Far North Dallas

Sandwiched between Addison and Richardson, rising north of Interstate 635 to Belt Line Road is Far North Dallas. Even residents have trouble distinguishing the lines between Dallas proper and their suburban neighbors—especially since the school districts belong mostly to Richardson ISD. The schools, plus proximity to shopping centers and equidistant between downtown and Frisco, have recently attracted many young families with children.

The area was first developed in the ’70s and ’80s. Many homes date back to that era, but the home values vary widely. While made up of many neighborhoods, the North Dallas Neighborhood Alliance creates some cohesion. Of note are the 6.3-mile Preston Ridge Trail and the Galleria, a multistory mall featuring lots of shopping and an ice-skating rink.