Town of Flower Mound named No. 1 “Most Livable City in the U.S.”
Study released by SmartAsset
Hot off the Press! Flower Mound ranked No. 1 again as a best place to live in the U.S.! This study by SmartAsset compared U.S. cities with populations from 65,000 to 95,000. Then, the study looked at amenities, such as, home values to income ratio, entertainment, restaurants, health care, and unemployment rate.
Flower Mound received the No. 1 award because of its amazing economic climate. An abundance of job availability in Flower Mound means there’s only 3.1% of the population unemployed. In addition, major employer hubs like Plano, Frisco, Las Colinas, Dallas, and Fort Worth are within a 30-minute commute. Home affordability was also a winning factor. Homes in Flower Mound TX are valued at an average of 2.62 times the median household income. Most noteworthy, Flower Mound was the only small city in Texas to make the Top 10 List.
List of Awards
First of all, this isn’t the only award that Flower Mound has garnered. Here’s a list of some of the awards and accolades over the years:
- 2017 – No. 1 Safest City in Texas (SafeHome.org study)
- 2017 – No. 1 Most Livable City in Texas (24/7 Wall Street study)
- 2017 – No. 1 Best Cities for Family (ApartmentList study)
- 2017 – No. 2 Best Places for Young Families in Texas (NerdWallet study)
- 2016 – No. 1 Safest Cities in Texas (ValuePenguin study)
- 2016 – No. 1 Happiest Place in Texas (Zippia study)
- 2016 – No. 5 Best Cities for Texas Families (WalletHub study)
- 2015 – No. 1 Best City or Suburb for Raising Children (North Texas Magazine study)
- 2015 – No. 4 50 Safest Cities in Texas (SafeWise study)
- 2015 – No. 4 Best City in Texas to Find a Job (WalletHub study)
- 2014 – No. 2 Best Places to Find a New Job (CNN Money Magazine study)
- 2014 – No. 12 Top Earning Towns in U.S. (CNN Money Magazine study)
- 2014 – Platinum Scenic City certification
- 2014 – Tree City USA certification
Flower Mound TX Amenities
Flower Mound boasts an impressive master plan for development, education, parks, and recreation. Approximately 59 miles of hiking and biking trails interconnect the neighborhoods, businesses, schools and parks. The town boasts a state-of-the-art Community Activity Center (CAC), Senior Center, athletic facilities and the new Hound Mound Dog Park. Flower Mound holds many great events throughout the year, such as the Seniors in Motion, Easter Egg Scramble, Father-Daughter Prom, Family Camp Out, Concerts in the Park, Independence Fest, Pumpkin Dive, Dorothy’s Dash 5k, and Breakfast with Santa.
To the south, Flower Mound is bordered by Lake Grapevine and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers property. Many homes overlooking scenic Corps property have Lake Grapevine as their backyard views. Residents typically have easy access to lake recreation, camping and hiking.Together, the town of Flower Mound and the Corps of Engineers maintain 14 miles of mountain biking-hiking trails. Additionally, there are 9 miles of equestrian trails maintained by the Corps of Engineers, plus an additional 2 miles maintained by the town. For road cyclists, there are several miles of road bike lanes around town with more lanes to be added in the future.
Furthermore, for the gym enthusiast, there are several gyms in Flower Mound, including Lifetime Fitness and smaller gyms like CrossFit, CycleBar, etc. Lifetime Fitness features an indoor and outdoor pool, water slides, yoga, cycling, rock climbing, sauna, steam room, and several other fitness-related amenities.
Flower Mound Schools
Furthermore, award winning schools contribute to Flower Mound being a best place to live in Texas. The town of Flower Mound is part of the Lewisville Independent School District, which is known for its many award-winning schools. Teenage students attend either Flower Mound High School or Marcus High School. Wellington Elementary has a Spanish Immersion/Dual Language program. Donald Elementary will be a STEM school starting in Fall of 2018. In addition, several top-rated private schools are located in or near Flower Mound, such as Corem Deo Academy and Liberty Christian School.
Homes in Flower Mound TX
Flower Mound’s beautiful topography is another reason it’s the best place to live in Texas. The hills crest with native oak trees and beautiful sweeping sunsets. Homes range from traditional to contemporary style. The Flower Mound real estate market is robust with historically steady rising home values. Buyers will find a lower inventory in the $350,000 and under price range, and a multitude of inventory in the $500k-plus price range. Property types range from a typical subdivision homes to lake homes and horse properties. Major residential development in Flower Mound started in the 1990s and continues to this day. New home construction starts in the $400,000s and ranges upward of $1 million. In addition, resale homes in Flower Mound range from $250,000 to several million.
Beautiful luxury homes on acreage and gated communities are especially relevant for the discerning buyer. Gated luxury home communities in Flower Mound are: Chateau du Lac, The Landing, Montalcino, The Reserve at Bridlewood, Tour 18, and Point Noble. Click here to view Flower Mound’s luxury homes for sale in gated communities.
Best Place to Live
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