Flower Mound

Flower Mound, Texas is located in south central Denton County, and is a residential suburban community of 20,000 acres on the shore of Grapevine Lake. It was established soon after Sam Houston settled a tribal dispute in 1844 and Indian raids in the area ceased. Permanent settlers moved in, attracted by the quality of the soil, which was suitable for farming cash crops of the day. The town was named for a fifty-foot-high mound covered with Indian paintbrush, which blooms after bluebonnet season in north Texas. The mound was once used by Indians as a holy place and today it is still used to celebrate Easter with crosses prominently displayed on the mound.

As a result of the construction of Grapevine Lake by the United States Corps of Engineers in July 2, 1953, the town slowly began to grow. By the mid 1970’s Flower Mound had become a destination for those seeking to move further out of the suburbs. Attracted by low taxes and beautiful countryside, as well as easy lake access, by 2013, population has grown to almost 70,000. Flower Mound is characterized by lots of native mesquite, live oak, pecan and of course a plethora of flowers on a rolling topography. Homes start in the low $200s and go well over 1 million.