Glenn Heights is located west of Interstate Highway 35E about sixteen miles south of Dallas in southern Dallas County and northern Ellis County. The town incorporated on September 16, 1969, and adopted a council/manager type of government. The population of this Dallas suburb grew steadily from 1,033 in 1980 to 4,564 in 1990. In 2000 the population was 7,224. Glenn Heights has its own police and fire departments and has access to Dallas public transit services. Five churches, two elementary schools, and an overnight camping park are located within the city limits.