Just minutes from Dallas and Fort Worth, North Richland Hills is the third largest city in Tarrant County with more than 66,000 residents, 1,200 businesses and 30 major employers. Situated to benefit from both Alliance and Dallas/Fort Worth International airports, North Richland Hills is surrounded by nine of Tarrant County’s 10 major business centers, and is on the western edge of the county’s highway hub.
In 2014, North Richland Hills tied for first on the Dallas Morning News’ list of the Top 10 Safest Neighborhoods in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. North Richland Hills also made the list in 2013.
Money magazine named North Richland Hills as one of the Best Places to Live in the U.S. in 2006 and 2010 because of its blend of good jobs, low crime, quality schools, plenty of open space, reasonable home prices and plenty to do.
The city’s Iron Horse Golf Course and the NRH2O Family Water Park are just two big draws. Since opening in 1989, Iron Horse has been consistently voted among the best municipal golf courses in Texas. NRH2O features the Green Extreme, the world’s tallest and longest uphill water roller coaster. The 60-acre park also offers a 16,000 square foot wave pool, water slides, a two-person tube slide and an extensive water playground.
North Richland Hills enjoys a low crime rate, excellent public school system, one of the best public libraries in the state, and nationally recognized parks and recreation program. The city’s park and recreation department operates a 16-court tennis center fronting Richland High School in association with the Birdville ISD; a nine-field soccer complex; and the largest known handicapped-accessible playground west of the Mississippi River. The city also created a girls’ fast pitch softball fourplex, and a 99-acre city park with baseball fields, trails, a nature center and outdoor pavilion. Blue Line Ice Complex is the largest amateur ice arena in the Southwest United States and home to the amateur hockey team, Texas Tornadoes.
While most students attend schools in the Birdville Independent School District. a small number attend Keller an Richland School Districts. North Richland Hills is also home to Fort Worth Christian School, as well as the Northeast Campus of Tarrant County College. Residents of North Richland Hills have their choice of more than 500 stores and restaurants, including the tenants of North Hills Mall.
The current combined tax rate $2.6191 (City of NRH, Birdville ISD, Tarrant County.