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Living In Southlake TX


This page provides guidance for anyone who is thinking about moving to Southlake and wants to make an objective assessment of what living in Southlake in 2019 is like. Southlake livability factors are presented along with descriptions, pictures and maps of moderately priced Southlake homes that currently are for sale. At the bottom of this page are links to authoritative sources that provide additional general information about living in Southlake.


Living in SouthlakeSouthlake livability factors


2019 best Dallas suburbs rank: 1

Click this best places to live in Dallas link for complete rankings, metrics and analysis methodology.

  2018 public schools academic performance index: 96.3
  2017 crime incidence / 1000 residents: 12.4
  2017 median single family house value: $627,700
  2017 residences owner occupied: 92.9%
  2017 median household income: $207,917
  2017 population: 31,824
  2013 - 2017 population growth: 12.6%


Southlake public schools rank second among 2019 Dallas suburbs with best public schools and its principal high schools, Carroll Senior High School / Carroll High School, rank second among the 2019 best open enrollment high schools in the DFW metroplex. Southlake also has the ninth highest percentage of owner occupied homes of all Dallas suburbs. Some of the ways Southlake is different from and similar to other DFW cities and towns are shown on these best Dallas suburbs and about Dallas suburbs pages.

Southlake is located in northeast Tarrant County, approximately 26 miles northwest of downtown Dallas and 25 miles northeast of downtown Fort Worth. As the DFW metroplex continues to grow and becomes more densely populated, Southlake's proximity to DFW International Airport, both the Las Colinas and north Dallas business centers, and both downtown Dallas and downtown Fort Worth is likely to make living in Southlake even more attractive than it is now for people who need to commute frequently to and from these areas.

Local schools

Southlake public schools are not only among the best in the DFW metroplex, they are among the best in the State of Texas ... most school age children who reside in Southlake are eligible to attend Carroll Independent School District schools ... students living in about twenty mostly small subdivisions in southwest Southlake attend Keller ISD schools and six subdivisions in northwest Southlake are served by the Northwest Independent School District

Click on this Southlake schools link for TEA STAAR scores, student population by grade, and other information for all Southlake public schools. Performance information for other DFW metroplex school districts is available on this best Dallas Fort Worth school districts page and performance information for other public schools in the Dallas area is provided on these DFW high schools, DFW middle schools and DFW elementary schools pages.

Private schools located near Southlake are identified on this north Dallas suburbs private schools page.

Neighborhoods

A big reason living in Southlake is considered so desirable is its terrific neighborhoods. Click on this Southlake neighborhoods link for profiles that describe some of the best and most popular of these neighborhoods. Other great north Dallas area neighborhoods are identified on this best DFW neighborhoods page.


Single-family homes

Single-family homes (identified as one-unit, detached houses by the U.S. Census Bureau) account for 94.4 percent of the Southlake residences ... median value of owner-occupied single-family homes is $627,700 ... about 79 percent of Southlake housing units have been built during the past 25 or so years ... approximately three percent of these residences are more than 50 years old ... about five percent of Southlake housing units have been constructed since 2014


New home construction

There currently is limited new home construction occurring in Southlake. Click on this new construction homes link to see all new Southlake homes that are currently listed for sale. If you thinking about buying a new construction home, you may want to carefully consider the guidance about builder quality provided on this DFW best home builders page.

I frequently am asked by folks who have never bought a new construction home if they should be assisted by a buyer’s agent when selecting a builder and when negotiating their new home purchase. Most of the time my answers are "Yes" and "Yes."


Community amenities/activities

One of the outstanding things about living in Southlake is its exceptional community amenities.

Commutes

Approximately 10 miles and 14 minutes drive time without traffic from central Southlake to DFW International Airport passenger terminals ... 17 miles and 19 minutes to the Las Colinas business center ... 23 miles and 28 minutes to the north Dallas business center ... 26 miles and 30 minutes to downtown Dallas ... 25 miles and 37 minutes to downtown Fort Worth

Commute time and distance information for additional destinations, and for other DFW metroplex cities and towns, is provided on this average DFW commute distances and times page.

