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  • The town of Lewisville is in northeastern Texas as a part of Denton County- only 30 minutes out of Dallas- and features a pleasant climate, a healthy economic environment, and numerous recreational resources that have attracted many new residents to the area in recent years. Originally known as Holford’s Prairie, the city of Lewisville was incorporated in January 1925. Throughout its history, Lewisville has been steadily growing, with the arrival of the railroad in the early 1880s and the opening of the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport in the 1970s both drastically boosting the city’s population. Today, about 103,000 residents call Lewisville home and enjoy a strong, diverse economy with an unemployment rate that is about one percentage point lower than that of the entire nation as of December 2016.

Shopping and Dining

Residents of Lewisville can head to the Vista Ridge Mall to satisfy many of their shopping needs. Located on South Stemmons Freeway, the Vista Ridge Mall features more than 130 different specialty shops at a broad price range. Grocers in the area include Aldi, Market Street, Kroger, and Tom Thumb.

For quality dining experiences, area residents can stop by Kyoto Hibachi and Sushi for Japanese cuisine or Bistecca, a highly rated Italian Steakhouse. More traditional Italian fare can be had at Parma’s Pasta & Pizza on East Round Grove Road, and those in the mood for Mexican cuisine can try either the Dallas Tortilla & Tamale Factory or the highly acclaimed “street” style tacos at Taco Hut. In Old Town Lewisville, hot spot eateries such as Twisted Root Burgers, Cavalli Pizza, and Prohibition Chicken have opened recently. Staple fast food dining options are available in Lewisville, including Chipotle on Main Street, Whataburger on North Stemmons Freeway, Steak n’ Shake on Highway 121, and Chick-fil-A on East Round Grove Road.

Parks and Recreation

Recreational opportunities abound in and around Lewisville, with the nearby Lewisville Lake providing residents of Lewisville real estate with the possibility of enjoying water sports and fishing. Several different parks surround the lake– including West Lake Park and Oakland Park. The city also operates the Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area, whose mission is to “To preserve and restore native Texas ecosystems and biodiversity while providing opportunities for environmental education, research, and recreation”. The Environmental Learning Center provides environmental education to residents of all ages. There are also several golf courses located around the lake. Those looking for a leisurely afternoon of golf can head to either the Lake Park Golf Club or The Tribute Golf Club on the eastern shore of the lake. Parks located within the town of Lewisville itself include Memorial Park, Central Park, and Oak Park.

Lewisville features two recreation centers. Herring Recreation Center, on Civic Circle, offers organized sports, exercise programs, and many more opportunities for area residents can socialize or work out together. Interskate Roller Rink is another recreational facility within Lewisville that offers public skating and private parties. The Zone Action Park on North Summit Avenue is a great entertainment resource in the area with go-carts, miniature golf, batting cages, and more.

Living

With a cost of living index of about 103, Lewisville is a slightly more expensive city to live in when compared to the average living index of the rest of the country. While the average home value in the city is slightly higher than that of the rest of Texas, the average income also tends to be fairly high at almost $59,000 per household as of 2016. The city features a rather young population with a median age of about 32– approximately 10 years less than the median age in the rest of the state. Both Plano and Dallas are located within 25 miles of Lewisville, and many residents of Lewisville commute to these nearby cities on a daily basis.

Schools, Health, Transportation

Young students attending public school in Lewisville study at one of the institutions run by the Lewisville Independent School District. Public schools in the district include the Lewisville High School, The Colony High School, Delay Middle School, and Central Elementary School. Residents of Lewisville who wish to send their children to a private educational institution can choose from quite a few different schools, including Lakeland Christian Academy on Stemmons Fairway and Willow Bend Academy on East Southwest Parkway. Nearby universities include Southern Methodist University, The University of North TexasBrookhaven College, and Collin County Community College.

For healthcare, those residing in Lewisville real estate can head to the Medical Center of Lewisville for acute care and emergency services. Also, the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Flower Mound is located only about four miles from Lewisville and Baylor Medical Center is seven miles away in Carrollton. The Denton County Transportation Authority services Lewisville through regional buses that run to Carrollton and connect to DART transportation options in Dallas. Also, nearby Dallas has both Greyhound and Amtrak service in addition to the transportation resources of the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.

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