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Colonial Style Home in The Heart of Highland Park – 3452 Mockingbird Ln, Highland Park, TX 75205

October 2, 2014

Catalyst Real estate Experts Just Listed this Gorgeous Home in Highland Park, TX.

3452 Mockingbird Ln, Highland Park, TX 75205

Original hardwood floors in pristine condition. 8 ft doors, 6″ crown molding, plantation shutters, and built-ins galore. Generous formals ideal for entertaining. Spacious master bedroom suite and 2nd master downstairs. Butlers pantry, double oven, 2 gas fireplaces, floor-to-ceiling windows, and abundant storage. This home has been cared for like you wouldn’t believe!

A few updates and you’ll have your dream home in a dream location!

Listed at 1,200,000

(2) Front (4)Entry (6)Formal Family Room (13)Kitchen (32) Back











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Highland Park

Highland Park has earned a reputation for having some of the most expensive property prices in the Dallas area. Average Market price is $2,730,687. Currently there are 81 homes for sale in Highland Park, TX.

Statistics for 2014

List Price Min ………………………….. $470,000

List Price Max………………………….. $14,500,000

List Price Median…………………….. $1,975,000

Sold Price Min…………………………..$400,000

Sold Price Max…………………………$7,600,000

Sold Price Median……………………$1,622,500

The land now known as Highland Park was bought by a group of investors from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, known as the Philadelphia Place Land Association, for an average price of $377 an acre, with a total of $500,000. Henry Exall, an agent, intended to develop the land along Turtle Creek as Philadelphia Place, exclusive housing based on parkland areas in Philadelphia. He laid gravel roads, and dammed Turtle Creek, forming Exall Lake, before the Panic of 1893 brought a blow to his fortunes, halting development. Afterwards, he began a horse breeding farm. In the 1890s, Exall Lake was a common picnic destination for Dallas residents.

In 1906, John S. Armstrong (the former partner of Thomas Marsalis, the developer of Oak Cliff), sold his meatpacking business and invested his money in a portion of the former Philadelphia Place land, to develop it under the name of Highland Park. He chose this name as it was located on high land that overlooked downtown Dallas. Wilbur David Cook, the landscape designer who had planned Beverly Hills, California, and George E. Kessler, who had previously planned Fair Park and most of downtown Dallas, were hired to design its layout in 1907 “as a refuge from an increasingly diverse city.” Notably, twenty percent of the original land was set aside for parks. A second development in Highland Park was developed in 1910.

In 1913, Highland Park petitioned Dallas for annexation, but was refused. The 500 residents voted to incorporate on November 29, 1913, and incorporation was granted in 1915, when its population was 1,100. The first mayor of Highland Park was W. A. Fraser. A third and fourth development were added to the town in 1915 and 1917, respectively. In 1919, the city of Dallas sought to annex Highland Park, beginning a lengthy controversy that lasted until 1945. J. W. Bartholow led the fight to resist the annexation. The final major land development occurred in 1924. In 1931, Highland Park Village was constructed, the firstshopping center of its kind in the United States.

Because of its location near Dallas, Highland Park had, by the early 1930s, developed a moderately large (8,400) population, with a few businesses. Eventually the school districts and newspapers of Highland Park and University Park were combined. In the 1940s, after the failure to annex Highland Park, Dallas began annexing the land surrounding it. Reaching a population high of just under 13,000 in the late 1950s, Highland Park afterwards grew only by building houses on the remaining vacant lots, and by the destruction of old buildings. Since 1990, Highland Park has maintained strict zoning ordinances. Known for its quality housing, the town still has many parks running along Turtle Creek and is home to the Dallas Country Club.

Highland Park became somewhat famous in the early 1980s when the popular television show Dallas used to shoot on location there. The 2012 TV series GCB took place in the fictitious “Hillside Park”, which is likely a stand-in for Highland Park; however, the residence in the show where the mother of the main character, “Amanda Vaughn”, lived is actually located in East Dallas.

Listing Agent – Susie Andreano with Catalyst Real Estate Experts



Statistics – NTREIS

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