Upscale and luxurious, these ‘cities within a city’ offer the wealthiest patch of real estate in the DFW area
Consisting of two communities in Dallas County - the town of Highland Park and the city of University Park - upscale Park Cities features a mix of tree-lined streets and ample green spaces, as well as many walking trails and high-end shopping.
The two municipalities, which share a border and are surrounded by the city of Dallas, comprise an enclave that is home to more than 30,000 residents and offers some of the most affluent real estate in the region.
These independent entities maintain their own tax structures, police departments, school districts, and municipal operations. Lined with million-dollar homes, these zip codes are full of some of the highest per-capita incomes in the state - influential residents of Park Cities include Jerry Jones, owner of the Dallas Cowboys.
There are many opportunities for luxe boutique shopping here, and the Park Cities are also home to the Dallas Country Club, George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, and Snider Plaza.
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Home to close to 45,000 residents and more than 16,000 households, Park Cities attracts families with its access to high-level schools and expansive properties. Residents here enjoy shopping and taking part in annual events and activities hosted by the town.
Shopping options abound in Park Cities. Preston Center, a mixed-use center of retail, services, restaurants, and doctors’ offices, is a big draw, as is Snider Plaza. Highland Park Village, an upscale shopping plaza located at the southwest corner of Mockingbird Lane and Preston Road, is another local favorite. Considered the first self-contained shopping center in America, Highland Park Village was declared a National Historic Landmark in 2000.
LAnnual events dominate the Park Cities calendar. The annual Fourth of July Parade, hosted by the Rotary, is a can’t miss event, as are the Holiday Carriage Rides when residents cruise through the streets in a horse-drawn carriage, wrapped in a warm blanket, sipping hot chocolate while enjoying the beautiful Christmas light displays. Turtle Creek Blooms, hosted each spring, celebrates the town’s annual azalea blooming when over 8,000 azaleas spring to life.
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