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Highland Park
Dallas County, Texas

ZipCodes
75205, 75209, 75219




Page Contents for Highland Park, Texas

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Libraries.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Texas state capital is Austin.
The population of Highland Park is approximately 8,920 (2002), 8564 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 3,930 (1990), 3411 (2010).
The amount of land area in Highland Park is 2.2 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Highland Park to Washington DC is 1227 miles.
The distance to the Texas state capital is 183 miles. (as the crow flies)
Highland Park is positioned 32.83 degrees north of the equator and 96.80 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Highland Park elevation is 550 feet above sea level.
Highland Park median income is $ 149,389 (2000).
The Highland Park median home price is $ 685,700 (2000).
Highland Park average annual precipitation is 37.2 inches peryear.
The average winter temperature is 45.7 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 66.1 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 86.3 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 68.3 degrees F.

Location

in the north central section ofthe City of Dallas. The Town of Highland Park is directly south of University Park. Both communities are surrounded by the city of Dallas. Other nearby communities include Farmers Branch, Cockrell Hill, Addison, Richardson, Irving and Garland.
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History & History Related Items

Some Texas Rangers camped along the "creek with all the turtles" in 1837 becoming the first Anglo-Americans to come into the area that would later become Highland Park. The name began to form around 1890 when a Colonel Exall called his area lomo alto or high land. The town incorporated in 1913. For more historical information, see the history section of the city website

In keeping with the park in its name, the original city plan calls for 20% of the developed land to be reserved for parks
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Attractions

An upscale town, Highland Park was ranked No. 60 in Worth magazine's list of 250 Richest Towns in June 2001.
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Highland Park City Government

Town of Highland Park
4700 Drexel Drive
Highland Park, Texas 75205
Phone: 214-521-4161
Fax: 214-559-9335

Highland Park Libraries

Highland Park Library
4700 Drexel Drive
in the Town hall
Highland Park, Texas

Highland Park Schools

Highland Park Independent School District
7015 Westchester Drive
Dallas, Texas 75205
Phone: 214-780-3000 Highland Park

Miscellany

Highland Park's zip code of 75205 is for most of the city and for about half of University Park. Mail to and from Highland Park may have a Dallas postmark or mailing address.


The population of Highland Park was:
1933 - 8,422
1958 - 12,900
1990 - 8,739
2000 - 8,804
2002 - 8,920 (estimate)
2004 - 8,800 (estimate)
2010 - 9,027 (projection)

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