University Park

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About University Park

University Park is the northern "twin" of the Park Cities, the exclusive and independent municipalities contained within the boundaries of Dallas. It is the larger of the two, both in population and land area. It is home to the highly acclaimed Southern Methodist University and the George W. Bush Presidential Library. It began simply enough, as a group of homes situated around the campus. When, in about 1924, the numbers grew too large to be supported by the university and were subsequently denied annexation by nearby Highland Park. Residents voted to incorporate, arrange for a water system, build a city hall, form a fire department, and pave some streets.

Quick Facts

Current Prices: $415,000 to $43,000,000

Closed Prices: $169,999 to $9,000,000

Median Sale Price: $1,650,000

Average $ per sq ft: $503

Association Fee Ranges: $0, $100 to $2251/mo, $150 to $5600, $1550 to $3500, $600/quarter

Type: Attached Home (Condo, Townhouse, Loft, etc.), Single-Family Home

Age: 1924 to 2022

Sq. Ft.: 991 to 23688 Sq. Ft.

Bedrooms: 1 to 6 Bedrooms

Bathrooms: 1 to 9 Bathrooms

Lot Size: 0 - 3 acres

Getting Around University Park

Around University Park

University Park is an affluent area characterized by creeks, manicured city parks, wide thoroughfares, smaller residential streets, and a few smaller shopping strips and business centers. It is an affluent area, but there is a mix of housing and exemplary schools, making it a popular choice for young families as well as university professors, business leaders, and students. Volk Estates features architecturally distinctive homes on large lots, but nearby there are older homes on treed city lots as well sprawling ranch homes adjacent to parks and creeks. Closer to the SMU campus, you will find a number of apartments, condos in refurbished buildings with modern designs favored by trendy young professionals and singles.

Because it's a college town, University Park has an interesting vibe. There are burger joints, pizza places, and Mexican eateries, but you'll also find oysters on the half shell, upscale sandwich shops, wine bars, and breweries. Near the campus and Snider Plaza are local food destinations. Snider Plaza is also an almost century-old shopping mecca with everything from designer wearables to ritzy consignment shops. You'll also find home accessories and some of the best fresh cookies in the Metroplex!

Almost any day, you’ll see moms with toddlers in the park, students walking around wearing headphones, and adults in suits heading for meetings. There are lectures or concerts at McFarlin Auditorium, sorority girls and fraternity parties, joggers headed for nearby Katy Trail, visitors from around the world who come to spend time at the Bush Presidential Center, fans arriving for a big game at Moody Coliseum or other events on campus. You will also see art enthusiasts coming to visit the Spanish collections at the Meadows Museum.

Unless it's on campus, you're probably going to be heading to Uptown, Addison, Deep Ellum, Trinity Groves, or Bishop Arts District for fabulous Friday fun. But that doesn't mean you'll have to travel far. One of the best reasons to live in University Park is that it's close to anywhere you want to be in the rest of the city. Or you can always plan a potluck at home. Or catch a brew at a student hangout.

With at least 10 city parks, you can always find something to do that will make your heart sing, no matter what the season. You can find a quiet spot to read or take your dog for a run. Locals love their parks. From the waterfall behind city hall to a fishing tourney in June, from fun runs to family movies in Goar Park, the parks are the place to be on the weekends. In addition, there are programs for young and old, as well as tennis, swimming and exercise programs.

Locals Love

  • Lots of parks
  • Great schools
  • Centrally located

Locals Don't Love

  • Traffic
  • Can get crowded when there are games or events

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