Lake Highlands

A collection of dozens of subdivisions defined by its hills, valleys, and varying street elevations, which offer scenic downtown views.

Overview for Lake Highlands, TX

38,823 people live in Lake Highlands, where the median age is 31.1 and the average individual income is $33,961. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

31.1 years

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Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Lake Highlands, TX

Lake Highlands has 17,536 households, with an average household size of 2.2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Lake Highlands do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 38,823 people call Lake Highlands home. The population density is 7,041.74 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Median Age

53.76 / 46.24%

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  • High School Degree
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Schools in Lake Highlands, TX

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The following schools are within or nearby Lake Highlands. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
School rating
L L Hotchkiss Elementary
PreK - 5th
Jill Stone El At Vickery Meadow
PreK - 5th
Merriman Park Elementary
K - 6th
Emmett J Conrad High School
9th - 12th
Jack Lowe Senior Elementary
PreK - 5th
Lee A McShan Junior Elementary
PreK - 5th
6th - 8th
No rating available
Tbd Early Childhood Center
PreK - PreK
No rating available
Montessori Children's House & School
PreK - K
No rating available
Scofield Christian School
PreK - 6th
No rating available
Fusion Academy - Dallas
6th - 12th
No rating available

About Lake Highlands, TX Real Estate

This peaceful, residential district offers excellent schools and small-town living
Covering most of Northeast Dallas, Lake Highlands, TX is a collection of dozens of subdivisions defined by its hills, valleys, and varying street elevations, which offer scenic downtown views.  Served by RISD public schools, as well as an array of private schools, this chain of communities is ideal for families and first-time buyers looking to restore the neighborhood’s pre-war bungalows or build houses on well-situated lots.
Commuter-friendly and full of trails and parks, Lake Highlands touches Richardson on the north, Garland on the east, White Rock Lake and East Dallas on the south, and Lakewood and North Dallas on the west. Almost entirely surrounded by greenbelt, outdoor recreation is plentiful here, and Downtown Dallas is only 10 miles away.
Including quiet suburbs like White Rock Valley, Lakeridge Estates, and Oak Highlands, this largely residential area was built up during a housing boom in the 1960s and ‘70s and is now well known for its big backyards, affordability, and quick access to big-city amenities. There’s ample opportunity for properties offering office space and retail, and the area’s eclectic restaurant options are also a big draw.

What to Love

  • The hills, valleys, and varying street elevations
  • Commuter-friendly and full of trails and parks
  • Only 10 miles away from Downtown Dallas 

Local Lifestyle

There are just under 90,000 residents in Lake Highlands, and its proximity to White Rock Lake has created an active existence for that population. The area boasts a labyrinth of parks, and recreational opportunities, with over 875 acres of parks, 26 miles of trails, disc golf, and several traditional baseball fields, soccer fields, and playgrounds.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Dining options abound in Lake Highlands. Local favorites include RM 12:20, which offers seasonal craft cocktails and French-inspired dishes, and Cedar & Vine, a dazzling American eatery serving a variety of soups, salads, and sandwiches, plus a range of entrees and shared plates. You’ll love Mi Cocina, a modern chain for classic and innovative Tex-Mex plates. Resident Tacqueria dishes up tacos with unique fillings; and Shady’s, offering one-of-a-kind burgers and local beer on tap. 

Things to Do

Locally famous for its annual events, Lake Highlands has plenty to do and see. 
Thousands of Dallas residents gather for the area’s Oktoberfest, which features good food, good beer, and good times. Hosted annually at Flag Pole Hill, just north of White Rock Lake, the event features some of the best local bands, plus plenty of fun for the kids and delicious local restaurant offerings. 
The annual Holiday in the Highlands Home Tour is one of the neighborhood’s most beloved traditions. The one-day fundraising event - hosted by the Lake Highlands Women’s League - raises money for area schools, non-profits, and college scholarships.
At Light up Lake Highlands, families kick off the holiday season with a tree lighting event that includes entertainment and a canned food drive. In the summer, the Lake Highlands Fourth of July Parade, hosted by the Exchange Club of Lake Highlands, salutes the community with a range of floats and a carnival. 
Lake Highlands residents also have ample green space in which to gather. Flag Pole Hill Park,
a 107.1-acre urban park established in 1929, offers a covered pavilion and one-of-a-kind all-inclusive playground; White Rock Lake Park, one of the most heavily used parks in the Dallas Park system, is one of the best places to experience natural areas and wildlife in an urban setting and is the location of many special events and runs. The Dallas Arboretum boasts 66-acres of botanical gardens.


The school system in Lake Highlands is a big draw. Families with children may want to consider the following schools:

Lake Highlands High School, a secondary school serving grades 9-12. Part of the Richardson Independent School District, this school is located in central Lake Highlands near the DART Blue Line.
Lake Highlands Neighborhoods
Lake Highlands boasts numerous subdivisions, but our selection of these top 12 areas highlighted have their own distinctive character, amenities, and appeal, catering to diverse preferences for community, nature, and schools.
  • White Rock Valley
  • ABC Streets
  • L-Streets
  • Lake Ridge Estates
  • Lake Highlands Estates
  • Merriman Park
  • Moss Haven
  • Moss Farm
  • Oak Highlands
  • Royal Highlands
  • Pebble Creek
  • Town Creek

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