When settlers discovered this area of Black- land Prairie in the 1840s, it was filled with blue stem grasses and wildflowers, all of which covered an unusual formation rising up from the prairie flatlands—a 12-1/2-acre mound that was 50-feet high that gave the town the name Flower Mound.
Pastures of grazing horses border modern residential neighborhoods in this picturesque, north central Texas town. Rolling hills and heavily wooded land in the western and southern portions of the community complement the distinctive contemporary architecture near the town’s center. Because of its close proximity to Fort Worth and Dallas, and its relaxing environment, Flower Mound is a popular community for many new Texans. Located just ten minutes from DFW International Airport, the community is situated north of Dallas and Fort Worth. Since 1987, Flower Mound’s population has increased to more than 77,329 – a fast growing city in an equally fast growing county.
The city’s housing boom can be attributed to several factors, including comparatively low land prices that offer urban residents a scenic community and less city noise and distractions. While home construction continues, the town’s master plan is designed to monitor zoning and building densities carefully.
Flower Mound offers Lake Grapevine to the south and Lake Lewisville to the north for recreation. The US Department of the Interior gave the city the Enjoy Outdoor America award for its use of open spaces, linking neighborhoods with parks and trails for walking, jogging and cycling. The acclaimed Lewisville ISD serves the majority of students and provides such activities as Adopt-a-School program, which allows local businesses, organizations or individuals the opportunity to support a school by donating special services or materials.