About Highland Park
Highland Park is a city that consists of 2.2 square miles of residential property, and is located within the city of Dallas. The city’s population totals approximately 9,000 residents. Highland Park is surrounded by Dallas on the south, east and west, and University Park on the north. This prestigious area can be found approximately four miles north of downtown Dallas, between the North Dallas Tollway and Central Expressway. Highland Park and University Park area often referred to as the “Park Cities” of Dallas.
Highland Park incorporated in 1915 from the city of Dallas, and it is the 41st wealthiest city in the United States. The city supports its own government and police department. The Town Hall complex represents the city, with its Spanish Colonial-style architecture, ornate entry and tower. The Town Hall complex houses city government offices, a fire station and Library. The Hackberry Creek runs under the complex, thanks to some ingenious construction work.
Local amenities include eight tennis courts and the Town Swimming pool. These amenities are available to residents and their guests.
Highland Park Village is the city’s upscale shopping area. You’ll find a unique collection of shops and specialty stores to choose from. The shopping area also acts as a central location for city events. The annual Christmas Tree Lighting is held at the Village. You can also take Horse Drawn Carriage rides and participate in a variety of other events hosted by the Village.
An award-winning school district is another amenity in Highland Park. The Highland Park Independent School District manages four elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school.
The District’s mission includes an unyielding commitment to excellence. It combines a focus on each student’s potential with attending to the social, cultural and physical issues that are part of a vibrant learning environment.
Highland Park Dallas Real Estate
Some of the most expensive homes in the DFW Metroplex are found in Highland Park. Homes in this area are graced by large trees and large lots. The city’s central location is convenient to downtown and cultural venues, making this area even more popular with the affluent of Dallas.
The neighborhoods of Highland Park were divided by various streets as the town grew, and divided into sections within the neighborhoods. Each neighborhood and section has its own unique appeal.
Section One has prairie style and craftsman style homes on lots up to an acre in size. Second Section overlooks a lake and park with homes designed by prominent architects like Hal Thomas, Land and Witchell, Cole Smith, and Frank Welch. This section has both newer and historic homes in more natural settings.
In Section Three you’ll find a development more in line with Country Club living. Section Four features homes that were built along with SMU and the streets were named for elite colleges and universities. These homes are within walking distance of SMU stadium, Meadows Museum, shopping, and parks.
Turtle Creek Acreage features mansions on 33 to 11 acres. The Acreage Section is surrounded by parks and greenbelts and early mansions and estate homes are prominent here. Hackberry Creek Acreage section covers 12 acres and the meandering Hackberry Creek. Among the homes here are architecturally significant homes and the historic Highland Park Town Hall.
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