As with most cities in Northeast Tarrant County, the City of Grapevine owes much of its growth and development to the opening of the DFW Airport in 1974. While construction of the airport created the opportunity, the city of Grapevine deserves credit for taking full advantage of the good fortune produced by its proximity to DFW Airport and Lake Grapevine.
The city began by preserving the vitality of its Historic Downtown. Downtown offers eclectic shopping ranging from arts and antiques to Texas-themed creations and home décor. The Vintage Railroad, Palace Theatre, and live music scene add to downtown’s appeal.
For those who enjoy boating, water sports, camping, fishing, and hiking, Lake Grapevine offers public parks, trails, boat docks, and marinas. Great Wolf Lodge and water park presents another type of family entertainment with its 4-story tree house, thrill rides, and slides. Other attractions in Grapevine include Sea Life Aquarium, Legoland Discovery Center, and Grapevine Botanical Garden.
Grapevine’s residential real estate market has consistently ranked as one of the most stable in Northeast Tarrant County. Grapevine offers a variety of price points and types of housing, and values have held steady. Along with its location, Grapevine attracts new residents with quality schools in Grapevine-Colleyville ISD and reliable municipal services.