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The Heart of Arlington Neighborhood Association is a coalition of neighborhoods located immediately south of downtown Arlington and extending south to Pioneer Parkway. HANA’s boundaries were established by Arlington City Ordinance No. 13-016 as Collins Street, Cooper Street, Pioneer Parkway, Border Street and its extension, UTA Blvd. Since activities and developments immediately beyond our physical boundaries can significantly impact our neighborhoods and living conditions, our area of interest extends beyond our boundaries for a block or two in each direction.  Within our boundaries are single-family homes, duplexes, townhomes, student housing, housing for elderly people, churches, schools, commercial structures, parks, and creeks. HANA includes some of Arlington’s oldest residential areas and buildings, especially on Center Street and First Street, as well as a substantial number of houses built in the middle of the twentieth century. Our area is marked by “sign toppers” (see illustration at right) on the street sign posts throughout out the area.

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The Heart of Arlington Neighborhood Association is a Texas non-profit corporation recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a (501)-(c)-(3) organization.  We are governed by a set of bylaws adopted by the membership in 2010.  Day to day business is managed by a board of eleven directors, elected by the general membership in annual elections. HANA members eligible to vote in elections and other matters are those who have paid their annual dues of $10 per person by the time of the election.

All HANA neighborhoods are affected by our proximity both to downtown Arlington and to the University of Texas at Arlington and the development of both.  The city has a goal of maintaining strong, viable neighborhoods, and the university has an interest in the well-being of its neighbors.  An important role of HANA is to facilitate communication and provide a point of contact for discussing and evaluating developments that affect us all.

Who are HANA members?

HANA's members are neighbors who have voluntarily come together to preserve, protect and enhance the quality of life in our neighborhoods. Our purpose is to inform residents about activities and developments that have a direct impact on our lives and our neighborhoods, and to help make them a safe, enjoyable place to live, work, and play. Membership dues of $10 per year, besides helping to pay operating expenses, entitle a member to vote and to serve on the board. Since one of our goals is to communicate with residents on matters of mutual interest, membership is not required to attend our meetings. All residents are welcome.


  • HANA is NOT a Homeowners Association (HOA). We do NOT create or enforce any restrictions or regulations concerning anyone's private property rights.  Members of homeowners associations or other more local neighborhood organizations located in the HANA area are invited to join HANA, but HANA itself does not play such a role.
  • HANA does NOT endorse candidates for any public office. We work with city staff and elected officials to preserve and improve our neighborhoods, but at election time, members must decide for themselves which candidate will best serve the interests of the neighborhood, city, county, state, or country.