After WWII, one of the great American government programs of all time supported returning veterans through certain benefits under provisions of the GI Bill. Approximately 2 million of the 16 million eligible veterans went to college under the GI Bill and many more used the government GI mortgage guarantee to purchase their first homes. This sparked a building boom that lasted throughout the 1950s. In our area, many of the post-WWII homes built were GI homes, typically a 2 or 3-br, 1-bath, 1-garage layout.
Concurrently, just to the north of Meadowbrook, Richland Hills was building at an even greater rate. Essentially everything shown in the picture below was built after 1950...the two pictures used in this piece were taken from about 1200' and show the same land area. Richland High School opened in 1961, just 2-years after EH opened. My childhood was spent living about half the time in each place.