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The Pros and Cons of Living in Highland Village, Texas

Posted by on Wednesday, August 25th, 2021 at 8:20am.

Measuring only six square miles in area, Highland Village is a premier suburban city in Denton County, Texas.

Home to approximately 16,000 people, residents enjoy great schools, a low crime rate and easy access to the best retail, dining, and culture. The suburb of Dallas borders the south side of Lewisville Lake.

Many buyers, especially frequent travelers, choose to buy a home in Highland Village real estate thanks to the areas' proximity to the DFW International Airport.

Whether you are searching for suburban charm or an alternative home near Dallas, VIP Realty is at hand to help you discover your new home in Highland Village.

The Pros and Cons of Living in Highland Village



  Community amenities

High cost of living

  Top schools

Limited new constructions

  Desirable neighborhoods

Long commutes

Low crime rate

Highland Village Real Estate

Highland Village is a charming blend of innovative planning and hometown nostalgia. Scenes of neighborhood get-togethers and kids playing combine flawlessly with state-of-the-art home technologies and sustainable gardening practices.

96.5% of the Highland Village homes for sale are single-family homes with a smattering of condos and townhouses.

With a median household income more than double that of the average income for the state of Texas, Highland Village boasts a prominent community allowing its residents to enjoy a superior living experience.

If you’re looking for the best neighborhood to buy a home in Highland Village, you should consider:

New subdivisions may boast of their own lifestyle amenities including swimming pools, covered pavilions and golf courses.

However, finding a new construction home in Highland Village is difficult as the majority of Highland Village homes for sale are updated or renovated resale houses.

Another reason is that most Highland Village homebuilders are selling their inventory before they even break ground.

Cost of Living

In comparison to the rest of the country, the cost of living in Highland Village is 19.6% higher than the national average. Groceries and health costs are below the U.S average.

The biggest contributor to the high cost of living is housing and transportation.

Though it doesn’t necessarily show a weak or unstable market the home prices in Highland Village have fluctuated over the last decade.

These fluctuations were caused by several factors including the limited number of homes in the area - 56% of the housing units in Highland Village were built in the past 25 years. The disparity in price between old and new homes also determines the prevailing home prices.


The average commute time in Highland Village is 33.1 minutes, while the national average is 26.4 minutes.

If you're looking to explore the area, you will appreciate Highland Village's easy access to I-35E. Frequent travelers and business professionals are only 17 miles away from the DFW Airport.

Commuting via rail to downtown Dallas or Denton is a breeze as the Commuter Express coach service serves the Highland Village area.

Proximity to a top-performing health facility such as Texas Health Presbyterian is a plus, especially during an emergency.

Parks and Recreation

Home to over 20 parks and miles of trails skirting throughout, Highland Village guarantees a healthy dose of fresh air just around the corner. What’s more, the proximity of Lewisville Lake will give you no dilemmas on where to relieve the hustle and bustle of city life.

Outdoor aficionados looking to spend the day outside can spend the afternoon at local favorites such as:

  •          Doubletree Ranch park and athletic fields
  •          Unity Park / Kids Kastle / Dog Park
  •          Pilot Knoll Park
  •          Dallas Country Club

Entertainment and Community Events

Embrace the local culture at one of the many community events in the area. A major draw is a hot air balloon festival sponsored by the local Lions Clubs.

Get a true sense of the community at the annual Celebrate Highland Village festival which features fishing events, live music, fireworks and a 5K run.

For an authentic Texan experience, you must attend the North Texas State Fair and Rodeo which attracts visitors with rodeo events, live music, and livestock shows.

If you're feeling adventurous or want a change of scenery, the county seat of Denton boasts an array of exciting offerings including a historic town square.

Shopping and Dining

Highland Village shopping enthusiasts can indulge in some retail therapy at nearby shopping centers such as The Highlands of Flower Mound and The Shops at Highland Village.

If you prefer to dine out, homes are within walking distance from several noteworthy restaurants and cafes.

Besides Blue Goose and Torchys Taco, foodies who love Mexican will be dismayed by the limited Mexican restaurants in Highland Village.


The public schools in Highland Village are among the best in both the DFW metro area and the state of Texas. Children of school age residing in the area are eligible to attend Lewisville ISD schools.

Its high school, Marcus High School was ranked thirteenth among the 2019 best enrollment high schools in the DFW metro area. With about 14.3 students per teacher, you won't find more dedicated teachers.

Why You Should Move to Highland Village

The small city of Highland Village is where homeowners enjoy peace of mind. Rest assured your children are playing in safe streets and have the opportunity to attend exemplary schools in a calmer more rural location.

Are you a homeowner in Highland Village and you're considering selling your home? Or maybe you're looking for an elegant home with all the perks of the city without actually living in Dallas. If the answer is yes, give us a call today.

Whether you’re tired of renting or ready for a homeowner lifestyle, we can make the often difficult process of buying a home easy and stress-free.


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