Flower Mound, TX is a rapidly-growing suburb located far north of Dallas/Fort Worth. And, with so many options for entertainment, dining and shopping in the area, you’ll need an experienced local to tell you all of the secrets about this town.
I’m your local, and Flower Mound Famous is your lifestyle guide to everything Flower Mound, TX has to offer.
Note: Some of the places listed in this guide aren’t technically in Flower Mound proper. You will see some Highland Village, Grapevine, and even Dallas locations listed below. But, the vast majority of places listed here are easily accessible to people in the Flower Mound area. Ready? Here we go…
Best Entertainment Options in Flower Mound, TX
Lewisville Lake is situated just a few miles from Flower Mound, and it’s a great place to get some sun, walk around, and enjoy nature. You can also go boating on the lake, or join a party at Party Cove if it’s the summer or spring season. Some people will tell you that Lewisville Lake is dangerous, but you’ll generally be perfectly fine if you keep hydrated and stay alert.
Moviehouse & Eatery
Moviehouse & Eatery is an awesome movie theater concept that offers big comfortable seats, bottomless popcorn, great food, and even a a bar and lounge. You can also reserve your seats ahead of time. Perfect for a night out in Flower Mound.
Stone Creek Park
If you want to connect with nature, then you’ll need to visit Stone Creek Park, which is one of Flower Mound’s best-kept secrets. At Stone Creek Park, you can hike, bike, or walk your dog if you like. Photographers also like to visit Stone Creek Park to use natural scenery as backdrops for their shots.
Great Wolf Lodge
Great Wolf Lodge is a resort located in Grapevine, TX, which is just south of Flower Mound. The Great Wolf Lodge is famous in Texas for its indoor water park which is really fun for kids (and adults too). This is a great place to stay for a couple of days.
While Flower Mound obviously doesn’t have many sports teams of its own (other than the men’s YMCA basketball squad), it’s worth taking a trip out to Dallas to watch some world-class sports action. My favorite team to watch in Dallas is the Dallas Stars, since good seats in the American Airline Center generally cost about $80 to $100, and you get to see plenty of hard hits on ice.
Other than the Dallas Stars, you have to see the Dallas Cowboys play in Arlington, TX at least once. But you already knew that.
Best Nightlife in Flower Mound
Glass Cactus Nightclub
The Glass Cactus Nightclub is rated as one of the top nightclubs in America for good reason. This is an upscale venue located at the Gaylord Texan Resort in Grapevine, TX (just south of Flower Mound). The Glass Cactus regularly has live DJ’s and bands, so it’s a lot of fun to visit. Drink prices are a little bit expensive, but this is almost always worth the cost for the atmosphere alone. Budget at least $150 for a night out at the Glass Cactus, and you’ll be golden.
Z Grill & Tap (or Z-Bar for short) is one of Flower Mound’s nightlife gems. It isn’t a large venue by any means, but it’s constantly packed with people ready to have fun night out. Good food, drinks, and dancing is what Z-Bar brings to the table.
Located on Lewisville Lake, Sneaky Pete’s is a solid summer spot to eat, grab drinks, play volleyball, and swim (yep, they have a swimming pool). It can get a little bit rowdy here, as the crowd can appear ‘edgy’ at times, so it isn’t always a great option for the kids. But for the adults, Sneaky Pete’s is highly-recommended.
Best Dining in Flower Mound
Grimaldi’s is a great pizza restaurant located in The Shops at Highland Village. It offers a very cool atmosphere, and awesome food as well. Plus, it always seems like people are having lots of fun here. This is always a good sign.
Verf’s Grill & Tavern
This restaurant doesn’t look very attractive from the storefront. Maybe this is because of Verf’s location, which is situated right next to a Tom Thumb grocery store. But you have to withhold your judgment on this one. Verf’s Grill & Tavern continues to attract the most positive reviews and ratings in the entire Flower Mound area, so they’re doing something right. I haven’t eaten here yet, but I will update this article as soon as I visit.
Fish City Grill
The #1 place to grab oysters or fish tacos in Flower Mound is none other than Fish City Grill. As a seafood addict, this is my personal favorite restaurant in Flower Mound. Oh, and Fish City Grill is Mardi Gras themed, with great drink specials available. You’ll feel like you’re in the French Quarter here.
I’m not a pizza buff. Promise. But for some reason, the Flower Mound area does have some excellent pizza restaurants. The Mellow Mushroom in Flower Mound is a trippy place to eat pizza and relax, man. This place is also always busy, so it’s best to come a little early.
Fresco’s has the best Mexican food in town. These kinds of definitive statements are always subject to change, especially in the restaurant world, but I’m confident this is one of the best Mexican restaurants in DFW. The ambiance at Fresco’s is classy, and the margaritas are tasty.
Best Shopping in Flower Mound
Grapevine Mills is the best shopping mall in close vicinity to Flower Mound. This mall is actually located close to the DFW airport as well, so it attracts a LOT of international tourists. You’ll see people from all over the world at Grapevine Mills, so it’s a really interesting experience every time you visit. As for the actual shops in Grapevine Mills, you can visit H&M, Saks 5th Avenue Off 5th (outlet store), the Nike Factory Store (outlet store), Coach, and plenty of other great retailers. I highly-recommend this mall.
