Park Cities

This term refers to two stand-alone towns within Dallas city limits — The Town of Highland Park and The City of University Park — and the historic West Highland Park. These affluent, neighboring areas contain some of the highest per capita incomes in the state and are known for their small-town feels, low crime rates and luxe shopping, entertainment and business centers. Here you’ll find historical and new construction homes, all above $1 million, nestled in between parks, creeks, and green spaces.

Highland Park

At A Glance

At a Glance: Known for its small-town within a city feel, this affluent neighborhood boasts historical and contemporary homes north of $1M. Dotted with parks, creeks and green spaces, and home to some of the best shopping in the metroplex, the lush, vibrant town was initially planned by renowned landscape architect Wilbur David Cook, who also designed Beverly Hills. With some of the most desirable addresses in the county, Highland Park also has exceptional public schools, public pools, libraries and an exceptionally low crime rate. Highly involved families give the area a community feel that is a beautiful thing to be a part of.

Neighbors

Affluent professionals, families and many life-long residents

Lifestyle

Small-town with a high-society feel

Schools

Bradfield Elementary, Armstrong Elementary, Highland Park Middle School, Highland Park High School

Our Personal Favorites

Nonna, Honor Bar, Monkey Bar, Highland Park Pool, Highland Park Pharmacy, Prather Park, Highland Park Village, Lakeside Park

University Park

At A Glance

Just north of Highland Park, University Park is the other city-within-a-city that makes up Dallas’ esteemed Park Cities. Like its neighbor, University Park boasts excellent public schools, convenient shopping, public tennis courts and swimming and beautiful parks. It also shares a love of the community — numerous families grow up in U.P., and choose to raise their family within blocks of their family home. Much of the web of the neighborhood spirit is woven through the schools of the Highland Park Independent School District, recognized as one of the best public school systems in the United States. More than 95 percent of the district’s students attend college after graduation. Southern Methodist University, located toward the neighborhood’s southeastern end, also dominates the landscape and the culture of the area.

Neighbors

Affluent professionals, families and many life-long residents

Lifestyle

Upscale Anytown, U.S.A., with a touch of Texas charm

Schools

University Park Elementary, Hyer Elementary, Highland Park Middle School, McCollach Intermediate School, Highland Park High School

Our Personal Favorites

SMU, Bicycles Plus, Bubba's, Jack’s Burger House, Short Stop, R + D, Flying Fish, Holmes Aquatic Center, Howdy Homemade Ice Cream, Drip Coffee, Culwell & Son, Coffee Park, Chips Old Fashioned Hamburgers, Osgood O’Neil

West Highland Park

At A Glance

When established in 1924, this slice of pre-war Dallas was located on the west side of the Cotton Belt Railroad, which you might know better as the Dallas North Tollway. With smaller homes built in the 1920s and ‘40s and larger new construction, it provides ample options to younger buyers looking to establish in this coveted area. While it’s located inside DISD, the area is serviced by Highland Park police and fire department services. It boasts easy access to great shopping and hip areas like Uptown and the Design District.

Neighbors

Lock-and-leavers and couples with young ones.

Lifestyle

A quiet haven in the center of everything

Schools

Maple Lawn Elementary, Rusk Middle School, North Dallas High School

Our Personal Favorites

Central Dog Park, Sabaidee