Welcome to Highland Park
Laid-back living intermingled with grandeur and opulence
Highland Park is a tranquil yet luxe respite a mere four miles from the hustle and bustle of Dallas’s city center. Homes framed by immaculate landscaping line the streets of this prestigious community. Named for its prime perch overlooking downtown, Highland Park exudes grandeur and opulence.
First incorporated in 1913, Highland Park has held on to its status as a self-sufficient municipality independent of Dallas. Often referred to as “the Bubble,” it’s a desirable, 2.2-square-mile haven for Dallas’s moneyed movers and shakers.
What to Love
- Serene, suburban vibe with lush parks and private clubs
- Family-friendly with a taste of luxury
- Impressive array of high-end shopping and dining destinations
High-end luxury meets family fun in Highland Park, which has a suburban feel while boasting a plethora of bars, restaurants, and coffee shops. Residents love the serenity and award-winning public schools the community has to offer. Dallas’s denizens fill their calendars with tennis matches, charity lunches, rounds of golf at the Dallas Country Club
, and premiere parties at the Village Theatre
The neighborhood’s numerous parks are admired for their elegant tranquility. The crown jewel, Lakeside Park
, is known for its teddy bear statues and the thousands of azaleas that bloom every spring.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Highland Park is home to an impressive array of upscale shopping, private clubs, and some of the best restaurants Dallas has to offer. Considered to be the first self-contained shopping center in the country when it opened in 1931, Highland Park Village
provides a luxury shopping experience in a historic setting. NorthPark Center
is home to more than 200 retailers, from luxury boutiques to trendsetting shops. You’ll also discover museum-quality artworks and pristine landscaping as you stroll along the property, as well as casual and fine dining destinations.
Once you’ve fulfilled your Highland Park shopping experience, treat yourself to fine selections of sushi or wagyu at Nick and Sam’s Restaurant
. Head to Georgie
for an impressive menu of cocktails and a food selection that reflects international cuisine and ingredients, such as the Australian Blackmore wagyu. Longtime upscale steak and seafood hot spot, Al Biernat’s
, is known for its prime-aged steaks, fresh seafood, personalized service, and vibrant bar. Monarch
serves wood-fired modern Italian cuisine, including handmade pasta, steaks, and fresh seafood.
Things to Do
History buffs and entertainment seekers have plenty of opportunities to explore Highland Park. Take a walk through SMU
’s vibrant campus, home to the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum
. The museum serves as a resource for studying the life and career of George W. Bush while also promoting a better understanding of the presidency, American history, and important issues of public policy. Visitors can enjoy a full-size replica of the White House Oval Office, the original White House Situation Room, and more. Learn about science and natural history at the Perot Museum
or walk along the historic Katy Trail
, which was once home to the Missouri–Kansas–Texas railroad line. Established in 1865 during the Reconstruction era, it was the first railroad to enter Texas from the north. It was known as the K-T, or Katy, for short.
The annual Christmas light tour
is a cherished Highland Park tradition. Each year, residents tour the community on horse-drawn carriages to admire the holiday lights adorning the homes throughout the community. The lighting of a massive pecan tree is also a time-honored holiday tradition.
The Highland Park Independent School District boasts several excellent educational opportunities, including: