COMMERCE, CULTURE AND CHARM
Colleyville’s rural community was originally known as Bransford when Dr. Lilburn Howard Colley settled to the area from Missouri in 1880. He was a well-respected physician and a veteran of the Union Army. In 1914, Walter G. Couch opened a grocery store near Dr. Colley's home and the community was renamed Colleyville in his honor.
Conveniently located between Dallas and Ft. Worth, Colleyville is now known as a premier spot for upscale development in the D/FW area and recognized for its well-planned growth and development. Colleyville has become a favorite on the “best of” lists in D/FW, across Texas, and around the nation. Colleyville, even through its tremendous growth, still has a small-town feeling about it, yet still offers some of the best luxuries, shopping, dining and big-city amenities. The city offers 11 parks and greenbelts with loads of recreational options. In addition, its school district, Grapevine-Colleyville ISD, is consistently ranked as one of the best in the state and regularly attains the status of one of the best in the nation.
Today Colleyville is one of the most affluent communities in the DFW metroplex. It has been ranked as the safest city to live in Texas by SafeWise.com. It frequently makes D Magazine’s, “Top 20 Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex Suburbs.” If you’re searching for a community thriving in commerce and development, yet still has warmth and charm, check out Colleyville. It got its start as a community of neighborhoods and remains an inviting and welcoming atmosphere many find refreshing.
RICH HISTORY AND GREAT PEOPLE
Located exactly halfway between Dallas and Ft. Worth, Grapevine is hot spot that keeps getting hotter. Its lavish history led to its namesake as the early settlers began to arrive in covered wagons to the area about 1843. They gathered near the Grape Vine Prairie in which wild mustang grapes were growing in abundance. Grapevine is reported to be the oldest settlement in Tarrant County. It began under the Lone Star flag of the Republic of Texas in 1844, a year before Texas was annexed by the United States of America.
Grapevine has 26 parks and miles of hiking and biking trails that includes more than 22 miles of hard-surface trails and roughly four miles of soft-surface trails. The trail system links nine parks which totals over 1,400 acres. Nearby Grapevine Lake offers recreation for the entire family, such as hiking, boating, biking, camping, fishing, kayaking, and more.
Grapevine is not just a wonderful place to live, but it’s a great place to visit as well. Enjoy fantastic hotels, resorts, attractions, entertainment, art galleries, local wineries, festivals and more. And during the holidays, Grapevine becomes a local North Pole. It is widely known as the ‘Christmas Capital of Texas.’ This holiday, you’ll want to see all it has to offer for the entire family.
Today, the city thrives of culture and commerce. It remains anchored by the local resident’s warmth and hospitality. Buildings, places and sites such Historic Main Street, the Grapevine Vintage Railroad, Nash Farm, Grapevine Convention and Visitor's Bureau and more unite to inform visitors and remind locals about the history and rich heritage of this amazing city. You’ll see the pride of its heritage all about town.
Grapevine residents are some of the most neighborly people you will ever meet. It’s not uncommon to see folks waving to pedestrians or other drivers around town. If you want to feel welcome, plugged in and right at home as quickly as possible, this place is for you!
In 2007, CNNMoney.com rated Grapevine as one of "America's Best Places to Live."
For a place to call home that offers great schools, a great economy, plentiful recreation, tons of festivals and events – almost in your own back yard, check out Grapevine!
CONVENIENT LIVING WITH GREAT RECREATION
This city strikes a nice balance between the ease and convenience of a big city, yet maintains that small-town feel. Conveniently located near Dallas and Ft. Worth, Keller is an ideal location. A thick wooded region attracted early settlers to Keller because it was near the Trinity River water supply and abundant farmland. On November 16, 1955, Keller became incorporated.
The city offers two very distinct business districts. Keller Town Center offers the more urban feel for shopping and dining. The historic Old Town Keller has the charm and feel of things from days gone by.
Keller proudly offers an excellent public school rating throughout its 39 campuses. It boasts itself as a city that offers all types of recreation. Throughout Keller, there are 11 parks that cover a vast geographic area. Big Bear Creek Greenbelt Hike and Bike Trail is a lovely and scenic trail that winds along Bear Creek through Keller for about five miles. Along the way, you’ll enjoy lovely parks, bridges, games and even art pieces scattered along the trail. It’s a great place for families to ride bikes, walk or jog. The city also offers a wonderful recreation and aquatics center for people of all ages.
Keller frequently makes D Magazine’s, “Top 20 Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex Suburbs.” For a warm welcome, parks galore, small-town appeal with big-city convenience, check out Keller, Texas.
PICTURESQUE VIEWS AND FRIENDLY FOLKS
Southlake became incorporated in 1956. According to the Southlake Historical Society, the proposed incorporation papers included the phrase, “All of us live here because we like it.” The area attracted residents for its “country living” feel and its people. Ask those who’ve been around a while and they’ll tell you it was the people who made Southlake what it was, and what it continues to be.
The area was been known for agriculture due to its sprawling acreage. Most of the early families had cattle, hogs and large gardens. The DFW airport brought a lot of aviation families to the area in the 1970s. It has always had a very strong school system, with its original, Carroll School. The consistent exemplary ratings and strong school traditions have been and remain steadfast through the years.
In early 2000, the city began to develop portions of its breathtaking countryside into luxury neighborhoods. Sights of a slower paced life, cattle, horse ranches and rustic views dot the horizon of this special town. This is what many people love about living in Southlake. You’re in a suburb of the big city lights, yet you see rolling hills and trees for miles in many parts of Southlake.
Southlake is full of places to dine, shop or play. It has become an ideal destination for shopping in its Southlake Town Square. You’ll also find fine and casual dining, luxury spa services, shopping, and more around town. It hosts a top-rated nationally known art festival each spring called Art in the Square. It offers fun and festivities for the entire family. And for the outdoor people, don’t miss the awe-inspiring Bob Jones Nature Trail, which offers over 750 acres of hiking trails.
Southlake is reported as one of the wealthiest cities in the United States and one of the safest cities in the metroplex. It frequently makes D Magazine’s, “Top 20 Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex Suburbs.” If you’re longing to live in a thriving, visionary city, yet still see many winding roads and rustic views, check out Southlake.