Highland Park Real Estate

Sitting on just over two square miles in the central part of Dallas County, Highland Park, Texas, is a highly desirable and affluent suburban community just four miles north of the city of Dallas. The town had a population of almost 9,000 at the 2000 census, and the city was ranked as the third-wealthiest location in the state be per-capita income, with the annual median household income at almost $150,000 in 2000. Real estate values are quite high, and properties tend to hold their value well here because of tight zoning laws.

The land area that is now the city was purchased in 1889 by a group of investors from Philadelphia, who developed the community with the name Highalnd Park, called such because it is located on elevated land that overlooks the downtwon area. The city petitioned to be annexed in to Dallas in 1913, but it was denied and thus incorporated on its own in 1915 with a population of around 1,100.

Residents in Highland Park will find their children zoned to the Highland Park Independent School District, which includes Armstrong and Bradfield elementaries, McColloch Middle School and Highland Park Middle School. The middle schools share a campus that is split among in Highland Park and University Park. Highland Park High School serves older teens. It is located in University Park and is consistently ranked as one of the top schools in the nation. Some residents on the outer edges of the city will be zoned to the Dallas Independent School District and served by Maple Lawn Elementary School, Rusk Middle School and North Dallas High School.

Attractions in the community include the Dallas Country Club, the Highland Park Village shopping center, the Highland Park Public Library and the Highland Park Swimming Pool. The city's largest park is the 14-acre Lakeside Park and there are 21 smaller parks and eight tennis courts sprinkled throughout the community.