Addison is a city in Dallas County, Texas, in the United States. The population was 13,056 at the 2010 census. Addison is a northern suburb of Dallas. The city calls itself the Town of Addison but it is incorporated as a city. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 4.4 square miles (11 km2), all of it land.
Most residents are zoned to the Dallas Independent School District, while some are zoned to the Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District. All residents within the DISD portion of Addison may attend George H. W. Bush Elementary School in Addison. Bush's attendance boundary covers most of Addison. Addison residents living outside of the Bush attendance boundary are not provided transportation to attend Bush. Other DISD elementary schools serving sections of Addison include Anne Frank Elementary School in Dallas and Jerry Junkins Elementary School in Carrollton.
The Town of Addison asked Dallas ISD to build Bush with environmentally sensitive materials. The PreK-5 school was built as part of a bond approved in May 2008. Bush will be adjacent to the Greenhill School and will be located along Addison's trail system; therefore the school will be accessible by bicycle or on foot from the Les Lacs and Midway Meadows subdivisions. Bush will have a first floor with 60,000 square feet (5,600 m2) of space and a second floor with 30,000 square feet (2,800 m2) of space. Bush has two athletic fields located north of the playgrounds. During non-school hours Addison residents may use the fields.
Parks and recreation:
Addison has 118 acres (48 ha) of parkland. Addison's first town park opened in 1978. The Dallas Independent School District operates the Alfred J. Loos Athletic Complex in Addison.
Today, Addison is the result of explosive growth of business since the 1980s. Though Addison has only slightly over 13,000 residents, daytime population is estimated at over 100,000. With more than 170 restaurants, there is a restaurant for every 79 Addison residents. Addison is a popular location for many Dallas-area restaurants because Addison allows restaurants to serve alcoholic beverages by the drink, while many nearby municipalities do not. Addison has 22 hotels, featuring a total of at least 4,000 hotel rooms and meeting facilities.
Addison Airport consumes roughly half of the city's 11.5 square kilometers (4.4 sq mi) and is the third-largest general aviation airport in the nation. Major corporate headquarters in Addison include Dresser and Mary Kay Cosmetics. Other major employers in Addison include Bank Of America and Regus. Other companies based in Addison include Jani-King and Palm Harbor Homes. Martinaire has its headquarters on the property of Addison Airport. Compuware has offices in Addison. At one time CompUSA and Pizza Hut had their headquarters in Addison, Now located in Plano.