Welcome to the Neighborhood
Hugging the shores of Grapevine Lake and Lake Lewisville, respectively, Flower Mound and Highland Village are the good life: excellent schools, safe neighborhoods, family-focused events and plenty of ways to stay active outdoors.
● ARGYLE ISD
800 Eagle Drive, Argyle, 940/464-7241; argyleisd.com
Elementary schools: 1
Intermediate schools: 1
Middle schools: 1
High schools: 1
● GRAPEVINE-COLLEYVILLE ISD
3051 Ira E. Woods Ave., Grapevine, 817/251-5200; gcisd-k12.org
Elementary schools: 11
Middle schools: 4
High schools: 3
● LEWISVILLE ISD
1565 W. Main St., Lewisville, 469/713-5200; lisd.net
Elementary schools: 40
Middle schools: 15
Ninth/10th grade schools: 5
High schools: 5
● NORTHWEST ISD
2001 Texan Drive, Justin, 817/215-0000; nisdtx.org
Elementary schools: 17
Middle schools: 5
High schools: 4
● BLUE RIBBON SCHOOLS
Donald Elementary School, 2006
Edward S. Marcus High School, 1994-96
Flower Mound Elementary School, 1993-94
Heritage Elementary School, 2000-01
● FLOWER MOUND PUBLIC LIBRARY
Open daily and till 9pm Monday–Wednesday
3030 Broadmoor Lane, Flower Mound,
Health & Fitness 101
● CROSS TIMBERS FAMILY YMCA
2021 Cross Timbers Road, Flower Mound, 972/539-9622; crosstimbersymca.org
● FIT FAMILY
In addition to a range of adult yoga classes, the studio is home to Yogi Kids, with yoga and Zumba® classes for ages 4 and up. For 3- to 5-year-olds, there’s also thrice-weekly Preschool Play with yoga, games, crafts and free play.
3051 Churchill Drive, Suite 250, Flower Mound, 214/325-2547; myyogikids.com
● CANYON FALLS TRAIL SYSTEM
In March 2018 the community celebrated the opening of its 7-mile trail system that winds throughout the neighborhoods and around the dog park, playground and splash pad.
6950 Canyon Falls Drive, Flower Mound, 972/795-8850; canyonfallstx.com
● COMMON GROUND COMMUNITY GARDEN
Plant and prepare food for people in need during educational workshops the first Saturday of every month. Check CGCG’s Facebook page for details.
2801 Morriss Road, Flower Mound, 972/355-0111; churchoftheres.com/common-ground-community-garden
● FOUR SEASONS MARKETS
European-style farmers markets that operate every weekend year-round (even through less-than-perfect weather). Saturday 9am–2pm in Flower Mound’s Parker Square; Sunday 10am–2pm at Highland Village Town Center.
1500 Cross Timbers Road, Flower Mound // 2230 Justin Road, Highland Village, 972/884-0680; fourseasonsmarkets.com
● PILOT KNOLL PARK
The overnight campground and day use area (technically in Argyle but run by the city of Highland Village) offers direct access to Lewisville Lake, kayak and paddleboard rentals, and a playground.
218A Orchid Hill Road, Argyle, 940/455-2228; hvparks.com
● STONE CREEK PARK
The picturesque woodland creek that gives this park its name is one of FloMo’s top spots for an outdoor family photo sesh—access the creek via the multiuse nature trail. (There’s a playground and basketball court too.)
1400 Fuqua Drive, Flower Mound; flower-mound.com
● UNITY PARK
A castle-like wooden playground, a dog park, trails, a tennis court and other amenities offer play options for the whole family. The park is also home to the annual Highland Village Balloon Festival in August, a can’t-miss spectacle benefiting the charities of the Highland Village Lions Club.
2200 Briarhill Blvd., Highland Village, 972/317-7430; highlandvillage.org
● FIRST WATCH
Breakfast and lunch options like avocado toast, multigrain pancakes (in flavors like chocolate chip, carrot cake and blueberry) omelets and more—not to mention a juice bar.
2201 Justin Road, Flower Mound, 972-355-2185; firstwatch.com
● FLOUR SHOP BAKERY
Everything is made from scratch, from macarons to strawberry-topped cupcakes. The bakery also hosts birthday parties for age 8 and up, during which mini chefs learn the basics of baking.
