Grapevine TX is the oldest city in Tarrant County north of Dallas. It is a blossoming upscale suburb with a historical past. Residents in this central location enjoy stable home values, good schools, plentiful jobs and relatively high incomes. Homes here run big for folks who like to live large. The median price for homes is currently $251,900, and real estate has appreciated 9% in the last year.
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The heartbeat of the city is Main Street in historic downtown Grapevine. Residents and visitors alike enjoy walking the area to view public art, art galleries, a historic train, a large variety of restaurants and shops. It is easy to find entertainment at one of the many winery tasting rooms and the Palace Arts Center and the Grapevine Vintage Railroad are stimulating to visit. The area is made more interesting by the public art, the Grapevine Glockenspiel Clock Tower and the preserved historic buildings. Other activities in town include an aquarium, botanical garden, dinner theatre, waterpark and more.
The population of Grapevine, TX is about 47,000 people. Some prime subdivisions are Silver Lake Estates, Stone Bridge Oaks, Lakeview Estates and Cannon Homestead. These all feature big homes and tie into good school districts. The average commute time is 23 minutes, which is lower than the national average and the unemployment rate is currently lower than the national average as well. The weather here is quite hot, with an average high in August of 95 degrees F. When the weather is hot, residents cool off by boating and swimming in the 8000 acre Grapevine Lake. Winters are mild with an average high of 55 degrees F. Grapevine boasts a great library, and many classes and events are offered by the city. A variety of annual festivals and events keep things interesting. Grapevine bills itself as the Christmas Capital of Texas, and offers a huge number of events during the holiday season that bring visitors from all over. There are also a number of wine-related events as well as kid friendly fun too. There is something for everyone in Grapevine.