Addison Real Estate Information

A northern suburb of Dallas, the city of Addison, Texas, sits in an area of about 4.5 square miles within the boundaries of Dallas County. The city had a population of about 15,000 at the time of the 2000 census, but its daytime population due to residents of other cities commuting in to work here is more than 100,000. The median annual household incomes for residents in 2000 was around $50,000. Real estate prices in Addison have been steadily increasing in the last decade, with 2007 estimates putting the median price of residential properties here at around $350,000.

Addison was settled in 1846, when a man named Preston Witt built a house near White Rock Creek. The community was named in 1902 after Addison Robertson, who served as the town's postmaster from 1908 to 1916. Its first business venture was a cotton gin, which opened also in 1902. The city finally officially incorporated on June 15, 1953.

Addison is a commercial and retail hub of the area, with more than 180 restaurants, 22 hotels with more than 4,000 rooms, and endless shops and stores. Major companies with headquarters in town include Dresser, Mary Kay Cosmetics and Pizza Hut while other major employers include MBNA and Regus. The city introduced wireless internet network access in 2005 that covers most of the town. In addition to being home to the Mary Kay headquarters, Addison is also home to the Mary Kay Museum. The Addison Airport takes up about half of the city's area.

Though there are no public schools physically within Addison, most children here are sent to schools in the Dallas Independent School District, though some are also zoned to the Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District. There are two private schools, however, within Addison: Greenhill School, a PK-12 school with enrollment of more than 1,200, and the smaller Trinity Christian Academy. For entertainment, visit the Cavanaugh Flight Museum, Addison Circle Park and attend one of the many festivals: the Out of the Loop theatrical festival, a 4th of July fireworks show, the University of North Texas' North Texas Jazz Fest, the Taste Addison fest and Oktoberfest.