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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 2018 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

2018 best Dallas suburbs rank: 2

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

  2018 STAAR scores above TEA achievement standard: 96.6%
  2016 crime incidence / 1000 residents: 13.5
  2017 median home sale price: $700,000
  2016 residences owner occupied: 92.9%
  2016 median household income: $189,432
  2016 population: 30,991
  2012 - 2016 population growth: 10.6%

Southlake public schools rank second among 2018 Dallas suburbs with best public schools and its principal high schools, Carroll Senior High School / Carroll High School, rank second among the 2018 best open enrollment high schools in the DFW metroplex. Southlake also has the ninth highest percentage of owner occupied homes of all Dallas suburbs and the twentieth lowest overall crime rate. 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.

Recent home sales

On average, prices of Southlake MLS-listed pre-owned single-family homes sold during 2017 increased 10.2 percent over the prices of comparable homes sold in 2014 ... 2017 median sales price was $700,000 ... home prices generally ranged from about $260,000 to $1.2 million ... average size of houses sold was 4,240 square feet, average square foot price was $184.03 and average house age was 21.1 years ... homes sold during 2017 averaged 46 days on market

New home construction

There currently is a moderate amount of new home construction occurring in Southlake. Click on this new construction homes link to see all new Southlake homes that currently are listed for sale. Shown below are some of the neighborhoods in which these new homes are being built. Links to neighborhood profiles for some of the subdivisions in which these new homes are being built are provided below.

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


2016 estimated population 30,991 ... population density 1,382 residents per square mile ... 2016 annual median household income $189,432 ... 92.9 percent of Southlake residential real estate units 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 2017 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 Southlake              
2017 median
house price
2016 median
household income
North Richland Hills4769,798$231,100$63,53711southwest
Trophy Club712,166$418,500$133,4579northwest

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

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, North Texas Real Estate Information Systems Inc. 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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1205 Forest Hills Drive, Southlake, TX - $669,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,937 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Welcome Home! * Wonderful Floorplan * Updated Kitchen With Island & Bar * Relax And Entertain In The Open Family Room With Cozy Fireplace & Views Of Backyard * Upstairs, Enjoy The Spacious Master Bedroom With H*u*g*e Closet, Bedroom 2 With En Suit...

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1004 Dominion Drive, Southlake, TX - $749,880

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4.1 Baths
  • 4,187 SQFT
  • 4 DAYS
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Gorgeous Estate In The Ultra Desirable Dominion Community! Grand Floor Plan With Hand-scraped Hardwood Flooring, High Ceilings, Oversized Secondary Bedrooms, Plantation Shutters And Gourmet Kitchen With Stone Counters, Island And Walk-in Pantry! ...

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1425 Montgomery Lane, Southlake, TX - $800,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 5,060 SQFT
  • 4 DAYS
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Great Timarron Family Home Conveniently Located Within Just Steps Of Schools, Golf Course And Easy Access To 26 And 114. Corner Home Site With Stately Brick Fa├žade, Side Entry Garage With Automatic Gate And A Yard That Will Please The Family With ...

405 Winding Ridge Trail, Southlake, TX - $995,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.2 Baths
  • 4,589 SQFT
  • 15 DAYS
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Stunning 2 Story, 4 Bed, 4.2 Bath, 3 Car Garage. This Home Is A Must See With Tons Of Upgrades. Starting With The Custom Wrought Iron Front Door. The Private Study Features Double-door Entry And Walk-in Closet. The First-floor Master Bedroom Boas...

1481 Post Oak Trail, Southlake, TX - $730,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 2,849 SQFT
  • 43 DAYS
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Don't Miss This Amazing Opportunity: Stunning Updated Home Nestled On A Lush, Heavily Treed, Meticulously Landscaped 1 Acre Estate. Formal Study-library And Dining, Both With Grand Fireplaces, Greet You As You Walk In. Gourmet Chef's Kitchen With ...

