A unique township of approximately 23,000 residents, University Park is known for its lavish homes and affluent residents. Together, University Park and neighboring Highland Park are known as the Park Cities -- perhaps the premier addresses in all of Dallas County.
University Park is extremely well cared for, and it maintains the best in city services. With a low crime rate, effective police and fire departments and outstanding schools, it is often considered the perfect place to start or raise a family.
University Park students attend the Highland Park Independent School District, considered one of the most well respected in Texas. More than 90 percent of the high school graduates continue on to college. Home to Southern Methodist University, University Park encourages education, sports, and the arts, which greatly add to the character and culture of the city.
Although some of the most prestigious shopping centers in the Metroplex are nearby, such as NorthPark Mall and Preston Center, University Park has its own neighborhood stores and restuarants which serve the community, particularly in the charming Snider Plaza. University Park offers a close-knit small town feel in the bosom of a dynamic urban center.