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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.


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.


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


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              
house value
household income
North Richland Hills5270,441$171,200$63,534011southwest
Trophy Club1112,340$348,100$139,1569northwest

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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705 Winding Ridge Trail, Southlake, TX - $965,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,820 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Nestled In Southlake's Hidden Knoll, This Gorgeous, Almost New Home Impresses From The Start. From The Clean Lines Of The Architectural Design To The Perfect And Open Floor Plan, The Home Is Layered In Refined Luxury. A Welcoming Entry Opens Upon ...

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2401 Top Rail Lane, Southlake, TX - $828,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 5,227 SQFT
  • 2 DAYS
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Beautiful Luxury Home In Southlake. Perfectly Setup For Homeschooling And Social Distancing. Light And Bright With Plenty Of Space For Everyone. Recently Updated W Designer Selected Paint Colors, Shutters, Carpet And Lighting Fixtures. Owners Re...

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101 Wilmington Court, Southlake, TX - $850,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,268 SQFT
  • 3 DAYS
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Updated Home In The Heart Of Southlake! Oversized Cds Lot! Newly Installed Front Lndscp & Sod & Led Landscp Lighting Render Curb Appeal! This 4 Br Plan Offers 1st Floor Study + Master With Beautiful, Lux Bath! Contiguous Handscrpd Oak Flrs Begin A...

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1100 Brazos Drive, Southlake, TX - $675,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,485 SQFT
  • 5 DAYS
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Mother In Law Suite! North Facing - Entertaining Flow - 5 Bedroom 3.5 Bath With A Dedicated Office Space On A Private, Corner Lot. Windows And Natural Light Flow From Every Room. This Floor Plan Offers Flexibility To Create A Space Suited Just For...

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1837 Riviera Lane, Southlake, TX - $749,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.2 Baths
  • 2,995 SQFT
  • 6 DAYS
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Stunning Modern Home With Upgrades Galore In Carillon! Custom Iron Door & Artistic Ceiling Treatment Welcome You To This Charming 3 Bed 2.2 Bath Home. Study Features Custom Iron French Doors To Lovely Front Patio, Feature Wall & Ceiling Beams. Ent...

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1705 Water Lily Drive, Southlake, TX - $795,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4.1 Baths
  • 4,865 SQFT
  • 7 DAYS
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Beautiful Executive Home With Soaring Ceilings, Grey Palette, Hardwoods, New Carpet Installed July2020. Updated Kitchen 2019. Family Room W Stunning Stacked Stone Fireplace To Ceiling, Guest Suite On Main Floor. Master Suite Has Fabulous Updated ...

1905 Shooting Star Lane, Southlake, TX - $874,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4.1 Baths
  • 4,338 SQFT
  • 14 DAYS
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Absolutely Stunning Custom Home On An Oversized Lot With Pool. Upon Entering This Home, You Are Immediately Greeted With An Open Floor Plan, Soaring Ceilings, Hardwood Flooring, Crown Moulding, And A Flexible Layout With 5 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, 3 L...

408 Palladian Boulevard, Southlake, TX - $729,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,108 SQFT
  • 16 DAYS
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Enjoy A Low Maintenance, Lock & Leave Lifestyle In Popular Carillon! Amazing Floor Plan Offers Master And Guest Br Down Plus A Study Off The Front Entry. The Gourmet Kitchen Open To The Great Room Includes Large Center Island, Ss Appliances, Gas C...

1568 Main Street, Southlake, TX - $975,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 3.2 Baths
  • 3,307 SQFT
  • 16 DAYS
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This Beautifully Furnished Corner Brownstone Is Located On A Quiet, Tree-lined Street Just Steps Away From Restaurants, Shopping And Entertainment In Southlake Town Square, This European Style Brownstone With Elevator Offers Luxurious Finishes Thr...

1306 Regency Court, Southlake, TX - $850,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,981 SQFT
  • 18 DAYS
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Beautifully Updated Home In Golf Course Community. Updated Kitchen Has All New Appliances Andgranite Counters, Traditional Layout Formals As You Enter And A Large Great Room, Spacious Owner's Retreat With Beautifully Updated Bath. Secondary Bed...

2800 Rainforest Court, Southlake, TX - $925,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 6 Baths
  • 4,156 SQFT
  • 20 DAYS
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The Best Street In Southlake, Homes Rarely Come Up For Sale. Incredible 1.6 Acre+ Estate Nestled At The End Of The Cul-de-sac. Updates Galore- Way Too Much To List Here (see List In Attachments). Master & Guest Suite Down, 2 Bedrooms + Gameroom ...

1216 Westmont Drive, Southlake, TX - $800,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,989 SQFT
  • 28 DAYS
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Welcome Home To This Fabulous Gem In The Heart Of Southlake! Nearly Half An Acre! Close To Shops, Restaurants And Easy Access To 114. This Dreamy Backyard Is A Must-see! Large And Lovely Size Diving Pool, And Grassy Area. The Landscape Is Decora...

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1342 Woodbrook Court, Southlake, TX - $949,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,149 SQFT
  • 33 DAYS
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Rare Find! 1 Story Custom Home In Cul-de-sac On 2 Treed Acres (abt 1 Acre Natural Creek & Woods For Your Max Privacy). Large Liv With Fp & Blt-ins Overlooks Backyard & Woods. Kit With Tons Of Cabinets, Huge Island, Granite And Brkfast Nook. Master...

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704 Prince George Court, Southlake, TX - $999,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4.2 Baths
  • 5,746 SQFT
  • 34 DAYS
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Stunning 5 Bedroom 4.2 Bathroom Southlake Home Located On Quaint Cul-de-sac That Provides Comfort And Entertainment For All Ages. Circular Drive, Gated Driveway, And 3-car Garage. The Chef's Kitchen, Living Areas, And Dining Room Downstairs All Bo...

704 Essex Court, Southlake, TX - $750,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,564 SQFT
  • 34 DAYS
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Get This Amazing View Of The Pool And Stone Lake. Only Steps Away From The Water And Local Amenities. The Kitchen Has Been Updated With Stainless Steel Appliances And A Gas Cooktop. Hardwood And Tile Floor Throughout Minus Newly Replace Staircase ...

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Listing information last updated on August 13th, 2020 at 11:30am CDT.