Grapevine, Texas Real Estate
Grapevine TX Homes for Sale and Community Information
Grapevine is a suburb of Fort Worth in Tarrant County, TX. What started out as much of northern Texas property is today only 32.3 square miles of land. Over 50,000 people live on Grapevine TX real estate. Ninety-two police officers take care of them. The Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport is a large employer in the area, so many residents work there. Some residents living in Grapevine TX homes work in the professional services, computers and management. Their kids go to one of three elementary schools, five middle schools and three high schools. They attend college at DeVry University, North Lake College or the University of Texas at Arlington. Grapevine has the distinction of being named "The Cantaloupe Capital of the World". The band Crown the Empire is from Grapevine.
Imagine being afraid to move to Texas. That's what Texas Governor Sam Houston heard, however, when he attempted to attract settlers to build Grapevine homes. Following a treaty meeting, the Treaty of Birds Fort was signed by ten Indian nations. Settlers were promised a life "peace, friendship and trade" by the terms of the treaty. It worked, and by 1890, around 800 settlers owned Grapevine real estate. A newspaper, a few cotton gins, a public school and railroad service marked civilization in Grapevine. Up to the latter half of the 20th century, agriculture was the root of the area's economy. Grapevine was named for the prairie's wild Mustang grapes. Winemaking has been another mainstay of the economy and today, Texas is the fifth largest winemaking state in the country. For more history, please see http://www.ilovegrapevinetexas.com/Grapevine-Texas-History.aspx.
Parks and Recreation
Grapevine homes for sale will probably have a neighborhood park of their own. Grapevine maintains 25 parks in addition to walking and biking trails, botanical gardens and nature preserves. The parks are equipped with picnic facilities and playground equipment. A few of the parks have trails around them. Some of the parks have basketball courts and a few are lighted. Horseshoe Trails/Snakey Lane Park is a paved walking and mountain biking area. Big Bear Creek Nature Preserve is a not-quite mile paved walk through stunning flora with signs and descriptions along the way. Read more about Grapevine parks at http://www.grapevinetexas.gov/index.aspx?nid=372.
Attractions and Activities
Owners of Grapevine properties will need to know what attractions are around when they need to show visitors what their new town is all about. Why not begin with the Texas Star Dinner Theater for weekend comedies? Wine tastings abound in this winemaking region, plus there's Art in the Vine, with plenty of beautiful art to view. The Grapevine home buyer might enjoy viewing sea life at the Grapevine Aquarium would be fun. See more attractions at http://www.grapevinetexasusa.com/things-to-do/attractions/.
New owners of real estate in Grapevine will also need to know about town events. Get out and have some fun with other buyers of homes for sale in Grapevine at events like the Hallo-wine Trail, sculpture show, Rett Syndroms Strollathon and more, which can be found at http://www.ilovegrapevinetexas.com/grapevinecalendar.aspx.