The town of Grapevine is the oldest in Tarrant county as it was officially founded in 1844. In 1888 the Colton Railroad came to Grapevine and established a depot and that helped businesses flourish. The buildings here were originally wood, but in the 1890s they were replaced with buildings made with locally sourced brick and 80% of the buildings in town today date back to that same time period. In 1907 the town was officially incorporated and has grown immensely since. Today anyone can enjoy Grapevine’s historic buildings/town tours, events, art galleries, unique retail shops, restaurants, and the finest southern hospitality. The town has received accolades for superb quality of life due to all of the amazing events and festivals hosted here. The residents here appreciate the dense suburban feel with highly rated schools and plenty to do. Many citizens own their homes and have enjoyed a constant increase in home values since 2012 and a much higher median list price per square foot than the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metro area. With a cool buyers market and 586 new home communities available to choose from, it is the perfect time to find a forever home here. Whatever position you are currently taking in the real estate market, Crosstown Engineering will be here to provide you with the most honest engineering reports, foundation evaluations, and home inspections.