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Overview

Introduction to Highland Park, Texas

Highland Park, Texas, in Dallas county, is 2 miles N of Dallas, Texas. There are 8,842 residents in the town.

Highland Park History

A group of investors by the name of Philadelphia Place Land Association purchased the land presently known as Highland Park in 1889. Henry Exall then developed the area along Turtle Creek, and named the area Philadelphia Place and laid gravel roads. He formed Exall Lake by damming up Turtle Creek. In 1906, John Armstrong invested in a portion of the Philadelphia Place land and developed the area as Highland Park. Highland Park was officially incorporated in 1915 after it's population touched 1,100.

Highland Park and Nearby Attractions

  • Little Chapel-in-the-Woods
  • Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
  • Dallas World Aquarium
  • Fort Worth Botanic Garden
  • Cedar Hill State Park

Things To Do In Highland Park

Recreational activities like boating, camping, hiking, and picnicking may be enjoyed at the 1,826-acre Cedar Hill State Park, which also houses the Penn Farm Agricultural History Center. There are many museums near the town including National Scouting Museum, Dallas Museum of Art, Museum of Nature & Science, Meadows Museum, and African American Museum. Popular attractions nearby include Southfork Ranch, the Fort Worth Zoo, the Dallas Zoo, and Dallas World Aquarium. Little Chapel-in-the-Woods, one of the finest buildings in the state, was designed by O'Neil Ford and completed in 1941.

Highland Park Transportation

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is a major airport nearby.

Highland Park Higher Education

The closest colleges to Highland Park are University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Southern Methodist University, El Centro College, and Criswell College.

People

Total Population 8,916
Male Share of the Population 48.2%
Female Share of the Population 51.8%
Senior Citizens 18.6%
Employed Population 16+ 3,768
Age of the Population 46

Families

% of people married 66.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 84.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $250
% Above Poverty Level 95.7%
% Below Poverty Level 4.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 17 minutes
% Working from Home 9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.3%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 24.4%
Median Gross Rent $2,225
Median House Value $1,192,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 17.5%
US/American 0.2%
English 23.5%
Irish 9.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Highland Park Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 2 miles N of Dallas, Texas
County Dallas
Standard Zip Codes 75205, 75209, 75219
Phone Area Codes 214
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 32.833
Longitude -96.791

Highland Park Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station DALLAS LOVE AP
Distance 3.6 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 55 F
Apr Temp 56 to 77 F
Jul Temp 77 to 96 F
Oct Temp 58 to 79 F
Annual Precip 37 inches
Station LAVON DAM
Distance 22.6 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 53 F
Apr Temp 51 to 75 F
Jul Temp 71 to 94 F
Oct Temp 53 to 78 F
Annual Precip 40 inches
Station WAXAHACHIE
Distance 29 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 57 F
Apr Temp 54 to 78 F
Jul Temp 73 to 96 F
Oct Temp 56 to 80 F
Annual Precip 38.8 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Highland Park, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Village (75205)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Addison 15,087 $79,055
Cockrell Hill 4,284 $40,769
Dallas 1,260,688 $46,902
Farmers Branch 31,052 $64,962

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Highland Park Library
4700 DREXEL DR
Highland Park, Texas
(214) 559-9400
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