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  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
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University Park is a suburb of Dallas with a population of 24,954. University Park is in Dallas County and is one of the best places to live in Texas. Living in University Park offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In University Park there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in University Park and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in University Park are highly rated.
About University Park...
Population
24,954

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$1,230,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,990
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    20%
  • Own
    80%
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University Park Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    3.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    15.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    129.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    909.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    145
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    14%
  • 18-24 years
    17%
  • 25-34 years
    5%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    9%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    41%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    47%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    9%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    4%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    0%
    13%

Working in University Park

Jobs
A
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$214,477
National
$55,322
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HPISD school district. Small municipality with own Fired, EMS, and Police with terrific, fast response! Small town feel yet minutes to downtown, North Park and the Dallas Tollway!
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Growing up in University Park was one of the best opportunities I could have asked for. The Park Cities are clean, child-friendly and organized. With so many restaurants, shopping this community is truly heaven on earth. Residents of the community send their children to school at one of the 5 elementary schools that fed into HP Middle School and HP High School. This close-knit community is full of spirit, love, and support!
When one enters University Park, Texas, it is almost as if he or she enters a whole other world. Commonly known as "The Bubble", the city is a fresh break from the business of Dallas. Although it has a large population, it feels more like a community through the schools, parks, and small shopping centers. The schools are among the highest in performance in Texas. The pond and fields at Caruth Park bring about a feeling of peace and almost being in the country, while still being in the middle of it all. Lastly, the University Park Police provides a feeling of safety within its city residents. Though it may seem to be a small thing, it is an atmosphere that is established, bringing about something that is uncommon and beautiful in today's world.