Introduction to Grapevine, Texas
Grapevine, Texas, in Tarrant county, is 5 miles S of Flower Mound, Texas (center to center) and 13 miles N of Arlington, Texas. The city is considered part of the Fort Worth - Arlington metropolitan area.
Sam Houston and his fellow commissioners of the Republic of Texas camped at Tah-Wah-Karro Creek in October, 1843. They planned to meet the leaders of 10 Indian tribes. The meeting resulted in the signing of a treaty of friendship, peace, and commerce. This opened up the area for settlement by pioneers and homesteaders. The area was named Grapevine because it was located on the Grape Vine Prairie, and the region was blanketed by wild mustang grapes. Settlers started coming to the area in the later years of the 1840s.
Grapevine and nearby Attractions
- Grapevine Mills Mall
- Grapevine Vintage Railroad
- Historic Downtown
- Glass Cactus, a nightclub
- Oak Grove Park
- Grapevine Historical Museum
Things To Do In Grapevine
The Grapevine Lake is a popular recreational spot in the city. There are numerous parks around the lake. The region has approximately 30 miles of surface trails including nature, equestrian, and biking trails. The lake has three marinas which provide boating facilities. Fishing and small game hunting, including hunting of deer and feral hogs, is permitted in the area. The area around the lake has primitive and prepared camping sites.
Flights can be availed from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.
Grapevine Higher Education
The University of Texas, Brookhaven College, and Texas Christian University provide facilities for higher education to the area's residents.