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Communities we serve in this Northeast Dallas area are: Flower Mound, Lewisville, Highland Village, Copper Canyon, Double Oak, Bartonville, Hickory Creek, Lake Dallas, Corinth and all subdivisions including Corinthian Park, Fairview West, Bridlewood, Timber Creek, The Peninsula at Twin Coves, Stone Hill Farms, Sanctuary, Lakeside, Canyon Falls and the Master Planned Community of Castle Hills. INCLUDES ZIP CODES: 75022, 75028, 75056, 75065, 75057, 75067, 75077, 75226, 76208, 76210, 76226
The Town of Flower Mound derived its name from it, it rises 650 feet above sea level, and it stands 50 feet above the surrounding countryside. Texas’ eminent historian, the late A.C. Greene, believed the hill received its name in the 1840s because of an unusual amount of wildflowers that grew on it. This area was part of the great American Black Land Prairie that ran from Canada to the Rio Grande and from the Rockies to the Mississippi. Only 1,000 acres remain of the original 20 million known as the Tall Grass Prairie.
Because early pioneer settlers used The Mound as a hay meadow and never plowed, the wild flowers were conspicuously abundant in wet springs. However, wildflowers and native prairie grasses flourish throughout the year. The non-profit Mound Foundation has identified more than 175 species of wild flowers. The Mound is now referred to as The Flower Mound. Learn more about The Mound Foundation
Flower Mound’s municipal government, operating under a council–manager system, has invested in a public park system highlighted by an extensive network of trails. The town’s public schools comprise part of the Lewisville Independent School District. With its moderately affluent population and proximity to the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex, Flower Mound has used a smart growth system for urban planning, and has recently experienced more rapid light industrial growth to match the growing needs of the primarily residential community. In 2012, Flower Mound was ranked at #8 as one of the Best Dallas Suburbs according to D Magazine.
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. Initially, funding proved elusive, but by 1989 the first 1.3 miles of multi-use trails had been constructed, partly funded by a grant from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. In 2010, the town maintained 33 miles of paved hiking and bicycling paths and 2 miles of equestrian trails. Additionally, the United States Army Corps of Engineers maintains 14 miles of natural surface trails and 9 miles of equestrian trails within the town limits, most of which are located around Grapevine Lake.
Due to the town’s proximity to DFW Airport and major highways, a number of businesses have recently moved some local operations to the town, including Best Buy and Stryker Communications. Lewisville Independent School District is the largest employer in the town, employing 1,647 (4.8% of the town’s total employment). The Town of Flower Mound employs 455. Between 2000 and 2009, the city experienced job growth of 26.53%.
The town recognizes two major areas of current economic development: the Lakeside Business District and the Denton Creek District. The 265-acre Lakeside Business District includes land zoned for various commercial and residential uses at the southern edge of town near Grapevine Lake. The project filed for bankruptcy in 2010,but in February 2012, Realty Capital unveiled a $1 billion plan for a mixed-use development project in the district.
The town council voted to approve the project in November 2012, and the development of the 150-acre project is scheduled in six phases. Construction on the first phase, which includes 45,000 square feet of commercial space, 170 loft apartments, and 170 home lots, began in April 2013. In 2006, the town began to consider mixed-use development plans for the 1,500-acre Denton Creek District at the western edge of the town. In 2010, the town began to provide infrastructural support to the area. Additionally, developers broke ground on a 158-acre mixed-use Riverwalk Project in August 2013.
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Lewisville, originally called Holford’s Prairie, the origins date back to the early 1840s. The arrival of the town’s first railroad in 1881 engendered its initial growth, and the expansion of the area’s transportation infrastructure spurred further development in the early part of the 20th century Lewisville incorporated in 1925, and when construction of Lewisville Lake was completed in the 1950s, the city began to expand rapidly.
Lewisville’s consistently warm climate and proximity to Lewisville Lake has made it a recreational hub of the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex. The city’s municipal government, led by a nonpartisan city council, focuses its recreational and cultural investments on facilities such as Toyota of Lewisville Park and the MCL Grand Theater. The area’s transportation infrastructure has evolved around the I-35 Corridor along Interstate 35E. The diversity of its population and industry has created a stable economic climate. Lewisville Independent School District provides most of the area’s public education programs.
The City of Lewisville operates various public recreation facilities, including parks, two recreation centers, and approximately 14 miles of trails. The $20 million Railroad Park was built in 2009 using the revenue from a quarter-cent sales tax increase; it was the largest capital project in the city’s history at the time. It was renamed Toyota of Lewisville Railroad Park in 2010 in a deal worth $1.5 million.
The park has a baseball/softball complex, a football complex, eight lighted soccer fields, two concession buildings, a perimeter walking/jogging trail, three man-made lakes, a dog park and the Scion Skate Park. Since 2010, the skate park has hosted the Scion Regional Amateur Tour, part an annual series of six skateboarding competitions held across the country. In 2012, the venue hosted its first annual triathlon event benefiting the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Denton County.
Lewisville Lake Park comprises 662 acres, which the city leases from the United States Army Corps of Engineers. The park includes various amenities, including athletic fields and designated campgrounds. The Lewisville Fishing Barge, an indoor-outdoor fishing facility that opened in 1958, is located on the lake. The park also hosts the Rick Neill Memorial, a cross country running meet organized each year by the Lewisville High School track and field team. In February 2013, the city began to review a development proposal to build a resort hotel and convention center on a 60-acre parcel of land next to the lake.
Highland Village offers residents a superb quality of life. The City is bordered by Lake Lewisville with many lakefront homes and homes with lake views. Residents often utilize the Inland Trail System, parks, and sports fields. With festivals held throughout the year, including Celebrate Highland Village and the Balloon Festival, as well as concerts and movies in the park, there is something for everyone!
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