Flower Mound is truly defined by its name. A 13-acre mound in the southern part of Flower Mound is almost completely covered by wild flowers. Legend has it that the mound was used by Wichita Indians as ceremonial grounds. Locals refer to the city by its unofficial nickname, "The Mound."
The city has seen continuous growth in recent years, gaining 15,000 new residents from 2000 to 2010. Despite this, the city bills itself as the Town of Flower Mound in an effort to maintain the small-town feel that makes it a popular place to live. Flower Mound is part of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, near Lewisville and Grapevine, with easy access to DFW International Airport, making it a great choice for those that fly frequently.
D Magazine, which details all the very best North Texas has to offer, named Flower Mound one of the Top 10 Suburbs to Live In in their 2010 edition, following up its 2004 and 2008 appearances on the list. Flower Mound has a fairly low median age of 33, and the community is very active. There are more than 30 miles of bike trails in the community. The youth of the city is also reflected in its recognition for the seventh consecutive year as one of most technologically-advanced cities in America by the Center for Digital Government.
Flower Mound is served by two high schools of the Lewisville Independent School District, Edward S. Marcus and Flower Mound. Flower Mound High School is very modern, having only been built in 1999. D Magazine has recognized it as one of the best public high schools in the Dallas area, and the Texas Education Agency has given the school its highest rating. Flower Mound is also home to many private schools.
Flower Mound is known for its low crime rate, which comes from the city's tight knit community. CNN's Top Places to Live had an average of 228 personal crime incidents, while Flower Mound checked in with only 75. The FBI also named Flower Mound one of the safest places to live in 2010.
There are more than 1,000 rentable rooms in Flower Mound, with the average rent per month being $1,006. You will also find the cost of living to be slightly below the national average, making the dollar go just a little bit further.