Town Yearly Awards - 2021

Town of Flower Mound Named One of ‘The 50 Best Places to Live in the U.S.’ by Money

Independent economics website, Money, named Flower Mound the 4th Best Place to Live in the U.S. in 2021-2022. Money created its list by finding places that combine affordability, economic growth, and quality of life. The website attributed Flower Mound’s high standing to the Town’s impressive job growth, excellent high school graduation rate, the flourishing Lakeside Business District, abundant recreational activities, and overall quality of life, including community events like the Town’s annual Independence Fest, which drew a crowd of about 30,000 people in 2021. Flower Mound was the only Texas city to place in the top 15 on the list. To read more about the Town’s ranking and to see the whole list, please visit https://bit.ly/3nwbz4o.

No. 4 'Most Livable Small City'

Flower Mound is the No. 4 “Most Livable Small City in the U.S.,” according to a study by Smart Asset, an online personal finance company. Researchers examined cities with populations between 65,000 and 100,000 comparing 11 key factors, including home affordability, income equality, entertainment options, and commute times. Flower Mound rose five spots from its No. 9 ranking in 2020, and is also the only Texas community in the top 25. The full study can be read online.

No. 3 'Best Suburb to Buy a House in the DFW Area'

Flower Mound is the No. 3 “Best Suburb to Buy a House in the DFW Area,” according to Niche, an online resource with comprehensive report cards and rankings on U.S. neighborhoods, schools, and more. Researchers based the findings off of key factors, including home values, taxes, crime rates, and quality of local schools, and real estate trends from the U.S. Census and other data sources. Read the full report online. In addition, Flower Mound was named the No. 9 "Best Suburb to Buy a House in Texas." 

No. 7 'Best Suburb to Raise a Family in Texas'

Flower Mound is the No. 7 “Best Suburb to Raise a Family in Texas,” according to Niche, an online research tool with comprehensive report cards, rankings, and reviews on U.S. neighborhoods, schools, and more. Researchers ranked cities by many key factors, including quality of local schools, safety, affordability, and access to family amenities. In 2020, Flower Mound was ranked No. 11, moving up four rankings in 2021. Read the full report online. In addition, Flower Mound was recognized as the No. 1 "Best Place to Live in Denton County" and No. 11 "Best Place to Raise a Family in Texas."

No. 8 'Place with the Best Public Schools in Texas'

Flower Mound is the No. 8 "Place with the Best Public Schools in Texas," according to Niche, an online research tool with comprehensive report cards, rankings, and reviews on U.S. neighborhoods, schools, and more. Researchers based their 2021 findings on state test scores, graduation rates, SAT/ACT scores, teacher quality, and reviews from students and parents. Read the full report online.

No. 61 ‘Safest Small City in America’

Flower Mound is the No. 61 “Safest Small City in America,’ according to MoneyGeek, a personal finance website. To compile the list, MoneyGeek evaluated data on violent and property crimes across the country in cities with 30,000 to 100,000 residents. Flower Mound is one of five Texas cities in the top 150. Read the full report.

No. 25 'Safest City in Texas'

Flower Mound is the No. 25 "Safest City in Texas," according to SafeWise, an online resource for all things safety and security. Researchers based the findings off of FBI crime report statistics and population data. Flower Mound is the only locality in the top 25 with a population over 55,000. Read the full report online.

Heritage Park Named Living Magazine’s ‘Best City Park’Living Magazine Best Of Winner Graphic

The readers have spoken, and Flower Mound’s Heritage Park was recently named “Best City Park” in the 2021 Living Magazine’s Best of Flower Mound Readers' Choice publication. 

The ninth annual “Best Of” edition asked Living Magazine readers to cast votes in 150 categories to help determine the best in dining, entertainment, healthcare, retail, and more in our area.

The Flower Mound Public Library Earns Sensory Certification

The Flower Mound Public Library is now sensory certified. This innovative designation from the nonprofit KultureCity promotes a positive experience for all Library visitors, especially anyone with sensory needs or processing issues.

To earn this certification, Library staff underwent training to recognize visitors with sensory needs and help them during a sensory overload situation. In addition, the Library now offers new sensory bags equipped with noise-canceling headphones, fidget tools, verbal cue cards, and weighted lap pads for use in the Library. You'll also notice new signs designating quiet areas, as well as areas that aren't typically quiet where guests with sensory issues might prefer to use headphones. These are just some of the many ways the Flower Mound Public Library promotes inclusivity for all. Learn more here.

'Best of Denton County' Winners

Flower Mound Police Department Officer Justin Buck and the Flower Mound Fire Department have been named “Best Police Officer” and “Best Fire Station” in the 2021 "Best Of Denton County" publication!  

The “Best Of” edition asked residents to cast votes in more than 450 categories to help determine the best in everything from education, to beauty and wellness, to dining, entertainment, retail, and more. Officer Buck and the Flower Mound Fire Department were nominated and collected the most resident votes in the Community and Non-Profit category. To see the full list, visit https://bestofdentoncounty.com/winner/.

Best of Denton Co. Winners graphic

Communications Department Wins Top State Awards

The Flower Mound Communications Department took home three trophies, including one first place awards, at the 2021 Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers (TAMIO) Conference.

The Town was honored in the following categories: 

The awards recognize outstanding communication by Texas communities in a variety of categories. Judging is conducted by non-TAMIO members with expertise in communications and municipal government. To view all of Flower Mound’s award-winning programming, visit the Town’s YouTube channel.

TAMIO awards in front of the Town Hall fountain

Communications Department Receives Top National Awards

The Town of Flower Mound Communications Department received one national award and two third-place awards for its video programming and annual report from the City-County Communications and Marketing Association (3CMA) in September. The Savvy Awards, held in conjunction with 3CMA’s annual conference, recognize outstanding local government achievements in communications, public-sector marketing, and citizen-government relationships.