Grapevine, TX is a vibrant city known for its quality of life, fine schools, and a strong economic base. Residents understand why CNN / Money.com named Grapevine one of America’s Best Places to Live. Named for the native grapevines that grow in the vicinity of Grapevine Creek and Lake Grapevine, the city of Grapevine has blossomed. Start shopping for homes for sale in Grapevine, TX.
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As you drive through the historic downtown of Grapevine, you will feel like you have taken a step back in time, away from the hustle, lights and sounds of the city and into a time when life was more simple. While Grapevine has its share of modern amenities, the community has worked hard to preserve its historic side as well, and residents are able to benefit from these facts when they make the move here. One of the benefits of moving to Grapevine is the community's location. It sits just to the north of the DFW International Airport, with portions of the airport actually within city limits, and this location makes access to the Metroplex simple. You will find a number of public transportation options available to take you into both Dallas and Fort Worth from your home in Grapevine.
Grapevine’s housing market is diverse. The city has established upscale neighborhoods, and downtown luxury loft housing. According to the Grapevine Chamber of Commerce, homes here range from affordable to upscale. The city is on the lower property tax rates in the area. Additionally, the Dallas / Fort Worth real estate market ranks near the top of metropolitan areas for affordability. Browse the newest real estate listings in Grapevine, TX.
Grapevine is known for its desirable schools. The majority of the community is served by the Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District. Based in Grapevine, the school district also serves portions of Euless and Hurst. The district serves more than 13,500 students, and 75 percent of students pursue higher education after graduation. This school has been awarded National Blue Ribbon School and New American High School status, and was ranked as one of the top 100 schools in the nation by Newsweek. Find homes in Grapevine by school district.
Home to several wineries, Grapevine’s economy has bloomed with the growth of the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. According to the Grapevine Chamber of Commerce, the city’s economy thrives on tourism. With commuters in and out of the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, the city boasts more than 5,000 hotel rooms and an active convention center.
Main Street in the historic downtown is home to the Grapevine Convention and Visitor’s Bureau. The area is a travel destination featuring antique stores, galleries, theatres and restaurants. Grapevine boasts the largest mall—Grapevine Mills Mall, which attracts thousands of destination and outlet shoppers from around the country.
The top employers in Grapevine are the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Gaylord Texan Resort Hotel and Convention Center, Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District, United Parcel Service (UPS), and Baylor Medical Center.
Grapevine is known in the DFW community for its annual festivals. At Grapefest, food and wine from local restaurants and wineries are featured along the streets of Grapevine's historic Main Street. Main Street Fest brings craft brews out for tasting, while also providing a kid-friendly KidCave experience. These are just two of the many annual festivals held in Grapevine ensuring that residents are never bored.
Whether you spend your days shopping at the boutiques on Grapevine's historic Main Street, enjoy playing on the Cowboys Golf Club or the Grapevine Golf Course or enjoy watching a live performance at the Texas Star Dinner Theater, you will find that Grapevine is packed with things to do. This community is home to Sea Life Grapevine Aquarium and Legoland Discovery Center. Families also enjoy taking a ride on the Grapevine Vintage Railroad.
Grapevine locals enjoy more than 30 parks and facilities operated by their city. Camping at The Vineyards Campground and Meadowmere Park is available. You can “rough it” in a climate controlled cabin with wireless hookups at The Vineyards or enjoy primitive camping at Meadowmere Park. Nearby Lake Grapevine gives residents the chance to take advantage of boat ramps at Dove Loop Ramp, Katie’s Wood’s Ramp, two at Lakeview, and The Vineyards.
The Grapevine Golf Course, a 27-hole course, and was designed by PGA Tour Professional D.A. Welbring’s firm. The course offers a rare blend of water hazards and sand traps, according to city officials.
The city operates a community activities center as well as a senior activities center. Grapevine has approximately 24 miles of hiking and biking trails that contain mile markers with GPS coordinates in case of emergencies. The trails include water fountains, bathrooms and porta-potties and walk lights at busy intersections. The city’s devotion to linking pedestrians to the trails has earned the distinction of being a Runner Friendly Community by the Road Runners Club of America.
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