Just minutes from Dallas and Fort Worth, North Richland Hills is the third largest City in Tarrant County with more than 67,300 residents, 1,200 businesses and 30 major employers. The North Richland Hills community has much to offer with an excellent blend of neighborhoods, parks, dining, shopping, office and manufacturing space. North Richland is known for its low crime rate, excellent public school system, and one of the best public libraries in the state. These traits in addition to their nationally recognized parks and recreation program make North Richland Hills a great place to live.
The community of North Richland Hills began in 1848 with early settlement by W.S. Peters and 600 other families. However, the town was not incorporated as North Richland Hills until 1953. A dairy farm was converted into a suburban addition to the farming community and a group called the North Richland Hills Civic League sought to have the area annexed to Richland Hills. When annexation was denied they voted to form their own city and with 268 acres and a population of 500, North Richland Hills was born. The area was formally a rural farming and ranching community for over 100 years before its transformation into the booming area that it is today. The city has grown tremendously since then, annexing Smithfield in 1960 and having a population of 67,300 residents today.