About the Area
Two small Dallas suburbs — University Park and Highland Park — anchor this area a few miles north of downtown Dallas. Self-governing and with their own joint school district, together they comprise the wealthiest patch of real estate in the Dallas-Fort Worth region. SMU is quietly perched in east University Park with nearby upscale neighborhoods sharing an affinity for dining and shopping along Lovers Lane and numerous other dining enclaves. Both cities have small town charm and some of the best public schools in the state of Texas.