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University Park

Wikipedia says:

University Park began as a cluster of homes surrounding the fledgling Southern Methodist University, which was founded in the then-rural Dallas County in 1915. The university supplied these homes with utility service until 1924, when the growing population could no longer be supported by the school’s utilities. In response, the area’s homeowners first sought annexation into the town of Highland Park, but were refused due to the high cost that would have been required to provide the necessary utility and safety services. Shortly thereafter, Dallas also refused a request for annexation on similar grounds.


  • Median Age: 26.1
  • Population Growth (2000-2013): 2.90%
  • Population Density: 6,502 people per square mile


  • Students Passing STARR K-11: 97%
  • Average SAT Score: 1792
  • Students Taking SAT/ACT: 96.00%
  • Instruction Spending Per Student: $4,528


  • Violent Crime Rate: 0.47 per 1,000 residents
  • Non-Violent Crime Rate: 18.62 per 1,000 residents

Real Estate

  • Average Price of Homes Sold (2013): $1,434,196
  • Sales Price Change (2011-2013): 21.90%
  • Owner-Occupied Homes: 75.90%

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