Grapevine Real Estate

A suburb of Fort Worth in Tarrant County, Grapevine, Texas, was one of the first cities to be connected to Fort Worth by railroad in the 19th century. Today is is home to a population that was estimated at around 50,500 in 2008, an increase of 20% since the census in 2000, and growing. Small parts of the city extend into neighboring Denton and Dallas counties.

The first time the area was opened to settlers was in October 1843, when legendary General Sam Houston camped in the area and signed a treaty with some of the native tribes, opening the area to settlers. Early after its founding, the city was known as Grapevine Prairie, but it eventually dropped the latter part. It received its name from the wild mustang grapes to proliferate in the area. There are several wineries in the city as well.

Grapevine residents were measured in 2008 to have median annual household incomes of around $87,000, and the median value of a home in the area at that time was around $238,000. The large Grapevine Lake is adjacent to the city and is a popular place to enjoy and cool off during the summers. Grapevine has a total area of 35.9 square miles, and parts of the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport are located inside the city limits.

Grapevine is home to the Texas Wine and Grape Growers Association, and the gaming company GameStop has its headquarters here. Shopping can be done at the Grapevine Mills Mall. Most of the children living Grapevine are served by the Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District, though others are served by Carroll, Lewisville, and Coppell independent school districts.