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Overview

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.

Grapevine History

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.

Grapevine Transportation

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.

People

Total Population 49,609
Male Share of the Population 48.6%
Female Share of the Population 51.4%
Senior Citizens 8.7%
Employed Population 16+ 28,258
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 55.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 46.2%
Median Earnings25+ $48,825
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $16,971
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,290

Wealth

Median Family Income $101,801
% Above Poverty Level 88.1%
% Below Poverty Level 11.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 5.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.3%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 27.8%
Median Gross Rent $1,099
Median House Value $242,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 38.9%
US/American 0.1%
English 10.4%
Irish 12.2%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Grapevine Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles S of Flower Mound, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 13 miles N of Arlington, Texas
County Tarrant
Standard Zip Codes 76051, 76092
P.O. Box Zip Codes 76099
Phone Area Codes 817
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.934
Longitude -97.077

Grapevine Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station GRAPEVINE DAM
Distance 1.9 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 54 F
Apr Temp 51 to 75 F
Jul Temp 73 to 96 F
Oct Temp 53 to 79 F
Annual Precip 34.6 inches
Station DALLAS-FT WORTH INTL AP
Distance 4.3 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 54 F
Apr Temp 54 to 76 F
Jul Temp 75 to 95 F
Oct Temp 56 to 78 F
Annual Precip 34.7 inches
Station DALLAS LOVE AP
Distance 14.5 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 55 F
Apr Temp 56 to 77 F
Jul Temp 77 to 96 F
Oct Temp 58 to 79 F
Annual Precip 37 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bedford 48,559 $80,268
Colleyville 24,453 $166,868
Coppell 40,602 $129,432
Euless 53,220 $65,802
Flower Mound 68,654 $130,994

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Grapevine Public Libraries

Library
Grapevine Public Library
1201 MUNICIPAL WAY
Grapevine, Texas
(817) 410-3400
Library Web Site

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Grapevine Hospitals

BAYLOR REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER AT GRAPEVINE
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
1650 W COLLEGE ST
(817) 481-1588
Emergency Service: Yes

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3223 MUSTANG DR
817-251-5210
Serves 2,034 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.5

CARROLL SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
3051 DOVE RD
817-949-5800
Serves 1,034 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16

THE BRIDGES ACAD ALTER
736 E NW HWY
817-251-5474
A Non-traditional School
Serves 49 students.

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3051 IRA E WOODS AVE
817-251-5640
A Non-traditional School
Serves 2 students.

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