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    8910 Southwestern Blvd., Dallas, TX 75214
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    9236 Church Rd., Dallas, TX 75231
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    7204 Gaston Avenue, Dallas, TX 75214
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Lake Highlands, Dallas, a Vibrant and Fashionable Community Perfect for Families

Few communities stand out as prominently in the Dallas – Fort Worth Metroplex as Lake Highlands. This popular area, located east of the North Central Expressway and to the north of the Northwest Highway, caters to those seeking proximity to the city while still pursuing a more laid-back lifestyle with plenty of prospects for rest and relaxation.

One of the more notable features of Lake Highlands is its locale with rolling hills and extensive greenery – a selling point that makes it perfect for those who want to enjoy some of the Dallas area’s most attractive landscapes without losing touch with the bustling city lifestyle. Here you’ll find plenty of mature trees with great shade, including pecans and oaks that have grown up since they were planted by early residents.

Easy access to the city of Dallas, as well as to neighboring suburbs which house major universities such as Southern Methodist University (University Park) and The University of Texas at Dallas (Richardson), makes Lake Highlands extremely appealing to both families with kids and young professionals. Major employers in the area include Texas Instruments, Medical City, Cigna Insurance, and Blue Cross Blue Shield.


Lake Highlands got its start in the 1950s, during which time the original part of the neighborhood was built up as a traditional suburb. This area comprised the land around Northwest Highway and Walnut Hill, as well as around Ferndale and Plano roads. Further development of Lake Highlands occurred during the 1970s and 1980s, and since then it has continued to develop, with a strong family-friendly focus due in so small part to the excellent schools in the area. While the L Streets make up the original neighborhoods of Lake Highlands, there are now numerous others, such as Highland Meadows, Moss Farm, Northwood Heights, and Town Creek.

Lake Highlands, Dallas, TX Demographics

  • Total Population22,264
  • Female 10,473
    Male 11,791
  • Median Age40.8

Cost of Living in Lake Highlands

Its location toward the north of the Dallas area makes Lake Highlands a prime destination for upscale suburbanites with families looking to enjoy the amount of room the area has to offer. However, Lake Highlands doesn’t tend to be as expensive as some other north Dallas suburbs such as neighboring McKinney or Plano, and is more on a par with areas such as Richardson. On the whole, the cost of living in Lake Highlands tends to be slightly lower than in other surrounding neighborhoods and the Downtown Dallas area.

Average Rent in Lake Highlands, Dallas, TX

  • Lake Highlands, Dallas, TX Average Rental Price, March 2018$1,070/mo
  • Studio$629
  • 1 Bedroom$983
  • 2 Bedrooms$1,124
  • Studio$906
  • 1 Bedroom$1,043
  • 2 Bedroom$1,305

Lake Highlands, Dallas, TX Apartment Rent Ranges

  • $501-$7005%
  • $701-$1,00048%
  • $1,001-$1,50037%
  • $1,501-$2,00010%

Lake Highlands, Dallas, TX Rent Trends

Average Rent All rentals Studio 1 Bed 2 Beds 3 Beds
Mar / 2018 $1,070 $629 $983 $1,124
May / 2017 $1,061 $585 $975 $1,107
Jan / 2017 $1,021 $580 $928 $1,086
Sept / 2016 $1,018 $580 $946 $1,063
May / 2016 $991 $580 $904 $1,046
Jan / 2016 $949 $598 $872 $1,003
Sept / 2015 $950 $565 $875 $1,003
May / 2015 $910 $550 $825 $967
Jan / 2015 $906 $520 $825 $960

Average rent is projected to grow by 4% in 2017 compared to 2016.

Please note that projected rent growth is calculated at city level.

Average rent values on this page are aggregated from data from zip code 75218

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Daily Life in Lake Highlands

One of the biggest plus points for many who come to Lake Highlands is the plethora of opportunities for outdoor recreation. White Rock Lake sits at the south end of Lake Highlands and provides the locals with plenty of green parks and recreational facilities.

