Highland Park Homes for Sale and Real Estate in Fourth Section of Old Highland Park
The fourth addition was developed in 1917 along Mockingbird across from SMU. Gillon is the southern boundary. Katy Trail and Abbott create the boundary on the Dallas side, historic Hackberry Creek, along St. Johns, make up the western boundary. These 238 acres were developed simultaneously with SMU and many of its streets were named after elite colleges and universities: St. Johns, Cornell, Princeton, Dartmouth and Harvard. This was the first section to be developed with now standard 50 x 150 foot lots, the same size as the M Streets on the other side of North Central Expressway. Smaller, older homes are found among new homes built in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. This neighborhood is walking distance to the SMU stadium, Red Barr Pool, Meadows Museum, Highland Park Methodist Church, the shops along Mockingbird Lane and several parks (Dyckman Park, and Abbott Park) and Armstrong School, which gives this neighborhood a friendly, old-fashioned atmosphere.
Featured Neighborhood - Katy Trail Corridor of the Fourth Section of Old Highland Park
Every street in Highland Park is lined with trees and close to parks. The Fourth Section of Old Highland Park has homes on more conventional sized lots and homes that enjoy the proximity to SMU and the Katy Trail.
Mark Lemmon designed 3211 Mockingbird in 1924. Mark Lemmon's wife, Maybelle Reynolds Lemmon explained that "During World War I, he was in charge of 250 men in a transport division. During the night, he would bring supplies to the men on the front battle lines in France. His nightly travels took him by the Country French homes in Northern France, this later kindled his desire to build a Country French style home once he was back in the states after the War." Mark Lemmon fulfilled this dream by building his own home at 3211 Mockingbird. He designed this home not only in a Normandy Country style, but also in a Normandy like setting. At the time, the home was overlooking the greenbelt that continued on to Dallas City Hall. Reminiscent of town commons, a forest was down the lane where now sits Highland Park United Methodist Church and Central Expressway was a railroad right of way. The other side of this right-of-way had not yet been developed. It is my belief that the McNeny Brothers, who initiated Greenland Hills, were simultaneously influenced by the charm and popularity of Lemmon's Normandy cottage for their large cottage development on the M Streets.
Highland Park prices are not speculative because Highland Park buyers have the highest incomes and net worth in relationship to the price of the homes they are buying. A small pool of homes available with the distinct advantages of Highland Park not replicable in other parts of Dallas or the country make Highland Park an attractive investment and place for a home.
Map of Fourth Section of Old Highland Park Homes for Sale
Neighborhoods within Fourth Section of Old Highland Park
Fourth Section of Old Highland Park is made up of one smaller neighborhoods inside Old Highland Park. Click on the map and discover each specific neighborhood as you explore homes for sale in this area.
Old Highland Park Exudes the Architectural Elegance of the Early 20th Century
Old Highland Parkneighborhood between the Katy Trail and Saint Johns Drive have many of the remaining original, historic,Highland Park homes.
Neighborhoods of Fourth Section of Old Highland Park
You will find contemporary houses built from the 1960s through the 21st century. There are eclectic homes, simple homes, and extravagantly renovated homes with the architectural designs of Frank Welch, Max Levy, Lionel Morrison and Svend Fruit. These are quiet streets close to SMU and the best amenities of Dallas. See More
The Best Homes in Fourth Section of Old Highland Park Neighborhood