Nearby shopping centers

Demographics

2017 estimated population 31,824... population density 1,458 residents per square mile ... 12.6 percent population increase between 2013 - 2017 ... #date-2017-census-data# annual median household income $207,917 ... 92.9 percent of Southlake residencess owner occupied

Additional demographic information about Southlake and similar information about other DFW cities and towns are available by clicking on this more about DFW suburbs link.

Property taxes

Southlake is located in two different counties and students living in Southlake attend schools operated by three separate school districts. Since these entities have different tax rates, Southlake real estate property tax rates for 2017 range from 2.19 percent to 2.59 percent of tax appraisal value. A description of how Texas property taxes are calculated and paid, along with property tax rates for other DFW cities and towns, are available by clicking on this DFW property tax rates link.

Cities/towns near Southlake

from Trophy Club              
city/townbest
cities/towns
rank
populationmedian
house value
median
household income
milesdirection             
Bedford5949,486$179,600$64,9338south
Colleyville1026,674$456,100$164,6825south
Euless7055,174$163,700$60,55812southeast
Grapevine3653,982$273,600$83,6754east
Hurst6139,051$157,000$58,87110southwest
Keller1447,266$334,000$126,0136west
North Richland Hills5270,441$171,200$63,534011southwest
Roanoke278,135$248,600$67,2188northwest
Trophy Club1112,340$348,100$139,1569northwest
Westlake1,483$1,612,0006northwest


Note: Best cities/towns rank derived from analysis presented on best Dallas suburbs page.


Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, State of Texas Comptroller and Google Maps.


Moderately priced homes for sale in Southlake

Key to understanding what living in Southlake is like is knowing about Southlake housing. Shown below is a typical website presentation of currently listed homes that are more or less in the middle of the Southlake single-family homes price range. A similar presentation of all currently listed Southlake single-family homes and links to pages showing various selections of these homes are available on this Southlake homes for sale page.

The default display order of the property listings shown below is number of days listed, but other sort orders can be selected. The property display also can be easily changed from the default grid display to a detailed list display. If you are viewing this page on a mobile device, a map that shows the location of the selected properties can be displayed by clicking on the map icon.

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600 Blair Court, Southlake, TX - $675,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,859 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Lovingly Updated Move-in Ready Timarron Home On A Cul-de-sac! Short Walk To Neighborhood Amenity Center With Pool, Tennis Courts, Playgrounds, Sand Volleyball And Trails. Many Updates Include New Roof, Custom Iron Door, Interior Paint & Carpet, Li...

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1324 Regency Court, Southlake, TX - $890,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4.1 Baths
  • 3,594 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Incredible Villa In Desirable Crescent Royale! This Open Concept Home Was Designed For Entertaining! The Kitchen Is A True Chef's Delight With Large Island, Sub-zero Refrigerator, Gas Cooktop & Built In Eating Area. A Wall Of Windows Offers Stunn...

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285 W Chapel Downs Drive, Southlake, TX - $729,500

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 4,582 SQFT
  • 4 DAYS
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Conveniently Located In The Heart Of Southlake In The Well Established And Sought After Oak Hill Estates Neighborhood. Homeowners Will Appreciate The Neutral Decor And Flexible Living Space This 4 Bed 3.5 Bath Home Provides. Kitchen Boasts White C...

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911 Independence Parkway, Southlake, TX - $749,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 4,029 SQFT
  • 5 DAYS
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Don't Miss This Unique Opportunity In The Exclusive, Gate-guarded Monticello Estates In Beautiful Southlake - Former Model Home In Prestine Condition. Master, Study & Guest Br Down. Kitchen Open To Living And Dining, Overlooking The Backyard. Bra...

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1418 Kensington Court, Southlake, TX - $740,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,198 SQFT
  • 5 DAYS
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Prepare To Be Amazed. Beautifully Updated Villa In Timarron’s Prestigious Golf Course Community. Freshly Painted Interior In Light Neutral Colors & Carpets Replaced Too. Spacious Open Floor Plan With Soaring Ceilings, Hardwood Floors, Elegant Form...

