Home for Sale in Flower Mound, TX
1721 Newton Drive Flower Mound TX 75028
1721 Newton Drive Flower Mound TX 75028
$250,000 | 3 BEDROOMS | 2 (2 full ) BATHROOMS | 1520 SQUARE FEET
1721 Newton Drive – Relaxing Oasis for this TENANT OCCUPIED Home – INVESTORS PREFERRED. Gorgeous Lot Backing Up To The Woods with Access Gate for Walking Trails. Adorable 1,520 Sq. Ft. Split 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Home with Large Open Concept Kitchen, Breakfast and Family Room. Large Kitchen with Center Island, Lots of Cabinets, Gas Range and Skylight for Lots of Light. Perfect Location Near All Shopping and Highways. Close to All Schools for Easy Commute. New AC Condensor installed this week.
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Living in Flower Mound, TX
Tales of The Mound
There are almost as many legends, interpretations, and stories, often contradictory, concerning The Mound as there are bluebonnets in Texas.
There are very few unchallenged facts about The Mound. The Town of Flower Mound derived its name from it, it rises 650 feet above sea level, and it stands 50 feet above the surrounding countryside. Texas’ eminent historian, the late A.C. Greene, believed the hill received its name in the 1840s because of an unusual amount of wild flowers that grew on it. This area was part of the great American Black Land Prairie that ran from Canada to the Rio Grande and from the Rockies to the Mississippi. Only 1,000 acres remain of the original 20 million known as the Tall Grass Prairie.
Abundance of Flowers
Because early pioneer settlers used The Mound as a hay meadow and never plowed, the wild flowers were conspicuously abundant in wet springs. However, wildflowers and native prairie grasses flourish throughout the year. The non-profit Mound Foundation has identified more than 175 species of wild flowers.
The Mound is now referred to as The Flower Mound.
Town Yearly Awards – 2017
No.1 “Best Cities for Families”
A recent study by real estate website, ApartmentList, has named Flower Mound No.1 on its annual “2017 Best Cities for Families” report. This study ranked 510 U.S. cities by their “family friendliness”, based on four key factors including FBI data on violent crime and property crime, housing affordability based on median gross rent, education quality and graduation rate, and the percentage of children under the age of 18 in the population. Flower Mound scored in the 99th percentile for both safety and affordability, with a 97.3 index score overall.
Town Yearly Awards – 2016
No.1 “Safest Cities in Texas”
ValuePenguin, a personal finance research and analysis website, recently named Flower Mound the No. 1 Safest City in Texas for municipalities with a population larger than 50,000, and the No. 12. Safest City overall. ValuePenguin used the most recent FBI Crime Report to determine how safe Texas cities are relative to each other. ValuePenguin wrote, “Eight of the top ten safest large cities in 2016 were repeats from 2015. Flower Mound, a community of over 69,000 in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area, was the safest large city in both years.” Flower Mound reported 49 violent crimes in 2014, and 923 property crimes. Using these two figures, ValuePenguin weighted violent crime at 80 percent, and property crime at 20 percent (though property crime is more prevalent, violent crime is more concerning to citizens) an aggregated “crime score” is determined. “Crime scores” of the 217 cities surveyed range from 321 to 7,175.
Flower Mound’s “crime score” was 542.
No.1 “Happiest Place in Texas”
According to Zippia, a career advancement website, Flower Mound is ranked No. 11 as the “Happiest Place in Texas” and No. 1 for communities with a population over 50,000. Using data from the 2010-2014 American Community Survey, Zippia looked for several factors to determine happiness levels, including: being well-educated, having a job, short work commute, low cost of living, having a family, owning a home, and the poverty rate. Zippia determined 86 percent of Flower Mound residents own their home, and more than 65 percent of them are married.
No.5 “Best Cities for Texas Families”
Texas is one of the largest states in the country, both in terms of square mileage and population, and for those looking to settle down in the right spot, look no further than Flower Mound. The Town of Flower Mound was ranked No. 5 on the “Best Cities for Texas Families” list, by WalletHub. WalletHub, a website that provides financial tools and information for consumers, had analysts compare 112 of the largest Texas cities based on 21 relevant factors that speak to the sustainability for families. This includes measures such as playgrounds per capita, the divorce rate, and violent crime statistics.
No.6 “Most Hard Working Community in Texas”
According to Zippia, a career assistance website, Flower Mound is the sixth-most hard working community in Texas. Zippia staff analyzed several factors, including average hours worked, average commute time, workers per household (employed labor force divided by the number households), labor force participation rate, and adults with a college degree.
No. 38 “Best Small Cities and Towns in America”
In a recent study by financial advising site WalletHub, Flower Mound was named No. 38 on a list of the “50 Best Small Cities and Towns in America”. WalletHub analyzed 1,268 small U.S. cities and towns with populations of 25,000 to 100,000, and compared them based on 30 livability factors, including economic health, education, safety, and affordability. With a total weighted “rank” of 65.54, Flower Mound topped other North Texas communities like Rockwall (No.45) and Coppell (No.43). No. 1 on the “50 Best Cities and Towns in America” was awarded to Westfield, Indiana, who received a ranking of 69.93.
Go Green Flower Mound
Make a Difference
By “going green” you can help make a difference in your community, nation, and world. The Town of Flower Mound encourages residents and businesses to take proactive steps to improve the environment.
Simple ideas such as switching to energy efficient light bulbs, unplugging appliances when not in use, and only running the dishwasher when full are just a few of the many ways to reduce your carbon footprint. They can help save money on electricity bills, too!
Flower Mound has taken a progressive approach to the “green” movement. The Town enacted the SMARTGrowth program in 1999, which seeks to mitigate effects of urbanization, ensure growth does not occur at the expense of environmental quality, and preserve open lands, natural landscapes, and sensitive ecological resources. In addition, the Town offers many eco-friendly events and programs throughout the year such as:
- Environmental fair
- E-waste and household hazardous waste recycling
- Fall and spring trash offs
- Master composter and xeriscaping classes
- Working together,
We can truly make a difference!
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