University Park, Texas 

Real Estate and Community Information

University Park is a north Dallas suburb that is located in Dallas County. University Park's location is ideal for both students, and families. This location offers college students convenient access to Southern Methodist University's main campus, facilities and largest research facilities. University Park’s location also offers families quick access to many of downtown Dallas's most popular attractions. 


University Park Community History

University Park's history can be traced back to 1915 when a group of Southern Methodist University professors purchased homes near SMU's campus. The community grew quickly after a bond issue was passed in 1924 that was used to pay for street improvements, electricity production and a water system.
University Park’s growth continued during the middle of the 20th century after Dallas-area residents discovered its convenient location to Dallas’s largest transportation hubs. This growth continued during the rest of the 20th century after several Dalllas-area firms relocated near SMU’s main campus.
University Park homes for sale are now located in a highly educated community that boasts low crime rates, beautiful tree-lined neighborhoods, stable economic opportunities and access to many popular Dallas-area outdoor attractions. These benefits should continue to make University Park homes and properties for sale a great value for anyone who relocates to the greater Dallas area.

Popular University Park Neighborhoods

Most University Park homes for sale are located in many desirable neighborhoods that were designed by the famous landscape architect David Cook. Some of these neighborhoods include:

  • Caruth Hills
  • Stratford Manor
  • St. Andrews Place
  • Francis Daniel Park
  • Volk Estates
  • Potomac Park
  • University Highlands
  • Loma Linda
  • Westminster Place
  • Armstrong Fairway


A Brief Overview of University Park's Residential Real Estate Market

Most University Parks homes for sale have been constructed during the last 75 years by many of the Dallas area’s finest homebuilders. They often feature Space Age, Modernist, Post-Modernist or contemporary architectural designs that offer the following valuable amenities:
  • Established lawns and landscaping.
  • Modern Air Conditioning and heating units.
  • Hardwood floors and stone fireplaces.
  • Large kitchens, game rooms and garages.
  • Flexible floor plans feature up to 3 bathrooms and 4 bedrooms.
  • Energy-efficient windows and doors.


Other popular amenities often include durable sliding doors, large swimming pools and high-speed Internet access.

Important Transportation Hubs

Most University Park homes for sale are located near several transportation hubs that connect University Park with the Dallas Metroplex's largest employers and most popular attractions. Some of these transportation hubs include:
  • The Dallas North Tollway.
  • Texas State Highway 12.
  • Greenville Avenue.
  • United States Highway 75.
Local Schools


Private Schools:Universities:Community Colleges
Episcopal School of DallasSouthern Methodist UniversityRichland
St.MarksUniversity of Texas, Dallas Collin College
HockadayUniversity of Texas,  Arlington Brookhaven
GreenhillUniversity of North Texas - DentonMountain View
JesuitTexas Women's UniversityEl Centro
Parish Episcopal

Good Shepherd  Episcopal

St. Rita

Cistercian Preparatory

Ursuline Academy
















University Park Recreational Facilities at a Glance 
Most University Park homes for sale are located near recreational facilities that are maintained by the University Park Parks & Recreation Department. Homebuyers who contact Dee Evans will especially enjoy visiting Goar Park, the Holmes Aquatic Center and Williams Park. Most of these facilities are located near jogging trails, waterfalls, athletic fields, fishing spots, and picnic areas that offer fun ways to spend time with your family.

Nearby Recreational Activities 

SMU's Dedman Center for Lifetime Sports offers many recreational activities that are open to all University Park residents who obtain a membership to all of SMU's recreational facilities. Some of our clients’ favorites include swimming classes, fitness programs, dance classes and weightlifting classes. For more information about these recreational activities, please call 214-768-2000.

University Park residents enjoy traveling to one of the Texas state parks and nature preserves that are located within a 30-mile radius of their homes. Some of the closest state parks and nature preserves include Cedar Hill State Park, Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve and Arbor Hills Nature Preserve. Each of these recreational facilities offers access to some of the Dallas area's best camping areas, fishing spots, hiking trails and birdwatching areas.

Nearby Attractions 
University Park is located near many of the Dallas Metroplex's most popular attractions. Some of our favorite University Park-area attractions include the Dallas Zoo, The Texas State Fair Complex, the Cotton Bowl and the Stockyards Station District.

University Park is also located near several popular SMU attractions. Some of our clients' favorite SMU attractions include the Meadows Museum, Margo Jones Theater and Trinity Forest Golf Club. 

Museums:

Dallas Museum of Art

Perot Museum of Nature and Science

George W. Bush Presidential Center

Sixth Floor Museum, Dealy Plaza

Nasher Sculpture Center

Crow Collection of Asian Art

Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary 

Dallas Holocaust Museum Center


 

The University Park Area Is Home to Many Fun Events 

Living in University Park is worthwhile because it is located near many fun local events that make living in the greater Dallas area a joy. Clients who contact Dee Evans will especially enjoy attending the Goar Park Eggstravaganza, the University Park Firecracker Fun Run and the Snider Plaza Holiday Tree Lighting Festival.

University Park is located near many popular Dallas-area events that are fun to attend with your family. Some of our favorites include the Cotton Bowl College Football Classic, the Texas State Fair and Chi Omega Christmas Market. For more information about other events that take place near University Park homes for sale, please call 1-800-232-5527 or 214-363-1644.

Dee Evans
Dee Evans
Sales Executive