6100 Long Prairie Road, Suite 200, Flower Mound, 972/355-3600; theflour.shop
● SEVEN MILE CAFE
You’ll likely wait for weekend brunch, but the play area, coloring pages and kids’ menu selections like S’moreo pancakes and caramelized french toast make it worth the wait—plus Instagrammable plates and a full coffee selection for Mom and Dad.
2300 Highland Village Road, Suite 1100, Highland Village, 972/317-8600; sevenmilecafe.com
● SHOAL CREEK TAVERN
An upscale place for a date night—or date brunch. The gastropub has a covered patio, a varied menu and an impressive drinks selection to help you wash down your post-meal beignets or bread pudding.
1701 Shoal Creek Drive, Highland Village, 972/317-2250; shoalcreektavern.com
● SNUFFER’S RESTAURANT & BAR
Two words: cheddar fries. (The burgers are good too.) And their kids’ menu includes Kids Fit options—like grilled fajita chicken strips—created in partnership with Medical City Children’s Hospital.
4050 Barton Creek, Suite 100, Highland Village, 972/317-9111; snuffers.com
● CAC OUTDOOR WATER PARK & INDOOR POOL
Swim any time of year inside the Community Activity Center’s indoor pool with a splash pad, a slide and two AquaClimb climbing walls, and during the summer, check out the outdoor water park steps away with a lazy river, toddler slides and a host of other features.
1200 Gerault Road, Flower Mound, 972/874-7275; flower-mound.com
● DOUBLETREE RANCH PARK SPLASH PAD
Designed with the look and flow of a natural creek, this splash pad at Highland Village’s newest park features three water zones for nonstop water play, including 66 spray features and a waterfall, plus large boulders for sitting and nearby restrooms and picnic tables.
310 Highland Village Road, Highland Village, 972/317-7430; hvparks.com
● HERITAGE PARK SPLASH PAD
Mere yards away from Fort Wildflower community playground is Flower Mound’s first splash pad. Opened in April 2018, the new 2,000-square-foot shaded splash pad features 14 unique water features, a separate area for toddlers and restrooms.
600 Spinks Road, Flower Mound, 972/874-7275; flower-mound.com
● NANA’S PACAS
The kiddos can make some furry new friends at this farm home to 23 alpacas. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call to schedule a tour time.
6504 Orchard Drive, Flower Mound, 817/490-8899; nanas-pacas.com
● PLAY STREET MUSEUM
Enjoy indoor, unstructured playtime and themed special events at this brand-new children’s museum with a park theme: Play on picnic tables, an ice cream cart and more, no matter the weather.
6050 Long Prairie Road, Suite 600, Flower Mound, 972/349-1138; playstreetmuseum.com
● ROBERT AND LEE DUVALL CENTER
Highland Village hosts events for the whole family here throughout the year, including kids’ camps, Mommy and me classes, painting classes, children’s cooking classes and more. Check the city website for a full menu.
948B Highland Village Road, Highland Village, 972/317-7430; highlandvillage.org
● SHOPS AT HIGHLAND VILLAGE
From concerts and interactive play fountains in summer to carriage rides in winter, HV’s retail hub is a year-round hangout spot for families. While you’re there, drop by the kids’ salon Pigtails & Crewcuts to get the littles a trim.
1701 Shoal Creek, Highland Village, 972/317-7500; theshopsathighlandvillage.com
● METROCREST PARENTS OF MULTIPLES (MPOM)
Meets at 7:30pm on the second Thursday of each month at Faith Lutheran Church and Day School. MPOM hosts at least one children’s social per month, plus moms’ night out and an annual overnight retreat. For more information, email email@example.com.
6000 Morriss Road, Flower Mound, 248/231-4480; mpom.net
● MOMS CLUB OF FLOWER MOUND SOUTHWEST
Moms of all ages living west of FM 2499 and south of FM 1171 in Flower Mound are welcome to join any time of the year. Full memberships run $25 per year, while associate memberships (moms who cannot participate in kids’ outings or playgroups) are $15 per year. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.