Residents benefit from 18 city parks,
including the 720-acre Hidden Cove Park.
Formerly Lake Lewisville State Park, the
city leases this beautiful facility on the
lakeshore to provide camping, boating
and other water-related recreation to citizens throughout the metroplex. Other city
parks include a million-dollar water sports
complex, a 41-acre park equipped with
jogging trails, disc golf. and an amphitheater, as well as multiple pocket parks.
Stewart Peninsula Golf Course and The
Tribute Golf Course are also here.
The city is part of the award-winning Lewisville ISD, and there are are six elementary
schools, two middle schools, and a high
school within the community. Residents
enjoy the services of a dynamic, progressive
Denton is one of the fastest growing
metropolitan areas in the country. Denton
calls itself the creative and intellectual capital
of North Texas – the city’s competitive
advantage rests primarily in its academic
institutions: the University of North Texas
and Texas Woman’s University. The University of North Texas is the largest university
in the Metroplex. And, although Texas
Woman’s University has welcomed male
students for years, it is the nation’s largest
university primarily for women.
Denton is strategically positioned within the
Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, where the
eastern and western segments of I- 35 join
40 miles north of Fort Worth and Dallas.
Thanks to the I- 35 corridor, Denton offers
nonstop access to either Canada or Mexico.
Denton maintains a municipal airport,
which is a controlled field. Alliance Airport
and DFW International Airport are in close
proximity making Denton able to benefit
all types of businesses, from national to
Government also has a significant presence
here with the FEMA Region VI Headquarters and the Denton State School. Major
employers include the international headquarters of Sally Beauty Company, Victor
Equipment, Jostens, Peterbilt Motors Headquarters, Morrison Milling and United
Copper Industries. Denton Community
Hospital and Denton Regional Medical
Center provide all levels of health care
services; the newest healthcare facility here
is Presbyterian Hospital of Denton.
The Golden Triangle Mall and Denton
Crossing, a 52-acre retail power center in
southern Denton, anchor Denton’s consumer
trade area and include more than 30 retail
establishments and restaurants. Denton is
especially proud of its downtown square. The
historic courthouse is often the backdrop for
city festivals such as the Arts Antiques and
Autos Extravaganza, Dog Days of Summer,
and the Holiday Lighting Festival.
A waterpark on N. Loop 288 in northeast
Denton features four giant water slides, a
600-foot tubing river, children’s play pool,
and outdoor amphitheater. The water park
is adjacent to a new natatorium with two
indoor pools. For racecar lovers, almost
one-half of NASCAR racing enthusiasts
visiting the Texas Motor Speedway pass
through Denton. The speedway is 14 miles
south of Denton, next to Alliance Airport,
and offers the experience of both dual-track
NASCAR and Indy car racing.
Denton ISD has been named a Recognized
district by the Texas Education Association, featuring such programs as gifted and
talented, fine arts, deaf education, honors
and vocational courses.
When settlers discovered this area of Black-land Prairie in the 1840s, it was filled with
blue stem grasses and wildflowers, all of
which covered an unusual formation rising
up from the prairie flatlands—a 12-1/2-
acre mound that was 50 feet high that gave
the town the name Flower Mound.
Pastures of grazing horses border modern
residential neighborhoods in this picturesque, north central Texas town. Rolling
hills and heavily wooded land in the
western and southern portions of the
community complement the distinctive
contemporary architecture near the town’s
center. Because of its close proximity to
Fort Worth and Dallas, and its relaxing
environment, Flower Mound is a popular
community for many new Texans. Located
just 10 minutes from DFW International
Airport, the community is situated north of
Dallas and Fort Worth. Since 1987, Flower
Mound’s population has increased to more
than 74,000 – a fast growing city in an
equally fast growing county.
The city’s housing boom can be attributed to
several factors, including comparatively low
land prices that offer urban residents a scenic
community and less city noise and distractions. While home construction continues,
the town’s master plan is designed to monitor
zoning and building densities carefully.
Flower Mound offers Lake Grapevine
to the south and Lake Lewisville to the
north for recreation. The US Department of