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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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2716 Rosedale Avenue, University Park, TX - $1,650,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 4,638 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Gorgeous Home In University Park! Total Of 4638 Sqft Including 4 Bedrooms Plus A Playroom And 3.1 Baths. Built In 2001. Kitchen Includes Generous Butlers Pantry, Island, And Gas Cooktop. Large Study On First Floor. Relaxing Covered Patio. Attached...

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

Residential, Single Family
  • 6 Beds
  • 6.1 Baths
  • 4,910 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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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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3511 Haynie Avenue, University Park, TX - $2,099,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4.1 Baths
  • 5,342 SQFT
  • 2 DAYS
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Upon Entering This Recently Updated Home, You Are Greeted By Spacious Living Rooms Complete With A See Through Fireplace. The Chef-inspired Kitchen Features A Sizable Island, Built-in Premium Stainless Steel Appliances And Abundant Storage. The Im...

Photo of Listing #14520431

4109 Stanhope Street, University Park, TX - $1,749,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 4,609 SQFT
  • 7 DAYS
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Beautiful University Park Traditional In Bradfield Elementary School Zone And Within Walking Distance Of Hp Village. Main Level Has 2 Spacious Living Areas, Large Dining Area And Ample Sized Kitchen Featuring Granite Counter Tops, Subzero Refrige...

4326 Glenwick Lane, University Park, TX - $1,349,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 3,298 SQFT
  • 38 DAYS
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Discover The Hottest New Lifestyle In University Park! Be The First To Enjoy This New Single-family Attached Home By Well Known Builder J Gregory Homes, Featuring A Santa Barbara Style Stucco Exterior Plus A Sleek Transitional Interior With An Ope...

Photo of Listing #14493456

2936 Mcfarlin Boulevard, University Park, TX - $1,675,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 5.1 Baths
  • 4,162 SQFT
  • 48 DAYS
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Beautiful Home On Quiet Street With Fabulous Floor Plan And Attention To Space,light,luxury And Function. Tall Ceilings And Low E Windows On Both Floors. Entry Flanked By Study And Formal Dining. Perfectly Proportioned Gourmet Kitchen Has Marble C...

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4437 Glenwick Lane, University Park, TX - $1,320,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,600 SQFT
  • 56 DAYS
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Hard To Find University Park Traditional On A Large Corner Lot With Incredible Walkability. Minutes From Your Favorite Restaurants, Coffee Shops And Hp Village. The Home Has Been Transformed W Open Concept Design To Maximize Living Space. 4 Bedro...

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2724 Milton Avenue, University Park, TX - $1,599,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 4,599 SQFT
  • 60 DAYS
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Amazing Home With Desirable Floorplan In Coveted Hpisd! Glorious Kitchen Complete With 8-burner Gas Range, Double Ovens, Stainless Steel Appliances And More. Opens To Den Boasting Beautiful Stone Fireplace And View Of Backyard Oasis. Built-ins And...

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3705 Haynie Avenue, University Park, TX - $1,775,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4.1 Baths
  • 4,249 SQFT
  • 222 DAYS
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This Iconic House With Sweeping Views Of Goar Park Was Meticulously Renovated In 2017. The Iron And Glass Front Door Opens To A 2 Story Lr, With A Wall Of Built-in Bookshelves Above. The 1st-floor Master Has An Amazing Closet And Marble Bathroom W...

4437 Grassmere Lane, University Park, TX - $2,199,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 5.1 Baths
  • 5,200 SQFT
  • 253 DAYS
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Fantastic New Construction In Hpisd Scheduled For Completion Spring 2021. Quality Workmanship With Designer Finishes Throughout. Prime Floorplan With Open Kitchen Den. Kitchen With Natural Stone Countertops, Professional-grade Stainless Applian...

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Listing information last updated on March 6th, 2021 at 9:15pm CST.