- Current Prices:$305,000 to $14,528,000
- Closed Prices:$300,000 to $8,995,000
- Median Sale Price:$1,775,000
- Average $ per sq ft:$559
- Association Fee Ranges:$168 to $2377/mo,$0
- Type:Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single Family Home
- Age:1913 to 2019
- Sq. Ft.:1,005 to 18,100Sq. Ft.
- Bedrooms:0 to 8Bedrooms
- Bathrooms:0 to 10Bathrooms
- Lot Sizes:0 - 1 acres
Where to Live
There are some specific areas of Highland Park that appeal most to homebuyers. Preston Road is the main north-south thoroughfare that separates the two older sections, and is also the business, shopping and dining heart of Highland Park. Old Highland Park, with its Acreage Section, in on the east side of Preston, but homes to the west are only slightly different, set on some of the prettiest lots in the entire state. Many stunning homes date to the 1920s or earlier, although there are refurbished and newly built homes as well. Another traditional area lies north of Mockingbird Lane, but south of Shenandoah, with beautiful homes adjoining Dallas Country Club and adjacent to the area's winding creeks. West Highland Park, on the other side of the Dallas North Tollway, contains well-maintained, stylish homes dating to Mid-Century, many of them still sporting their original features. This 100-acre section is in the Dallas Independent School District and tends to be popular with older residents and young professionals, rather than families with children.
If you're looking for a condo or townhome, search along Lomo Alto or on Abbot, Cole or Roland Avenues. Condo prices range from around $200,000 for a small pied-a-terre, to several million dollars for larger apartments with security and views of downtown Dallas or Turtle Creek. Homes and condos may have high prices per square foot, but they offer surprisingly good value in terms of tax rate, school excellence, city services, and appeal. With only about 9,000 residents, Highland Park feels like a small town, and is walkable and friendly.
Where to Eat
Highland Park Village is the central gathering spot for shopping and dining, with a number of local eateries, tearooms, bistros and pizzerias. Head to Highland Park Soda Fountain, which opened in 1912 as the neighborhood pharmacy, and you'll get a great grilled sandwich, malt, or ice cream float, all made the "old fashioned way." You're just as likely to be seated on a stool next to a company president or a local sports star as you are a high school student.
What You'll See
Shop for whatever you desire at Highland Park Village, the oldest mall in the country, until you drop or until you decide to take a break at one of the popular daytime eateries or local bistros. Visit local boutiques or hunt for bargains at neighborhood garage sales. Because people live, work and play here - and because Highland Park is small - you'll see bikes and people on the street, but they're always headed somewhere. You only tend to see people relaxing here on the weekends.
Friday Night Fun
During high school football season, the Highland Park team commands a loyal following for home games. But locals and visitors alike also flock to Javier's Gourmet Mexicano. The popular restaurant opened in 1977 and has been packing patrons in ever since for great, traditional South of the Border Fare. There are also at least of couple of neighborhood options for those "make-your-reservation-well-in-advance" special occasions. But, for a real night on the town, everyone heads to Dallas - it's close enough!
The Perfect Sunday
Local parks and sprawling backyards, private and public pools, tennis courts, creeks and ponds, walking trails and grassy lawns, swan ponds and teddy bear sculptures - they all come alive with people, especially in the spring and fall when the weather is moderate, the sun shines for long hours, and everyone seems to live a slower-paced life.
Highland Park seems made for family fun, whether it's an ice cream with the kids, pulling a toy sailboat along the shallow creek, feeding swans in the pond, or photographing booming azaleas. Turtle Creek is a great place to stroll or to sit and read. And the Teddy Bear sculptures at Lakeside Park always prompt a smile.
Great 4th of July celebration • Proximity to arts and entertainment • Small-town vibe.
Locals Don't Love
Occasional noise • Traffic.
Disclaimer: School attendance zone boundaries are supplied by Maponics and are subject to change. Check with the applicable school district prior to making a decision based on these boundaries.