University Park

University Park

It is one of the most highly educated areas in the United States.

Welcome to University Park

Combining luxury, relaxation, and excitement
A Dallas County neighborhood, University Park has a population of over 25,000 and is primarily residential. About five miles to the north of Dallas, it covers 3.7 square miles, 0.27% of which is water. It is bordered on all sides by Dallas, except to the south, where Highland Park can be found, making University Park a city within a city. Established in 1924, the population has remained stable and consistent since the 40s.
The town is home to Southern Methodist University, and it is one of the most highly educated areas in the United States. Known for its range of attractive housing styles and stunning parks, the city boasts a vast selection of activities, including business, shopping, recreational, and cultural opportunities. Due to its proximity to Dallas, University Park enjoys a central location conveniently near anything its residents could want.

What to Love

  • Easy access to all one could need
  • Large, beautiful houses
  • Attractive combination of excitement and relaxation

Local Lifestyle

An affluent city with a suburban atmosphere, University Park thrives as an independent city, desirable for its large properties, luxurious parks, and fantastic schools. In the heart of Dallas, the college town boasts a vibrant and exciting feel, in addition to being laid back. With plenty to do, residents enjoy easy access to entertainment, outdoor areas, parks, trails, shopping, and dining. It is a place where people live in luxury.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

R+D Kitchen serves elevated meat and seafood in a polished setting. A local favorite with a strong following, the restaurant draws inspiration from the indoor/outdoor style of California, filling both areas with light and intimacy. Il Bracco has a chic design indoors and a lush setting outside. Serving fresh meat and homemade pasta, the upscale Italian eatery serves classic dishes with a fresh spin. Open for lunch and dinner all week round, the restaurant also provides a full-service bar.
Established in 1927, Snider Plaza has continued to be a thriving shopping center since its opening. Found in the heart of University Park, it has received high accolades for its many restaurants and shops. The three-block center places all food and charming boutiques within walking distance from each other. It is high-end, friendly, and full of variety.
An outdoor complex of fine dining and upscale shops, The Plaza At Preston Center boasts a premier selection of eateries, boutiques, and retailers. With a stylish interior and surrounded by the great outdoors, the shopping center provides each guest with an elegant, unforgettable experience. It boasts ample parking and unparalleled service and will meet each person’s shopping needs.

Things to Do

The Dallas Museum of Art delivers an encyclopedia-like collection of work with items ranging from the ancient world to the present. In the heart of the country’s biggest art district, it was formed in 1903 and provides over 25,000 pieces of art for each visitor to enjoy and learn about. Kalita Humphreys Theater, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, opened in 1959 and was named for an actress. In 2007, the theater was established as a historical landmark of Dallas City. 
Named after the current University Park Mayor, James B. Burleson, Burleson Park was dedicated in September of 1948. Today, it boasts a baseball and softball diamond with bleachers, a soccer practice field, two lighted tennis courts equipped with fiberglass practice boards, a basketball court, and a playground. In addition to the sports fields, it is a good place to relax and enjoy nature.

Originally opened in 1953 under the name Northcrest Park, Coffee Park was rededicated in 1979 and renamed in honor of the city’s longest-tenured mayor, Roy C. Coffee. Visitors enjoy an extensive trail system with depictions of University Park’s history along the paths. The park also features picnic facilities, decorative fencing, a playground, baseball and soccer facilities, and a sculpture of Roy Coffee.

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