Highland Park is a separate town and is considered one of the most prestigious addresses in the country. It is no surprise that there are some similarities between Highland Park and Beverly Hills, as Wilbur Cook, noted landscape architect who designed much of Beverly Hills, was commissioned to design the streets and parks of Highland Park during this initial period of design and development.
There are approximately 8,700 residents in Highland Park and along with the extremely desirable public schools, excellent shopping and dining, there are wonderful parks, public tennis courts, and swimming pool, and a public library in the Town Hall on Drexel Drive. The properties in Highland Park are a pleasing mix of 1913-1920 Prairie style houses, 1920-1930’s pre-war houses and newer houses that have been built on lots in established settings from the 1970’s, 80’s, and 90’s. Almost all the homes are of a European or Colonial Revival influence with many of the houses built in the 1990’s, pulling from the architecture of the 20’s and 30’s. The Park Cities has one of the finest collections of 1930’s houses in the country.