In the heart of Dallas, this enclave is composed of two independent entities: the Town of Highland Park and the City of University Park. Each maintains its own tax structures, police departments, school districts, and municipal operations.
The well-to-do and influential live here, including Jerry Jones (Dallas Cowboys’ owner). In fact, some of the highest per-capita incomes in all of Texas reside within these ZIP codes. Boutique shopping is luxe, providing high levels of personal service at places like Highland Park Village, the oldest shopping center in the United States.
While the houses are grand, the streets are lined with majestic oak trees. Lush green spaces are meticulously manicured. At Christmas, horse-drawn carriages carry crowds to view the awe-inspiring light shows of the decorated mansions.
The Park Cities are also home to Southern Methodist University, Dallas Country Club, George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, and Snider Plaza.
Park Cities By the Numbers
|Median Household Income||200,001|
|American Indian Alone||32||0.1%|
|Some Other Race Alone||58||0.2%|
|Two or More Races||820||2.3%|
|Hispanic Origin (any race)||1,730||5.0%|
|Less Than 9th Grade||0.7%|
|9th-12th Grade - No Diploma||0.3%|
|High School Graduate||6.7%|
|GED/ Alternative Credential||0.3%|
|Some College - No Degree||6.7%|
|Graduate/ Professional Degree||16.5%|