The community is known for its luxury lifestyle and friendly atmosphere.

Welcome to Highland Park/University Park

An affluent Dallas area with an air of exclusivity and solid educational institutions


Highland Park and University Park are affluent suburbs of Dallas, Texas. They are also referred to collectively as “Park Cities.” The area is home to two private schools, several parks, and high-end shopping and dining. Residents enjoy a calm atmosphere and quick access to the Dallas Arts District. Park Cities has many multi-million dollar estates, making the neighborhood a popular place for the Dallas elite to live. The community is known for its luxury lifestyle and friendly atmosphere. If you're looking for a small town in the big city to call home, Park Cities is a perfect choice.


What to Love

  • Number One school district in the state of Texas
  • Nicknamed “the bubble” from high average net-worth of residents
  • Tree-lined, walkable streets
  • Small town community in the big city

Local Lifestyle

Park Cities is known for its affluent residents and luxurious lifestyle. The community is home to many of Dallas' most successful business people and professionals, as well as families who have lived in the area for generations. Park Cities is known for its private schools, country clubs, and upscale restaurants and shops. Residents enjoy a relaxed lifestyle with access to all the amenities of a major city. The community is also home to Southern Methodist University, which adds to the vibrancy of the area. Park Cities is an ideal place to live for those who want to experience all that Dallas has to offer while enjoying the privacy and luxury of a small town.


Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

When it comes to dining, Park Cities definitely delivers. Javier's is a gourmet Mexican restaurant known for its innovative cuisine, exquisite wines, and attentive service. They also have a lounge and cigar bar.


Bob's Steak and Chop House is an excellent choice for those looking for a classic American fine dining experience. The servings are large, and the quality of the steaks is superb. Dakota's Steakhouse is an excellent option as well. The restaurant offers an impressive selection of fresh steak and seafood, as well as an outstanding wine list. No matter what your taste, Park Cities has a dining option that will suit your needs.


Park Cities is home to some of the best shopping in Dallas. Snider Plaza provides an intimate shopping experience with high-end independent shops such as Gemma Collection and Christy M. Boutique. The Northpark Center provides a traditional mall experience anchored by Balenciaga and Nordstrom and features over 200 stores. 


Park Cities is also known for its lively bar scene. The Honor Bar is a local favorite, offering craft cocktails and a menu of small plates. The People's Last Stand (known as “People’s”) is an upscale bar with an extensive cocktail list. They also have fun mixology classes. Whether you're looking for a night of retail therapy or a place to relax with friends, Park Cities has you covered.


Things to Do

Park Cities is one of the most desirable neighborhoods in Dallas, known for its pristine parks, upscale shopping, and proximity to Southern Methodist University (SMU). The Christmas tree lighting at Highland Park Village is a highly anticipated event, and the Highland Park Village Theater is a great place to catch a movie.


Lakeside Park is perfect for a morning jog or an afternoon picnic. For those looking to grow academically, SMU provides plenty of opportunities to get involved on campus. Whether you're looking to relax or be entertained, Park Cities has something to offer everyone.



The communities of Highland Park and Univerity Park are served by the Highland Park Independent School District, the #1 School District in Texas.


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