Highland Park, Texas and University Park, Texas are synonymous with prestige, power and opulence. They are both old fashioned neighborhoods with front porches and desired sites for new extravagant homes. Highland Park is famous for the quality of its school system, police and fire department and civility of the community. Highland Park and University Park are protected from the city around it, with the convenience of downtown only two miles away. Highland Park was laid out by Wilbur David Cook, the landscape architect who designed Beverly Hills, California.