Far North Dallas – Dallas, Texas

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

Far North is a residential suburb of ranch-style homes and trim lawns, with golf courses and large shopping centers scattered throughout. Green spaces include Bert Fields Park with a walking path beside a creek. The Mary Kay Museum honors the cosmetics mogul at the company’s headquarters, while The Warehouse shows contemporary art. Nearby, the Eisemann Center hosts symphony and musical theater in 3 performance halls.

Neighborhoods Far North Dallas

  • Bent Tree
  • Briar Ridge
  • Chalfont Place
  • Chimney Hill
  • Cobblestone Square
  • Country Brook
  • Estates West
  • Frankford Creek Estates
  • Frankford Meadows
  • Haymeadow
  • Highland Creek
  • Highlands North
  • Hillcrest Manor
  • Jackson Highlands
  • Le Louvre
  • Moss Creek
  • Oakdale
  • Park Central
  • Parkway Lake Estates
  • Pepperwood Estates
  • Preston Creek
  • Preston Fairways
  • Preston Green
  • Preston Highlands
  • Preston North
  • Preston Port Estates
  • Preston Trail
  • Prestonwood
  • Regency Park
  • Renner
  • Northwood Hills
  • Oak Tree
  • Spring Creek
  • Timberglen
  • University Place
  • Valley View
  • Whispering Springs
  • Williamsburg on Preston
  • Willow Falls
  • Willow Greene

Schools in Far North Dallas

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.

Dallas College Richland Campus

Dallas College Richland Campus, part of Dallas College, is located in nearby Lake Highlands. The campus was founded in 1972 and is the largest campus in Dallas College, featuring nearly 22,000 students. Richland is the only community college to receive the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.

The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD)

The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD), part of the state public University of Texas System, is located in the city of Richardson, is adjacent to Far North Dallas, and is in the heart of the Telecom Corridor. UT Dallas, or UTD, is renowned for its work in combining the arts and technology, as well as for its programs in engineering, computer science, economics, international political economy, neuroscience, speech and hearing, pre-health, pre-law, and management. The university has many collaborative research relationships with UT Southwestern Medical Center. UT Dallas is home to approximately 31,750 students.

Dallas College Brookhaven Campus

Dallas College Brookhaven Campus, part of Dallas College, is located near Far North Dallas. Brookhaven opened in 1978, making it Dallas College’s newest campus, featuring more than 13,000 students.

Texas A&M’s TAMU-Dallas campus

Texas A&M’s TAMU-Dallas campus (the Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Dallas) is also located in Far North Dallas. TAMU-Dallas is the home of the Urban Living Laboratory, which is a research and urban lifestyle community built with state-of-the-art green technologies.

Silver Line Railway at Far North Dallas in 2024

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 received varying degrees of support from Far North Dallas residents. Plans to build a commuter or light rail line through the Far North Dallas area along the “Cotton Belt” (the St. Louis Southwestern Railway) met opposition from residents and local organizations in the early 2000s.

In 2019, construction began on the railway plan, now called the Silver Line. Due to delays from the COVID-19 Pandemic, the railway is expected to be completed sometime in 2024.

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