Town Yearly Awards - 2020
No. 4 ’Safest City in Texas’
Flower Mound is the No. 4 “Safest City in Texas,” according to a study by LendEDU, an online tool helping consumers learn about and compare financial services. In terms of population, Flower Mound is the largest city in the top 10, receiving a safety score of 94.18. Researchers ranked over 1,200 cities in the country based on the rate of violent and other crimes. Results showed Flower Mound was ranked the No. 123 safest city in the U.S. Read the full report here.
No. 10 ’Safest Place to Live in Texas’
Flower Mound was ranked the No. 10 “Safest Place to Live in Texas” by Elite Personal Finance, an online tool for financial advice. To compile the results, researchers ranked cities based on recent FBI crime statistics. Breaking down the report further, Flower Mound is ranked the No. 2 safest place to live in Texas with a population between 30,000 and 100,000 residents. Read the full report online.
No. 1 ‘Best Suburb to Buy a House in the DFW Area’
Flower Mound is the No. 1 “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, property taxes, home ownership rates, housing costs, and real estate trends from the U.S. Census, FBI, and other data sources. Read the full report here. In addition, Flower Mound was named the No. 6 "Best Suburb to Buy a House in Texas."
No. 11 ‘Best Suburb to Raise a Family in Texas’
Flower Mound is the No. 11 “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. Read the full report online. In addition, Flower Mound was recognized as the No. 1 "Best Place to Live in Denton County" and No. 14 "Best Place to Raise a Family in Texas."
No. 8 ‘City that Gives Homeowners with a Mortgage the Best Return on Investment’ in Texas
Flower Mound is ranked the No. 8 city in Texas that gives homeowners with a mortgage the best return on investment, according to a study by LendEDU, an online tool helping consumers learn about and compare financial services. Researchers ranked over 25,000 U.S. cities by analyzing both home value and expense (monthly mortgage and utilities costs), compiled from the latest data and estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau. Read the full report here.
American Public Works Association Accreditation
In March, the Town’s Public Works Department received full accreditation by the American Public Works Association (APWA) for the second consecutive time. The accreditation verifies and recognizes that an agency is in full compliance with the recommended management practices set forth by the APWA. The recognition promotes excellence in the operation and management of a public works agency, its programs, and employees.