Welcome to Lake Highlands
About Lake Highlands
Originally established in 1927, this area just north of White Rock Lake wasn't largely developed until the 1960's when Lake Highlands High School was completed. Development continued through the early 80's as the area became a popular moving destination based on it's proximity to Downtown Dallas and White Rock Lake. It is now a generational community where people that graduated from the high school have decided they would like to move back to settle down. With a total population just shy of 90,000 as of the 2014 census, the Lake Highlands area ha become a highly coveted area for people looking to move south of LBJ Freeway.
What makes it so popular
Lake Highlands is the only other area within "The Loop", besides the Park Cities, that doesn't feed to Dallas Independent School District. There are several exemplary elementary schools located throughout various parts of Lake Highlands. The two junior high schools and Lake Highlands High School don't fair as well on standardized tests as the elementary school, but they're heavily supported by the community at large.
White ROCK Lake
White Rock Lake is widely considered to be the crown jewel of the Dallas park system. The 11 mile hike and bike trails that surround the lake are connected at various points throughout the Lake Highlands area, which makes it very accessible to the active homeowner.
The Wildcat community is a very passionate bunch of homeowners. They make an effort to support local businesses and the schools, especially Lake Highlands High School where football reigns supreme. Several events, including Run the Highlands, Hoops in the Highlands, 4th of July Parade and Lake Highlands Oktoberfest, are produced by residents and volunteers, and all proceeds benefit the Lake Highlands community directly.
H+C thoughts on Lake Highlands...
I love Lake Highlands. My brother and his family live there, and I'm a volunteer for the Exchange Club of Lake Highlands even though I live in Old Lake Highlands.
I think of it as an area where people move to once they've had their fill of the M-Streets and Lakewood Areas. In addition, its become an area where people looking to move into the Park Cities, but have been priced out of the market, will move to Lake Highlands as an alternative. Areas like White Rock Valley have seen a large amount of tear downs and remodels as a result. White Rock Elementary is the current bell cow of the elementary schools and the pricing in its feeder zone has gone through the roof over the past few years.
In the end, Lake Highlands is a diverse community on many levels, and that's one of the main reasons I am a fan of it. Its not a bubble. All of the elementary schools feed to two junior highs and one high school. Everyone meets up at some point. If I didn't love Old Lake Highlands, then we would surely move north of Northwest Highway and claim Lake Highlands as our new home.
Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate
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The Housing Stats
- Total Sales: 778
- Average # of Beds: 3
- Average # of Baths: 2
- Average Year Built: 1970
- Average Square Feet: 2,336
- Average Price per Sqft: $148.52
- Average Lot Size: .226 acres
- Average List Price: $352,279
- Average Sale Price: $345,169
- Average Days on Market
Information provided by NTREIS and is based on Single Family Homes closed in the Lake Highlands area for the 2015 year.