University Park, “a town within a city,” adjoins Highland Park and is minutes north of downtown Dallas. The town’s name originated from its location adjacent to Southern Methodist University. Predominantly a residential community, University Park today is home to approximately 24,000 residents and is known for its quality housing in a variety of styles. The town is served by the highly respected Highland ParkIndependentSchool District, which is widely recognized as one of the best public school systems in the United States. University Park is also home to exclusive shopping and a plethora of parks. The town’s location in north-central Dallas provides easy access to a range of cultural, recreational, shopping and business activities.