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192 Sam Bass Ridge Road, Southlake, TX - $795,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 4,268 SQFT
  • 6 DAYS
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Treat Yourself To A Showing At This 1988 Rustic Split-level On Lake Grapevine Offering Privacy On Wooded 1.45 Acres Listed At An Unbelievable $795,000. This 4-br 3 Bath 3-car Gar (oversized), 4268 Sf Lakewood Ridge Home Is Walking Distance To Bob ...

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308 Blanco Circle, Southlake, TX - $730,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 6 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,760 SQFT
  • 7 DAYS
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New Roof On 09-01-2019. Gorgeous Family Home With Amazing Open Floor Plan! Wonderfully Updated, New Paint & Modern Light Fixtures! Situated On A Private Lot, This Property Has So Much To Offer! Charming Entry, & Stunning Wood Floors In All Social ...

705 Silver Spur Court, Southlake, TX - $950,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 5,568 SQFT
  • 9 DAYS
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Wonderful Custom Home On A Elevated 1.14ac Cul-de-sac Lot With Gorgeous Views Over Looking The Grapevine Lake. Grand Entry With Vaulted Ceilings, New Hardwood Floors, Paint Throughout, Updated Gourmet Kitchen, Granite Counter Tops, And Refinished ...

1220 Stanhope Court, Southlake, TX - $899,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4.1 Baths
  • 4,553 SQFT
  • 10 DAYS
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One Owner, Meticulously Maintained, Custom Built Home Sitting On The Highly Desired Cul-de-sac Stanhope Ct.. There Are Only Thirteen Homes That Sit On This Secluded Stretch Of Estate Properties. Sitting On A Full Acre Of Land, This Home Features...

2821 Riverbrook Way, Southlake, TX - $819,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,596 SQFT
  • 10 DAYS
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Atwood Custom Single Story Under Construction In Gated Southlake 55+ Community. 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, 3 Car Garage, Great Room Style Family And Kitchen Area, Approx. 18 X 16 Covered Patio With Fireplace. Full Foam Encapsulation. Stucco & Stone Ext...

1300 Montgomery Lane, Southlake, TX - $769,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4.1 Baths
  • 4,117 SQFT
  • 12 DAYS
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Large Five Bedrooms With Master Downstairs And A Split Guest Bedroom Or Mother-in-law Suite. Double Staircase With A Large Game Room Upstairs. Timarron Addition With Beautiful Golf Course And Clubhouse. Walking Distance To Old Union Elementary Sch...

2400 Ranch House Drive, Southlake, TX - $949,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 6,087 SQFT
  • 13 DAYS
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Amazing Value For This Gorgeous Estate Located In Southlake’s Coveted Community Of Johnson Place, Keller Isd With Open Enrollment To Carroll Isd! Upon Entering Through The Stately Iron Front Doors, You Are Greeted With Beautiful, Nail Down Hardwo...

925 Parkview Lane, Southlake, TX - $800,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4.1 Baths
  • 4,865 SQFT
  • 13 DAYS
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Way Below Market To Sell Now! Calais Built Home In Exclusive Monticello Estates, Southlakes Only Guard Gated Community. Over $ 50,000 In Updates In The Past Year- 4 Bathrooms Remodeled, Stainless Steel Sub-zero Type Fridge, Pool Remodeled- Updated...

605 Aberdeen Way, Southlake, TX - $869,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4.1 Baths
  • 4,747 SQFT
  • 18 DAYS
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A Southlake Estate On A Beautifully Landscaped Lot. This Home Is Composed Of Great Entertaining Spaces That Are Also Perfect For Everyday Life. Entertain Large Groups Easily From The Well Designed Kitchen Which Is Open To The Large Living Room. Th...

2815 Tyler Street, Southlake, TX - $934,500

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 5,175 SQFT
  • 18 DAYS
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Custom Estate Home On Premium .671-acre Wooded Lot In Kirkwood Hollow In Southlake. Room For Entertaining Inside & Out. Stunning Views Of Pool, Spa & Backyard With Covered Patio. Spacious Formal Living Room With Floor-to-ceiling Windows. Gourmet K...


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Listing information last updated on September 18th, 2019 at 12:15am CDT.