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The city's pitch: "The City of Richland Hills is a vibrant, progressive community strategically located in the crescent of Northeast Loop 820 and Texas State Highway 121 in Northeast Tarrant County. The convenient location provides residents easy access to all of the amenities offered within North Texas. Residents also enjoy some of the best housing values in North Texas in stable, well-kept neighborhoods with large lots and attractive, affordable homes. With 49 percent of city revenues received from sales tax and property taxes paid by businesses, residential property taxes are among the lowest in Tarrant County. The City's schools are in the acclaimed Birdville Independent School District. Within a ten-minute drive, Tarrant County College offers a wealth of classes. Several major colleges and universities are also within easy driving distance. The City has a well-equipped Library and Parks and Recreation Department. The City offers a wide variety of activities including preschool, youth, adult and senior citizen classes, plus special events and building rental. Three public parks offer tennis courts and jogging trails."