Park Cities

Surround yourself with luxury when taking up residence in the Park Cities, an area encompassing the Town of Highland Park and City of University Park. Allie Beth Allman & Associates offers prime real estate in the two Dallas communities adorned with palatial homes as well as upscale condos and high-rise apartments.  

The Park Cities have been ranked among the most desirable places to live in the nation with a high standard of living and friendly faces around every corner. Tree-lined streets and well-manicured lawns create part of the charm that attracts families who desire to live in the heart of Dallas. Highland Park's 2.26 square miles and University Park's 3.75 square miles afford residents plenty of beautiful park and green space with recreational and leisure activities ranging from swimming and tennis to playing baseball and hiking. Turtle Creek, a small tributary of the Trinity River, flows through the area and offers ideal locations for outdoor exercise and family picnics. Dallas Country Club, the oldest full-service, family-oriented social club in Texas, is in Highland Park.

Premier shopping, dining and entertainment options surround residents who live in the Park Cities.Highland Park Village offers high-end boutiques as well as local and international retailers, and the three-block Snider Plaza features specialty stores, beloved restaurants and modern conveniences such as a grocery store, dry cleaner, nail salon and banks. 

Most of the children living in the Park Cities attend schools in the highly rated Highland Park Independent School District. There are four elementary schools, two in University Park (Hyer and University Park) and two in Highland Park (Bradfield and Armstrong). They all feed into one middle school and one junior high (Middle school and McCullough – both housed in one building) and one high school, Highland Park High School. The parent involvement in the schools is a vital part of the system. Fathers coach elementary sports, mothers and fathers work in the school cafeterias, and both parents participate in school activities.  Visit for further information about the school district.
A number of private schools with educational services for preschoolers to teens are also available. Southern Methodist University and the George W. Bush Presidential Center sit within the boundaries of University Park. 

Highland Park has about 8,900 residents, while University Park boasts about 23,500. Addresses in the area can be designated as Dallas, Texas, or by the individual area of Highland Park, Texas, or University Park, Texas.
All the amenities that the Park Cities offer are too numerous to mention. The proximity to downtown is about seven minutes with easy access to North Dallas as well. This area is a community-oriented neighborhood with little transition. It's a great place to plant family roots!

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