GrapevineGrapevine always has something going on in its historic downtown and the vibrant city is known as a top destination for wine lovers. Situated at the confluence of seven major highways and home to Lake Grapevine, Grapevine offers a plethora of outdoor activities, live music and lush tree-covered neighborhoods.
- Charming, restored Main Street filled with unique shops, bakeries, restaurants and charm.
- Wine lovers paradise with a plethora of wineries and tasting rooms.
- Often referred to as the Christmas Capital of Texas when its Main Street is illuminated by more than a million lights during the holiday season.
HISTORY:Grapevine is the oldest settlement in Tarrant County, originating under the Lone Star flag in 1844, a year before Texas became a part of the United States. It's story began in 1843 when General Sam Houston and representatives of the Republic of Texas met with members of 10 American Indian nations. They joined to negotiate a treaty of peace and friendship at Grape Vine Springs, also known as Tah-Wah-Karro Creek. It resulted in a document, the Treaty of Birds Fort (because they met at nearby Birds Fort), which opened the area to homesteaders. Within a year, the first settlers started arriving, rolling in on covered wagons, on the Grape Vine Prairie. The wild mustang grapes that were abundant there gave the area its name, Grapevine. Today, the city has grown into a thriving center of culture and commerce, anchored by the Grapevine hospitality industry. Venues such as the buildings along Historic Main Street, the Grapevine Vintage Railroad, Nash Farm, the Settlement to City Museums and more combine to remind locals and visitors alike about the history and heritage of this amazing city.
SCHOOLS:Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District is a top rated, public school district located in GRAPEVINE, TX. It's rank 9th in the state of Texas! It has 14,234 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 65% of students are at least proficient in math and 66% in reading.
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