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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 2018 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

2018 best Dallas suburbs rank: 18

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  2018 STAAR scores above TEA achievement standard: 93.6%
  2016 crime incidence / 1000 residents: 21.9
  2017 median home sale price: $1,621,800
  2016 residences owner occupied: 84.5%
  2016 median household income: $189,485
  2016 population: 9,149
  2012 - 2016 population growth: 3.6%

Highland Park public schools rank third among 2018 Dallas suburbs with best public schools and its principal high school, Highland Park High School, ranks first among the 2018 best open enrollment high schools in the DFW metroplex. Highland Park also has twenty-fifth lowest overall crime rate 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.


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Recent home sales

On average, prices of Highland Park MLS-listed pre-owned single-family homes sold during 2017 increased 2.6 percent over the prices of comparable homes sold in 2014 ... 2017 median sales price was $1,621,800 ... home prices generally ranged from about $640,000 to $9.2 million ... average size of houses sold was 4,440 square feet, average square foot price was $470.93 and average house age was 63.0 years ... homes sold during 2017 averaged 90 days on market

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


2016 estimated population 9,149 ... population density 4,066 residents per square mile ... 2016 annual median household income $189,485 ... 84.5 percent of Highland Park residential real estate units 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 2017 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 Highland Park              
2017 median
house price
2016 median
household income
University Park324,905$1,319,500$198,4382north

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

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, North Texas Real Estate Information Systems Inc. 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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4806 Abbott Avenue, Highland Park, TX - $1,895,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 4,152 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Adjacent To Abbott Park And The Katy Trail With A Short Walk To Knox Restaurants & Shopping, This 4bd 3.1ba Traditional Has It All. Completely Remodeled In 2013, In Front Is A Formal Dining Room And Living Room, And In Back A Den, Full Bar, And Ki...

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3517 Potomac Avenue, Highland Park, TX - $1,699,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4.1 Baths
  • 5,366 SQFT
  • 2 DAYS
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Well Maintained, This Hawkins-welwood Gem Is Ready For The Design Inspiration Of Its Next Curator. What An Opportunity For Those W A Designer’s Eye! Recently “refreshed” With Paint & Carpet, The Property Illustrates Original Quality Throughout. Pi...

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4305 Westway Avenue, Highland Park, TX - $2,215,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 4,448 SQFT
  • 6 DAYS
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Yard, Pool & Outdoor Entertaining Area In Hp! Charming&meticulously Restored Home Originally Built By John Astin Perkins In 1937. Totally Remodeled W State Of Art Amenities, Gourmet Granite Kitchen W Over Sized Bar Island W Seating, Ss Appliances-...

4324 Potomac Avenue, Highland Park, TX - $2,175,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 5.1 Baths
  • 5,385 SQFT
  • 10 DAYS
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Sitting Above Street Level, This Elegant Georgian Home Showcases A Well Thought-out Central Hall Plan With Beautiful Formals, An Open Kitchen, Butlery, Wet Bar And Soaring Ceilings. The Updated Kitchen Is An Entertainer's Dream With An Oversized I...

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4553 Bordeaux Avenue, Highland Park, TX - $1,599,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,430 SQFT
  • 63 DAYS
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Stunning Georgian Style Home On Beautiful Tree-lined Street In Highland Park. The Gorgeous Mahogany Door Invites You In To This Home Full Of Warmth & Character, Boasting Beautiful Wood Floors & 3 Fireplaces!! Plenty Of Space For Family & Entertain...

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4435 Southern Avenue, Highland Park, TX - $2,295,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4.1 Baths
  • 5,244 SQFT
  • 90 DAYS
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Quality Throughout This Timeless Transitional Exudes Elegance From Inside Out. From The Stunning Slate Roof To The Wide Plank Oak Floors, Built By Manning & Snelling, Designed By Paul Turney, In Premier Location Just Steps From Highland Park Vill...

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3219 Saint Johns Drive, Highland Park, TX - $1,775,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 5.1 Baths
  • 4,997 SQFT
  • 95 DAYS
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Updated Mediterranean With Modern Touches On Corner Lot In The Heart Of Highland Park. Entry Opens To Oversized Formal Living Anchored By Fp W Marble Surround. Light-filled Family Room Opens To Outdoor La W Grassy Backyard Through French Doors & F...

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3513 Potomac, Highland Park, TX - $1,774,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 6.1 Baths
  • 4,730 SQFT
  • 115 DAYS
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There May Be No Finer Property In Highland Park That Combines The Attributes And Amenities Of This Exclusive Estate. Thoughtfully Designed And Meticulously Crafted, The Quality And Style Is Undeniable. While This Exquisite Property Is Sure To Impr...

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4436 Belclaire Avenue, Highland Park, TX - $1,995,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 4.1 Baths
  • 4,301 SQFT
  • 122 DAYS
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Delightful New Orleans Style Traditional On Premier 85x133 Corner Lot In Highland Park. Center Hall Plan And Marble Entry Exude Southern Charm. The Large Den With Vaulted Ceilings And A Fireplace Open To The Kitchen And Patio-courtyard. An Oversiz...

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4532 Westway Avenue, Highland Park, TX - $1,625,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4.1 Baths
  • 4,179 SQFT
  • 135 DAYS
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This Hp Mediterranean Which Is Located On An 85' Wide Lot Will Get Your Attention. Thoughtfully Rebuilt And Reimagined Into A Modern And Quaint Floor Plan. A Formal Dining And Separate Sitting Room Welcome You As You Enter The Home. The Kitchen...

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4517 Southern Avenue, Highland Park, TX - $2,200,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 5.1 Baths
  • 5,766 SQFT
  • 205 DAYS
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Stunning Five Bedroom Home In Hp. Newly Updated With Lush Backyard & Pool. Dramatic Marble Entry, Center Hall Plan Downstairs. Gas Log Fireplaces Featuring Cast Stone-wood Details. Opening To The Den Is A Double Island Kitchen With 6 Burner-pot Fi...

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4328 Edmondson Avenue, Highland Park, TX - $1,599,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 5.1 Baths
  • 5,189 SQFT
  • 258 DAYS
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Elevator! Down Bed! Location! Quiet Tree Lined Street Walk To Highland Park Village.grand Entry Welcomes You To Handsome Formals All With Tall Ceilings,pretty Moldings And Large Rooms. Front And Back Stairs As Well As Elevator. Spacious,light And ...

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Listing information last updated on January 20th, 2019 at 5:15pm CST.