Park Cities consists of the tree-lined streets and ample green spaces of Highland Park, plus University Park, home to the George W. Bush Presidential Center, with its scale replica of the Oval Office. There are walking trails in the waterside parks along Turtle Creek, and Highland Park Village is a high-end shopping mall offering designer boutiques, plus fine dining in refined seafood and Italian restaurants.
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Highland Park Village, the oldest shopping center in the United States is nestled in the heart of the area. Park Cities is home of the Dallas Country Club, George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, and Snider Plaza.