North Richland Hills, TX

Population: 67,994 livability score shield

Key findings

  • North Richland Hills has a Livability Score of 89/100, which is considered exceptional
  • North Richland Hills crime rates are 26% lower than the Texas average
  • Cost of living in North Richland Hills is 8% higher than the Texas average
  • North Richland Hills real estate prices are 12% higher than the Texas average
  • Rental prices in North Richland Hills are 9% higher than the Texas average

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      Top Rated Schools in North Richland Hills

      Name Grades Students Proficiency
      Smithfield Middle6 - 881981%
      Green Valley Elementary SchoolPK - 548375%
      Smithfield Elementary SchoolPK - 544967%
      North Ridge Middle6 - 874664%
      Birdville H S9 - 122,07463%
      North Ridge Elementary SchoolPK - 549162%
      Snow Heights Elementary SchoolPK - 537357%
      Richland H S9 - 122,15856%
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      North Richland Hills Reviews

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      NRH is close to the things you need to get to in other cities
      Attractions4/10
      Community6/10
      Nightlife3/10
      Dining4/10
      Shopping4/10
      NRH is OK. We've lived here a long time. It's fairly conveniently located if you work in the northern half of Tarrant County. Because it's surrounded by other cities, pretty much anything you need is within reasonable driving distance. NRH's best qualities are relatively low crime, quiet neighborhoods, and an abundance of parks and walking trails. Tarrant County College, a good two-year school, has a campus here. We have some great neighbors who know what's going on in the neighborhood and watch out for our kids, and we have a few neighbors who don't want to have anything to do with people.

      There are really only two or three attractions, most notably NRH20, which is good but is overpriced for its size, and a couple of miniature golf courses. (Unless you consider a shopping mall an attraction.) But there are lots of attractions in nearby Fort Worth and Dallas. The selection of restaurants within the city is pretty limited, though the situation improves if you're willing to drive 20 to 30 minutes into neighboring cities. The Birdville Independent School District is very inconsistent from school to school -- there are some schools with excellent leaders and policies in place, but also some schools with bad ones. The middle school and high school our oldest daughter went to pretty much killed her love for school and education, but we were able to get our younger daughter into a middle school in the same district that's much, much better. One great thing about living here is that if your kid graduates high school in Birdville ISD, they can go to Tarrant County College for two years with free tuition before moving on to a bigger school -- a significant financial benefit to living here if you have kids and want to minimize their college debt.

      So it has its advantages and disadvantages. They say people vote with their feet, and we haven't moved after living here many years, which says something.
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      Attractions9/10
      Community10/10
      Nightlife5/10
      Dining5/10
      Shopping10/10
      North Richland Hills is an affluent suburb located just north of Fort Worth and my job brought me to this city nearly 10 years ago. Over the years, I've become increasingly thankful for the people that live in North Richland Hills. I've made more close friends here in North Richland Hills than I had in my original hometown and in just a few years, I felt like I knew everyone in the community. When people ask me where I'm from, I'm proud to say I'm from North Richland Hills rather than my original hometown of Houston. All Texans are renowned for their southern hospitality and North Richland Hills residents have made my family feel as if we have lived here our entire lives.

      If you are looking for activities in North Richland Hills, you don't have drive around town very much to find something to do. Since it can get very hot here in Texas, one of the community's favorite hangouts is the NRH20 Family Water Park. The water park is perfect if you have children that need to go expend some energy on a hot summer day. Mountasia is an adventure park that I typically take my kids to when they deserve a day out. Mountasia has arcade games, miniature golf, batting cages and go carts. All in all, I have to say that North Richland Hills has been an excellent place for me and my family to live. I'd recommend anyone looking for a friendly place to live to move to North Richland Hills.
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      Source: The North Richland Hills, TX data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).