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Living In Highland Park TX

This page provides guidance for anyone who is thinking about moving to Highland Park and wants to make an objective assessment of what living in Highland Park in 2019 is like. Highland Park livability factors are presented along with descriptions, pictures and maps of moderately priced Highland Park homes that currently are for sale. At the bottom of this page are links to authoritative sources that provide additional general information about living in Highland Park.

Living in Highland ParkHighland Park livability factors

2019 best Dallas suburbs rank: 3

Click this best places to live in Dallas link for complete rankings, metrics and analysis methodology.

  2018 public schools academic performance index: 85.1
  2017 crime incidence / 1000 residents: 21.6
  2017 median single family house value: $1,413,900
  2017 residences owner occupied: 82.7%
  2017 median household income: $200,208
  2017 population: 9,208
  2013 - 2017 population growth: 3.8%

Highland Park public schools rank third among 2019 Dallas suburbs with best public schools and its principal high school, Highland Park High School, ranks first among the 2019 best open enrollment high schools in the DFW metroplex and its prevailing tax rate is in the bottom quartile of property tax rates in the Dallas area. Some of the ways Highland Park is different from and similar to other DFW cities and towns are shown on these best Dallas suburbs and about Dallas suburbs pages.

Highland Park is located in central Dallas County, approximately 6 miles north of downtown Dallas and 37 miles east of downtown Fort Worth. As the DFW metroplex continues to grow and becomes more densely populated, Highland Park's proximity to downtown Dallas, both Love Field and DFW International airports, and the north Dallas business center is likely to make Highland Park residential real estate even more desirable than it is now for people who need to commute frequently to and from these areas.

Local schools

Highland Park public schools are not only among the best in the DFW metroplex, they are among the best in the State of Texas ... most school age children who reside in Highland Park are eligible to attend Highland Park Independent School District schools ... Dallas Independent School District schools serve students residing west of the Dallas North Tollway

Click on this Highland Park schools link for TEA STAAR scores, student population by grade, and other information for all Highland Park public schools. Performance information for other DFW metroplex school districts is available on this best Dallas Fort Worth school districts page and performance information for other public schools in the Dallas area is provided on these DFW high schools, DFW middle schools and DFW elementary schools pages.

Private schools located near Highland Park are identified on this park cities/north Dallas private schools page.


Looking for the best places to live in Highland Park? A big reason living in Highland Park is considered so desirable is its wonderful neighborhoods and they are a great place to begin your search. Click on this park cities neighborhoods link for profiles that describe some of the best and most popular of these neighborhoods.

Single-family homes

Single-family homes (identified as one-unit, detached houses by the U.S. Census Bureau) account for 78.9 percent of the Highland Park residences ... median value of owner-occupied single-family homes is $1,413,900 ... about 23 percent of Highland Park housing units have been built during the past 25 or so ... approximately 61 percent of these residences are more than 50 years old ... about two percent of Highland Park housing units have been constructed since 2014

New home construction

There currently is very limited new home construction occurring in Highland Park. Click on this new construction homes link to see all new Highland Park homes that are currently listed for sale. If you thinking about buying a new construction home, you may want to carefully consider the guidance about builder quality provided on this DFW best home builders page.

I frequently am asked by folks who have never bought a new construction home if they should be assisted by a buyer’s agent when selecting a builder and when negotiating their new home purchase. Most of the time my answers are "Yes" and "Yes."

Community amenities/activities

One of the outstanding things about living in Highland Park is its exceptional community amenities.


Approximately 6 miles and 13 minutes drive time without traffic from Highland Park to downtown Dallas ... 23 miles and 32 minutes to DFW International Airport passenger terminals ... 10 miles and 14 minutes to the north Dallas business center

Commute time and distance information for additional destinations, and for other DFW metroplex cities and towns, is provided on this average DFW commute distances and times page.

Nearby shopping centers


2017 estimated population 9,208 ... population density 4,105 residents per square mile ... 3.8 percent population increase between 2013 - 2017 ... 2017 annual median household income $200,208 ... 82.7 percent of Highland Park residences are owner occupied

Additional demographic information about Highland Park and similar information about other DFW cities and towns are available by clicking on this more about DFW suburbs link.

