Flower Mound is an incorporated town located in Denton and Tarrant counties in the U.S. state of Texas. Located north-west of Dallas and north-east of Fort Worth adjacent to Grapevine Lake, the town derives its name from a prominent mound located in the centre of town.
The area around Flower Mound was first permanently inhabited in the 1850s; however, residents did not incorporate until 1961. Flower Mound's population increased substantially when Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport opened to the south in 1974.
Flower Mound's municipal government, operating under a council–manager system, has invested in a public park system highlighted by an extensive network of trails. The town's public schools comprise part of the Lewisville Independent School District. With its moderately affluent population and proximity to the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex, Flower Mound has used a smart growth system for urban planning, and has recently experienced more rapid light industrial growth to match the growing needs of the primarily residential community.
Due to the town's proximity to the DFW Airport and many various major highways, a great number of businesses have recently moved some of their local operations into the town, including such businesses as: Best Buy and Stryker Communications. The Lewisville Independent School District is the largest employer in the town. The Town of Flower Mound employs 455 people. Flower Mound is also notable for the headquarters of the Japanese anime licensing company Funimation.
The town of Flower Mound recognises two major areas of current economic development: the Lakeside Business District and the Denton Creek District. The 265-acre (107 ha) Lakeside Business District includes plots of land zoned for various commercial and residential uses at the southern edge of town near the Grapevine Lake and in the Denton Creek District at the western edge of the town.
According to Flower Mound's recent Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the top employers in the city are: Lewisville ISD, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital , Communications Test Design, Inc. (CTDI), Town of Flower Mound, Stryker Communications, HD Supply, Nature's Best, Best Buy Distribution Center, Ivie & Associates, and Premier Nationwide Lending.
Flower Mound has a population of over 77,330 people. Flower Mound also forms part of the wider Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metropolitan area which has a population of over 7,573,136 people.