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Preston Highlands

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This neighborhood is great for homebuyers who want a Dallas address with the benefits of Plano schools. Residents of Preston Highlands 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.

What the Locals Say About Preston Highlands

Locals Love

The neighborhood is filled with active families who spend lots of time in the many parks that surround it. While the neighborhood is technically in Dallas, its school district is in Plano ISD.

Locals Complain

About the speeding on Genstar Lane, which winds its way through the whole neighborhood.

Fun Facts

Preston Highlands has a ton of family-friendly dining options. Scrambler Café is a go-to for families in the neighborhood. 

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Preston Highlands Demographics


The 2016 population of Preston Highlands is estimated to be 1468.

47.2% of residents are male, 52.8% are female. The median age is 46.2.

83.4% of the Preston Highlands population are White, 6.6% are Black, 6.4% are Asian, and identify as some other race. 5.4% are of Hispanic heritage.

Among adult residents, 18.7% have earned a master's degree, 5.5% have a professional school degree, 1.8% have a doctorate, and have a bachelor’s degree.

The number of households is 640. The average household size is .

Income & Employment

The median household income is $115,296.

of residents are employed and are unemployed. are not in the labor force.

The average commute time for workers who live in this area is 24 minutes.


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. The average renter has been in the same home 6.8 years.

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


Preston Highlands includes portions of these police beats: 621

Throughout those beats from 2017 to 2023, there were:

Aggravated Assaults (non-family violence) 12
Aggravated Assaults (family violence)
Business Burglaries 11
Home Burglaries 36
Motor-Vehicle Burglaries 59
Auto Thefts 18
Business Robberies
Robberies of Individuals 2
Shoplifting Incidents 17
Murders 0

Preston Highlands Real Estate Snapshot

% Owner-Occupied Housing


Number of Households


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.