Lewisville is located in both Denton County as well as Dallas County. It is a suburban community in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. It has a total area of 42 square miles and lies in the southern part of Denton County. It is also in the eastern part of the Cross Timbers region of Texas, which is between the Texas Blackland Prairies and the Grand Prairie.
Originally called Holford’s Prairie, Lewisville dates back to the early 1840s. After the Republic of Texas chartered a land grant company to settle the North Texas area. The arrival of the town’s first railroad in 1881 sparked its initial growth. Furthermore, the expansion of the area’s transportation infrastructure furthered development in the early part of the 20th century. Lewisville was incorporated in 1925. Subsequently, when the construction of Lewisville Lake was completed in the 1950s, the city began to grow rapidly.
The climate in Lewisville is classified as humid subtropical. It is in what is known as a hardiness zone. It rarely is affected by bad weather, although the hurricane in 1961, Carla, caused flooding and damage as Lewisville Lake overflowed.
The 2010 United States census recorded a population of 95,290 in Lewisville, an increase from the 77,737 recorded for the 2000 U.S. census. This made it among one of the 25 fastest-growing city populations in the United States. The city has a large and diverse commercial tax base thanks to JPMorgan Chase and Nationstar Mortgage. Additionally, many automotive dealerships have done very well and helped grow the local economy.
Culture & Recreation:
The Lewisville Grand Theater is one of the main art centers in the city, which shows films, and also promotes many artistic performances throughout the year. Old Town Station opened in 2011 and has a series of performances, including children’s theater, art exhibits, and more. The city also sports a large public library as well as a vast parks system. They also have two large recreation centers and over 14 miles of walking trails.