It seems as though something is always going on in Grapevine, where festivals abound and the good times just keep rolling. Families appreciate the highly rated, award winning school system, while the variety of recreational opportunities and cultural events attract others to this city of nearly 50,000. Located just north of DFW International Airport, Grapevine offers easy access to the metroplex, and has the lowest combined city and school property tax rate of comparable size cities in the area. Grapevine attractions include the popular mega-mall, Grapevine Mills, Bass Pro Shop/Outdoor World historic Main Street retail. Varying types of stores, restaurants, movie theater and entertainment hubs bring families from most of the surrounding Metroplex counties.
Grapevine’s three annual festivals on its historic Main Street include Grapefest in the fall and Main Street Days and the New Vintage Festival in the spring. Texas food and wine are featured at these festivals, making Grapevine the best place to discover the variety and quality of wines made in the state.
Visitors will discover 75 faithfully restored homes and commercial buildings, 13 Texas historical markers and a Historical District, which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The Grapevine Opry, a show- case of country and western entertainment, is another major attraction housed in the newly restored 1940’s Art Deco Palace Theater.
Most of Grapevine is served by the highly regarded Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District. Grapevine High School was named both a National Blue Ribbon School and a new American High School, and has been cited on multiple lists as a top-per- forming high school.