About Morrisdale Estates

Morrisdale’s Driftwood entrance flagpole flies the flag of the United States of America and the flag of Texas proudly and greets residents and visitors as they enter the neighborhood.

Morrisdale’s Driftwood entrance flagpole flies the flag of the United States of America and the flag of Texas proudly and greets residents and visitors as they enter the neighborhood.

The Woodvine bridge, dedicated June 25, 1994, and Morrisdale’s gazebo are a center point for neighborhood activities at Christmas, and a beautiful place to walk during spring and fall.

The Woodvine bridge, dedicated June 25, 1994, and Morrisdale’s gazebo are a center point for neighborhood activities at Christmas, and a beautiful place to walk during spring and fall.

The gazebo’s flowers are changed out seasonally and enjoyed by all as they walk the neighborhood streets.

The gazebo’s flowers are changed out seasonally and enjoyed by all as they walk the neighborhood streets.

Residents enjoy decorating their homes and yards in their own personal styles, adding to the beauty and uniqueness of the neighborhood.

Residents enjoy decorating their homes and yards in their own personal styles, adding to the beauty and uniqueness of the neighborhood.

The tree-lined streets of Morrisdale in spring are a beautiful site, particularly so after a spring rain. Morrisdale residents take pride in the homes and yards.

The tree-lined streets of Morrisdale in spring are a beautiful site, particularly so after a spring rain. Morrisdale residents take pride in the homes and yards.

The Woodvine bridge, dedicated June 25, 1994, as seen from the gazebo. The bridge is often a common crossing point for walkers walking both sides of the neighborhood.

The Woodvine bridge, dedicated June 25, 1994, as seen from the gazebo. The bridge is often a common crossing point for walkers walking both sides of the neighborhood.

Morrisdale’s many hills can be challenging for some walkers, but are part of the beauty of the neighborhood that is not found in newer, flat neighborhoods.

Morrisdale’s many hills can be challenging for some walkers, but are part of the beauty of the neighborhood that is not found in newer, flat neighborhoods.

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Morrisdale Estates is located in Euless, Texas, at the corners of the mid-cities Hurst, Euless and Bedford. Morrisdale, as it’s often called, was always and is still a premier Euless neighborhood.

Construction of homes in Morrisdale Estates began in 1961 and continued until the early 1970s, and was developed by Paul Huffhines and the Morrisdale Development Corporation.

Morrisdale entrance early 1960s

Morrisdale entrance in the early 1960s.

Morrisdale was planned from the start to be a first-rate community. The original developer, Paul Huffhines, chose to leave the neighborhood’s rolling hills and many native Post Oaks as undisturbed as possible. Lots were plotted large — a minimum of 100 feet — and homes just as large, at a minimum of 2,400 square feet. The developer’s orginal idea was to build homes that were “planned for gracious living with a distinctive address,” with room to live and play. The developer’s original brochure was preserved by an original homeowner and describes the home planning for the neighborhood.

The idea was to build a community that was not your average “tract-development” neighborhood, but to build homes that were different in design and landscaping. A feeling of uniqueness in each home was important and still is today, as Morrisdale residents take pride in their homes and landscapes, making each as distinct and different as the residents who live here.

Today, a mix of original homeowners present from the early 1960s and new residents creates an atmosphere of a neighborhood unlike most, where neighbors not only know who lives next door, but know just about everyone in the neighborhood. An active voluntary neighborhood association was revived in the 1990s to preserve the charm and uniqueness of the neighborhood and promote interaction between homeowners.

Back in 2008, the Purple Area within the neighborhood held a community area meeting and invited Purple Area original homeowners to come and talk about their experiences when they moved into the neighborhood back in the early 1960s. Many of the residents have since passed away, however, the video remains available to listen watch and listen to on YouTube for those who are interested in learning what it was like to live in Morrisdale way back at the beginning.

Purple Area Homeowners Meeting

Purple Area original homeowners discuss life in Morrisdale at the beginning.

A voluntary neighborhood association celebrates the uniqueness of the neighborhood and promotes friendly interaction between residents. This special relationship between neighbors is one of the things that makes Morrisdale so great. Most Morrisdale residents breathe a sigh of relief and comfort as soon as they turn into the neighborhood – to the place they call home.