Property taxes

Students living in Highland Park attend schools operated by two separate school districts. Since these school districts have different tax rates, Highland Park real estate property tax rates for 2017 range from 2.08 percent to 2.16 percent of tax appraisal value. A description of how Texas property taxes are calculated and paid, along with property tax rates for other DFW cities and towns, are available by clicking on this DFW property tax rates link.

Cities/towns near Highland Park

from Trophy Club              
house value
household income
University Park225,201$1,193,800$211,7412north

Note: Best cities/towns rank derived from analysis presented on best Dallas suburbs page.

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, State of Texas Comptroller and Google Maps.

Moderately priced homes for sale in Highland Park

Key to understanding what living in Highland Park is like is knowing about Highland Park housing. Shown below is a typical website presentation of currently listed homes that are more or less in the middle of the Highland Park single-family homes price range. A similar presentation of all currently listed Highland Park single-family homes is available on this Highland Park homes for sale page.

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3419 Potomac Avenue, Highland Park, TX - $1,789,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4.1 Baths
  • 4,368 SQFT
  • 23 DAYS
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Beautiful Traditional Home On A Corner Lot In Highland Park. Recently Updated Kitchen, Master Bath, New Hardwood Floors. Formals, Study, Open Kitchen Den With Wall Of Windows Overlooking Spacious Yard With New Cabinets And Quartz Countertops, Ss A...

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3502 Gillon Avenue, Highland Park, TX - $1,649,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 2,996 SQFT
  • 104 DAYS
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Situated On One Of The Most Exclusive Streets In The Heart Of Old Highland Park, This Exceptional Brick Traditional Has Fabulous Drive-up Appeal. Exuding Timeless Elegance & Graciously Appointed Interiors, Details Incl. 10ft Ceilings Downstairs, S...

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3405 Princeton Avenue, Highland Park, TX - $2,300,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 7 Baths
  • 6,305 SQFT
  • 117 DAYS
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French American Home Located Walking Distance From Smu In Highland Park. Master Bedroom Is Located On The First Floor With Its Own Fire Place And Sauna. All Five Bedrooms Have Walk In Closets And Their On Full Bath Rooms. Mother In Law Suite Has I...

4404 Edmondson Avenue, Highland Park, TX - $1,795,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,356 SQFT
  • 119 DAYS
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Exquisite 1930 Italianate Designed By Arch C. Baker. Original Stucco Walls And Ceilings, Narrow Hardwood Oak Floors, 2 Fireplaces, Redwood Ceiling Beams, And Professionally Designed Kitchen, Complete With Pizza Oven, Viking Appliances, Marble Coun...

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3214 Princeton Avenue, Highland Park, TX - $2,085,300

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,972 SQFT
  • 137 DAYS
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Entertaining Is Effortless At This Outstanding Highland Park Brick Traditional Nestled On A Gorgeous Treed Lot With Tree Lighting & Near The Katy Trail. Exuding Timeless Elegance & Graciously Appointed Interiors, Details Incl. 10ft Ceilings On Bot...

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4517 Southern, Highland Park, TX - $1,894,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 5.1 Baths
  • 5,766 SQFT
  • 167 DAYS
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Incredibly Located Just A Short Walk From Highland Park Village & Steps Away From Bradfield Elementary. A Perfect Mix Of Elegance And Charm, This Three-story Transitional Home Was Designed With Family Entertaining In Mind. A Beautiful Chef’s Drea...

3104 Saint Johns Drive, Highland Park, TX - $2,100,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4.2 Baths
  • 4,709 SQFT
  • 280 DAYS
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Built In 2012! Hpisd, Armstrong Elementary. 4709 Sqft Highland Park Traditional Sited On An Elevated 50x150 Lot. 5 Beds, 4 Full Baths, 2 Half Baths, 3 Stories, Downstairs Bedroom Has En Suite Bath And Currently Being Utilized As Home Office. Forma...

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Listing information last updated on October 31st, 2020 at 4:30am CDT.