About the City

Location and Access

The location of Richland Hills in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex is unmatched. 

Encompassing approximately 3.9 square miles in Northeast Tarrant County, the City borders the northeast corner of Fort Worth, is less than 20 miles from the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, less than 15 miles to downtown Fort Worth and less than 30 miles to downtown Dallas. The City fronts State Highway 183, State Highway 121 and State Highway 26. Easy access is provided to each via Interstate 820.

Railroad access is currently available to the City's largest industrial park and commuter rail connects Richland Hills to downtown Fort Worth and Dallas. Rider Request bus service is provided throughout the City and to neighboring Fort Worth. Express bus service is available to downtown Fort Worth. Very few other communities in the Metroplex can offer this combination of intermodal access to the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.

City History and Government Information

  • Date of Incorporation: September 23, 1950
  • Form of Government: Council/City Manager
  • Date Present Charter Adopted: August 11, 1986
  • Date Charter Amended:
    • May 3, 1993
    • May 9, 1995
    • November 5, 2013
    • May 6, 2023

View the Richland Hills City Charter

Strategic Plan

The Strategic Plan outlines the vision, mission, core values, and strategic goals and objectives for the City. The Strategic Plan is used as the framework to guide future decision-making and funding priorities. Goals are divided into six categories: quality workforce, economic development, service excellence, community engagement, public safety, and facilities & infrastructure.

Vision: A positive and closely connected community, we are forward looking, focused on progress and united by shared values, in pursuit of excellence.

Mission: Richland Hills is dedicated to the responsible use of public resources and progressive delivery of community focused services, while valuing our small town quality of life.