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Old 09-25-2009, 02:49 PM
 
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Haven't heard much about FM but it looks like it's right on the lake--is that a nice lake to be on? How are schools in FM--are they as good as what I'm hearing about Southlake, HP, Plano?
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Old 09-25-2009, 03:47 PM
 
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Do a search and you should find a lot of threads on Flower Mound. I worked in that area for a while and it is a very nice town, lots of trees and everything is well kept. Its not far from Lake Grapevine which is an excellent lake for anything on the water, and also some of the best bike and hike trails in DFW. I can't help you much on the schools, but I'm sure someone can chime in that can.
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Old 09-25-2009, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Haven't heard much about FM but it looks like it's right on the lake--is that a nice lake to be on? How are schools in FM--are they as good as what I'm hearing about Southlake, HP, Plano?
thanks!
Depending on your budget for housing I would certainly take a look at Flower Mound. The schools are outstanding, the area very family oriented. The little shopping centers are charming. There are great doctors, lots of wonderful restaurants and beautiful tree lined neighborhoods. The older section has many custom homes on huge lots, very country, the newly sections have smaller lots with large homes.

I also love Southlake, but depending on where you will be working I would put Flower Mound up near the top of desirable places to live. It isn't right on the lake but very close to both Lake Lewisville and Grapevine.

Nita
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Old 09-25-2009, 06:37 PM
 
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The two high schools in Flower Mound are Flower Mound High and Marcus High. They are both very good - as are all of the feeder schools. It is Lewisville ISD. The high schools are on a block schedule.

Flower Mound is a nice area. It's mostly upper middle class white people. The biggest "con" you will hear is traffic-related. There are limited ways to get in and out of it.
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Old 09-25-2009, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I have lived in FM for the past 10 years and in the DFW area for 18 - feel free to ask specific questions or PM me if you'd prefer. Both FM and Marcus High Schools are great. The feeder schools for both high schools are all very good. If you want to be right on a lake, there are some very expensive homes right on Lake Grapevine. There are also homes in Highland Village on Lake Lewisville , some of which aren't quite as expensive. Non-lakefront property for both lakes is much less expensive. I'm very familiar with neighborhoods both in FM and Highland Village (which feeds into Marcus High School). Nita described the town very well. VERY family-oriented!!
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Old 09-26-2009, 07:07 AM
 
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The two high schools in Flower Mound are Flower Mound High and Marcus High. They are both very good - as are all of the feeder schools. It is Lewisville ISD. The high schools are on a block schedule.

Flower Mound is a nice area. It's mostly upper middle class white people. The biggest "con" you will hear is traffic-related. There are limited ways to get in and out of it.
Traffic is every where in DFW during peak times. In FM it depends on where you live and your work is. Suggest you actually drive and compare the commute time between the areas you shortlist.The generic comment you hear on traffic is getting precipitated from old postings even after the lane additions in FM2499 and FM 3040 and a lot of road construction/ improvement lately. See details of the road projects underway below:

//www.city-data.com/forum/dalla...-projects.html

Agree the population is mostly a white upper/ upper middle, the ethnic mix is growing and i see the trend going up in the coming years due to a lot of value FM offers. You can compare the schools and ethnic breakdown from sites like schoolmatters.com
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