Unlike many smaller communities lying adjacent to large urban areas, Flower Mound, TX, located in Denton County (the northern quadrant of the sprawling Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex) refuses to call itself a city, preferring the homier appellation "town." Flower Mound, TX refused to incorporate until 1961 and then only to avoid becoming a part of neighboring Irving. As the Metroplex has grown up around it, Flower Mound, TX has steadfastly held on to its cherished self-perception as a small, intimate "town."
Perhaps Flower Mound can continue to cherish this quaint affectation given the ease of access it enjoys to the three points of the so-called "Golden Triangle" formed by Dallas, Fort Worth, and Denton. (Each of the towns lies roughly forty miles apart.) With the employment, entertainment, and cultural opportunities available in any of its three larger neighbors (which are the dominant cities in North Texas), Flower Mound can afford to cultivate its small-town persona without actually sacrificing anything.
Parker Square in downtown Flower Mound is designed on a 1920s theme. It has 345,800 square feet of office and retail space. The square was laid out to be as friendly to pedestrians as possible and is envisioned as a gathering space for people of all ages. There are numerous restaurants as well as shops and offices and a central gazebo adds to the feeling of a town square of old.
Flower Mound is within easy driving distance of the 77-acre Gaylord Texan, a $400 million hotel and exhibition space in nearby Grapevine as well as the Grapevine Mills Mall with two hundred shops and a million and a half square feet of space. The "megamall" also offers restaurants, an ice skating rink, gaming venues, and multiple theatre screens.
In searching for Flower Mound, Texas real estate, be aware that most homes are products of the population and housing boom of the 1990s. Expect to find homes averaging three thousand square feet in Flower Mound. Texas real estate laws are relatively straight-forward but either the Greater Fort Worth Association of Realtors or the Dallas Association of Realtors can help you find a professional to assist you in searching for a new home.
All told, there are 16,179 households in Flower Mound, TX spread through an estimated population of seventy thousand with an average age of thirty-three. Eighty-percent of the people living in Flower Mound, TX are married couples, but according to demographics assembled by the Census Bureau the ratio of men to women is roughly equal. In terms of ethnicity, some ninety percent of the populace is Caucasian with around three percent of the residents being African American. The average household income comes in at $95,416 with families earning, on an average, $98,055.
Occupying a prime spot as part of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, Flower Mound, TX has managed to retain its cherished status as a "town" while living within range of easy access to all the potential and amenities of the largest cities in North Texas.