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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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801 Wentwood Drive, Southlake, TX - $655,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,472 SQFT
  • 2 DAYS
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True Move In Ready – This 5 Bed 4 Bath 3 Car Home Has Been Transformed. Kitchen Updates Incl All New Quartz Counters, Hardware, Backsplash, Under Mount Sink, Faucet, Dble Ovens, Gas Cooktop, Microwave, Dishwasher, Breakfast Bar & Island. Master Ba...

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907 Edgemeer Lane, Southlake, TX - $699,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,994 SQFT
  • 5 DAYS
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Tucked Away On Quiet Street In Timber Lakes This Exquisite 4 Br 3 Bath Home Boasts An Elegant Entry Which Leads To Formal Living And Dining Rooms. Open Kitchen With Ss Appliances And Granite Counters Opens To A Warm Family Room And Breakfast Nook....

1309 Province Lane, Southlake, TX - $825,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 5.1 Baths
  • 5,313 SQFT
  • 9 DAYS
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Nestled In The Heart Of Timarron W Short Walk To Country Club. Elegant Stately Home Updated Kitchen & Master Bathroom. When You Walk In The Front Door You're Greeted By Rich Hardwood Floors Large Office & Cabinets Abounding. The Kitchen & Famil...

1401 Vino Blanc Court, Southlake, TX - $995,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4.1 Baths
  • 4,850 SQFT
  • 9 DAYS
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Stunning 5 Bed 4.1 Bath 3 Car Home On Cul De Sac W Diving Pool, Spa & Outdoor Kitchen. Light Modern Wood Floors, Dramatic Foyer W Built Ins, Curved Staircase, Custom Finish Out, Art Niches, & Decorative Lighting. 2nd Floor Oversized Master Suite E...

404 Oxford Court, Southlake, TX - $729,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 4,010 SQFT
  • 11 DAYS
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Beautiful Home In Quiet Cul-de-sac With Private Backyard Oasis. Upstairs Bedrooms & Game Room Offer Space For Everyone & Spa-like Master En Suite Bath Has Jetted Tub, Frameless Glass Steam Shower & Dual Body Spray Faucets. Large Kitchen With Concr...

1214 Lorraine Court, Southlake, TX - $879,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,852 SQFT
  • 11 DAYS
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This Beautiful Home Was Recently Refreshed And Is Move In Ready. Updates Include: Kitchen Counters, Carpet Throughout, Refinished Hardwood Floors, And Interior Paint. This Light & Bright Home Features Tall Ceilings In The Living Room W-fireplace &...

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1020 Diamond Boulevard, Southlake, TX - $725,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,000 SQFT
  • 13 DAYS
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A Must See!! Beautiful One Story Home On Corner Lot With Mature Trees In Quiet, Upscale Neighborhood. Picturesque Landscaping With Built In Outdoor Lighting With Timers And Circle Drive. Open Floor Plan, Neutral Colors, Split Floor Plan, 3 Car Gar...

1412 Kensington Court, Southlake, TX - $650,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,548 SQFT
  • 13 DAYS
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This Charming Updated One Story Villa Shows Exquisite Taste And Fine Living By Scott Simmons. Features Include A Gourmet Kitchen, Granite Countertops, Stainless Steel Appliances, And Wood Flooring. The Back Yard Has Beautiful Landscaping Along Wit...

203 Timber Lake Way, Southlake, TX - $679,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4.1 Baths
  • 3,880 SQFT
  • 15 DAYS
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Beautiful Newly Remodeled Home In The Heart Of Southlake. Minutes From Shopping And Restaurants. Upgrades Include Large Kitchen With Tons Of Cabinets And Counter Space. Large Walk In Pantry, Ss Appliances. New Light Fixtures And Fans Throughou...

1100 Tealwood Court, Southlake, TX - $990,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4.1 Baths
  • 4,206 SQFT
  • 17 DAYS
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Stunning Custom Home In The Heart Of Southlake. Gourmet Kitchen With Commercial-grade Appliances Incl Two Dishwashers, Beautiful Granite Counters, Huge Island With Walk-in Pantry & Appliance Closet. Handscraped Wood Floors Down. Private Master ...

1654 Creekside Drive, Southlake, TX - $850,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 3,821 SQFT
  • 18 DAYS
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Extraordinary Home On Over An Acre In Southlake! Home Is Owned By A Designer & Has Been Updated With Luxury Finishes & Timeless Design. The Perfect Home For Entertaining With Large Gathering Areas & Dry Bar In Secondary Area Of Home. Chef's Kitche...

1201 Lansdowne Court, Southlake, TX - $950,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,673 SQFT
  • 18 DAYS
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Gorgeous Home On A Large Corner Lot Of A Cul-de-sac In Sought-after Timarron! Home Has Everything! Master And One Bedroom Down Plus A Study. Perfect For Entertaining Guests In The Open Family Room With Large Picture Windows Looking Into The Backya...

303 Lovegrass Lane, Southlake, TX - $795,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4.1 Baths
  • 5,444 SQFT
  • 20 DAYS
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Fantastic Home In Myers Meadow Subdivision In South Lake. This Gorgeous Home Has 5 Bedrooms, 4 And Half Bathroom, Study, Media Room And 3 Living Areas With A Lot Of Upgrades. The House Was Completely Renovated In 2013. The Renovation Includes: Ren...

2417 Top Rail Lane, Southlake, TX - $872,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4.1 Baths
  • 5,438 SQFT
  • 23 DAYS
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Luxurious Living In Southlake. This Custom Home Is Well Designed With Every Detail In Mind. The Home Provides A Study, Media Room Downstairs As Well As A Huge Game Room Upstairs.there Is Also A Bonus Room Upstairs That Is Currently Being Used As A...

615 Brewer Road, Southlake, TX - $1,000,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 6 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 6,773 SQFT
  • 26 DAYS
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No Hoa! Wonderful Custom Home With Guest Quarters And Separate Entrance! Guest Quarters Has It's Own Kitchen, Living, Bedroom, Bath And More! No Hoa With This Beautiful Property, It's Nestled At The End Of The Street So There Is No Thru Traffic, T...


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Listing information last updated on March 30th, 2020 at 10:15am CDT.