Grapevine has become a huge tourism destination in the state of Texas and it’s economy stems from tourism. DFW Airport is located in city of Grapevine and is an easy hop for many travelers coming into the area. Numerous attractions draw visitors including Gaylord Texan, Great Wolf Lodge, Bass Pro Shops, Grapevine Mills. Grapevine is also home to an abundance of theaters, restaurants, retail shops, and hotels.
Grapevine has a large historical district with 13 historical markers plus 75 restored homes and commercial buildings. The Grapevine Opry is also a major attraction. It is housed in a 1940 Art Deco Palace Theater and showcases an array of country and western entertainment. Grapevine Vintage Railroad also operates out of Grapevine and travels to the Fort Worth Stock Yards.
Several wineries also call Grapevine home. Every year Grapevine holds three annual festivals that showcase food and wineries from around the state.
In 2007 CNN Money named Grapevine as one of “America’s Best Place to live”. It currently has 76,491 residents and has a medium home value of $231,401. Grapevine covers 35.9 miles of land. Grapevine is made up of mostly older homes since there is little available land to build on. Grapevine Lake is also located in Grapevine and has become a favorite destination to relax and play for its residents.
Grapevine is part of the Grapevine-Colleyville School District. This school district serves Grapevine, Colleyville, plus sections of Euless, Hurst, and Southlake. It has 2 high schools, 4 middle schools, and 11 elementary schools In 2009 it was a named a recognized district.