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Northwood Hills – Valley View

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Northwood Hills – Valley View, which was, just a few decades back, a rural community on the edge of Dallas development, has become one of the city’s busiest crossroads with a myriad of retail and restaurant options surrounding the suburban-style streets and access to Richardson ISD school.

What the Locals Say About Northwood Hills – Valley View

Locals Love

The hilly, serpentine streets, mature trees, and creeks. The area feels secluded, but it’s easy to jump on LBJ and the Tollway

Locals Complain

The noise from nearby Addison Airport has increased significantly in recent years.

Fun Fact

It wasn’t until 1983, when a bridge was constructed, that you could drive Spring Valley Road between Hillcrest and Preston roads.

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Northwood Hills – Valley View Demographics


The 2023 population of Northwood Hills - Valley View is estimated to be 10,091.

49.3% of residents are male, 50.7% are female. The median age is 41.2.

62.3% of the Northwood Hills - Valley View population are White, 5.4% are Black, 2.3% are Asian, and 25.4% identify as some other race. 30.0% are of Hispanic heritage.

Among adult residents, 12.0% have earned a master's degree, 4.9% have a professional school degree, 1.4% have a doctorate, and 35.7% have a bachelor’s degree.

The number of households is 3867. The average household size is 2.82.

Income & Employment

The median household income is $128,734.

97% of residents are employed and 3% are unemployed. 2004 are not in the labor force.

The average commute time for workers who live in this area is 26 minutes.


61.5% of Northwood Hills - Valley View homes are detached, single-family houses. The median owner-occupied home value is $536,114

60% of the homes are owner-occupied. The average length of residence among residents in owner-occupied homes is 15.1 years. The average renter has been in the same home 7.8 years.

The median year the area’s housing units were built is 1974.


Northwood Hills - Valley View includes portions of these police beats: 632, 635

Throughout those beats from 2017 to 2023, there were:

Aggravated Assaults (non-family violence) 33
Aggravated Assaults (family violence) 2
Business Burglaries 114
Home Burglaries 142
Motor-Vehicle Burglaries 596
Auto Thefts 210
Business Robberies 40
Robberies of Individuals 49
Shoplifting Incidents 53
Murders 1

Northwood Hills – Valley View Real Estate Snapshot

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Avg. Household Size


Number of Households


Avg. Length of Residency by Owner

15.1 years

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Sources: Demographic data pulled from Nielsen SiteReports and represents sampling based on most recent U.S. Census estimates. Crime data provided by local police departments.