Grapevine, Texas Real Estate and Information

Grapevine, Texas Real Estate and Information

Listed as one of the Top 100 Best Places to Live by Money magazine in 2007, Grapevine is a charming bedroom community in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. Centrally located between Dallas and Fort Worth just west of the DFW International Airport, Grapevine offers city dwellers a pretty landscape of grassy fields, hills, trees, and lakes, just minutes from DFW’s major attractions and employment opportunities.

Shopping and Dining

Grapevine is home to more than 200 restaurants, which run the gamut from casual affordability to fine dining and gourmet cuisine. Pick up Italian gelato, specialty coffee, or a gyro, or enjoy a sit down meal and a glass of wine at one of historic downtown Grapevine’s favorite eateries. Big Fish Seafood Bar & Grill, MainStreet Bistro and Bakery, and Winewood Grill are just a few of the options available on Main Street.

Shoppers also will find a number of boutique shops on Main Street in Grapevine’s historic downtown, including Bella Butterflies, Gypsy Warehouse, Main Street Station, and Red Shed Antiques. Grapevine is also home to one of the largest Neiman Marcus Last Call stores in the country. Name-brand favorites can be found at the Grapevine Mills Mall.

Parks and Recreation

Grapevine real estate includes nearly 30 beautiful parks, miles of walking/biking trails, and hundreds of acres of natural parkland, including popular Grapevine Lake and the Botanical Gardens. Residents can boat, waterski, wakeboard, fish, and relax on the waters of Grapevine Lake. Camping is available on the south side of the lake, and boaters can rent, charter, or store boats at the Silver Lake Marina.

On chilly or rainy days, water lovers can head to the Great Wolf Lodge – home to an 80,000 sq. ft., indoor water park complete with water slides, wave pools, activity pools, and more. Often described by park goers as a hidden gem of the Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan area, Rockledge Park – located on the east end of Grapevine Lake – features 8.5 miles of walking and biking trails with lake views. The 12-million-dollar Oak Grove Ball Field Complex features seven baseball fields, two multipurpose fields, four batting cages, 16 soft toss stations, a state-of-the-art children’s playground, and a concession area. Opened in 2009, the complex is a favorite hangout spot for local children. The Parks and Recreation Department also offers a wide variety of recreational programs and activities. Residents can browse current offerings in the season’s Playbook Activity Guide.

Living

Though Grapevine is situated in the midst of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, the city offers a friendly, small-town feel. Quiet streets in beautiful neighborhoods boast a variety of stately, single-family homes with green lawns. Children attend excellent schools, and everyone meets up for a variety of specials events throughout the year. Median home cost as of 2012 is $213,500. Demand for Grapevine real estate has grown steadily since the 1970s, when the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport opened and brought significant development with it. The town’s close proximity to the airport’s north entrance continues to bring commercial success to the area.

Schools, Health, Transportation

Grapevine’s excellent public school system boasts highly rated schools, many of which have a GreatSchools rating of 9 or above, and a low student/teacher ratio of 15.6. There also are a number of private and parochial schools in town, which provide quality education to children from pre-K through high school. These include Hill School of Grapevine, Faith Christian School, and OhLook Performing Arts Center. With nearly two dozen colleges, universities, and professional schools within 30 miles of Grapevine, and just as many junior colleges and technical schools, the city also offers adult students tremendous opportunity for professional and academic development.

Ethicus Hospital is a 46-bed, acute care facility located in Grapevine. Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine has been rated a top-performing hospital by the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America for its exceptional cardiac, pneumonia, and surgical care. Additional award-winning hospitals are available in Dallas, including the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.

Grapevine is just west of the Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport. The Grapevine Vintage Railroad travels from the Cotton Belt Depot on S. Main Street in Grapevine to Stockyards Station on East Exchange Avenue in Fort Worth. There also are two Amtrak stations located within 20 miles of Grapevine, one in Dallas and one in Fort Worth.

 

If you are thinking about buying or selling a home in Grapevine, give us a call at (817) 481-8890 or send us an email to explore your options and to find out when is the best time for you to make a move.

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