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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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311 Southridge Lakes Parkway, Southlake, TX - $675,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,343 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Welcome To This Updated Light Filled House With Water Views! The Moment You Step Inside You Are Greeted With A Wall Of Windows With Views Of The Lake. New Class 4 Ir Shingle Roof Installed In February 2020! Interior Recently Painted And New Carpe...

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1207 Twin Creek, Southlake, TX - $799,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,375 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Rare Find! Nestled On Over An Acre In The Highly Desired Cross Timber Hills Addition This Gorgeous Property Offers Prime Cul-de-sac Location, Backyard Oasis, Stunning Canopy Of Mature Trees, Large Deck Overlooking The Pool + Spa, Gazebo & Large Gr...

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704 Malton Lane, Southlake, TX - $825,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,925 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Sought After Oversized Treed And Shaded Lot Within Walking Distance Of Town Square. Country Privacy In The Heart Of Southlake! Single Owner Custom Built Drees Home With Open Concept Kitchen, Living Area Overlooking Large Pastoral And Very Private ...

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1500 Le Mans Lane, Southlake, TX - $815,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4.1 Baths
  • 3,674 SQFT
  • 5 DAYS
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Beautiful Villa Home On .20 Acre Corner Lot In Carillon! Premium Location With Villa Park South Across The Front Steps. Well-designed Floor Plan & Spacious Rooms. Formal Dining With French Doors For Natural Light & Access To Balcony. Study With Bu...

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1300 Montgomery Lane, Southlake, TX - $825,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4.1 Baths
  • 4,214 SQFT
  • 6 DAYS
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Completely Updated Home With $100k Plus In Upgrades. 5 Bdrms, 4.5 Baths, Study With Built-ins, Formal Living & Dining. Extensive Hardwoods, Situated On .30 Acre Lot In Desirable Timarron At Corner Of Byron Nelson & Montgomery. Features Include, C...

1220 Strathmore Drive, Southlake, TX - $995,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,998 SQFT
  • 8 DAYS
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Fabulous Home With Spectacular Views Of Timarron's 15th Fairway & Adjacent Greenbelt! Classic Home Offers 4 Br, 4 Updated Baths, 3 Liv Areas, & Study. Spacious Kitchen, With Granite Countertops, Island, Ss Appliances, Built In Refrigerator & Butl...

2821 Riverbrook Way, Southlake, TX - $799,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,596 SQFT
  • 8 DAYS
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New Construction Atwood Custom Single Story In Gated Southlake 55+ Community. 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, 3 Car Garage And Study. Covered Patio With Fireplace. Full Foam Encapsulation. Stucco & Stone Exterior. Annual Hoa Is $2500 And Includes Front Yard...

512 Winding Ridge Trail, Southlake, TX - $989,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4.1 Baths
  • 4,472 SQFT
  • 9 DAYS
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An Immaculate Custom Home In Southlake With 5 Bedrooms, 4.5 Bathrooms, 3 Car Garage, And Nearly 4500 Sq Ft! Enter The Home To A Grand Foyer With Soaring Ceilings, Stunning Curved Staircase, And Hand Scraped Hardwood Flooring. Downstairs Master Sui...

1713 Riviera Lane, Southlake, TX - $735,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 2,902 SQFT
  • 10 DAYS
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Spectacular Find In One Of Southlake’s Newest & Highly Desired Neighborhoods. This Villa’s Floor Plan Has Some Of The Finest Features & Flexible Spaces Available. Open Floor Plan W-gourmet Kitchen Equipped W-high End Ss App, Built-in Fridge, 4 Bur...

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875 E Dove Road, Southlake, TX - $680,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,025 SQFT
  • 11 DAYS
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Big Lot, On 1.65 Acre In The Heart Of Southlake. Enjoy All The Amenities That Southlake Has To Offer Nearby. This Property Has Been Renovated And Updated To Reveal A Bigger Living Space And Open Concept Kitchen. The Office Has A Separate Entrance,...

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907 Brazos Drive, Southlake, TX - $660,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,331 SQFT
  • 12 DAYS
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You Won't Be Able To Take Your Eyes Off The Lake From Almost Any Room In This Recently Updated Home With New Hand-scraped Hardwood Floors, Granite Countertops And Stainless Steel Kitchen Appliances. Enjoy The Open Floor Plan, Multiple Living And D...

1145 Haven Circle, Southlake, TX - $779,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,892 SQFT
  • 15 DAYS
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This Unique And Stunning Single Stroy Home Sits On A Corner Lot Facing A Greenbelt And Within Walking Distance To Southlake Town Square. Enjoy The Open Concept With A Seemless Floorplan, Connecting The Living Room, Kitchen, Breakfast Room And Form...

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1520 Randol Mill, Southlake, TX - $925,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4.2 Baths
  • 5,579 SQFT
  • 15 DAYS
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Rare Opportunity. Just Over 4 Acre Property Ready For New Construction Seconds Away From Vaquero And Very Easy Access To Hwy 114. Minutes Away From Southlake Town Square. House On Property Can Be Renovated But Needs Significant Work. Being Sold As...

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807 Shorecrest Drive, Southlake, TX - $749,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,056 SQFT
  • 17 DAYS
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This Is A Rare Find In Beautiful Southlake's Timber Lake Addition! An Entertainer's Dream – Inside & Out. Striking Staircase Entry That Leads To Open Living And Kitchen Area Making It Ideal For Flow Between The Living, Family & Dining Rooms Which...

719 Bryson Way, Southlake, TX - $660,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,507 SQFT
  • 19 DAYS
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Great Value In Timmarron. Pool Sized Yard. Dinning Room Will Fit A Banquet Sized Dinning Table. Spacious Kitchen With Granite, Travertine Flooring And Plenty Of Cabinets. Open To Family Room. Master And One Additional Bedroom Downstairs. Has A Tot...


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Listing information last updated on May 31st, 2020 at 12:45am CDT.