About Colleyville and Southlake
Southlake Area Information
Our outstanding educational opportunities, panoramic parks, scenic land, and exceptional business climate make Southlake a great place to live, work, or visit. Southlake is home to residents and businesses that work together, investing their time, money and resources to build a community with a strong economy and a great sense of pride.
The decision to spend a day or a lifetime is an easy one when you couple these assets with our prime location. Southlake is conveniently located between Dallas and Fort Worth and offers extraordinary shopping opportunities, prime entertainment venues, exceptional healthcare facilities, and much more!
Colleyville Area Information
To the average person, Colleyville appears to be no more than thirty years old. In reality, this land has boasted of families, businesses and community leaders for over 150 years; each generation living, laughing and loving its atmosphere of beauty and grace. As settlers moved into the Colleyville area in the mid 1800's, small communities sprang up, usually centered around a church, school or lodge. At one time, Colleyville was comprised of five separate communities. Over 100 years prior to its incorporation, one or more of these settlements was a prominent community center of the pre-Colleyville era. Although time has obscured many of the names and words of the original homesteaders, a commemorative marker on the south side of Highway 26 honors them.
In the 1880's, a man named Lilburn Howard Colley and his wife settled in the community. Their first home was located on 7.5 acres, near the intersection of Shelton Drive and Bransford Road. Colley served as the town's only doctor and involved himself in civic activities. The high regard in which the community held Dr. Colley was evidenced in his appointment, at least twice, to conduct the Pleasant Run School District's trustee elections. Many of Colleyville's earliest families testified that he had a significant influence on their lives. Dr. and Mrs. Colley spent the rest of their lives in the community now bearing their name.
"Colleyville" first applied to a small crossroads town on the main road between Fort Worth and Grapevine. Primarily known as a farming community, the region was recognized for cantaloupes, watermelons, tomatoes and squash. Incorporated as a village in January 1956, the city began with an area of less than two square miles and a population of roughly 250. During its formative years there was no municipal tax and all public funds came from utility franchise money and fund raisers. Dr. and Mrs. Colley's association and love for their city did not end with their namesake alone. They began a generation of individuals involved in and committed to bettering the land for their families and the future. Colleyville celebrates more than 40 years of incorporation with a population exceeding 19,000 and covering 12 square miles.
Grapevine Area Information
Grapevine, Texas is one of the oldest settlements in North Texas, originating under the Lone Star Flag in 1844, one year before statehood. The settlement's namesake was the tart, wild mustang grapes which grew so abundantly in the area. Today, Grapevine celebrates its history with an extensive restoration project, recognized by the National Register of Historic Places, and an annual GrapeFest, attended by over 160,000 citizens and visitors.
Grapevine's 40,000+ citizens enjoy the warmth of downtown's turn-of-the century atmosphere along side the state-of-the-art design of the Grapevine Convention Center. The facility provides for business, banquet, social, cultural and civic events.
There are three public golf courses in Grapevine, one designed by golfing legend, Byron Nelson. All three are consistently rated among the top 50 public courses by "Golf Digest" magazine.
One mile north of downtown, is Grapevine Lake. The lake, with its 146 miles of shoreline, has become a premier windsurfing, sailing and fishing area in North Texas. The 7,380 acre area includes an extensive park system with public tennis courts, baseball and softball diamonds, football and soccer fields, jogging and biking trails, a swimming pool, playgrounds and picnic facilities.
Grapevine, Texas is a charming setting for both business and leisure visitor. Located within the city limits is Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, the world's second busiest airport. The city boasts 2,350 luxury rooms in 3 superb hotels & several hundred additional mid-priced rooms are available throughout the city.
The city is located 21 miles northwest of Dallas and 19 miles northeast of Fort Worth, providing convenient access to big city amenities. But with its own live entertainment, over 130 restaurants, shopping, golf, theatres, festivals, wineries, etc., residents and visitors alike enjoy the comforts of Grapevine, Texas.
Keller Area Information
There has never been a better time to live, work, or play in Keller, Texas! With a population at just over 33,000, our city continues to be one of the most desirable places to live in North Texas. In 2003, Keller was named one of the best-managed small cities in America. We achieved this recognition because of a vision of well-managed growth while maintaining a sense of small town living, resulting in excellent schools, superior public safety, an expansive parks and recreation system, and a variety of homes and lifestyles.
Keller presents a history rich in tradition and yet also offers cutting edge technology. We are the first city in the United States to receive Verizon’s new Fiber to the Premises (FTTP), which will be available to individual homeowners and businesses throughout most of the community. This new high-speed broadband technology will offer a new generation of communications for today and into the future.
In addition to the historic Old Town, our Keller Town Center sits in a beautiful park setting of open green spaces, lakes, walking paths, and trails. Town Center offers mixed-use retail, office, municipal facilities, and residential communities that are all pedestrian-friendly and with connections to our extensive trail system. This urban center is home to Keller Town Hall as well as the Keller ISD’s Natatorium. In June 2004, we celebrated the opening of The Keller Pointe, a recreation and aquatic facility that is considered to be state-of-the-art and described as the best facility of its kind in the southwest.
Trophy Club Area Information
Where every home comes with hundreds of acres of natural beauty and a prestigious country club featuring 36 holes of golf!
With a unique history there is no other community like the planned community of the Town of Trophy Club. The planning and zoning activities covering all aspects of town development over the years have resulted in an ambiance like no other place. Trophy Club is an independent town with an elected mayor and five member council. All of the elements of quality community living come together here where comfort and peaceful living make this an outstanding place to be in any stage of life. Much of the town’s appeal is the wide range of home choices and resident participation in community activities, schools, churches, clubs, organizations and town advisory groups.
Trophy Club is a work in progress. The population of Trophy Club is expected to grow to 10,177 residents from the current 7,400 by 2013. Careful planning is a hallmark of our town and plans are constantly being reviewed to ensure that the growth of the community maintains the neighborhood atmosphere that residents have come to treasure.
The strategic location of the town places us at the center of a major growth area. A developing quality highway and road system around us provides easy access to all areas of the Metroplex, whether for work or play. Close proximity to both the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and Alliance Airport will continue to be a major factor in our growth.
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