GCISD - A Great Place to LiveEncompassing the cities of Grapevine, Colleyville and portions of Euless, Hurst, and Southlake, Grapevine-Colleyville ISD spans 54.1 square miles in northeast Tarrant County. The area offers the convenience of city life while maintaining the feeling of a small-town community. Families who value education choose GCISD for the quality of programs and services the district provides. Business leaders enhance the community with numerous top-rate restaurants, retail shops and entertainment facilities.Adjacent to the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, GCISD is located at the Texas gateway to the world. From the airport, travelers can access every major city in the continental United States within four hours. The airport offers service to 175 destinations on 11 domestic passenger airlines and seven foreign flag passenger airlines.GCISD is located midway between Dallas and Fort Worth, allowing residents easy access to outstanding recreational offerings. The Dallas Cowboys play football at the nearby Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, just across from where the Texas Rangers baseball club makes its home base at the Ballpark at Arlington. The Dallas Mavericks basketball team and the Dallas Stars hockey team play in Dallas' American Airlines Center. Professional golfers compete each year in the Byron Nelson Classic in Irving and the Colonial in Fort Worth, and Texas Motor Speedway offers a variety of race events throughout the year. Numerous college athletic events keep fans involved throughout the year.
Participatory recreational opportunities abound, with many lakes, parks and other outdoor recreation areas nearby. Grapevine, Colleyville and Euless each sponsor a variety of community programs and events, providing numerous opportunities for involvement and volunteerism. Recreation extends beyond the immediate area to include the Six Flags Over Texas amusement park in Arlington and Fair Park in Dallas. Fair Park is the home of the largest state fair in the nation each October and serves as a cultural, recreational and entertainment center during the rest of the year.
The Dallas-Fort Worth area is home to a wide range of cultural events. Each city is home to a symphony orchestra, civic opera and civic ballet. Year-round dramatic offerings are provided by civic, professional, college and university theater groups, and numerous dinner theaters. Nationally famous art collections can be discovered in area museums, while science and nature may be explored at nearby museums, planetariums, zoos, botanical gardens and wildlife centers.
Those pursuing advanced educational opportunities have access to eight major universities: Southern Methodist University, Texas Christian University, Texas Wesleyan University, Texas Woman's University, University of Dallas, University of North Texas, University of Texas at Arlington and University of Texas at Dallas. The Dallas County College and Tarrant County College districts provide academic, technical and vocational education in both day and evening programs.Residents of this dynamic community will find it offers a wealth of resources for personal enrichment through these and many more recreational, cultural and educational opportunities.