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Highland Park

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Justifiably known as a wealthy enclave that’s becoming seemingly wealthier all the time, it’s the small-town charms and some of the best public schools in the state that draw residents to its leafy avenues lined by impressively sized houses. Highland Park is an independent municipality, giving it access to all the advantages of Dallas’ other dynamic neighborhoods with far fewer of the drawbacks.

What the Locals Say About Highland Park

Locals Love

The walkability and safety of the city’s tree-lined streets, zealously patrolled by the town’s police force. And, of course, the private-school-quality education at public-school prices that Highland Park ISD provides its students.

Locals Complain

Lot value so far outstrips the structural value of most of the original homes that buyers often feel they have no choice but to tear down the old and put up something new and much bigger. This has made both McMansions and narrow streets clogged by construction equipment an increasingly frequent sight.

Good to Know

The western edge of Highland Park falls outside the boundaries of the Highland Park school district, which is why you’ll see home prices drop significantly from one side of the Dallas North Tollway to the other. Still ain’t cheap.

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Highland Park Demographics


The 2023 population of Highland Park is estimated to be 8,895.

50.8% of residents are male, 49.2% are female. The median age is 43.9.

91.2% of the Highland Park population are White, 0.3% are Black, 5.3% are Asian, and 0.7% identify as some other race. 3.2% are of Hispanic heritage.

Among adult residents, 22.3% have earned a master's degree, 14.5% have a professional school degree, 3.4% have a doctorate, and 44.4% have a bachelor’s degree.

The number of households is 3787. The average household size is 2.75.

Income & Employment

The median household income is $217,668.

96% of residents are employed and 4% are unemployed. 2962 are not in the labor force.

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


68.0% of Highland Park homes are detached, single-family houses. The median owner-occupied home value is $1,581,234

73% of the homes are owner-occupied. The average length of residence among residents in owner-occupied homes is 12.8 years. The average renter has been in the same home 6 years.

The median year the area’s housing units were built is 1966.

Aggravated Assaults (non-family violence) 0
Aggravated Assaults (family violence) 0
Business Burglaries 0
Home Burglaries 0
Motor-Vehicle Burglaries 7
Auto Thefts 0
Business Robberies 0
Robberies of Individuals 0
Shoplifting Incidents 0
Murders 0

Highland Park Real Estate Snapshot

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Avg. Household Size


Number of Households


Avg. Length of Residency by Owner

12.8 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.