One of the common questions Bedford received is in regard to the City of Grapevine's recreational facility and its rates. Grapevine collects almost triple the amount of sales tax that Bedford does and has approximately the same population. The extra sales tax enables them to subsidize the operational costs so their membership rates are less.
There are additional reasons why other Cities can offer lower rates. First, their recreational centers are much older so their debt service costs are either minimal or non-existent. Second, those facilities typically don't offer the modern and wide variety of amenities that Bedford offers.