North Richland Hills (NRH) is proud to offer a unique identity and culture which appeals to remote workers. According to a recent citizen survey, 56% of NRH residents work from home at least 1-2 days per week with 27% working from home full time. Our city realizes the importance of providing a setting that is attractive to those who work from home and spend the majority of their days within our city limits. We offer a central location, lower cost of living, easy access to transportation, a mix of housing options, multiple broadband providers, outstanding schools, robust parks and trails, and a strong local business base, that are important to those who work remotely.
Centrally located between downtown Fort Worth, DFW Airport and the Alliance Corridor, NRH offers convenient access to an abundance of shopping, dining, recreation and transportation options. With 15 miles of major arterial roads, North Richland Hills’ location provides easy access to cities throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Only a 15-minute drive to DFW Airport (3rd largest airport in the country), residents are just minutes away from direct flights across the world. In addition, NRH is home to two TEXRail stops, a commuter rail that stretches from Downtown Fort Worth to DFW Airport.
Lower Cost of Living
In comparison to cities across the country, NRH offers a lower cost of living. For example, according to NerdWallet, the same standard of living in NRH costs 38% less than Orange County, CA, 23% less than Chicago, IL, and 49% less than the borough of Brooklyn in NY. The city’s diverse and stable economic base provides a consistent, low tax rate, on par with adjacent communities. Aside for the lower cost of living, NRH residents enjoy no state income tax, a benefit only found in 9 of 50 states.
Mix of Housing Options
North Richland Hills is home to residents of diverse ages, lifestyles and life stages, all who have different housing needs. A mix of housing options exist in NRH, including homes of different types, ages, sizes and prices. From older neighborhoods with mature trees and large lots to brand new custom homes to multifamily communities to townhomes, a variety of choices are available.
Multiple Broadband Providers
Working from home requires a reliable internet connection and North Richland Hills is fortunate to have two dependable broadband options accessible to our residents. Both Charter Spectrum and AT&T offer service throughout the city.
Two highly-rated public school districts serve North Richland Hills, including Birdville ISD and Keller ISD. Public schools within our city limits are consistently receiving above average rankings from the state, as well as school rating platforms like GreatSchools.org and Niche. In addition to public school districts, NRH is home to Fort Worth Christian Academy, a Pre-K – 12 private school and International Leadership of Texas, a K – 8 charter school. In regards to higher education, Tarrant County College is located inside city limits and NRH is within a reasonable driving distance to many universities including UNT, TCU, TWU, and SMU.
Robust Parks, Trails and City Amenities
NRH features more than 800 acres of park land, comprising of 34 parks and 30 miles of hike and bike trails. Additionally, the city offers many community events, public art pieces, cultural arts programs and athletic opportunities. City amenities include the highly-ranked NRH2O Family Water Park, newly-renovated Iron Horse Golf Course, award-winning Richland Tennis Center, state-of-the-art recreation center and first-class public library which includes a 4,500 sq. ft. makerspace.
Strong Local Business Base
North Richland Hills is a medium-sized city with small town charm and a strong sense of community. Home to 1,200 brick and mortar businesses alongside 300 home-based businesses, the city offers a good mix of convenient and accessible essential goods and services (grocery, retail, home improvement, etc.) alongside unique and diverse restaurants and locally-owned businesses. Most recent, the city has an established craft brewery and coffee scene and an emerging entrepreneurial community.