Get to know Grapevine, TX

The suburb of Grapevine sits just over 20 miles from Dallas and Fort Worth in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex area.  The settlement opened in 1843 after General Sam Houston and Republic of Texas commissioners met with leaders of 10 Indian nations and signed a treaty of peace, friendship, and commerce.  The name came from the location on Grape Vine Prairie, an area where wild grapes grew.  Growth in the 19th century was consistent, but not rapid.  The city and its economy stagnated in the interwar period and was incorporated in 1936.  Cotton was the primary crop until cantaloupe farms took over in the early 20th century.  The town claimed the title “Cantaloupe Capital of the World” for several decades until the 1970s.  While the postwar area saw some population gains, it was not until the completion of the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport in 1974 that massive development and population growth occurred.  The airport quickly changed the city from an agriculture center to the regional center for commerce.  The area also relies heavily on tourism.  The largest employers are the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and the Game Stop Corporation, which is headquartered in Grapevine.  Recent years have also seen several wineries started.

Quick Facts

Population: 48,671

Median Household Income: $75,931

Median Property Value: $233,200

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