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About the Park Cities

The Park Cities are two adjoining cities, University Park and Highland Park, located in north Dallas, Texas. The area is one of the most affluent neighborhoods in the United States. The history of the Park Cities begins in the late 19th century when a man named Hugh Potter bought land in the area with the intention of building a railroad through it. However, plans for the railroad fell through and Potter instead sold his land to a group of investors led by John S. Armstrong. Armstrong and his team developed the land into residential neighborhoods and incorporated Highland Park in December of 1893. University Park was not far behind, being incorporated in February of 1924. The city was originally known as University Place, but was renamed due to its close proximity to Southern Methodist University. One of the key features that sets the Park Cities apart from other wealthy enclaves is that both cities have their own separate school districts. Highland Park Independent School District (HPISD) and University Park Independent School District (UPISD) are both highly rated, with HPISD consistently ranking as one of the best school districts in Texas.

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