Lewisville offers a small-town atmosphere within an urban city. It is located just minutes from Dallas and Fort Worth as well as DFW International Airport.
Old Town Lewisville offers old-town charm with antique shops, specialty stores, and restaurants.
When you factor in world-class shopping, fine dining and attractions, new luxurious hotels, the glittering blue lakes of Lake Lewisville, and easy airport access, and it’s no wonder people find Lewisville a great place to live.
The earliest settlement in what is now Lewisville occurred in the 1840s. Basdeal Lewis purchased the land around which Lewisville would be formed and named the town after himself.
Construction of the Lewisville Dam began in 1948 and concluded six years later, which expanded the Garza-Little Elm Reservoir into the current 30,000-acre Lewisville Lake. The lake draws hundreds of area residents to the many outdoor recreational activities that occur there. From boating, sailing, fishing, skiing, picnic areas and hiking, there is no shortage of things to do.
Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport opened in 1974, and the population of cities like Lewisville and Flower Mound, north of the airport, began to explode. The census figures tell the story: 24,273 in 1980, 46,521 in 1990, and 77,737 in 2000. Rapid growth continues, though the city has tried to maintain a small-town ambiance. Recently, town home developments have started to become popular with limited space west of Interstate 35. Now that most of West and South Lewisville is developed all the way to Flower Mound and Coppell, developments are looking East towards Carrollton and The Colony, where development is still sparse but quickly growing as the higher-income Castle Hills addition has been developed. However, most of East Lewisville is in the Little Elm Fork flood plain so development will be more limited.