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Seniors Enjoy Scenic Flower Mound

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How about that name? Neat huh? With a handle like that I just had to do a blog on this town of 69,000. So where is Flower Mound? Senior travelers will find it located northwest of Dallas and northeast of Fort Worth adjacent to Grapevine Lake.

Flower Mound derives its name from a prominent 12.5-acre mound located in the center of town. The mound is huge and rises 650 feet above sea level and stands 50 feet above the surrounding countryside on the shore of Grapevine Lake.

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The city got its name in the 1840s because of an unusual amount of wildflowers that grew on it. My brother, a deceased PhD botanist, and I, a master gardener, would find the mound to be of most interest.

They say that wildflowers and native prairie grasses flourish throughout the year. Flower Mound was originally occupied by Native Americans.

 Senior Travelers Find Family Community

The area was settled by the Europeans in the 1840s. It was established soon after Sam Houston settled a tribal dispute in 1844 and Indian raids in the area ceased. Permanent settlers moved in, attracted by the quality of the soil, which was suitable for raising cotton, corn, and wheat. It was incorporated as a town in 1961.

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Although an effort to create a planned community failed in the early 1970s, Flower Mound’s population increased substantially when Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport opened to the south in 1974.

Senior visitors find that Flower Mound is a family-oriented community that prides itself on maintaining a small town atmosphere. Flower Mound was recently recognized for its excellence in the field of Parks and Recreation Management by the Texas Recreation and Parks Society (TRAPS). The Town was selected to receive the 2015 Texas Gold Medal Award.

Senior Travelers Find a Premier City

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TripAdvisor has several must see and do attractions l in Flower Mound that you will not want to overlook starting with the CAC Waterpark. Bring along your bathing suit and jump under the 60-gallon dumping bucket. Ever done that before. It’s fun.

The local Chamber of Commerce notes that Flower Mound held the title of the Second-Fastest Growing City in Texas for much of the 1990s. Flower Mound’s low tax rate, excellent school system, safe neighborhoods and a quality of life unmatched in any community make it one of the premier cities in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex to live and raise a family.

Senior visitors will discover that Flower Mound balances a unique blend of country atmosphere with a dynamic environment. Check out FlowerMound.Net run by residents who live and work in Flower Mound, then set your GPS for this fascinating city. Enjoy all Texas amenities that the town has to offer. -jeb

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