Welcome to our Spotlight Series where we will be sharing something FAB about cities in our great D.FW…starting from A-Z.
17th Stop: Highland Park
- The Town of Highland Park is located approximately 3 miles north of the center of Dallas.
- The Town was incorporated in 1913.
- The Town is 2.26 square miles in size.
- Highland Park has approximately 8,900 residents.
- The Town was named “Highland Park” because of its higher elevation compared to the surrounding area and because 20% of developed land was reserved for park space.
- One of the oldest Christmas Traditions in Dallas County is the annual lighting of The Big Pecan Tree.
- The Town is approximately 2 miles from Love Field Airport.
- Highland Park is located approximately 30 minutes from DFW International Airport.
Highland Park Today:
Through the years, Highland Park has maintained strict construction standards. Known for its quality housing, the town still has its beautiful parks running along Turtle Creek and Hackberry Creek, while also being home to the prestigious Dallas Country Club. A complete history of Highland Park may be read in the nationally acclaimed and award winning book Great American Suburbs – The Homes of the Park Cities, Dallas, by Virginia Savage McAlester, Willis Cecil Winters, and Prudence Mackintosh (Abbeville Press Publishers, 2008).
For more information about Highland Park and other communities within our exciting Dallas Metro, contact us at 214.769.2142.