Just like its name suggests, Grapevine is all about wine. The city is dotted with wineries and vineyards, and is famous for the wild mustang grapes that grow near the reservoir. With its close proximity to Dallas and Fort Worth, nationally-recognized school system, and attractions, Grapevine is a fabulous place to call home. CNN Money thinks so – they named Grapevine one of “America’s Best Places to Live” in 2007.
Dating back to 1843, Grapevine is one of the oldest cities in Texas. The region became open to settlers between the late 1840s and early 1850s, after a peace treaty was signed between native tribal leaders and General Sam Houston. Before the production of wine, cotton was the leading crop of the city, followed by cantaloupe after its incorporation in 1936.
There are many things to do and see in Grapevine. Historic Downtown is lined with a slew of wine tasting rooms, art galleries and museums, and restaurants. Malts and hops drinkers may prefer to sip on a creative craft at the Grapevine Brewery, located on Jean Street. Over 200 restaurants make up the city – but put Weinberger’s Deli at the top of your must-try list. The Mark Cuban sandwich is delish!
Going to see a concert? You’ll probably go to the Grapevine Opry on Main Street for the show. The opry hosts a lot of famous musicians; some of which have included Miranda Lambert and LeAnn Rimes. Explore the expansion of the West like back in the olden days, with a train ride on the Grapevine Vintage Railroad. Riders will chug along the tracks to Fort Worth Stockyards and back in Victorian-style train cars. A trip to the aquarium might be on your itinerary. The Sea Life Aquarium is home to sharks, stingrays, and clownfish exhibits. And during the holiday season, Gaylord Texan Resort and Great Wolf Lodge transform into the ultimate winter wonderlands.
Families that make Grapevine their home will love the 23 city parks, water-recreational complexes, and award-winning school system. Grapevine Mills is a major shopping destination and features a 30-screen cinema. Check out these major festivals in Grapevine: GrapeFest, Chocolate Fest, and Main Street Fest.
If you want to move to Grapevine, there are plenty of apartments in Grapevine that can make it happen. Grapevine is a spectacular community with 24+ miles of hiking/biking trails, and has been designated a “runner-friendly community” by Road Runners Club of America.
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