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Park Cities

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Two small Dallas suburbs—University Park and Highland Park—anchor the area known as Park Cities, a few miles north of downtown Dallas. Self-governing and with their own joint school district, together they comprise the wealthiest patch of real estate in the Dallas-Fort Worth region. Nearby upscale neighborhoods share an affinity for dining and shopping along Lovers Lane, if not the high-quality public educational opportunities.

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Park Cities Demographics


The 2023 population of Park Cities is estimated to be 70,142.

49.5% of residents are male, 50.5% are female. The median age is 41.4.

81.2% of the Park Cities population are White, 5.1% are Black, 5.7% are Asian, and 1.7% identify as some other race. 8.0% are of Hispanic heritage.

Among adult residents, 19.7% have earned a master's degree, 11.1% have a professional school degree, 2.8% have a doctorate, and 42.7% have a bachelor’s degree.

The number of households is 33536. The average household size is 2.32.

Income & Employment

The median household income is $156,062.

96% of residents are employed and 4% are unemployed. 19562 are not in the labor force.

The average commute time for workers who live in this area is 19 minutes.


45.8% of Park Cities homes are detached, single-family houses. The median owner-occupied home value is $976,507

56% of the homes are owner-occupied. The average length of residence among residents in owner-occupied homes is 13.3 years. The average renter has been in the same home 6.4 years.

The median year the area’s housing units were built is 1940.


Park Cities includes portions of these police beats: 523, 524, 525, 654

Throughout those beats from 2017 to 2023, there were:

Aggravated Assaults (non-family violence) 23
Aggravated Assaults (family violence) 17
Business Burglaries 104
Home Burglaries 89
Motor-Vehicle Burglaries 725
Auto Thefts 174
Business Robberies 36
Robberies of Individuals 10
Shoplifting Incidents 206
Murders 0

Park Cities Real Estate Snapshot

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Avg. Length of Residency by Owner

13.3 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.