Other green oases in the area include the aptly named Lake Highlands Park, which features almost forty acres, including a soccer field and rugby field on which the locals can play B. B. Owen Park is a favorite for those who love activities such as disc golf, while areas such as the popular Flagpole Hill feature plenty of space for sun, picnics, and relaxation.

Things to do in Lake Highlands

There’s also plenty of delicious grub in Lake Highlands to appeal to virtually any appetite. For those looking for a gourmet twist on their pizzeria favorites, stop in at Atomic Pie to sample options such as “The Garden Hippie,” a veggie pizza loaded up with everything from mushrooms to artichokes.
Meanwhile, those who savor the flavor of down-home Cajun cuisine will love a visit to Offshore’s Nextdoor where they can try options such as an authentic po’ boy smothered in jalapeno tartar sauce with your choice of crab cake, fried crawfish, and much more.
And last but certainly not least, be sure to stop in at Henk’s European Deli & Black Forest Bakery for a quick reminder of Texas’s Germanic roots in the form of perfectly crisp wiener schnitzel with a side of sauerkraut.
The Lake Highlands area also boasts easy access to many popular DFW shopping destinations. These include both NorthPark Center in Preston Hollow and the Dallas Galleria in Northwood Hills, both upscale shopping venues with plenty of big name retailers featuring everything from the Apple Store to Tiffany & Co.
While the majority of individuals who opt to live in Lake Highlands will probably need a car for most of their daily tasks, there are a few public transportation options available for easy access to other parts of the city. These include the DART light rail system, which makes a stop at the Lake Highlands Station as a part of the blue line.

Is Lake Highlands a Safe Place to Live?

While crime rates in Lake Highlands do tend to be higher than in some other Dallas locations, incidences largely tend to be concentrated in certain small pockets such as the Forest-Audelia area and Greenville-LBJ area. Those seeking a safer place to live in Lake Highlands can do so by getting to know the area prior to moving in. Take some time to walk through the neighborhood, stop by a local deli shop and ask locals for recommendations, or browse the tons of online forums that tackle crime issues.

Lake Highlands, Dallas, TX Households

  • Total Number of Households10,247
  • Family 5,636
    Non-family 4,611
  • Children 2,433
    No Children 7,814
  • Average People Per Household2.16
  • Median Household Income$70,073
  • Median Housing Costs Per Month$1,193

Education in Lake Highlands

Perhaps the Lake Highlands area’s greatest appeal for families is access to the Richardson ISD, which is one of the Dallas area’s premier school districts. Among these schools is Lake Highlands High School, which has in the past received commendation as one of the best schools in the United States by the U.S. News & World Report and also a Blue Ribbon from the U.S. Department of Education. Another top-notch school in Lake Highlands, Richland College has been designated as a two-year National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education (CAE2Y) for academic years 2011-2016.

Lake Highlands, Dallas, TX Education Statistics

  • No High School4%
  • Some High School23%
  • Some College23%
  • Associate Degree5%
  • Bachelor Degree27%
  • Graduate Degree18%

Lake Highlands Housing

Lake Highlands features a good mixture of single-family homes and apartments, though both tend to be on the older side compared to some of the newer suburbs further north of the city. In general, apartments tend to be mid-range – not luxury, high-rise dwellings as might be found closer to the Downtown Dallas area, but still featuring plenty of comforts and amenities for those looking to move into the neighborhood.

However, while the majority of the Lake Highlands area is made up of older dwellings, there are some newer developments sprouting up along the outskirts of the neighborhood. Here, you can find larger homes for sale, often in private, gated communities. Development has also led to the growth of new apartment complexes, for those seeking something a little more upscale than what mainstream Lake Highlands has to offer.

What You Can Rent in Lake Highlands

As is the case with much of Dallas, home styles tend to vary greatly, though many neighborhoods share themes and commonalities. You can expect to find everything from mid-century modern to light and airy ranch style homes.

Lake Highlands may just be the right neighborhood for you to call home, whether you’re new to the city or simply looking for the perfect spot in the Dallas area to settle down. If you’re looking to rent, be sure to browse RENTCafé to view a complete list of rentals in the area catering to all tastes and budgets.