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Grapevine

Grapevine was settled under the Lone Star flag of the Republic of Texas one year before Texas was annexed by the US.

Welcome to Grapevine

Background/History

Grapevine is located right in the middle of everything. No matter where you want to work or play, Grapevine's location at the center of the metroplex (and next door to DFW airport) assures you can get around town and even around the country, easily.
 
The charming shops, restaurants, and galleries that line Main Street are testaments to the fact that this little city has grabbed hold of its historic past and celebrates it with residents and visitors at every opportunity.
 
The town was named after wild Mustang Grapes that once grew in this region, Grapevine was settled under the Lone Star flag of the Republic of Texas one year before Texas was annexed by the US. It is the oldest settlement in Tarrant County. Elements of its rich history are still present in the town today like an authentic log cabin and one-room jail.
 

Overall Feel/Lifestyle/Vibe

Grapevine seems to host festivals and events nearly every month. The New Vintage Wine Trail in April shows off the new vintage release from Grapevine's wineries. In May, Main Street Days celebrates the start of summer. July 4th is the Annual Fireworks Over Lake Grapevine.
 
GrapeFest, probably the best-known festival the city hosts, is held in September. In October, monarch butterflies migrate from Canada to Mexico right through Grapevine so the city invites guests to the annual Butterfly Flutterby. There is always something fun happening in Grapevine!
 
Perhaps you would want to take a stroll down Grapevine's Main Street to see the restored Palace Arts Theatre, home of the Grapevine Opry. Just be sure to check out Main Street's other historic buildings housing all types of stores and galleries offering antiques, artworks, and handcrafted items.
 
Strengths/Unique Features/Highlights
All aboard the Grapevine Vintage Railroad in Historic Downtown Grapevine. A round-trip ride from Grapevine's Cotton Belt Railroad Depot to Fort Worth's Historic Stockyards Station in an 1896 steam locomotive, not your style? You could try a visit to one of the nine Texas wineries located in Grapevine.
 
Homebuyers are often drawn to areas because of the schools. The Grapevine area schools are sought after as the district's reputation is highly regarded locally, in-state rankings, and even nationally. Most of Grapevine is served by the highly ranked Grapevine-Colleyville ISD.
 
Perhaps the crowning jewel of the Grapevine Parks and Recreation Department is The REC. More than 7,000 square feet of weight machines, treadmills, stair climbers, bikes, elliptical machines, dumbbells await if you indulged too much at Main Street Fest. Personal trainers are available, too. If you are not quite ready to take on a new and improved exercise regimen you could always float the lazy river at the center's indoor pool.
 
The REC offers classes for preschool through seniors. You can learn to ballroom dance, paint, or get your yoga on. Be sure and check it out: it is located east of Main Street on the south side of Nash.
 
Not many cities can claim the beauty of a lake setting, but Grapevine can. Residents enjoy wooded trails that border heavily wooded areas and Lake Grapevine. There are even paddling trails if you are up for some water fun.
 

Real Estate Market

Homebuyers seeking to live in Grapevine find a variety of homes to choose from. Available Grapevine real estate includes all ages, styles, and price ranges.
 
In 1991, the City of Grapevine created the Historic Preservation Commission and adopted a Historic Preservation Ordinance to protect the city's rich, unique architectural heritage.
 
Very few of the city's homes are affected by those ordinances, but Grapevine's residents enjoy the advantages of living around historic neighborhoods protected from inappropriate changes. Maintaining the city's visual architectural character ensures all can enjoy Grapevine's rich architectural heritage well into the future.
 
When it comes to the Grapevine housing market there is plenty of variety and something for nearly everyone. From historic downtown bungalows to almost new homes with basements, (yes, basements in Texas) Grapevine homes offer a wide, eclectic variety of homes.
 
You will also find newer condos right in the heart of the Historic District that caters to modern tastes as well as historic character homes that are as distinctive as the neighborhood itself. More traditional suburban homes can be found in well-established neighborhoods both north and south of
Highway 114 and east and west of 121. There are some affordable options out there, but there are also newer executive-caliber homes too.

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