Flower Mound is a town located in Northern Texas. With beautiful natural areas as well as a number of shops and restaurants, there are plenty of recreational activities available in Flower Mound. The town is nearby both Dallas and Fort Worth, providing easy access to city amenities.
Climate & Geography
The climate in Flower Mound is classified as humid subtropical, which means summers are hot and humid while winters are mild with almost no snowfall. Flower Mound receives more sunny days than the national average, as well as slightly more rainfall.
The town is located northeast of Fort Worth and northwest of Dallas, and the surrounding terrain is mostly low-lying flatlands. Grapevine Lake borders the town’s southwest edge, and Timber Creek runs through Flower Mound.
Recreation, Culture & Entertainment
Flower Mound is home to many parks and serene, natural areas. Located next to Grapevine Lake, Twin Coves Park offers a peaceful and relaxing getaway close to home with activities like boating, kayaking, fishing, and hiking. Locals can explore the outdoors year round at Twin Coves Park. Flower Mound is also home to Bridlewood Golf Club. Those with an interest in the sport can enjoy Flower Mound’s sunny weather while they play.
Flower Mound offers locals many modern shopping, dining, and entertainment options. Festivals like the Independence Festival and Fall Festival are held for the community throughout the year. Residents who enjoy experiencing the city life can take a short drive to Dallas or Fort Worth to enjoy even more entertainment and recreation options. Additionally, Flower Mound is close to the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, making for quick and convenient travel.
Cost of Living & Taxes
The overall cost of living in Flower Mound is higher than the state and national averages. Home pricing in Flower Mound plays the biggest role in raising the overall cost of living, and the median home cost is significantly more than the state and national averages. The cost of groceries, health, and utilities, however, are all similar to the state and national averages.
The state of Texas has no income tax or Social Security tax, making it moderately tax friendly for retirees. Sales tax in Flower Mound is higher than average at 8.25 percent.
The state of Texas overall scores on the lower end of average on Gallup’s Well-Being index, however, the Dallas and Fort Worth area scores on the higher end of average.
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital is located in Flower Mound, providing convenient access to health care for residents. Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital is rated as high performing in hip replacements and knee replacements by U.S. News. UT Southwestern Medical Center and Baylor University Medical Center are both located in nearby Dallas, and are ranked No. 2 and No 4. in the state.