Located approximately one mile north of Downtown Dallas, Highland Park is a “city within a city” and consistently considered one of the most prestigious addresses in the country as well as Dallas. Its lush, tree-lined streets and vast landscape are a result of the original town plan developed by renowned landscape architect Wilbur David Cook, who also designed Beverly Hills, California. The neighborhood has extremely desirable public schools and excellent shopping and dining. There are also wonderful parks, public tennis courts and swimming pool, and a public library. The highly involved local citizens and active families create a neighborhood environment that many families feel to be unmatched in the city.
Immediately north of Highland Park and five miles north of Downtown Dallas, University Park has enjoys the same hallmarks of Highland Park: excellent public schools, convenient shopping and public tennis courts, parks, and a swimming pool. As with Highland Park, it is a separate town with its own schools and delightful family personality. The neighborhood shares a love of the community and numerous families grow up in “U.P.,” and choose to raise their family within blocks of their family home.
Highland Park Independent School District (HPISD) is a consolidated school district, serving residents in both Highland Park and University Park. The district includes four elementary schools, one middle school, one intermediate school and Highland Park High School. It is recognized as one of the best public school systems in Texas and in the United States with more than 95 percent of the district’s students attending college after graduation.
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