Discover the Joys of Living in Flower Mound, Texas
Straddling Denton and Tarrant counties in north-east Texas, Flower Mound is a suburb of the Dallas/Ft. Worth metro area, with an estimated population of approximately 65,000. First used as a site for religious camps in the mid-nineteenth century, the town was officially incorporated in 1961. According to Texas state definitions of the term, Flower Mound is the largest “town” (by populations) in Texas, and the only town to have a population greater than 20,000.
Oringinally incorporated to avoid annexation by nearby Irving, Flower Mound was long considered a largely rural community. However, the completion of the nearby DFW International Airport in 1974 saw the beginning of an era of huge growth for Flower Mound and other nearby communities; from 2000 to 2002, census data listed the town as the ninth fastest growing municipality in the United States. Like those in neighboring areas, Flower Mound’s government has made concerted efforts to protect and maintain a natural, rural aesthetic amid industrial growth. Recently, the town council have invested heavily in an extensive public park and trail system.
In addition to the opportunities for outdoor recreation, Flower Mound provides ample selections for moviegoers, foodies, and fans of high culture and nightlife. At the center of it all is the fixture from which the town gets its name: an undeveloped grassy mound spanning a 12 acre+ diameter and reaching 50 feet into the air.