Population 76,164

Altitude 630


Settlement called Breckenridge before Civil War, the town grew around the new station on T&NO Railroad when built through area in 2872; renamed for railroad official. Remained a rural village until affected by enormous Dallas growth, distinguishable from Dallas only by city limit markers. Industry includes more than 400 high tech and telecommunications companies.

City has 27 parks covering 1,014 acres offering fitness trails, swimming pools, and tennis courts. Most residents live within a one half mile radius of a park.


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