Park Cities is made up of
both Highland Park and University Park, bedroom communities of Dallas, TX.
Highland Park is located within the center of Dallas County, just 4 miles from Dallas Downtown area. It is considered an upscale Dallas bedroom community, with 2.26 square miles in size and is home to almost 9,000 residents. About 20% of Highland Park is reserved for park space, and the neighborhood streets are lined with trees, making it a charming place to live. Highland Park hosts a community pool, and community (with permit) tennis courts in various places throughout the town, as well as a community library. One of the main attractions of the Highland is "The Big Pecan Tree" an extremely large pecan tree that is over 75 years old. Christmastime brings a community event to light the tree every year. Another main attraction is the upscale shopping center Highland Park Village. Highland Park Village is best known for its exclusive high-end boutique and luxury stores, offering designer fashion abound. The shopping center also hosts jewelry, beauty, accessory, shoe stores, an electronics store, and art gallery, restaurants and a theater. Highland Park also offers its own independent school district and is host to one Catholic School, two private schools and eleven public schools. Students of the Highland Park Independent School District usually rank among the top in the state with 98% of the graduating class entering college after high school.
Highland Park offers luxury living at its finest. You can find Highland Park homes for sale from as much as $300,000 up to $25,000,000. Upscale condos are available, although single family homes are much more predominant in the area. Highland Park real estate consists mostly of beautiful tree lined neighborhoods with large estate homes, many of them custom. The average listing price in Highland Park is about $3,000,000. Many homes have tons of amenities, from pools, guest houses, custom interiors and gorgeous landscaping. You can also find golf course homes and condos in Highland Park. If you are looking for Dallas real estate, you should consider Highland Park as your prime area for luxury living.
University Park is surrounded by Dallas, only approximately 5 miles from the Downtown Dallas area, and has one side of the city connecting to Highland Park. It is an established, mostly residential community and is home to the Southern Methodist University. The city is ranked among one of the most highly-educated cities in the nation, with approximately 72% of residents over the age of 25 have advanced college degrees. With close to 23,000 residents, this is no small feat. The area is known for its many churches, offering seven beautiful and well attended religious institutions for its residents. Commerce thrives in University Park, at the two main shopping centers, Snider Plaza and Preston Center. Snider Plaza offers a variety of shopping and dining, and Preston Center caters to upscale boutiques and fine dining. Other stores, restaurants and businesses can be found along the streets of Preston Road and Lovers Lane. The city boasts ten individual parks and has amenities such as athletic fields and courts, a community pool, garden areas, playgrounds, picnic facilities and more. The town also has its own community library. Education in University Park is served by the Highland Park ISD and of course, its own Southern Methodist University.
University Park offers
stunning single family homes as well as condos and townhomes. For more
affordable living, condos and townhomes can be found at prices starting right
around $200,000 and up. Single family University Park homes for sale are priced around $300,000 and up,
with a median price of around $2,000,000. Neighborhoods are often sectioned off
in clusters and are priced accordingly. You can find University Park real estate in both affordable and luxury styles.
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