University Park

     
The Park Cities is comprised of Highland Park and University Park. The area is known for its high quality of living, beautiful parks, award winning homes, closeness to downtown Dallas, excellent public schools, proximity to shopping centers, and Southern Methodist University. The Park Cities has some of the most unusual and palatial homes in the area, many new homes have been built on property where homeowners buy an older bungalow for the land, raze the home, and rebuild. Highland Park was laid out by Wilbur David Cook, the landscape architect who designed Beverly Hills, California.

Education

The Highland Park Independent School District is a consolidated school district serving both Highland Park and University Park.

Southern Methodist Universityis a private four-year, undergraduate and graduate school. More than 75 percent of the professors hold doctoral degrees. The school stresses broad education and solid training in specific fields and offers more than 80 majors. SMU features the Edwin L. Cox School of Business, one of the top-ranked business schools in the nation.

Shopping

Highland Park Village is America’s first shopping center and a National Historic Landmark. It is home to internationally known stores such as Ralph Lauren, Jimmy Choo, Escada, Hermes, Luca Luca, St. John, Chanel, D. Porthault, Tory Burch, and Harry Winston, as well as local unique specialty shops.

NorthPark Center proudly offers shoppers the best of the best in every category represented including the finest in luxury retail and market exclusives. It is the largest shopping center in North Texas, is one of the top five in size in the United States and is projected to be one of the top five shopping destinations in the country. The mall includes Neiman Marcus, Barneys New York, Nordstroms, Macy’s, Michael Kors, David Yurman, Lily Pulitzer, Oscar de la Renta, Carolina Herrera, and hundreds of smaller specialty stores as well as an AMC Theatre. Snyder Plaza and Preston Center are also located in this area, and offer many unique specialty shops and restaurants.

West Village

Recreation

The Park Cities has many tennis courts, parks, and swimming pools for resident use.

Entertainment

American Airlines Center
Amon Carter Museum
The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
Palace of Wax, Grand Prairie
The Fort Worth Zoo, Fort Worth
Six Flags Hurricane Harbor
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
Six Flags over Texas
The Kimbell Art Museum
Texas Motorplex, Ennis
Lone Star Park, Grand Prairie
Texas Motor Speedway
Texas Rangers Baseball Team
Dallas Cowboys
Bass Hall
Dallas Museum of Art
Dallas Zoo
Dallas World Aquarium
Majestic Theater
Meadows Museum
Reunion Arena
State Fair of Texas
West End – Dallas Alley
West Village

More Useful Links

City of Highland Park
City of University Park
Texas Online
Dallas County Appraisal District
Dallas County Clerk

Golf Courses

Private
Dallas Country Club
Brook Hollow Golf Club
Preston Trail Golf Club
Prestonwood Country Club
Royal Oaks Country Club

Medical Care

Baylor Medical Center
St. Paul Medical Center
Zale Lipshy University Hospital
Parkland
Children’s Medical Center of Dallas
Presbyterian Hospital

Media

The Dallas Morning News
Park Cities News
Park Cities People

Utilities

Cable
Time Warner: 972-445-5555

Electric

TXU Electric: 800-242-9113

Gas

Atmos Energy: 800-460-3030

Telephone

Verizon: 800-483-4400
SBC: 800-464-7928

Water

Water of Highland Park: 214-521-4161
City of University Park: 214-363-1644

Post Office

University Carrier Station
5606 Yale Blvd.
214-739-1245

Lovers Lane Finance Station
5111 Greenville Ave.
214-368-1104

Belmont Finance Station
5650 Belmont Ave.
214-823-2316

Inwood Station
7611 Inwood Rd.
214-351-1885
Preston Station
8604 Turtle Creek Blvd.
214-361-1008

Driver’s License

City of Dallas Building
1500 Marilla 1B South
214-651-1859

* Call 214-651-1859 for nearest location

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