Justifiably known as a wealthy enclave that’s becoming seemingly wealthier all the time, it’s the small-town charms and some of the best public schools in the state that draw residents to its leafy avenues lined by impressively sized houses. HP is an independent municipality, giving it access to all the advantages of Dallas’ other dynamic neighborhoods with far fewer of the drawbacks.The town, known for its lush green spaces and higher elevation compared to the surrounding area's, has cultivated a friendly, engaged community and offers a luxurious lifestyle – all less than a 15-minute drive from Downtown Dallas’ business district.
Tree-lined streets and well-manicured lawns welcome residents and visitors to the sprawling homes that dot the 2.26 square miles of prime landscape. The Big Pecan Tree at the corner of Preston Road and Armstrong Parkway is a neighborhood favorite and just one part of the area’s charm. The more than 140-year-old tree is a giant at 75 feet wide and 75 feet tall. Every holiday season, The Big Pecan Tree is adorned with lights in what is believed to be the oldest Christmas tradition in Dallas county.
Turtle Creek , a small tributary of the Trinity River, flows through the area and offers ideal locations for outdoor exercise and family picnics. Twenty percent of Highland Park is dedicated to park space, providing plenty of areas for children, grandchildren and family pets to run and play. Residents will also appreciate eight tennis courts and a town swimming pool. The Town of Highland Park is home to the Dallas Country Club, the oldest such club in the state of Texas.
Highland Park Village , is the town’s premier shopping area, offering high-end boutiques, from local and international retailers. The restaurant scene in the neighborhood encompasses dining options that will suit all age groups and price points. From casual dining to gourmet bistros, Highland Park is consistently a popular dining destination.
Highland Park children have the opportunity to attend schools in the highly rated Highland Park Independent School District . The district is served by four elementary schools, two middle schools and Highland Park High School in neighboring University Park .
Highland Park and University Park make up the Park Cities . The town, between the Dallas North Tollway and U.S. 75 (North Central Expressway) has about 8,900 residents. Addresses in the area can be designated as either Dallas, Texas, or Highland Park, Texas.