There is a large suburb
known as the Park Cities, which is actually made up of both Highland Park and
University Park neighborhoods, which are two very affluent and popular
neighborhoods that claim a great deal of high profile residents. The Park
Cities is a neighborhood that is known for eloquent shopping malls that are
supreme to the others of the city, and offer a more upscale shopping
experience. The neighborhood also holds a great deal of the most expensive real
estate within Dallas, with the Southern Methodist University and its 11,000
students as well.
The neighborhood is found to
the north of Downtown Dallas, and to the east of the famed Love Field. What
brings a great deal of attention to the area as well, is that it is the former
home of the previous President of the U.S. George W. Bush. It is also said that
by 2013, there will be a presidential library and a policy institute founded in
his name by SMU.
The area is known for the
more elite, known for household income around $121,000 on average. The Park
Cities are ranked as the first and second of Texasâ€™ most educated neighborhood
communities, with most residents holding a baccalaureate degree or greater. The
students currently attending public school in the area attend Highland Park ISD
schools, with a small portion of the neighborhood receiving education from the
Both Highland Park and
University Park are very well known for the most extravagant homes in the city,
and even in the state. There have been famed residents, and those that reside
in the area generate quite a community reputation as well. There are also many
politicians and those within higher rankings of the corporate world that reside
in these neighborhoods.
Homes feature estate, ranch,
and even Victorian style architecture, with most encompassing a great deal of
land with a very large square footage. Getting these homes will definitely cost
a bit more than the average home, with average costs over $500,000 â€“ some homes
as much as $1 million or greater in cost.
Finding something to
do in the Park Cities isnâ€™t hard, with recreational options for residents
within the community that ensure a greater quality of life through every
amenity of the neighborhood. Those that reside within enjoy the privacy of
their large estate style homes, and the stretch from Downtown Dallas that
allows for a slower paced life.
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