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Grapevine

Wikipedia says:

In October 1843, General Sam Houston and fellow Republic of Texas Commissioners camped at Tah-Wah-Karro Creek, also known as Grape Vine Springs, to meet with leaders of 10 Indian nations. This meeting culminated in the signing of a treaty of “peace, friendship, and commerce,” which opened the area for homesteaders. The settlement that emerged was named Grape Vine due to its location on the appropriately-named Grape Vine Prairie near Grape Vine Springs, both names an homage to the wild grapes that grew in the area.

Demographics

  • Median Age: 36.9
  • Population Growth (2000-2013): 19.30%
  • Population Density: 1,572 people per square mile

Schools

  • Students Passing STARR K-11: 89%
  • Average SAT Score: 1621
  • Students Taking SAT/ACT: 86.50%
  • Instruction Spending Per Student: $4,567

Crime

  • Violent Crime Rate: 1.49 per 1,000 residents
  • Non-Violent Crime Rate: 27.98 per 1,000 residents

Real Estate

  • Average Price of Homes Sold (2013): $269,495
  • Sales Price Change (2011-2013): 7.20%
  • Owner-Occupied Homes: 58.50%

Ambiance: 83