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Preston Highlands

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Welcome to Preston Highlands

This neighborhood is great for upwardly mobile homebuyers who want a Dallas address with the benefits of Plano schools. Residents have easy access to Preston Road, the George Bush Turnpike, and the Dallas North Tollway, plus it’s just minutes from Plano’s Shops at Willow Bend. Most homes have larger closets and open kitchen and living-room layouts.

Population

1,468

Median Owner-Occupied Home Value

$333,960

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Demographics

Population

The 2016 population of Preston Highlands is estimated to be 1,468. That’s a change of +5.2% in the last five years. Over the next five years, the population is projected to change by +5.2%.

The number of households is 640, a change of +7.9% in the last five years. In the next five years, the number of households is projected to change +6.6%.

The average household size is 2.29.

Income & Employment

The median household income is $115,296 and, of the entire population age 16 and over, 21.5% aren’t in the labor force. 4.1% of families live below the poverty line.

Among those employed, 4.5% are blue-collar workers, 88.4% are white-collar workers, and 7.1% are occupied as service industry or farm workers.

The average commute time for workers who live in this area is 24.0 minutes. The average number of vehicles per household is 1.9.

Housing

86.2% of Preston Highlands homes are detached, single-family houses. The median owner-occupied home value is $333,960

81.6% of the homes are owner-occupied. The average length of residence among residents in owner-occupied homes is 13.2 years, while the average renter has been in the same home 6.8 years.

The median year the area’s housing units were built is 1989.

Crime

Preston Highlands includes portions of these police beats: 621

Throughout those beats during 2014, there were:

Aggravated Assaults (non-family violence) 12
Aggravated Assaults (family violence) 1
Business Burglaries 11
Home Burglaries 36
Motor-Vehicle Burglaries 59
Auto Thefts 18
Business Robberies 1
Robberies of Individuals 2
Shoplifting Incidents 17
Other Thefts 16
Murders 0
Rapes 0
School Passing Grades
2016 STAAR exam passing rates for neighborhood public schools:
Plano ISD Frankford Middle School 81
Plano ISD Jackson Elementary 73
Plano ISD Plano West Senior High School 93
Plano ISD Shepton High School 85

Real Estate Snapshot

% Owner-Occupied Housing

81.6%

Avg. Household Size

2.29

Number of Households

640

Avg. Length of Residency by Owner

13.2 years

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Sources: Demographic data pulled from Nielsen SiteReports and represents sampling based on most recent U.S. Census estimates. Crime data provided by local police departments. School STAAR exam passing rates from Texas Education Agency.