the good times just keep rolling. Families
appreciate the highly rated, award winning
school system, while the variety of recreational opportunities and cultural events
attract others to this city of nearly 50,000.
Located just north of DFW International
Airport, Grapevine offers easy access to the
metroplex, and has the lowest combined city
and school property tax rate of comparable
size cities in the area. Grapevine attractions
include the popular mega-mall, Grapevine
Mills, Bass Pro Shop/Outdoor World and
historic Main Street retail. Varying types of
stores, restaurants, movie theater and entertainment hubs bring families from most of
the surrounding Metroplex counties.
Grapevine’s three annual festivals on its
historic Main Street include Grapefest in
the fall and Main Street Days and the New
Vintage Festival in the spring. Texas food and
wine are featured at these festivals, making
Grapevine the best place to discover the variety
and quality of wines made in the state.
Visitors will discover 75 faithfully restored
homes and commercial buildings, 13 Texas
historical markers and a Historical District,
which is listed in the National Register of
Historic Places. The Grapevine Opry, a showcase of country and western entertainment, is
another major attraction housed in the newly
restored 1940’s Art Deco Palace Theater.
Most of Grapevine is served by the highly
regarded Grapevine-Colleyville Independent
School District. Grapevine High School was
named both a National Blue Ribbon School
and a new American High School, and has
been cited on multiple lists as a top-per-
forming high school.
Located northeast of and adjacent to Fort
Worth, Haltom City is a 20-minute drive
from DFW International Airport, and offers
quick access to Interstate 820, S.H. 121, US
Hwy. 377 and SH 26, and I-35W is less than
one mile to the west. With such close proximity to DFW Airport, Alliance Airport and
Meacham Field, Haltom City is among the
leaders in industrial cities.
Haltom City can also lay claim as the
founding place of the Northeast Orchestra,
a 60-member group that performs five annual
concerts featuring classical works. The group
represents 16 Tarrant County communities and practices in Haltom City. Citizens
actively participate in civic events such as
National Night Out, and the Haltom City
Library and the Haltom City Senior Center
have considerable community support.
New home development in Haltom City’s
northwest corner is anticipated to bring more
citizens to this town of more than 40,000.
The Birdville Independent School District
serves most of Haltom City, while the Keller
Independent School District serves the
extreme northwest corner of the city.
Located less than 20 minutes from Fort Worth
and about 25 minutes from Dallas, the
Hurst-Euless-Bedford community offers
convenient access to major freeways, and
the new, state-of-the-art Trinity Railway
Express makes travel to the Metroplex
Habitat For Humanity.
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Dallas Morning News