The Shops at Highland Village
While not in Flower Mound, The Shops at Highland Village is the best small-sized shopping center located in the Flower Mound area. Here, you’ll find retailers like Banana Republic, Jack’s Outfitters, Luke’s Locker, and many others. There is also a Ben & Jerry’s, Buffalo Wild Wings, and Nestle Toll House Cafe in The Shops at Highland Village. It’s an excellent shopping center for parents and kids.
NorthPark Center is a shopping mall located in Dallas, TX. And, if you’re really in the mood to go shopping, this is probably the best mall to visit in all of DFW because it offers the absolute best selection of stores. With shops like American Apparel, Urban Outfitters, Nordstrom, H&M, J. Crew, and many others, NorthPark needs to be the go-to mall on your agenda.
Best “Lifestyle Perks” of Living Flower Mound
This is a lifestyle guide, and it’s important to note that having access to gyms like YouFit, LA Fitness, and Lifetime Fitness is a strong perk of living in Flower Mound, TX. Most of the gyms in Flower Mound are clean, upbeat, and relatively inexpensive for all of the nice amenities you gain access to. I personally recommend YouFit as it’s the best “value” gym in all of Flower Mound.
Shopping for groceries might not sound like fun, but it can actually be an enjoyable experience in Flower Mound. Between Whole Foods Market, Sprouts, and Market Street, there are plenty of quality places to grab groceries in town. There’s a LOT of organic food to go around, too. Sprouts offers the highest-quality food at the best prices in town. I told you this guide would reveal some of Flower Mound’s best secrets!
Flower Mound Public Library
The Flower Mound Public Library is a relaxing little enclave where you can get access to free Wi-Fi in a laid-back environment. The Flower Mound Public Library even offers free desktop computers that the public can use. The citizens of Flower Mound, TX need be taking advantage of our great resources, and this library is one of the best free activities that Flower Mound has to offer.
Barnes & Noble
There is a Barnes & Noble bookstore conveniently located in The Shops at Highland Village. This makes for a perfect alternative to the Flower Mound Public Library, as Barnes & Noble has a Starbucks cafe inside of it, and many more books to choose from.
“A highway? What? How is that a lifestyle perk!?” is probably what you’re thinking. Well, to be honest, I absolutely love having easy highway access from Flower Mound to Downtown Dallas in about 40 minutes. By hopping on Highway 2499 in Flower Mound, TX you can visit Dallas’ best malls, art museums, festivals, restaurants, and so much more in practically no time.
Best Dating Options in Flower Mound
If you’re interested in the local dating scene, you’ll be happy to know there are plenty of singles living in Flower Mound. And, the best way to access the pool of Flower Mound singles is to simply get involved in fun social activities. Take dance lessons, join a workout class, or simply start going out to the socially active spots in town.
Meetup.com is a great resource for finding out about local events and activities in the Dallas area. DFW Singles is a great group to join on Meetup. It’s a private group, but it’s a fairly simple process to be approved. Just upload a real profile picture, request to join the group, and participate in group activities. Just don’t be shy!
Match.com is the website of choice when it comes to online dating in Flower Mound, TX. Try it out for free, as you have nothing to lose.
If you really want to commit to the DFW dating scene, it may be best to branch out of Flower Mound and tap into some of the bigger dating markets around Dallas/Fort Worth. Addison, Highland Park, Dallas, or even Fort Worth will probably bring you many more dating opportunities than Flower Mound.
Best Transportation in Flower Mound
Having your own car is a must in Flower Mound, TX. However, you do have some good options to choose from when it comes to temporary transportation in Flower Mound. And, one excellent way to get around town is to sign-up for Uber, which is an inexpensive taxi service that has rapidly picked up in popularity in recent months. Plus, if you sign up for Uber using my link, then your first ride is free.
Another great option for temporarily getting around Flower Mound is to rent with Hertz. By renting with Hertz (or a similar car rental service), you’ll be free to drive wherever you like.
DART (Public Transportation)
The DART (Dallas Area Rapid Transit) is the biggest and best light rail system in America. This is a fact, and not just the Texan oozing out of me. And yes, the DART is somewhat accessible to those in Flower Mound.
Some people like to take the DART to travel from the Flower Mound area to Dallas, and back. This can be convenient for attending big public events in Dallas like concerts or sporting events, especially when you don’t want to deal with parking or long cab rides. Taking the DART from Flower Mound to Dallas can also be convenient if you know that everyone will be drinking on a night out. Play it safe, and use the DART.
To access DART in the Flower Mound area, you first have to catch a ride on the A-Train provided by the Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA). This isn’t really a big deal, as most Flower Mounders drive to one of the three A-train stations located in Lewisville, park their car, catch the A-train, and then transfer over to the Green Line which gives you direct access to Downtown Dallas, Fair Park, the Medical District, and more. It’s surprising that more people don’t do this, as you get to avoid so much Dallas traffic and skip parking fees by taking advantage of the DART.
Flower Mound, TX Lifestyle Guide Conclusion
Overall, this lifestyle guide has hopefully covered everything there is to know about the Flower Mound, TX community. This is an amazing small city to live in or visit, and I want to make sure that this guide is as accurate as possible. I will update this guide periodically.
If you have any suggestions that you would like for me to add to this guide, please feel free to leave your comment below. I will consider all requests.