Highland Village, Texas
|Highland Village, Texas|
Location of Highland Village in Denton County, Texas
|Municipal incorporation||February 14, 1963|
|• City Council||Mayor Patrick Davis
Louis E. Robichaux, IV
|• City Manager||Michael Leavitt|
|• Total||6.4 sq mi (16.6 km2)|
|• Land||5.5 sq mi (14.3 km2)|
|• Water||0.9 sq mi (2.3 km2)|
|Elevation||554 ft (169 m)|
|• Density||2,400/sq mi (910/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||1337748|
Highland Village is a city in Denton County, Texas, United States. It is a suburb of Dallas, hugging the south side of the far western branch of Lewisville Lake. As of the 2010 United States Census the city's population was 15,056.
Highland Village incorporated as a city February 1963. It included 516 residents in the 1970 census, but the opening of the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport helped spur massive growth in the city's population: 3,246 in 1980, 7,027 in 1990, 12,173 in 2000, and 15,056 in 2010. The city remains a primarily residential area, though more business development is occurring.
Highland Village is located at  According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.4 square miles (17 km2), of which 5.5 square miles (14 km2) is land and 0.9 square miles (2.3 km2), or 13.88%, is water.(33.087940, -97.055874).
The City of Highland Village mayor and city council commissioned the development of a new logo in 2007, to replace the familiar red, white, and blue logo in use since the 1970s. Citizen reaction to spending taxpayer dollars on this venture has been decidedly mixed.
In the ten-year period from fiscal year 2002 to fy 2012, the Highland Village City Council negotiated and implemented commercial development projects that resulted in sales tax revenues booming from $430,758 in 2002 to $2,076,510 in 2012 (a 482% growth). The number is expected to take another significant jump when Whole Foods Market opens its doors in late 2014 and creates a new draw for miles around.
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 15,602 people residing in the city. The population density was 2,736 people per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 90.7% White, 2.6% African American, 0.40% Native American, 3.1% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, and 2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.3% of the population. There were 4,843 households.
Highland Village voted to become a member of the Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) in September 2003. It is currently served with Commuter Express coach service to Denton and downtown Dallas. DCTA initiated bus service in Highland Village in January 2008. In 2011, Highland Village/Lewisville Lake station opened as a commuter rail station on DCTA's A-train.
Arts and cultural life
Highland Village hosts an annual hot air balloon festival sponsored by local Lions Clubs. Celebrate Highland Village, formerly known as Highland Village Days, is an annual event in August that includes a fireworks show, 1K and 5K runs, live music, and a family fishing in a stocked pond. There is also a city fireworks show and music festival called Red White and Blue festival.
Highland Village is served by the Lewisville Independent School District, which has three elementary schools and one middle school located in the city. Edward S. Marcus High School, located in Flower Mound but near Highland Village, is the city's principal high school.
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The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Highland Village has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.
- Falcon, Pat; Thompson, Sue; Gentry, Peggy; Faile, Shirley Bradham; Rader, Jennifer (2004). A History and Heritage of Highland Village. Austin, Texas: Sunbelt Eakin Press. ISBN 9781571688705. OCLC 77079580.
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- Peterson, Matt (June 20, 2011). "A-train railway begins rolling, carrying commuters from Denton to Carrollton". The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved June 20, 2011.
- City of Highland Village official website
- The Cross Timbers Gazette, local newspaper
- Lewisville Independent School District