Highland Park is an independent community north of downtown Dallas. Commonly known as "The Bubble," the community battles steriotypes such as "the kids are all brats" and "the women are plastic dolls." These comments are based on opinions, and have absolutely no validity in describing the entire city. Highland Park, as well as it's similar neighbor University Park, is a group of educated citizens who worked hard enough to be able to afford to live in an elite neighborhood, complete with a fantastic school system and safe streets. The community boasts the lowest crime rate in Dallas, as well as countless awards for it's students accomplishments. Due to early city architecture, 20% of Highland Park is designated as parks, hence the name, "Park Cities." To judge or describe a community by citing a quote from one teenage girl who happens to attend Highland Park High School is both unprofessional and unintelligent. Contrary to (common?) belief, most people do not need Starbucks "daily" to survive, and, incredibly, not everyone drives one-hundred-thousand-dollar cars. Highland Park is simply a concentration of educated people who work incredibly hard to live a lifestyle envious of many. Although making snide remarks about the citizens and lifestyles of Highland Park may be temporarily gratifying, perhaps "haters" of Highland Park should take some notes; after all, every other Dallas community seems to need a lot of help.
"The Highland Park High School graduating class of 2004 boasts eight National Merit Finalists, and sent students to 112 different institutions of higher education in 34 states." -Highland Park High School's "Bagpipe" Newspaper, May 13, 2004

"Everything I do ALLL day is simply to make me look more RICH! In the morning, I make my maid make me breakfast, and then I throw it away, right in front of her, because I CAN! Then, my mom gives me my daily piece of jewelry, which absolutely HAS to be from Neimans or Tiffany's. And then, I walk outside and mutter racist comments at my gardener, because he's probably an illegal alien. Then, I get in my RANGE ROVER and drive to school, where I park in the Principal's parking spot, because he isn't from Highland Park, and my Daddy will sue him for sexual harrasment if he says ANYTHING to me about it. All day long, I sit in my classes and chew gum and text message on my Swarovsky Crystal Blackberry, and I do not learn, because my Daddy will either buy my way into college, or support me for the rest of my life. After school, my friends and I eat our one meal a day, 2 sticks of celery, and then we throw it up, because we are bulemic and gorgeous. Then we go shopping at Highland Park Villiage, where I have to spend less than $4000 (a day) because I spent over $100,000 last month on clothes alone, and Daddy thought it was making my friends jealous. Then I go to the HP basketball game, where our student section sits on reclining velvet-cusioned seats, while our visitor section has to sit on spare buckets and trash cans turned upside down. After we win the basketball game, I will go get smashed on Grey Goose and Crystál with my friends in someone's billion-dollar backhouse. After a fun night of playing "How much money is in your wallet?", I will drive home (drunk), attempt to fit my Range in the garage (but rear-end by dad's Rolls Royce), and walk inside, where I find my Daddy waiting to give me a a goodnight kiss and five tickets to Cabo for me and my friends as a reward for my all-Fs report card. Then, I pass out on my egyptian-cotton sheets. The next day, Daddy and I both go get new cars (I get a Benz, he gets two Maseratis), and then I repeat my day all over again!" -Actual daily itenerary of a Highland Park High School senior. Really. That is how everyone in HP actually lives. This quote is absolutely as accurate as all the other ones on this page. Really.
by HPALUM March 05, 2006
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A small community in Dallas, Texas often referred to as the bubble. Lots of people diss HP but its really not that bad. People are PARTLY right in saying people here are snobby and rich, but saying that we are ALL really rude and snobby isn't fair though because there still some nice people who live here. We are used to expensive clothes and food, but that doesn't mean that none of us deserve it. Many people who live here own businessess and are doctors or other professions that bring in a large cash flow. People from HP are often called Parkies. Please don't pay attention to the definitions that say we are sooooooo rich and soooooo awesome and everyone is just mad because we are so much cooler than them! Those are the people in Highland Park who are conceited, spoiled brats who have access to their parents money and credit cards and can do anything they want. The majority of us are nice!
The Majority of the people in Highland Park are not snobby!
by Caroline G September 25, 2005
The girls are beautiful, the boys are well-groomed and cocky. The women are nosy and annoying (especially if mothers), and the men are aggressive and self-affirming. Money is everywhere, causing many people to simply throw change into trash cans. If you enjoy the eternal presence of cops, this is the place for you. Minorities beware: The people will act like they aren't afraid of you, but they are really terrified. Never has such a small community had so many specialized community newspapers. If you enjoy frequent ecounters with reality, do not move into Highland Park.
Hey ya'll, lets go to the burger place in Highland Park and look at all the beautiful people.
by Diedrich von Octuberstein March 30, 2006
A small community close to downtown Dallas, which has a suburban feel and is known for being the old money part of dallas. Many girls from here grow up to become debutantes for la fiesta and dallas symphony orchestra league. The boys grow up to be in the honor guard and attend business school at SMU, Texas, and various prestigious colleges. Many of the people here are stereotyped as spoiled rich brats, but not everyone deserves this label, although there are people who most definitely do. Highland Park high school is a public school but may as well be private considering the rate of ivy league admittance and the number of kids who belong to exclusive country clubs such as brookhollow country club or dcc. Not everyone at the high school is rich but almost no one is below middle class, and you will be looked down on if you don't live in a million+ home. The people in HP are generally very good looking and the women and their daughters spend lot of time on themselves to keep it that way. There are many trophy wives with charge accounts at Neiman Marcus but many people are just educated people who have had success in life. Most people here are WASPs and conservatives, and HP probably funded a large portion of George W Bush's presidential campaign.
"omg, caroline did you see that debutante who fell down during her presentation because she was drunk off champagne, those highland park debutantes sure are beautiful though!"
A community north of downtown Dallas, Texas. Highland Park has the biggest concentration of the following you will probably ever see: Skinny, cute blonde girls, cocky, athletic boys, and old money. Many people see Highland Park as a small community where you are looked down upon if you don't drive a BMW at 16 or wear Armani to school every day. Anyone who says this has never gotten to know kids in Highland Park. Kids dress essentially the same as any other high school in America, and drive average cars. Some kids drive very expensive cars, but most kids pay for their own.

