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Northwood Hills – Valley View

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Welcome to Northwood Hills – Valley View

What 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.



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What the Locals Say

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.

Don't Miss

The Valley House Gallery, which opened on a dead-end gravel road in 1953, is a wonderful 6-acre fine art gallery and sculpture garden.

Why I Love Northwood Hills

By Nancy Nichols

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The 2016 population of Northwood Hills - Valley View is estimated to be 10,718. That’s a change of +1.9% in the last five years. Over the next five years, the population is projected to change by +3.0%.

The number of households is 3,802, a change of +1.3% in the last five years. In the next five years, the number of households is projected to change +2.7%.

The average household size is 2.81.

Income & Employment

The median household income is $94,378 and, of the entire population age 16 and over, 31.1% aren’t in the labor force. 7.4% of families live below the poverty line.

Among those employed, 13.1% are blue-collar workers, 69.1% are white-collar workers, and 17.8% are occupied as service industry or farm workers.

The average commute time for workers who live in this area is 26.0 minutes. The average number of vehicles per household is 2.0.


70.8% of Northwood Hills - Valley View homes are detached, single-family houses. The median owner-occupied home value is $422,051

65.9% of the homes are owner-occupied. The average length of residence among residents in owner-occupied homes is 17.8 years, while the average renter has been in the same home 7.4 years.

The median year the area’s housing units were built is 1970.


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

Throughout those beats during 2014, there were:

Aggravated Assaults (non-family violence) 13
Aggravated Assaults (family violence) 11
Business Burglaries 38
Home Burglaries 134
Motor-Vehicle Burglaries 212
Auto Thefts 63
Business Robberies 14
Robberies of Individuals 29
Shoplifting Incidents 50
Other Thefts 88
Murders 4
Rapes 4
School Passing Grades
2016 STAAR exam passing rates for neighborhood public schools:
Dallas ISD Anne Frank Elementary 78
Dallas ISD Benjamin Franklin Middle School 68
Dallas ISD Hillcrest High School 71
Richardson ISD Northwood Hills Elementary 80
Richardson ISD Richardson High School 83
Richardson ISD Spring Valley Elementary 76

Real Estate Snapshot

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Avg. Household Size


Number of Households


Avg. Length of Residency by Owner

17.8 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. School STAAR exam passing rates from Texas Education Agency.