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Living In University Park TX

This page provides guidance for anyone who is thinking about moving to University Park and wants to make an objective assessment of what living in University Park in 2019 is like. University Park livability factors are presented along with descriptions, pictures and maps of moderately priced University 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 University Park.

University Park livability factors

2019 best Dallas suburbs rank: 2

Living in University Park real estate and homes for saleClick this best places to live in Dallas link for complete rankings, metrics and analysis methodology.

  2018 public schools academic performance index: 100.0
  2017 crime incidence / 1000 residents: 12.9
  2017 median single family house value: $1,193,800
  2017 residences owner occupied: 80.4%
  2017 median household income: $211,741
  2017 population: 25,201
  2013 - 2017 population growth: 4.8%

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

University Park is located in central Dallas County, approximately 8 miles north of downtown Dallas and 38 miles east of downtown Fort Worth. As the DFW metroplex continues to grow and becomes more densely populated, University Park's proximity to downtown Dallas, both Love Field and DFW International airports, and the north Dallas business center is likely to make University 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

University Park public schools are not only among the best in the DFW metroplex, they are among the best in the State of Texas ... school age children who reside in University Park are eligible to attend Highland Park Independent School District schools

Click on this University Park schools link for TEA STAAR scores, student population by grade, and other information for all University 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 page.

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


Looking for the best places to live in University Park? A big reason living in University 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 72.0 percent of the Southlake residences ... median value of owner-occupied single-family homes is $1,193,800 ... about 39 percent of Southlake housing units have been built during the past 25 or so years ... approximately 44 percent of these residences are more than 50 years old ... about 3 percent of Southlake housing units have been constructed since 2014

New home construction

There currently is limited new home construction occurring in University Park. Click on this new construction homes link to see all new University 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 truly outstanding things about living in University Park is its exceptional community amenities.


Approximately 8 miles and 15 minutes drive time without traffic from University Park to downtown Dallas ... 23 miles and 29 minutes to DFW International Airport passenger terminals ... 8 miles and 12 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 25,201 ... population density 6,837 residents per square mile ... 4.8 percent population increase between 2013 - 2017 ... 2017 annual median household income $211,741 ... 80.4 percent of University Park residencess owner occupied

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

Property taxes

University Park real estate property tax rate for 2017 is 2.11 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 University Park

from Trophy Club              
house value
household income
Highland Park39,208$1,413,900$200,2082south

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 University Park

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

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4405 Greenbrier Drive, University Park, TX - $1,250,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 2,750 SQFT
  • 12 DAYS
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Gorgeous Traditional Home Located In Hpisd(hyer Elementary). Perfect For The Growing Family This Stunning Home Features 2 Bedrooms Up(one With Study And Built-in Desk - Shelves ) And 2 Bedrooms Down Which Allows For The Option Of A Master On Eithe...

3511 Northwest Parkway, University Park, TX - $1,375,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4.2 Baths
  • 4,233 SQFT
  • 21 DAYS
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Stunning Home In Highland Park Isd And Zoned For Hyer Elementary! Beautiful Living And Dining Spaces, Along With An Amazing Kitchen And Home Office All Downstairs! Great Master Suite With 2 Walk In Closets, Separate Vanities, Stand Alone Shower, ...

4215 San Carlos Street, University Park, TX - $2,200,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 5.1 Baths
  • 4,080 SQFT
  • 23 DAYS
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Beautiful Tudor Style Home Within Walking Distance Of To All Of The Shops, Restaurants, And Nightlife Highland Park Village Has To Offer. Has A Stunning Master Suite, Expansive Eat-in Kitchen With Gorgeous Countertops And Viking Appliances, Along...

3120 Lovers Lane, University Park, TX - $1,499,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,084 SQFT
  • 24 DAYS
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This Very Charming One And A Half Story Home Located In University Park Is In Hp-isd And On 70'x140' Lot! It Features A Front Circular Drive With Mature Enter Into A Beautiful Foyer That Flows Through To A Spacious Open Living Room...

3306 Hanover Street, University Park, TX - $1,795,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,542 SQFT
  • 24 DAYS
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Rare Opportunity To Own A Beautiful And Spacious Family Home On Oversized 70 X 160 Lot In The Heart Of University Park Just Steps Away From Caruth Park, Snyder Plaza And Up And Boone Elementary. This Light Filled And Spacious Home Has A Flexible ...

4144 Shenandoah Street, University Park, TX - $2,195,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,514 SQFT
  • 28 DAYS
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Take A Minute To View The Video Available Of This Amazing Property. Architecturally Desirable 1934 Charles Dilbeck Cottage Completely Remodeled With A Modern Twist In Bradfield. An Entertainers Delight With Both Indoor And Outdoor Amenities- Cover...

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3457 Normandy Avenue, University Park, TX - $1,239,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,400 SQFT
  • 35 DAYS
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Enjoy This Prime Normandy Location Walkable To Highland Park Village, Knox Street Restaurants, The Katy Trail, & 2 Hpisd Schools From Grades K-8. Completely Remodeled With High End Luxury Finishes By A Notable Design Team, This Exceptional Sfa O...

4528 Mockingbird Lane, University Park, TX - $1,590,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 6 Beds
  • 6.1 Baths
  • 4,910 SQFT
  • 66 DAYS
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Stunning Recently Built Home In Desirable University Park. Walking Distance To Bradfield Elementary School And Highland Park Village. Built In 2016, This Home Is Built To Impress. Two Bedroom Suites Downstairs And A Third Suite Upstairs Make Yo...

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Listing information last updated on May 11th, 2021 at 9:32am CDT.