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OverviewConsistently listed in D Magazine’s top suburbs and a safe community, Highland Village offers a superb quality of life. Highland Village is bordered on the north by Lake Lewisville, with many lakefront homes and homes with lake views. The majority of the homes in Highland Village are new and custom built, with the earliest homes being custom resort or lakefront.
Recreation and Community EventsResidents of Highland Village are relatively young and actively utilize the amenities the City offers including extensive trails, parks, sports fields, and water sports. The City of Highland Village has a beautiful park system with a broad range of amenities to enjoy from swinging with the kids, playing baseball, soccer, or tennis to camping or boating.
The residential and business community participate in the many festivals and events held within the City, including Celebrate Highland Village, TXFallenPD Tribute Event, Christmas at the Ranch, and Concerts in the Park.
Highland Village residents can easily walk anywhere in the City on the Inland Trail System. The Inland Trail main spine is a 9.83 mile, multi-use trail network connecting virtually all areas of Highland Village. It is designed for walking, jogging, bicycling, and meanders throughout the City connecting neighborhoods, parks, schools, retail centers, and City offices.
Workforce / Education
Highland Village’s population is educated and informed. Over 98% of the population are high school graduates, with 56% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. Additionally, 80% of the working population are employed in managerial, professional, or the technology industry exemplifying Highland Village’s upscale, educated workforce.
Commercial development along the FM 407 and FM 2499 corridor make Highland Village the ultimate shopping destination. On the northeast corner is a regional shopping center, featuring a Walmart Supercenter designed specifically for Highland Village along with LA Fitness, DSW, TJ Maxx, Home Goods, and Hillside Fine Grill among other restaurants. The northwest corner is a lifestyle center featuring an AMC IMAX Theater, Barnes and Noble, and Whole Foods along with upscale retail and dining all in a pedestrian friendly environment.
Further east on FM 407 is The Painted Tree Marketplace in the Highland Village Town Center. Painted Tree offers over 100 different, unique, quality shops under one roof. Salerno's Italian Restaurant, J's Hallmark, Wingstop, and Floor Accents round out the center.
Denton County Transportation Authority
Residents of Highland Village, along with Denton and Lewisville, voted to initiate a half-cent sales tax designated for a regional transportation system. The Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) provides transit service through the member cities and to downtown Dallas.
DCTA's rail service, the A-train, connects member cities to DART. The Highland Village / Lewisville Lake station located at I-35E and Garden Ridge Boulevard serves Highland Village residents. Additionally, the DCTA GoZone on demand service can be scheduled for transportation to and from the station. Onsite station parking is also available. Both local and regional passes can be purchased at the Highland Village Municipal Complex or through the GoPass app for your smart phone.