Far North Dallas

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Far North Dallas
Dallas, Texas map - Far North Dallas.svg
Location in Dallas
  Far North Dallas
Country United States
State Texas
Counties Collin, Dallas, Denton
City Dallas
630 ft (190 m)
 (2016) [1]
ZIP codes
75240, 75243, 75248, 75252, 75254, 75287
Area code(s) 214, 469, 972

Far North Dallas is the section of the city of Dallas, Texas which extends north of the Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway. [2] Far North Dallas is part of North Dallas, however is viewed as a distinct area. The area has strong social and economic ties to two inner suburbs of Dallas, Richardson and Addison.

Dallas City in Texas, United States

Dallas is a city in the U.S. state of Texas and the seat of Dallas County, with portions extending into Collin, Denton, Kaufman and Rockwall counties. With an estimated 2018 population of 1,345,047, it is the ninth most-populous city in the U.S. and third in Texas after Houston and San Antonio. Located in North Texas, the city of Dallas is the main core of the largest metropolitan area in the Southern United States and the largest inland metropolitan area in the U.S. that lacks any navigable link to the sea. It is the most populous city in the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex, the fourth-largest metropolitan area in the country at 7.5 million people as of 2018. The city's combined statistical area is the seventh-largest in the U.S. as of 2017, with 7,846,293 residents.

Texas U.S. state in the United States

Texas is the second largest state in the United States by area and population. Geographically located in the South Central region of the country, Texas shares borders with the U.S. states of Louisiana to the east, Arkansas to the northeast, Oklahoma to the north, New Mexico to the west, and the Mexican states of Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo León, and Tamaulipas to the southwest, and has a coastline with the Gulf of Mexico to the southeast.

North Dallas Place in Texas, United States

North Dallas is an area of numerous communities and neighborhoods in Dallas, Texas. The phrase "North Dallas" is also sometimes used to include any suburb or exurb north of Dallas proper within the metropolitan area. The majority of North Dallas is located in Dallas County, while a small portion is located in Collin and Denton Counties. North Dallas generally includes areas of Dallas north of Northwest Highway, along with Lake Highlands and areas of Dallas north of IH-635 known as Far North Dallas. The area has strong social and economic ties to the Dallas enclave of Park Cities, and two inner suburbs of Dallas, Richardson and Addison. It is the wealthiest part of Dallas, but has its adjacent, less resourced areas as well.



The following neighborhoods are generally considered part of or closely connected with Far North Dallas; however, some of them may not be located entirely within Far North Dallas or may be considered parts of Far North Dallas by some and not others.




The Collin County portion of Far North Dallas is served by the Plano Independent School District, zoned to Plano West Senior High School. Portions of Far North Dallas in Dallas County are served by the Richardson Independent School District, zoned to J.J. Pearce High School (Richardson) or Richardson High School (Richardson). The Denton County portion of Far North Dallas is served by the Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District, and students are zoned to R.L. Turner High School or Newman Smith High School.

Collin County, Texas County in Texas

Collin County is a county in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 United States Census, the county's population was 782,341, making it the seventh-most populous county in Texas and the 45th-largest county by population in the United States. The 2017 Census Bureau estimate for Collin County's population was 969,603, and reached 1,005,146 in 2018. Its county seat is McKinney.

Plano Independent School District American public school district

Plano Independent School District is a public school district in southwestern Collin County, Texas, based in Plano. Plano ISD serves about 100 square miles (260 km2) of land, with 66 square miles (170 km2) of it within the City of Plano. The district also takes students from northern portions of Dallas and Richardson, and portions of Allen, Carrollton, Garland, Lucas, Murphy, Parker, and Wylie.

Plano West Senior High School Public high school in Plano, Texas, United States

Plano West Senior High School is a public high school in Plano, Texas serving high school juniors and seniors. The school is part of the Plano Independent School District, and enrolls students based on the locations of students' homes. Students at Plano West attended one of two high schools: Jasper or Shepton. Plano West is accredited by the Texas Education Agency, which designates the school as "Recognized." The school colors are royal blue, black, and white, and the mascot is the wolf. The school is ranked as 22nd in the nation, and as the #1 comprehensive high school in the State of Texas, according to Newsweek's 2016 list of best public high schools.

Colleges and universities

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Campus Mall at The University of Texas at Dallas
University of Texas at Dallas Public university in Dallas, Texas

The University of Texas at Dallas is a public research university with its main campus in Richardson, Texas. It is part of the University of Texas System. Approximately one-third of the campus is located within Dallas County, with plans to open an on-campus DART train stop on the Silver Line (2022). The institution, established in 1961 as the Graduate Research Center of the Southwest and later renamed the Southwest Center for Advanced Studies (SCAS), began as a research arm of Texas Instruments. In 1969, the founders bequeathed SCAS to the state of Texas, officially creating The University of Texas at Dallas.

University of Texas System

The University of Texas System is a government entity of the state of Texas that oversees 14 educational institutions throughout the state including eight universities and six health institutions. The UT System is headquartered in Downtown Austin, and has a total enrollment of over 216,000 students and employs more than 87,000 faculty and staff. The UT System's $27 billion endowment is the largest of any public university system in the United States. As of 2018, Reuters ranks the UT System among the top 10 most innovative academic institutions in the world.

Richardson, Texas City in Texas

Richardson is a principal city in Dallas and Collin counties in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2015 American Community Survey, the city had a total population of 106,123. Richardson is an affluent inner suburb of Dallas. It is home to the University of Texas at Dallas and the Telecom Corridor, with a high concentration of telecommunications companies. More than 5,000 businesses have operations within Richardson's 28 square miles (73 km2), including many of the world's largest telecommunications and networking companies, such as AT&T, Verizon, Cisco Systems, Samsung, ZTE, MetroPCS, Texas Instruments, Qorvo, and Fujitsu. Richardson's largest employment base is provided by the insurance industry, with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas's headquarters, a regional hub for GEICO, regional offices for United Healthcare, and one of State Farm Insurance's three national regional hubs located in the community.


The area is served by three branches of the Dallas Public Library system:

Dallas Public Library

The Dallas Public Library system serves as the municipal library system of the city of Dallas, Texas (USA).


The Central Expressway and I-635 interchange in North Dallas, commonly known as the High Five Interchange. High Five.jpg
The Central Expressway and I-635 interchange in North Dallas, commonly known as the High Five Interchange.

As the majority of North Dallas was developed in the late 20th century, the primary mode of local transportation is the automobile and the area has a low density compared with neighborhoods built in the early 20th century. Efforts made by the City of Dallas and Dallas Area Rapid Transit to increase the availability of alternative modes of transportation have received varying degrees of support from Far North Dallas residents. However, plans to build a commuter or light rail line through the Far North Dallas area along the "Cotton Belt" (the St. Louis Southwestern Railway) has met opposition from residents and local organizations. [9]



  • Arapaho Road
  • Coit Road
  • Frankford Road
  • Hillcrest Road
  • Midway Road
  • Preston Road
  • Spring Valley Road


Addison Airport, a general aviation airport, is located adjacent to North Dallas in Addison.

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