Quality of Life
Best Quality of Life
The American City Business Journals ranked Flower Mound at number 21 on a list of the top 50 cities in the southern United States with the best quality of life. Flower Mound was one of eight Dallas-Fort Worth area cities to make the list, which encompassed 1,145 cities and other municipalities in 13 southern states with populations larger than 10,000.
Excellent Police Department
Based upon 2015 FBI data and population figures, the Town of Flower Mound was named the 17th Safest City in the nation by Neighborhood Scout. Neighborhood Scout publishes an annual list of the top 100 Safest Cities in America, determined by total number of crimes per 1,000 residents for municipalities with a population of 25,000 or more. This prestigious award reflects the outstanding accomplishments of the Flower Mound Police Department. One such accomplishment was being honored as one of only 117 agencies in Texas in 2015 as a Recognized Law Enforcement Agency from the Texas Police Chiefs Association (TCPA) Law Enforcement Recognition Program.
Close Proximity to Medical Facilities
Anchored by Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound and Continuum Rehabilitation Hospital of North Texas, the Town of Flower Mound is becoming an established medical destination. Additional specialty medical services such as Texas Oncology and Orthopedic Associates have recently located in Flower Mound in response to ancillary medical office development. More medical office development is currently under construction, which will bring specialties such as cardiology, plastic surgery, pediatrics, optometry and a women’s imaging center to Flower Mound.
D Magazine ranked Flower Mound at number eight on its biennial Best Suburbs List and continually ranks in the top ten. Citing proximity to the airport, the signature mound of wildflowers, low crime rate, and excellent schools, the publication recognized Flower Mound for friendly residents who care about their community. Also coming in at number nine on 24/7 Wall St.'s poll of America's 50 Best Cities to Live poll, Flower Mound was the number one candidate from the Great State of Texas.
Highly-Rated Public School System
The Lewisville Independent School District prides itself on its long-standing tradition of educational excellence. With more than 40 schools receiving the “Exemplary” rating by the Texas Education Agency, families move into LISD because of the commitment to student success. LISD also has six National Blue Ribbon Schools of Excellence, which is the highest designation a school can earn by the United States Department of Education.
Source: Lewisville Independent School District
Best Family-Friendly City or Suburb
Citing the Town’s award-winning parks, excellent schools, and family-friendly atmosphere, readers of “North Texas Child” Magazine named Flower Mound the “Best City or Suburb to Raise Children.” The award recognizes the Town’s commitment to continuously ensure that Flower Mound remains a premier place to live, work, shop, play, and dine in North Texas.
Parks & Recreation
The Town itself is a picturesque gem featuring rolling hills topography, nestled between Lakes Grapevine and Lewisville. Flower Mound takes pride in its ability to offer a large variety of recreational options for its residents. The Town has more than 30 miles of multi-purpose trails, 680 acres of park land, 11 miles of equestrian trails, and 26 miles of unpaved hike and bike trails. The Town received the Enjoy Outdoors America Award from the United States Department of the Interior for its establishment of the trail system. The Town also has a state-of-the-art library and an 80,000-square-foot Community Activity Center featuring indoor and outdoor pools, activities rooms, and fitness equipment.
Lake Grapevine, along Flower Mound’s southern border, has a surface area of 6,684 acres and a maximum depth of 65 feet. Lake Lewisville, only a few minutes’ drive to the north, spans 29,592 acres with a maximum depth of 67 feet. Lake Lewisville is large enough to accommodate a variety of water sport enthusiasts with room left over for anglers to fish. Residents and visitors enjoy sailing, water sports, fishing, hunting, camping, and hiking at these and other area lakes.
Source: Texas Parks & Wildlife
Providing quality, safe, family-friendly recreational opportunities for residents remains a priority for Flower Mound. The Town acquired and opened the 234-acre Twin Coves Park on the shores of Lake Grapevine in 2011 and is currently taking steps to enhance the park. The Town also opened Heritage Park, its signature park, in 2013 which includes the state-of-the-art, community-built playground Fort Wildflower.
Active Senior Citizenry
Flower Mound’s Seniors In Motion members celebrated the opening of the new Flower Mound Senior Center in May 2015, located at the southwest corner of FM 2499 and W. Windsor Drive. Featuring a 6,000 square-foot ballroom, library/living room, billiard room, game room, fitness room, computer classroom, activity room, craft room, conference room, kitchen, and more, the new facility is home to educational classes, social events, and arts and crafts programming.
Golf enthusiasts enjoy year-round play at nationally recognized and award-winning golf courses Bridlewood and Tour 18 in Flower Mound. There are approximately 75 private and municipal golf courses in the DFW area.
Horse lovers can enjoy three equestrian centers located in Flower Mound – Bridlewood Stables & Equestrian Center, Miss M's @ Flower Mound Equestrian Center, and Summer Hill Farms.