It isn't the first time that Highland Village has ranked at the top of D Magazine's annual "Best Suburbs" list. Out of 62 towns, Highland Village ranked No 2 only topped by Parker. I can't speak for Parker (it's on the opposite side of the metroplex) but Highland Village is a great place to live!
For a town of just over 15,000 residents, more than 50% of households include children under the age of 18. Maybe that's what attracts me? A great place to raise a family. Other great reasons to live in Highland Village: Set on the southern shores of Lake Lewisville, VERY low crime rate, exemplary schools, rollings hills and the Inland Trail System.
This town definitely offers a home town feel, especially when the officers stop by to let me know that I left my garage door open. OK, that really tended to annoy me about the 4th or 5th time, so we stopped doing it! Of course they always stop with stickers for the kids or just to say Hello.
Within the past couple of years, Highland Village has grown in economic development. Now offering one of the first high efficiency Wal-Mart's (don't get me started!) and the Shops of Highland Village. A few local shops have seen a sign of the times, we are sad to see them go, but look forward to their replacements.
The City hosts 2 large events. The June Red, White and Blue Festival brings an early celebration of Independence. Lots of fun, food, live music and of course fireworks. The in August the Lions Club presents the Annual Balloon Festival.
If you haven't been out here, come check it out - you won't want to leave!
Additional facts about Highland Village:
- Population: 15,250
- Annual growth since 1990: 4%
- Average home sale price in 2009: $278,411
- Median age of residents: 37.7
- Families with kids under 18: 53.8%
- Median household income: $102,141