|Grapefest in Grapevine|
Grapevine is the oldest settlement in Tarrant County, originating under the Lone Star Flag in 1844, a year before Texas became a part of the United States.
In October, 1844, 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 ten Indian nations. This historic meeting culminated in the signing of a tread of "peace, friendship and commerce," which opened the area for settlement by homesteaders and pioneers. The settlement was name Grapevine because of its location on the Grape Vine Prairie near Grape Vine Springs, both of which were named for the tart, wild Mustang grapes that blanketed the area.
Today....Grapevine is home to many wineries and tasting rooms as wll as the Texas Wine and Grape Growers Association. Tastings, as well as bottle and case sales, are availab le at the wineries. Grapevine hosts the largest wine festival in the southwest every September and many other festivals throughout the year. In April the famous Wine Trail festival has many historial features and everyone enjoys experiencing the new wines of the season.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, downtown Grapevine and its surrounding areas have a variet of attractions. Step back in time and relive the proud heritage of Grapevine's forefathers. Walk along the avenues of the historic Main Street District. Steam and diesel engines pull excursion trains drawn from four passenger coaches and two touring coaches. These beautiful coaches date back to the 1920's Experience the true essence of rail travel as it was at the turn of the century, stroll back in time and see the skills and craftsmanship of our forefathers in Heritage Center or enjoy shopping in historic downtown Grapevine...there is something for everyone and a day of pleasant memories can be yours in Grapevine.
|The Fabulous Gaylord Texan Resort|
|Grandest Hotel in the Great Southwest|
Surrounded by rolling pastureland and overlooking beautiful Lake Grapevine, the magnificent new Gaylord Texas pays tribute to everything Texas as only Texas can: On a grand scale.
You can experience the best of the Lone Star State under the signature glass atrium where you can dine, shop, socialize and be entertained among 4 1/2 acres of lush indoor gardens. Take a stroll around and soak in the festive atmosphere of Riverwalk, explore the vast canyons of Texas Hill Country, and taste the Contemporary Southwestern creations of award-winning Texas Chef Stephen Pyles.
Enjoy the lusurious 25,000 sq foot world class spa and fitness center with indoor pool, 18 hole championship golf at the adjacent Cowboys Golf club, outdoor pool and on-site entertainment.....You will never run our of things to do!
Close to DFW airplort and surrounded by major roadways, Coppell sits in the ideal metroplex location. Whether you are a small business owner working out of your house or a Fortune 500 Company building a mult-million dollar distribution center, Coppell is the place to be!
Ranked 9th as the "Best Place to Live" in North Texas according to "D" Magazine. Coppell is the 5th largest growing city in Dallas/Fort Worth Metropolian area. 10,600 new residents moved to Coppell between 1990-1996!