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 public library.
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. Alli-
ance Airport and DFW International
Airport are in close proximity making
Denton able to benefit all types of busi-
nesses, from national to international.
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 the Interior gave the city the Enjoy Outdoor America
award for its use of open spaces, linking
neighborhoods with parks and trails for