Grapevine is a suburb of both Dallas and Forth Worth. It is located in the Northeast part of Tarrant County, Texas. Small portions of the city extend into Dallas County as well as Denton County. It is located in the Mid-Cities suburban area between the two larger Dallas and Fort Worth areas of Texas. It sits adjacent to Grapevine Lake.
The settlement that emerged was named Grape Vine in 1843 due to its location on the Grape Vine Prairie near Grape Vine Springs, both names were an homage to the wild grapes that grew in the area. Grapevine is the oldest settlement in Tarrant County, dating back to 1844 when Texas was a republic before statehood in 1845. The first white settlement in what is now the modern city dates back to the early 1840s.
As of the 2020 United States Census, there were 50,631 people, 21,838 households, and 13,887 families residing in the city. According to a 2010 estimate, the median household income was $76,040, and the median family income was $93,587. Males had a median income of $66,378 versus $47,995 for females. The per capita income was $38,304. About 5.2% of families and 7.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.3% of those under age 18 and 5.5% of those age 65 or over.
The local economy centers heavily around travel and tourism. Additionally, the economy is home to large retail trade, transportation, and entertainment. Two of the largest hotels near the airport include the Gaylord Texan as well as Great Wolf Lodge, which both hold many conventions as well as entertainment venues. There are also many outlet shopping centers including Grapevine Mills Mall as well as Main Street historic attractions that include public parks, a city library, and recreation centers, which employ many residents.
Grapevine is home to many forms of transportation that allow residents to travel easily throughout the area. These include a robust highway system, DFW Airport, the Grapevine Vintage Railroad along the former Cotton Belt Railway in addition to other rail services. They also have many shuttle points within the city for public transportation by bus as well as bicycle routes and running paths.