Flower Mound is centrally located near Dallas in north Texas. The family-oriented community prides itself on a small town atmosphere with plenty of amenities to suit the needs of a modern family. The dynamic economic development in Flower Mound provides plenty of opportunities to its residents. The community is named after The Mound, which stands 650 feet above sea level and 50 feet above the surrounding countryside.
Located in Denton County, Flower Mound spans 20,000 acres along the shore of Grapevine Lake. The residential, suburban community takes pride in its diverse dining options, abundant recreation and high quality education system.
Flower Mound apartments for rent are located near Dallas and Fort Worth, as well as all the amenities those cities have to offer. The growing community has been attracting more and more people to the area over the past two decades. According to statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau, the population of Flower Mound in 1990 was about 15,900, and today more than 67,000 residents call the town home.
The first settlers who came to Flower Mound were attracted by the high quality of soil and the opportunities for prosperous farms. These individuals took advantage by raising cotton, corn and wheat. The area was considered part of the great American Black Land Prairie that spanned from Canada to Rio Grande and from the Rockies to Mississippi. Today, only 1,000 acres of the original 20 million remain.
The Peters Colony named the town after a large mound covered with Indian paintbrush, which originally consisted of three small communities established in 1853. Flower Mound was fortunate enough to have survived the Great Depression without suffering greatly. The steady population lasted throughout the first four decades of the 20th century, allowing the region to become a substantial farming and cattle-raising community.
In 1961, town leaders prompted the incorporation of Flower Mound, and seven days later the goal was achieved. The vote was 105-1, and, soon after, the Denton County Commissioners Court approved the incorporation.
In Flower Mound, the top occupations are construction, management, finance, sales and service. The major employers in the area include Lewisville Independent School District, Stryker Communications, Best Buy Distribution and Service Center, Premier Manufacturing and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound.
Students living in apartments in Flower Mound attend local schools including the University of North Texas, Brookhaven College, University of Dallas and Richland College. University of North Texas is one of the largest universities in the state, offering 97 bachelor's, 82 master's and 35 doctoral degrees.
Living in Flower Mound is slightly expensive, but it is a direct correlation to the high quality of life offered in the community. According to Best Places, the overall cost of living is 18 points higher than the national average, food is 6 points lower and utilities are 5 points higher. Similarly, the average cost of rentals in Flower Mound is above average. According to statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau, the monthly median gross rent is $1,746.
There are many events year round in Flower Mound for residents and visitors alike. Located in The Colony, Harvest Craft Bazaar is a major event that happens every October. More than 70 retail and handmade craft vendors showcase their products, which include holiday decorations, wood art, jewelry, baked goods, stained glass and more. The event is also known for its delicious barbecue.
All year long the Our Productions Theatre Company puts on a diverse range of events including modern, diverse and classical theater productions.
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