The history of North Richland Hills began on the foundations of a land grant and an entrepreneur's dream. The first families arrived in 1848 and established the area as a rural and ranching community that maintained itself for more than 100 years. The North Richland Hills Civic League, the town's governing body, elected to be annexed into Richland Hills but was denied in 1953. That same year, 500 people on 268 acres of land voted to incorporate North Richland Hills. As a testament to their community values, the first streets are named after the families that contributed to the city's growth. The next section is named after cars, a true sign of the times.
Since its inception, growth has not been an issue for North Richland Hills. It has succeeded in creating an atmosphere to cater to the lifestyles of growing families. The local government maintains community wide events and resources that include spring concert series, public beautification projects, youth activities, a library, and golf courses among many others. North Richland Hills even has its own full-scale family waterpark, NRH2O, equipped with an array of slides, beaches, and the classic lazy river.
North Richland Hills sits along highways 820 and 183 that make reaching the rest of Dallas/Fort Worth an easy commute. With more than 30 major industry employers a commute can even become a trip around the corner. North Richland Hills prides itself as a member city to Birdville and Keller ISD, both of which have Texas Exemplary Schools. Parents can also choose from the city's private schools and daycares as well. In terms of advanced degrees, North Richland Hills has a Tarrant County Community College and a University of Dallas campus within in minutes reach.
With so many apartment options in surrounding cities, a renter should take a closer look at North Richland Hills. With units varying in amenities and location, a renter can find what they need to call home in North Richland Hills. Take the time to discover the place Money magazine called one of the, "Top 100 Best Places to live in America." You won't be disappointed.