Also HP is often called the "bubble" because unless you have a reason to go outside of HP (i.e. work, school, etc) there is no reason to. It has everything you could ever need in this 25 square mile community. HP is also the most expensive community to live in within Texas.

The landscape is a very tightly compacted residential area with a very large house popping up every once in awhile. This is because way back in the day people bought small houses on small lots in HP, but now people are buying ajacent lots and building large houses on them.

Highland Park High School has consistently made Newsweek's Top 25 American High Schools. This is because of their superb academics, and they also have one of the greatest overall athletic programs anywhere in the United States. So far, this year they have been state champions in football, golf, girl's swimming & diving, tennis, and wrestling. And we havent even concluded spring sports.
Highland Park sure is swell!!
by AXnedyah98 May 12, 2006
Welcome to Highland park where the rich get richer and the poor, well there are no poor. A place where you can live in complete ignorance of the world but still think you are helping to make it a better place. Please feel free to stop by our high school to meet our girls that have been on the pill since 12 and our overly pretentious boys who believe everyone wants part of who they are. HPHS is a place where you don't get F's, you get E's. Because in Highland Park you don't fail, you'd have to be in the real world to do that. Here is a place where people aren't out right mean to you, that is unless you were to offend "what they stand for," but they speak to you with ice in their voice.
Highland Park is the Stepford of the real world. Everything is so awfully perfect that you would suspect robots, only robots would be a welcome replacement to the women that float around the town casting their ideals on the "world." The only things more fake than them are their bodies. Come to Highland park to forget your real worries and focus on...CLOTHS.
"Hey Joe have you been to Highland Park"
"No Bob, I have decided to life a meaningful life"
"But Joe one visit can't hurt"
"Oh contraire Bob, step in Highland Park and you'll be tainted forever"
by The Highland Gentile January 21, 2009
This definition is referring to Highland Park, TX. Highland Park is a community often referred to as "the bubble" in North Dallas, TX. Here, everyone's pretty due to rich men who marry beautiful women and make pretty little babies who will grow up to be pretty little parkies. Most everyone claims to be Christian, most everyone claims to be Republican, and some actually know what they're talking about, too. Highland Park High School may boast a good education, but they spend all their money on sports. Who needs an education? Now onto the students of Highland Park High School. About 98% of the kids drink or smoke. The typical HP girl runs cross country, is dating a guy who plays football, has a given name of Madeline, Madison, Caroline, Emily, or Elizabeth, is white, voted McCain/Palin when the school had its presidential election, is blonde with blue eyes, is in FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes), is part of the Roots club (girl's Christian club), and got totally shitfaced last weekend at so and so's party. But they still managed to show up at church the next day, wearing a dress that probably cost about $100-200 more than its worth. Needless to say, not every girl in Highland Park is like this, and not every guy is a douchebag. Just the vast majority.
Actual conversation I had yesterday with this guy who knows my brother and was driving me home:
Him: Hi, I'm John. Your brother hates me.
Me: Hahah really? Why?
Him: Because I always make fun of him for being a democrat.

Actual bible study at my church in HP:
Girl: I just don't understand how someone could be an atheist. They know they're going to hell.
Me: My brother's an atheist.
Girl: Hate to break it to you, your brother's going to hell.

Actual conversation I had with a freshman boy:
Him: I think it's stupid that my girlfriend doesn't wear makeup.
Me: Why? She's just naturally pretty.
Him: Because why would you just wanna be naturally pretty? Makeup makes everyone look better. Every girl needs makeup, it's just a fact of life.

While babysitting with my guy friend:
Him: Let's go check the parent's alcohol stash!

Facebook status when Bin Laden was killed:
Him: Now that we killed the sand nigga, let's get the other nigga out of the office.

Conversation during the 2008 election:
Girl: If Obama gets elected, I'm moving to Canada.
Me: Why?
Girl: Are you stupid? He's a terrorist.

Conversation with people from other schools:
Them: What school do you go to?
Me: Highland Park.
Them: Oh.. (looks down in disappointment)
Me: (sigh).
by yourtypicaltheatrekid July 09, 2011
Known as "the bubble", Highland Park is a sweet little suburb inside of Dallas. Yes, most of it is made up of rich people, but there are less snobs than you would think. Everyone is friendly and everything is within biking/walking distance. Not everyone is a complete idiot/blonde/pretty but stupid, just a few, if any at all. Way back in time HP actually tried to become a part of Dallas, but Dallas turned them down. (So really Dallas has no reason to be mad at HP.) HP is a great neighborhood, but like every other town in the world, there are some snobs, violence, drugs, and random shizz.
Person 1: I bet no one in Highland Park would help that homeless guy over there.

Person 2: Yeah, but neither would you kumquat.
by iHaTeWhEnPeOpLeWrItElIkEtHiS July 10, 2010
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