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The Park Cities have been ranked among the most desirable places to live in the nation with a high standard of living and friendly faces around every corner.  Surround yourself with luxury when taking up residence in the Park Cities, an area encompassing the Town of Highland Park and City of University Park.  Park Cities offer prime real estate in the two Dallas communities adorned with palatial homes as well as upscale condos and high-rise apartments.


Premier shopping, dining and entertainment options surround residents who live in the Park Cities. Highland Park Village offers high-end boutiques as well as local and international retailers, and the three-block Snider Plaza features specialty stores and beloved restaurants as well. 


Highland Park has about 8,900 residents, while University Park boasts about 23,500. Addresses in the area can be designated as Dallas, Texas, or by the individual area of Highland Park, Texas, or University Park, Texas.




  • Total Population: 31,632

  • Total Households: 11,590

  • Total Families: 7,703

  • Racial makeup:

    • 95.14% White

    • 1.84% Asian

    • 1.14% African American

    • 0.20% Native American

    • 0.02% Pacific Islander

    • 0.89% from other races

    • 0.77 from two or more races

    • 3.00% Hispanic or Latino of any race


  • Per Capita Income: $80,211

  • Median Household Income: $121,084

  • Median Income (Males): In excess of $100,000

  • Median Income (Females): $43,801



In terms of formal education, the Park Cities rank as Texas' first and second most educated communities. 82.8% of adults in University Park age 25 years or older possess an associate degree or higher, and 80.5% obtained a baccalaureate degree or higher. 76.6% of adults in Highland Park age 25 years or older possess an associate degree or higher, and 74.7% obtained a baccalaureate degree or higher.





The Highland Park Independent School District serves most of the Park Cities. A small portion of Highland Park (areas west of Roland Avenue) is zoned to the Dallas Independent School District. University Park is home to Southern Methodist University.




  • The Dallas Morning News is the Dallas citywide newspaper.

  • Park Cities News is the official community newspaper since 1938.










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