Highland is a quiet, working-class neighborhood with modest, single-family homes. The neighborhood borders I-35 to the east and Hwy. 290 to the south so it is easy to access other parts of the city. Downtown and the University of Texas are just a five-minute car ride away. Public transportation is also highly accessible. The neighborhood has some local eateries and a cinema, and just to the west are parks, ball fields, and playgrounds.