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Grapevine is the oldest settlement in Tarrant County, originating under the Lone Star flag of the Republic of Texas in 1844, a year before Texas was annexed by the United States of America. Today, the city has grown into a thriving center of culture and commerce, anchored by the Grapevine hospitality industry. Currently, nearly 50,000 people call Grapevine home. Grapevine honors and preserves its history through programs and preservation efforts. Venues such as the buildings along Historic Main Street, the Grapevine Vintage Railroad, Nash Farm, the Settlement to City Museums and more combine to remind locals and visitors alike about the history and heritage of this amazing city. Grapevine host multiple exciting events throughout the year such as Grapefest, Main Street Days, Chocolate Fest, and is the Christmas Capital of Texas.
Grapevine is part of the Grapevine Colleyville ISD (GCISD). The GCISD has 11 National Blue Ribbon Schools with Both High Schools earning places on US News and Newsweek’s Best High School lists. Four Elementary Schools were named to the 2011 National Center for Education Achievement’s Higher Performing Schools List. Educators at GCISD are among the best and have been finalists for Presidential honors, invited to attend Supreme Court Summer Institute, and recognized by their peer organizations for excellence.