Total Area: 7.2 square miles. Over 50% of City's land area is undeveloped. The 2010 Census estimated population is 11,278 with a Council/Manager form of government in a pro-business environment.
Glenn Heights Texas is located 20 miles south of downtown Dallas on Interstate Highway 35E. The city has approximately 1.5 miles of Interstate Highway road frontage with the majority of this frontage undeveloped. The entire city lies West of the Interstate and shares common borders with the following areas and municipalities: DeSoto, Lancaster, Ovilla, Cedar Hill, Red Oak, Oak Leaf, and un-incorporated areas of Ellis County.
The northern half of the city is located in Dallas County and the southern half is located in Ellis County.
A Master Plan has been developed that allows for creativity and flexibility while maintaining an atmosphere suitable for a good quality of life. Current land use, zoning ordinances, and building restrictions require the development of mostly single family homes in the city with minimum size and materials requirements.