Lifestyle: The essence of elegant living. The finest in luxury and style. More about Highland Park.
Amenities: Unique shops and restaurants, parks and recreation for all lifestyles.
Population: 30,000 +
The Town Council authorized the purchase of a fire engine and the construction of a fire house after the 1913 incorporation. The Town Hall was built in 1924. A municipal library and an art gallery were added in 1930. As time passed, the art gallery was repurposed as the Town Council chamber and a portion of the library. In 2003, a portion of the public safety building was razed, and a new facility was built in its place. In 2008, the library underwent major renovations, which were fully funded by the generous donations of the town’s residents. Over the years, the Town Hall received several renovations, the most significant of which being completed in 2014, with the razing of a substantial area of the building and major renovations to the remaining areas.
After the failure to annex Highland Park, Dallas began annexing the land surrounding it. Reaching a population high of just under 13,000 in the late 1950s, Highland Park afterward grew only by building houses on the remaining vacant lots.
Schools: Highland Park High School, Highland Park Middle School, Arch H. McClloch Intermediate School, John S. Armstrong Elementary, John S. Bradfield Elementary, Robert S. Hyer Elementary, University Park Elementary. More about Highland Park ISD.
Universities: Southern Methodist University.