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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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515 Stonewall Court, Southlake, TX - $725,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,703 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Beautiful Open Floor Plan Set On Premium Cul De Sac Lot With Pool, Outdoor Living And Lots Of Room To Run And Relax! Great Layout With Master And Ensuite Guest Bedroom Suite On Main Floor, And Two Additional Bedrooms Upstairs. Huge Gameroom Upstai...

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1204 Barlow Bend, Southlake, TX - $874,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4.1 Baths
  • 4,797 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Be Sure To Check Out The Floor-plans & 3d Virtual Tour! This Turn-key Beautifully Updated Home Is Located Within The Highly Sought After Timarron Neighborhood. Over $250,000 In Extensive Interior And Exterior Renovations, Including Hand Scraped Ha...

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402 Valverde Court, Southlake, TX - $725,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,955 SQFT
  • 5 DAYS
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Beautiful Home Situated On Top Of A Cul-de-sac With Amazing Curb Appeal. The Grand Entry Welcomes You As You Enter The Home. You Will Find A Study And A Formal Dining Area That Opens To The Kitchen. Relax In The Formal Living Area And Enjoy A Good...

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3305 Jackson Court, Southlake, TX - $1,000,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,200 SQFT
  • 5 DAYS
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Wonderful Opportunity To Build This Home Or Your Custom Plan On This V Patrick Gray Lot. V Patrick Gray Has Been Building Exquisite Custom Homes For 30+ Years. Enjoy The Shopping, Restaurants And Amenities Of Southlake While Celebrating The Quie...

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422 Copperfield Street, Southlake, TX - $975,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4.2 Baths
  • 4,835 SQFT
  • 5 DAYS
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Pride Of Ownership Shines Bright In This Cul-de-sac Home With New Windows, Tankless Water Heaters, Water Filtration, Softener System, Updated Lighting, And More! Entertaining Has Never Been Easier With A Saltwater Pool, Cabana With Kitchen, Powder...

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109 Yale Drive, Southlake, TX - $930,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4.1 Baths
  • 4,716 SQFT
  • 6 DAYS
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Stunning Princeton Park Southlake Home On A Corner Half Acre Lot With Beautiful Pool, Spa And Rod Iron Fence With Ultimate Landscaped Privacy. This Is A Past Parade Of Homes Model That Offers Formals, Open Kitchen To Living, Covered Outdoor Terrac...

600 Blair Court, Southlake, TX - $775,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,930 SQFT
  • 9 DAYS
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Beautiful Home In Coveted Timarron Cul-de-sac With Sought-after Floor Plan Featuring A Study, Game Room, 3 Bathrooms And 4 Bedrooms, Including A Spacious Master Suite And Guestroom Downstairs. Designer Details Include Custom Iron Door, Austin Ston...

512 Northwood Trail, Southlake, TX - $762,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,278 SQFT
  • 9 DAYS
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Strikingly Beautiful Home With Captivating Two-story Entry Leading To Graceful, Curved Wood Staircase. Tile And Hardwood Floors Throughout, With Stylish Touches Including Crown Molding, Art Niches, And More. Kitchen Includes Built-in Double Oven...

1227 Strathmore Drive, Southlake, TX - $864,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4.1 Baths
  • 4,477 SQFT
  • 11 DAYS
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This Is It! Lovely 5 Bedroom Home With Mature Trees In A Quiet Cul De Sac Adjacent To The Golf Course- Can See Golf Course From Front Porch And Front Balcony! Great Floor Plan With Pass-thru Fireplace To Living And Study. Kitchen Boasts Ss Applian...

1309 Province Lane, Southlake, TX - $899,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 5.1 Baths
  • 5,313 SQFT
  • 12 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...

616 Winding Ridge Trail, Southlake, TX - $999,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,163 SQFT
  • 12 DAYS
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Spectacular New Construction By Ryan Panno With Ryan Homes, Transitional 4 Bedroom Home Located On A Cul-de-sac In The Villas Of Hidden Knoll, Open Concept With Modern Accents , Attention To Details With Elegant Finishes Through Out, Privacy And H...

1200 Post Oak Trail, Southlake, TX - $779,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,518 SQFT
  • 13 DAYS
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Live The Good Life! Lovely Mid-century Modern Home On A Heavily Treed Estate Lot! Enjoy Your Own Private Oasis, Swimming In The Pool And Entertaining In The Outdoor Kitchen. Master On Ground Floor. Water For Lawn Provided By In Ground Well. Re...

804 Ownby Lane, Southlake, TX - $859,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,800 SQFT
  • 14 DAYS
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Excellent Location In A Wonderful Neighborhood Walking Distance To Town Square. This Warm And Inviting Home Has Great Spaces For Comfortable Living And Entertaining. The Large Kitchen With Beautiful Granite Has Plenty Of Counter Space And Breakf...

225 Sam Bass Ridge Road, Southlake, TX - $875,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,753 SQFT
  • 15 DAYS
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A Nature Lovers Delight With Miles Of Accessible Hiking Trails & Equestrian Trails W A Walkway To The Lake Shore Sandy Beach. This Rare Piece Of Real Estate Is Ready For You To Build Your Dream Home - Heavily Treed, Peaceful Retreat On Top Of A Hi...

1481 Post Oak Trail, Southlake, TX - $700,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 2,849 SQFT
  • 18 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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Listing information last updated on March 20th, 2019 at 2:30pm CDT.