North Richland Hills Real Estate

The third-largest city in Tarrant County, North Richland Hills is a suburban city in the Fort Worth-Dallas Metroplex region and is a regional hub for medicine, entertainment, shopping and business. The city has also seen a steady increase in its population in recent years; since the 2000 census, the population has risen by 17% as of July 2008, when it was measured to be just over 65,000.

North Richland Hills was founded when a man named W.S. Peters agreed to bring in 600 families to the community within three years after receiving a land grant. The new residents began arriving in 1848 and the city began to grow. It remained largely agricultural and rural for more than 100 years, and it eventually incorporated in 1953. Today, residents are measured to have a median household income of around $66,500, as of 2008, and the median value estimated for a home in the area was around $154,000.

The city has a total area of 18.2 square miles and is about 25 miles west of Dallas. Its largest employers include Health Markets, the Birdville Independent School District, Triad Financial Corporation, North Hills Hospital, the City of North Richland Hills, Tarrant County College-Northeast Campus, Tyson Prepared Food, Silverleaf Resorts and Wal-Mart, all with at least 400 employees.

Children who live in North Richland Hills attend schools in the Birdville Independent School District, and there are several small private schools sprinkled throughout the community. The city maintains more than 20 parks, plus the Richland Tennis Center. Popular centers of attraction include the North Hills Shopping Center, the Imagisphere Children's Museum and the Iron Horse Golf Course, and the city is home to one of the area's larger hospitals, North Hills Hospital.