About Flower Mound
Centrally located in North Texas near the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, Flower Mound is a family-oriented community that prides itself on maintaining a small town atmosphere while embracing and fostering a dynamic economic development environment.
Past and Present
After experiencing unprecedented residential growth in the 1990’s, the Town now actively promotes a burgeoning commercial development scene centered around the Lakeside Business District, located on the North Shore of Lake Grapevine, and the Denton Creek District, located in the growing I-35 West corridor.
There are very few unchallenged facts about The Mound. 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 wild flowers 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.
Things To Do
Grapevine Lake Spillway *UPDATE July 10*
Here is another update on the condition of Fairway Drive (commonly known as the Dam Road). As of midday today (July 10). The Town of Flower Mound was notified this afternoon that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers started to incrementally open the gates of the Grapevine Lake Dam. You may remember the gates have continually been open .08′, which was the maximum downstream conditions would allow without adding to the current flood conditions our neighbors may be facing. By this evening, the Corps estimate both gates will be open to 2.6′ and discharging water at a rate of 2,000 cubic feet per second. Corps staff also have started to power-wash the thick sediment off of Fairway Drive, which has built-up over the last several weeks.
While this is definitely forward progress, please keep in mind there is still no timeline for the re-opening of Fairway Drive, as the Corps has not yet been able to assess the infrastructure for safety and damage. We will continue to keep residents informed as updates become available. Have a great weekend.