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In the heart of Dallas, this enclave off Highway 75 is composed of two independent entities, the Town of Highland Park and the City of University Park. Each has it's own municipal operations. The affluent live and educate their children here. Higher income per capita residents make these zip codes their home. Highland Park Village in fact is the oldest shopping center in the U.S. The Park Cities are home to the Dallas Country Club, and Snider Plaza as well as the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Musuem.
University Park is a city in Dallas County, an inner northern suburb of Dallas. University Park began as a cluster of homes surrounding Southern Methodist University in 1915. It has remained one of the most prestigious neighborhoods in Dallas, and is surrounded by Dallas on three sides and the city of Highland Park to the south.
Addresses in University Park may use either "Dallas, Texas" or "University Park, Texas" as the city designation, although the United States Postal Service prefers the use of the "Dallas, Texas" for simplicity. The same is true for mail sent to Highland Park.
In terms of formal education, University Park was Texas' best educated city, edging out Highland Park, with 82.8% of adults age 25 years or older holding an associate degree or higher, and 80.5% of adult residents possessing a baccalaureate degree or higher.
McCulloch Middle School and Highland Park Middle School
University Park is served by the Highland Park Independent School District (HPISD).
As such, it is served y the HPISD's McCulloch Intermediate School and Highland Park Middle School (which share a campus located partially in Highland Park and partially in University Park and Highland Park High School located in University Park. There are two HPISD elementary schools located in University Park (Hyer and University Park), and two HPISD elementary schools located in neighboring Highland Park (Armstrong and Bradfield).
Colleges and universities
Southern Methodist University is located in the city of University Park. The Meadows Museum, which houses the largest collection of Spanish art in the United States, can be found on campus.
Dallas County Community College District operates nearby community colleges.
The new University Park Public Library location is the second floor of Preston Center Plaza.
Parks and recreation.
The City of University Park operates several parks. They include Burleson Park, Caruth Park, Coffee Park, Curtis Park, Elena's Children's Park, Germany Park, Goar Park, Linear Park, Smith Park, and Williams Park.
The Holmes Aquatic Center, within Curtis Park, has a 50-meter (160 ft) pool, 1-metre (3.3 ft) and 3-metre (9.8 ft) diving boards, a water slide, and an accessibility ramp. The park also has a pool for younger children and a 1,500-square-foot spray ground for University Park residents and residents of the Highland Park Independent School District are permitted to use the park. The city operates six tennis courts available only to University Park residents. Parks with tennis courts include Burleson, Caruth, Curtis, Germany, Smith, and Williams.
Walk score is 58 which means some errands can be accomplished on foot.
Primary and secondary schoolsPublic primary and secondary schools in Highland Park are operated by either the Highland Park Independent School District or the Dallas Independent School District.
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Highland Park was so named because it was located on high land that overlooked downtown Dallas. Wilbur David Cook, the landscape designer who had planned Beverly Hills, California, and George E. Kessler, who had previously planned Fair Park and most of downtown Dallas, were hired to design its layout in 1907. Notably, twenty percent of the original land was set aside for parks.
Because of its location near Dallas, Highland Park had, by the early 1930s, developed a moderately large (8,400) population, with a few businesses. Eventually the school districts and newspapers of Highland Park and University Park were combined. Highland Park has maintained strict zoning ordinances. Known for its quality housing, the town still has many parks running along Turtle Creek and is home to the Dallas County
Highland Park became somewhat famous in the early 1980s when the popular television show Dallas used to shoot on location there.
Highland Park Independent School DistrictMost of the city (areas east of Roland Avenue) is served by the Highland Park Independent School District (HPISD+. The HPISD portion is served by McCulloch Middle School and Highland Park Middle School, which share a campus located partially in Highland Park and partially in University Park, and Highland Park High School in nearby University Park, which was ranked as the 15th best high school in the United States by the Jay Mathews Challenge Index used by Newsweek in 2008.
Two elementary schools in Highland Park, Armstrong and Bradfield, serve sections of Highland Park.
Dallas Independent School DistrictA portion of Highland Park (areas west of Roland Avenue) is zoned to Dallas Independent School District.