Quality of Life
Since 1961, our Town has built a thriving, family-oriented community that prides itself on maintaining a small-town atmosphere, while embracing and fostering a dynamic economic development environment.
Home to over 80,000 residents, Flower Mound maintains a low crime rate, great schools facilitated by five independent school districts, beautiful open spaces, abundant recreation opportunities, first-class shopping and dining, and one of the lowest tax rates in North Texas. The Town’s nearly 1,000 acres of parkland, including more than 75 miles of hike, bike, and equestrian trails, numerous athletic fields, 57 parks, and 37 unique playgrounds make Flower Mound the perfect place to live, work, and play.
Take a look below at what makes us unique.
Best Quality of Life
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.
But that's not all. Flower Mound has been named again and again as a top place to live, to raise a family, to go to school, to buy a house, and more. Check out all of our accolades here.
Excellent Public Safety
In 2022, Flower Mound was named the “Safest Place in Texas” by background screening service GoodHire. For their report, GoodHire used FBI data on property, violent, and society crime in cities of all 50 states. In Texas, they found Flower Mound to be the safest locality with a population greater than 30,000. In 2022, Flower Mound police officers responded to more than 45,000 calls and attended more than 100 community outreach events. Meanwhile, Flower Mound firefighters responded to more than 7,200 calls for service, traveled to more than 17 wildland deployments, and completed 12 rotations to the U.S. Mexico border in support of Operation Lone Star.
Close Proximity to Medical Facilities
Anchored by Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound, 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.
Highly-Rated Public Schools and Quality Higher Education
The majority of Flower Mound is served by the Lewisville Independent School District (LISD) and Argyle Independent School District (AISD), with Denton, Grapevine-Colleyville, and Northwest Independent School Districts also serving small areas of the Town. Flower Mound also has excellent private and charter schools in town. In total, there are 17 elementary schools, nine middle schools, and six high schools serving Flower Mound.
LISD, the district that serves the majority of Flower Mound, received 4 out of 5 stars in the 2020 report on Texas Smart Schools, ranking very high in academic progress, at or above 83% of all Texas school districts.
Flower Mound is also served by two higher education institutes. North Central Texas College (NCTC) has a 32,000-square-foot extension campus in Flower Mound's Parker Square. Additionally, Midwestern State University, a partner to NCTC, recently completed construction of a 30,000-square-foot campus in the same development, which allows students the opportunity to complete their four-year degree right here in Flower Mound.
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 60 miles of hike, bike, and equestrian trails, numerous athletic fields, 57 parks, and 37 unique playgrounds, along with almost 1,000 acres of parkland. 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.
Grapevine Lake, 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.
Providing quality, safe, and family-friendly recreational opportunities for residents remains a priority for Flower Mound. The Town's Twin Coves Park, located on 243 acres on the north shore of Grapevine Lake, boasts 19 furnished cabins and 22 RV slips, in addition to a variety of other amenities, including a small craft launch boat ramp, and much more. Families can enjoy a variety of features, including a camp store, playground, two large pavilions, grass volleyball court, horseshoes and washer game sets, four-hole disc golf course, hike/bike nature trails, kayak and paddleboard rentals, boat launch, and a lake overlook area with a fire pit and seating.
Additionally, Flower Mound's signature park, Heritage Park, features the Heritage Springs Splash Pad, Fort Wildflower Playground, performance pavilion, an 18-hole disc golf course, Wildlife Encounter Trail featuring bronze art of animals native to our area, nature overlook, pond with boardwalk and waterfall, and other park amenities. It's a popular destination in Town and the location of many of the Town's special events throughout the year.
The Hound Mound at Heritage Park is the Town's 5-acre dog park, located on the east side of Heritage Park. The park has separate areas for small and large dogs, and amenities include natural shade, hybrid Bermuda turf, irrigation, shaded seating areas with water fountains, restrooms, trash receptacles, pet waste stations, landscaping, and 60 lighted and video-monitored parking spaces.
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, Flower Mound Farm, and Summer Hill Farms. Plus, the Town has 12 miles of equestrian trails throughout our community.
There is truly something for everyone in Flower Mound. To find an activity, park, or amenity that meets your recreational needs, visit our Parks and Recreation page.
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.
Low Tax Rate
Property Taxes, 2023-2024
|Property Taxes (per $100 valuation)||Denton County||Tarrant County|
|Town of Flower Mound||$0.3873||$0.3873|
|Lewisville Independent School District||$1.1301||$1.1301|
|Other (Hospital / College District)||N/A||$0.30667|
Sales Taxes, 2023-2024
|State of Texas||6.25%|
|Town of Flower Mound||2.00%|
Hotel Taxes, 2023-2024
|State of Texas||6.00%|
|Town of Flower Mound||7.00%|