Town Yearly Awards - 2022

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 SmartAsset, an online personal finance company. Researchers examined cities with populations between 65,000 and 100,000, comparing several key factors, including housing costs as a percentage of median income, unemployment rates, dining options, and commute times. This is the second year in a row Flower Mound held on to the #4 spot. We're also the only Texas community in the top 30. The full study can be read online.

The Town of Flower Mound Earns Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

For the 30th consecutive year, the Town of Flower Mound has earned the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA).  

The award, which the Town received for the 2021-22 Fiscal Year Budget, represents a significant achievement for Flower Mound and reflects the commitment of Town staff to meet the highest principles of governmental budgeting. In order to receive the budget award, the Town had to satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation.

For more information and to read the 2021-22 budget, please visit www.flower-mound.com/budget.

2022 Preservation Achievement Award

Flower Mound's Parks and Recreation Department accepted the 2022 Preservation Achievement Award for its work restoring and preserving the Gibson-Grant Log House. The award comes from Preservation Dallas, a nonprofit dedicated to the preservation and revitalization of historic buildings, neighborhoods, and places. 

In 2021, the Town completed restoration work on the Gibson-Grant Log House, and in partnership with the Denton County Office of History and Culture, began offering free tours to the public. You can visit the house Fridays from 1 to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. To learn more, please visit www.flower-mound.com/gibsongrant

Parks and Recreation staff accept the 2022 Preservation Achievement Award from Preservation Dallas

Communications Department Wins Top State Awards

The Flower Mound Communications Department brought home two trophies from the Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers (TAMIO) Conference last week.

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. Check out our award-winning work at the links above!

Two TAMIO Awards in front of a plant.

No. 1 'Best Place to Live in Denton County'

Flower Mound is the No. 1 "Best Place to Live in Denton County," 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 crime rates, public schools, cost of living, job opportunities, and local amenities. You can read the full report online

Flower Mound Fire Department Earns Achievement Award from the American Heart Association

For the third consecutive year, the Flower Mound Fire Department has received the Mission: Lifeline EMS Gold Plus achievement award from the American Heart Association.  The award designates the Fire Department as an elite group of prehospital providers and acknowledges the department’s commitment to offering rapid, research-based care to people experiencing heart attacks. 

Mission: Lifeline EMS is a program designed to showcase and recognize emergency medical service (EMS) organizations across the nation for excellent care. Often, EMS personnel are the first providers of care to patients suffering from cardiac emergencies. Their role, and ability to quickly recognize heart attacks in the field and begin appropriate treatment on the way to the hospital, is crucial and can set the course for the patient’s outcome. We are so grateful for the hardworking EMS professionals at the Flower Mound Fire Department!
2022 Mission: Lifeline EMS Recognition

Heritage Park Named Living Magazine's 'Best City Park'

Heritage Park was voted the "Best City Park" in the 2022 Living Magazine Best of Flower Mound Readers' Choice publication. The annual "Best Of" edition asked Living Magazine readers to cast votes to help determine the best in dining, entertainment, healthcare, retail, and more in our area. 

Thank you to everyone who voted for Heritage Park. You can find this Flower Mound staple at 600 Spinks Rd. Stop by to enjoy the Wildlife Encounter Trail, disc golf course, Fort Wildflower playground, Heritage Springs Splash Pad, new outdoor fitness area, and more! For more information, visit www.flower-mound.com/parks.

Heritage Park pond

'Best of Denton County' Winners

Flower Mound Police Officer Patrick Johnson, the Flower Mound Fire Department, and Mayor Derek France are all winners of the 2022 Best of Denton County award. Officer Johnson was voted "Best Police Officer," the Flower Mound Fire Department was voted "Best Fire Station," and Mayor France was voted "Best Mayor."

The “Best Of” edition asked residents to cast votes in multiple 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 bestofdentoncounty.com/winner/.

Officer Patrick Johnson, Mayor Derek France, and multiple Flower Mound Fire Department personnel.

No 4. 'Best Suburb to Buy a House in the DFW Area'

Flower Mound is the No. 4 "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. You can read the full report online. In addition, Flower Mound was named the No. 9 "Best Suburb to Buy a House in Texas" in 2021 and 2022.

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 2022 findings on state test scores, graduation rates, SAT/ACT scores, teacher quality, and reviews from students and parents. You can read the full report online

No. 10 'Best Suburb to Raise a Family in Texas'

Flower Mound is the No. 10 "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. You can read the full report online

No. 14 'Safest City in Texas'

Flower Mound is the No. 14 “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. Since the last report was released in 2021, the Town jumped 11 spots in the rankings. Flower Mound is the only locality in the top 15 with a population over 55,000. To read the full report, visit https://bit.ly/3b0ZNL8.