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1312 Burgundy Court, Southlake, TX - $764,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,658 SQFT
  • 45 DAYS
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Outstanding Location, Wonderful Schools! Gorgeous Oversized Cul De Sac Lot With Trees! Pool, Spa & Total Privacy. Beautiful Inside And Out! Formal Living Area With See-thru Fireplace. Formal Dining Area, Island Kitchen And Breakfast Room. Open I...

604 Winding Ridge Trail, Southlake, TX - $974,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 4,206 SQFT
  • 45 DAYS
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This Is The Last Avant Custom Home Available In Hidden Knoll. This One Is Loaded With Luxury Items Including A 6' Free Standing Tub In The Master Bath, Large Pella Sliding Door In The Family Room That Opens Up To The Oversized Covered Patio With F...

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1007 Southlake Hills Drive, Southlake, TX - $739,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,276 SQFT
  • 46 DAYS
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Price Improvement!!! $739,900!beautiful Updated Colonial Home In Southlake Hills!!! The Home's Stunning Curb Appeal Includes A Large Circular Driveway And Large Backyard. The Bright Open Floor Plan Is Enhanced By Hardwood Floors, Updated Paint Col...

2825 Veranda Lane, Southlake, TX - $789,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.2 Baths
  • 3,492 SQFT
  • 52 DAYS
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Courtyard Entry Patio Home With Covered Porch Off The Dining. Open Floor Plan Bodes Greatroom With Sound System And Wood Beams Opens To Gourmet Kitchen And Breakfast Nook. Monogram Stainless Steel Appliances Including 6 Burner Gas Stove With Grid...

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605 Coyote Road, Southlake, TX - $864,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 4,736 SQFT
  • 63 DAYS
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Southlake Address So Kids Can Attend Carroll Isd! Hard To Find 1 Story Located On 1-acre Lot! Freshly Painted! Perfect Layout With Study, Media Room, And Game Room. Large Master Suite With His And Her Walk-in Closets. Beautiful Iron Front Do...

1118 Longford Circle, Southlake, TX - $730,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 4,056 SQFT
  • 72 DAYS
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Gorgeous Inside And Out This Traditional Home Has A Contemporary Touch. Located On A Greenbelt In Prestigious Timarron. Enter Into A Flowing Floor Plan With High Ceilings And Designer Touches That Include Beautifully Stained Dark Hardwood Floors,...

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1385 Lakeview Drive, Southlake, TX - $650,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,491 SQFT
  • 73 DAYS
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This Beautiful, Updated Home Is Nestled On Over One Acre In The Highly Acclaimed Southlake & Carroll Isd. This Homes Open Floor Plan Allows For Entertaining With Lots Of Space. Soaring Ceilings, Wood Scraped Hardwood Floors, Natural Light & Three ...

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1000 Winfield Court, Southlake, TX - $899,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 5.1 Baths
  • 5,513 SQFT
  • 79 DAYS
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Major Price Drop! Seller Says Bring Me Offers! Stunning 5500 Sq Ft Home With Gorgeous Heated Saltwater Pool! 4 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Formal Living, Game Room, Media Room, Under Stair Wine Closet And Office! 3 Car Garage! This Is A Must See! Loca...

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2712 Riverbrook Way, Southlake, TX - $734,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,705 SQFT
  • 94 DAYS
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Luxury Single Story Villa W 3 Car Garage In 55+active Adult Community In Southlake. Lake Lot With Oversized Outdoor Living Area Including Gas Fireplace And Sunscreens. 3 Bedrooms, 3 Bath, Study Or Formal Dining. Very Open Great Room With Vaulted C...

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1204 Earlston Court, Southlake, TX - $865,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 4,303 SQFT
  • 99 DAYS
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Impeccable Home In The Heart Of Timarron, In Southlake. This Beautiful Larry Stewart Custom Home Is Truly Exceptional, With Its Stunning Windows, And Endless Natural Light. Three Sets Of Stunning Glass French Doors Adds Timeless Detail In The Li...

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Listing information last updated on January 21st, 2019 at 2:00pm CST.