Highland Village was incorporated in 1963 after approximately 100 lakeside residents decided to make their homes permanent. The early residents, for the most part, were professionals from the Dallas area who wanted to get away for the weekend and enjoyed it so much they moved to what is now known as Highland Village. In spite of its hideaway appeal, Highland Village is 15-minutes north of DFW International Airport, west of the Legacy Park/West Plano area, and almost exactly halfway between Dallas and Denton. Its central location has long attracted families to developments like Highland Shores, High- land Village’s largest subdivision.
Area recreational facilities include Lake Lewisville, Copperas Branch Park, Unity Park, Kids Kastle, a community-built park and several other neighborhood parks made up of approximately 140-acres. Highland Village is also home of the Highland Village Lion’s Club Balloonfest and Fair – held during the third weekend of August each year. The three-day event attracts 40 to 50 balloons and crowds more than 50,000. The festival features arts and crafts booths, live entertainment, food vendors and carnival attractions. Activities include two balloon glows held at dusk on Friday and Saturday nights, a media flight and balloon races.
The Lewisville ISD serves Highland Village with three elementary schools and one middle school. Universities and colleges located within 30-miles include the University of North Texas, Texas Woman’s University, Northlake and Brookhaven community colleges, University of Dallas, Collin County Community College and North Central Texas College (formerly Cooke County College).