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University Park - Home to The ‘Ivy of the South’

Who Lives Here?

Generations of families, professionals, artists, politicians, professional athletes

Perfect For…

People who want a small town life in a big city

Lifestyle

All about academics, sports and family

The Market

Homes are priced in the mid-$800,000s to over $5 million

Not Great For . .

Those looking for an urban vibe

The Architecture

A wide range of architect-driven styles

You’ll Love

Being able to bike or walk to almost everything

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Welcome to University Park, TX

Rich in history and legacy, University Park is home to SMU, considered the “Ivy of the South” and a great place for kids to attend summer camps and athletic events. Residents consider it the perfect “college town,” because it offers the excitement of an academic environment, including the new George Bush Presidential Library—all just five miles from downtown Dallas. University Park has its own fire and police department, providing prompt and personal attention to requests for services, and it maintains crime rates among the lowest in the area. Kids go to the nationally recognized Highland Park Independent Schools, and there are more the 20 parks and practice fields with kids playing everything from lacrosse to flag football.  Homes in University Park range from quaint cottage styles to large estates—all located within blocks of great shopping and dining at Snider Plaza.

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School District

Students attend the renowned Highland Park Independent School District which consists of four elementary schools, one intermediate/middle school and one high school. The area is also close to well-known private schools including Hockaday, Episcopal School of Dallas, St. Marks School of Texas, Ursuline Academy, Jesuit Preparatory School and many others. 

Commute Times

Uptown Dallas: 11 minutes (5.4 miles)

Downtown Dallas: 13 minutes (6.9 miles)

Highland Park: 6 minutes (1.5 miles)

Plano: 24 minutes (15.1 miles)

Frisco: 30 minutes (23 miles)

McKinney: 32 minutes (27.9 miles)

Southlake: 34 minutes (23.2 miles)

Fort Worth: 43 minutes (38 miles)

 

Public Transportation

DART RAIL – Orange and Red
DART Busses – Blue and Purple Routes

University Park – MARKET STATS

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School District

Students attend the renowned Highland Park Independent School District which consists of four elementary schools, one intermediate/middle school and one high school. The area is also close to well-known private schools including Hockaday, Episcopal School of Dallas, St. Marks School of Texas, Ursuline Academy, Jesuit Preparatory School and many others. 

Green Spaces

This pedestrian friendly neighborhood finds kids walking, biking and riding scooters to the 20 parks and ball fields that provide unlimited opportunities to play and explore in acres of green space.  The popular Curtis Park has it all—tennis courts, a swimming pool, a baseball diamond and even a great spot to drop a line and catch a fish. University Park sits at the top of the Katy Trail, so residents can easily jump on the paved, 12-foot wide path that travels 3.5 miles through the heart of the city. The trail will eventually link with more than 17 miles of hike and bike trails that will connect with White Rock Lake and the Trinity Forest to trails throughout North Texas. 

Lifestyle

University Park has it all–impressive homes, great coffee houses, convenient shopping, exciting athletics and interesting cultural activities. A community founded more than a century ago, this neighborhood focuses on academics, sports and family. 

Architecture

Known for distinct architecture that ranges from timeless Georgians to clean-lined contemporaries, this neighborhood is home to stunning mansions in highly sought-after Volk Estates. Key streets can be recognized by the stately architecture and manicured landscaping along Hillcrest Avenue, Lovers Lane, Windsor Parkway, Caruth Boulevard, Shenandoah Street and Douglas Avenue.  

Shopping and Dining

A typical Saturday afternoon in University Park will find families with strollers and dogs heading over to Snider Plaza for a brisket sandwich at Peggy Sue’s BBQ, a quick trip to Pierce Hardware and a few minutes wandering the shelves at Rosedale Rare Books. The neighborhood also borders NorthPark Center, named one of the “7 Retail Wonders of the World,” and home to 235-unique stores and restaurants including Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Oscar de la Renta, Seasons 52, James Avery and more. The center is also displays works from the Nasher Collection including the incredible art of Andy Warhol and Frank Stella. University Park families can also take advantage of the dozens of enrichment and summer programs held at SMU, ranging from the STEMPREP Project to the June Jones Football Camp.  The SMU campus is also home to the Meadows Museum, known internationally as the Prado on the Prairie and the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Institute. 

Community

This community offers all the elements of a quintessential American neighborhood—walkability, outstanding schools, an easy-to-reach location, tree-lined streets,  a strong sense of community, a wide variety of places to worship and  opportunities connect with neighbors of a cup of coffee or Friday Night Football. It remains one of Dallas’ most notable, and highly desirable, neighborhoods. University Park has its own city hall and is governed by its mayor and city council.  Residents appreciate the convenience quick response times of the well-regarded University Park Police and Fire Departments. It maintains crime rates among the lowest in the area.


 


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