Surrounded by the city of Dallas, Highland Park and University Park are proudly independent communities with their own city governments, police and fire departments, and possibly the finest public school district in the nation. Only seven square miles, the area features more than a dozen parks, numerous churches, Southern Methodist University, and legendary retail areas such as Highland Park Village. Park Cities residents are a potent mixture of old money society leaders, corporate CEOs, and arts patrons. People Newspapers publishes Park Cities People and Preston Hollow People. Its publications have won numerous awards from the Texas Press Association and Suburban Newspapers of America, including the prize for the best weekly in Texas 16 times.