University Park


Home to Southern Methodist University (SMU), University Park is the perfect spot for students, recent graduates and young professionals. Located between US-75 and the Dallas North Tollway, commuting throughout the city from University Park is simple. While not as well known as some other areas of the city for its restaurants, you can get fantastic Mexican food at Desperados or grab a quick taco from Torchy’s Tacos.

University Park is also home to the popular shopping area Mockingbird Station. Here you can outfit your new apartment with fashionable finds from West Elm, get the latest sneakers at Centre or update your wardrobe at Urban Outfitters. The development also includes the Angelika Theater for movies and Hyena’s comedy club for stand-up.

  • University Park is an affluent residential area named for its main feature, Southern Methodist University.
  • Campus venues include McFarlin Auditorium, a stately theater for concerts and high-profile lectures, and the Meadows Museum, with Spanish art from the 15th century onward.

University Park is located in central Dallas County, approximately 8 miles north of downtown Dallas and 38 miles east of downtown Fort Worth.

According to NeighborhoodScout’s analysis of FBI crime statistics, University Park is safer than 70% of the cities and towns in the US of all population sizes. In Texas, only on the order of 26% of the communities have a lower crime rate than University Park.

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