Flower Mound is an incorporated town which is located in both Denton and Tarrant counties. It is northwest of Dallas and northeast of Fort Worth adjacent to Grapevine Lake. The town derives its name from a prominent 12.5-acre mound located in the center of town. This formation attracted the attention of early settlers to the area, and is often simply referred to as “The Mound”.
The area around Flower Mound was first permanently inhabited in the 1850s; however, residents did not incorporate until 1961. Flower Mound’s population increased substantially when the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport opened to the south of the Town in 1974. As of the 2010 census, the population was 64,699, reflecting a 28% increase over the 50,702 counted in the 2000 census. Flower Mound was the ninth fastest-growing municipality in the United States with a population of more than 50,000.
Flower Mound has been a home rule municipality since 1981, and it has operated under a council-manager type of municipal government since 1989. The town has invested in a public park system highlighted by an extensive network of trails. The Town of Flower Mound operates 54 public parks and recreation facilities on 693 acres of space as of 2012. In June 2008, the town held the grand opening for its new $13.825 million community activity center, which includes meeting rooms, a day care facility, weight lifting equipment, an outdoor pool, and a 30-by-30-yard competition indoor pool. With its moderately affluent population and proximity to the Dallas -Fort Worth Metroplex, in 2012, Flower Mound was ranked at #8 as one of the Best Dallas suburbs to live in.
In 1976, in response to environmental concerns and automobile traffic congestion, Flower Mound residents proposed adding a system of recreational bike paths around the town. By 1989 the first 1.3 miles of multi-use trails had been constructed. In 2010, the town maintained 33 miles of paved hiking and bicycling paths and 2 miles (3.2 km) of equestrian trails. Additionally, the United State Army Corp of Engineers maintains 14 miles (23 km) of natural surface trails and 9 miles of equestrian trails within the town limits, most of which are located around Grapevine lake.
As of the 2010 census, there were 64,669 people and 14,269 families residing in in Flower Mound. The average household size was 3.07 persons. According to a 2011 American Community Survey estimate, the median income for a household was $118,763, and the median income for a family was $126,336. Males had a median income of $95,284 versus $56,692 for females. The per capita income for the town was $44,042. About 2% of families and 3.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.5% of those under age 18 and 1.1% of those age 65 or over.
The town’s public schools are a part of the Lewisville Independent School District.
Additional Helpful Links:
Town of Flower Mound – https://www.flower-mound.com/index.php
Lewisville ISD – https://www.lisd.net/
Demographics – http://www.city-data.com/city/Flower-Mound-Texas.html