Jody and Clyde Jackson moved to Highland Springs from Houston to be closer to their daughter and her family in North Dallas.

Highland Springs celebrates its tenth anniversary this month. 

The North Dallas community opened its doors in September 2006 to the first wave of residents, called “pioneers.”

Tom Naylor’s artistic pursuits involve etching and printmaking. Tom recently launched a website to showcase the artists who live at Highland Springs.

Tom Naylor spent his professional life working as a computer scientist. His free time was reserved for artistic pursuits.

“I’ve been studying etching and related forms of printmaking since 1980,” says Tom. “It was my way of taking a break from the daily grind.”

Jack Melick and his Orchestra have been playing at Highland Springs for the past nine years.

Highland Springs is poised to celebrate its tenth anniversary next month, and the community’s first residents are marking the milestone with a look back over the past decade.

Dogs and their owners participate in Highland Springs’ Pet Parade.

Rita Howard may have been the one who signed the paperwork when she moved to Highland Springs, but she settled into her new apartment at the North Dallas community with two others.

Highland Springs residents (from left) Patty Jantho, Marna Keith, and Brad Keith organized the 2016 Earth/Arbor Day Expo at the North Dallas community.

Recycling wasn’t a hot topic when Marna Keith was growing up.

Joanne and Bill Cafiero rehearse their parts for the Drama Club’s production of Arsenic and Old Lace at Highland Springs.

It had all the makings of a great murder mystery—secrets, intrigue, plot turns—but this drama wasn’t found in the pages of a book. 

The newly renovated Fireside Grille at Highland Springs opened in April 2016.

It was worth the wait.

That’s the consensus as residents of Highland Springs flock to the newly renovated Fireside Grille, which opened in April 2016.

The Fireside Grille replaces the community’s Cotton Belt Café, which closed for remodeling in early 2016.

Norine Wingate had 12 offers, all over asking price, on her home the first day on market.

Norine Wingate knew the Dallas housing market was strong, but she didn’t realize just how active it was until she listed her own home.

“I had 25 showings the first day it was on the market,” says Norine. “By that evening, there were 12 offers, all over my asking price.”

(From left) Highland Springs Executive Director Matt Neville; Dallas City Councilwoman Sandy Greyson; and committee members Glee Pitney, Oscar Burchard, Helen Adele Johnson, and Margaret Bogle.

With a high-profile presidential election just around the corner, it’s no surprise that politics is a hot topic of conversation these days.