soon occupying more than 25,000 acres of farm land. The opening of the Dallas Fort Worth in the 1970’s spurred the development of the city to what it is today.

Parks and Recreation

The parks and recreation program in Grapevine offers something for residents of all ages. The city takes great pride they offer more programs than any other city in North Texas of all cities of similar in size. Active families seeking Grapevine TX homes will appreciate the amenities offered. They include playgrounds and tot lots, boat ramps, botanical gardens, sports field, hiking, biking and walking trails and swimming. The department also offers senior activities, as well as facilities available for lease for special events.


Attractions and Activities

Residents will stay thoroughly entertained with a variety of activities in the city and surrounding area. One of the most popular places to visit is one of the LegoLand Discovery Centers. The center boats more than 2 million Lego bricks and fun for all members of the family. There are also a variety of museums, farms, dinner theater, memorials and one of the oldest dude ranches in all of Texas. When considering Grapevine homes for sale, it is important to consider the attractions and activities that make the city exciting.


Events

Annual events allow the residents to celebrate their great city and Grapevine is no exception. Grapevine is home to such events as the annual GrapeFest. Grapevine is also known as the Christmas capital of Texas with more than 1,400 Christmas events held in 40 days. The city also offers holiday celebrations throughout the year, as well as festivals and street fairs.


It is important for the Grapevine home buyer to contact a Grapevine realtor when considering Grapevine real estate.
Donna Koepke
Donna Koepke
GRI, SRES, ABR, CFS