Grapevine, Texas

Grapevine, Texas

Grapevine is a city and suburb of Dallas and Fort Worth in the northeast of Tarrant County in Texas, United States of America. In October of 1843, a signing of a “peace, friendship, and commerce” occurred between General Sam Houston and 10 Native American nations. The settlement that later emerged was named Grapevine due to the location of the city and the surrounding areas. These names also pay homage to the wild grapes that grew in the area. Grapevine is the oldest settlement in Tarrant County.

The city is adjacent to Grapevine Lake, a large reservoir built by the Army Corps of Engineers in 1952 that serves as a water source and is also a recreational area. 

Geography And Climate Of Grapevine

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Downtown Grapevine, Texas, America.

Summers in Grapevine are considered hot and muggy, while the winters are considered cold and windy. Over a typical year, the temperature varies from 3°C to 36°C, though the temperature rarely dips below -4°C or rises above 39°C.

On average, Grapevine receives 38 inches of rain per year and roughly 1 inch of snow per year, significantly less than the national average for the United States of America, which is 28 inches of snow per year.

Demographics And Economy Of Grapevine

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Diners enjoy the evening meal and live music at Grapevine.

As of the 2010 census, Grapevine has a population of 46,334 people. 81.1% of the population was reported as white, 3.3% African American, 0.7% Native American, 4.5% Asian, 18.0% Hispanic or Latino, and 8.0% other.

Grapevine has an unemployment rate of 5.2%, with future job growth predicted to be 39.4% over the next ten years. The average income of a Grapevine resident is $40,574 per year, while the United States average is $28,555 per year. The Median household income of a Grapevine resident is $75,931 a year.

Tourist Attractions In Grapevine

Grapevine Mills

Grapevine Mills is a shopping center that boasts 180 stores. Grapevine Mill is a shopper’s paradise and a destination for visitors of all ages. The mall brings together LEGOLANDÒ Discovery Center, an aquarium, an escape room game, a carousel, and a theatre which promotes an experience that combines the options of a restaurant and the joyous excitement of a movie theatre.

Lake Grapevine 

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Grapevine Lake. Editorial credit: Tallmaple /

Lake Grapevine is a center for all outdoor activities you could ever imagine. Lake Grapevine has it all from boating, water-skiing, windsurfing, hiking, fishing, and camping. Sprawled across 8,000 acres of land featuring a beautiful, rolling shoreline and a host of more than nine miles of wilderness trail, Lake Grapevine is one of the supreme hiking and biking destinations in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. 

Additionally, Lake Grapevine offers two marinas: Scott’s Landing Marina and Silver Lake Marina. Silver Lake Marina is additionally host to many of Lake Grapevine’s charter companies.

Historic Downtown Grapevine

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Historic buildings in Grapevine, Texas. Editorial credit: Victoria Ditkovsky /

Historic Downtown Grapevine is a walkable, preserved historic area which is anchored by Main Street. Historic Downtown hosts an abundance of attractions such as winery tasting rooms, the Grapevine Vintage Railroad, Palace Arts Center, and other live entertainment venues, restaurants, and art galleries. 

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