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.