Introduction to Colleyville, Texas
Colleyville, Texas, in Tarrant county, is 5 miles NE of North Richland Hills, Texas and 10 miles N of Arlington, Texas. The city is conveniently located inside the Fort Worth- Arlington metropolitan area.
Colleyville was first settled in by Europeans in the 1850s. Samuel C.H. Witten, who built a farm along Little Bear Creek sometime around 1854, was one of its first settlers. The city was originally a farming community. The first church of the city was built in 1877. The St. Louis, Arkansas and Texas Railway entered the area in 1888. The city was named after local physician Lilburn Howard Colley. The City of Colleyville was incorporated on January 10, 1956.
Colleyville and nearby Attractions
- Sparger Park
- NRH20 Waterpark
- Six Flags Over Texas
- Arlington Museum of Art
- Fort Worth Zoo
- Cedar Hill State Park
Things To Do In Colleyville
Colleyville offers a number of recreational facilities for both its residents and visitors. Local parks include the L D Lockett Park, Colleyville City Park, Sparger Park and McPherson Park. The National Museum of Communications, Sid Richardson Collection of Western Art and the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History are some of the museums in the neighborhood.
Dallas/Fort Worth International is the nearest major airport.
Colleyville Higher Education
The University of Texas at Arlington and Texas Christian University are some of the nearby institutes of higher education.