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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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309 Gregg Court, Southlake, TX - $740,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,794 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Updated Southridge Lakes Home At The End Of A Cul-de-sac. 4 Bdrm Plus Study With Oversized Secondary Bedrooms. New Wood Floors And Carpet Installed This Month. Granite Installed In Upstairs Bathrooms And Utility Room. Upstairs Gameroom Has 2 Large...

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916 Wentwood Drive, Southlake, TX - $698,840

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,274 SQFT
  • 2 DAYS
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Fabulous Southlake Location! This Timarron Home Is Within Walking Distance To Elementary School. This Great 4 Bedroom, 4 Bath Home, On A Corner Homesite, Is Just One Block From One Of The Community Amenity Centers With Pool, Tennis Courts, Jogging...

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404 King Ranch Road, Southlake, TX - $839,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,848 SQFT
  • 2 DAYS
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Gorgeous Custom Built Home Located On A Wooded Lot In The Desirable Clariden Ranch Addition Of Southlake! Excellent Five-bedroom One & A Half Story Floorplan With All Bedrooms On First Level. Game & Media Up. The Gourmet Kitchen Overlooks The Grea...

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1372 Holland Hill, Southlake, TX - $950,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 5.1 Baths
  • 4,912 SQFT
  • 3 DAYS
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Nestled On The Quiet Streets Of Cross Timber Hills Is This Wonderful Home With All The Amenities You Could Need! Enjoy The Beautiful 1 Acre Wooded Lot With Diving Pool, Fully Lit Sport*tennis Court, Outdoor Kitchen, And Lush Landscaping. Enterta...

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573 Round Hollow Lane, Southlake, TX - $998,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4.1 Baths
  • 5,728 SQFT
  • 5 DAYS
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Calais Custom Home Located In Prestigious Kirkwood Hollow. Grand Foyer With Floating Stairs, Open Concept Family Home With Extensive List Of Must Haves - Large Kitchen With Ss Appliances, Walk In Pantry, 6 Burner Gas Cooktop, Newly Painted Cabinet...

975 Oasis Court, Southlake, TX - $680,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,713 SQFT
  • 9 DAYS
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Walk To Southlake Town Square From Your New Home! Updated Home Perfectly Pairs Classic Design Staples With On-trend Paint Selections To Convey A Transitional Move-in Ready Home. Downstairs Updated In 2018 With Carpet, Paint, Trim, Lighting, Tile F...

2913 Riverbrook Way, Southlake, TX - $729,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 3,009 SQFT
  • 9 DAYS
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You Are Looking For Upscale Life Style,this Is The House For You!this Gorgeous 3 B, 2.5 Bath House Is Located In The Prestigious South Village At Water Mere, A Gated 55+ Community.beautiful Design, Granite Counter Top, Stainless Steel Appliances, ...

1416 Park Place, Southlake, TX - $799,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4.1 Baths
  • 4,601 SQFT
  • 9 DAYS
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Gorgeous Home In The Small, Desirable Park Place Neighborhood! Enjoy The Heavily Treed, .46 Acre Lot With Pool And Beautiful Backyard Oasis. No Space Has Been Wasted In This Amazing Property. Entertaining Is Unsurpassed With The Open Concept Kitch...

204 Timber Lake Way, Southlake, TX - $664,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 6 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,584 SQFT
  • 17 DAYS
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Luxurious Home Situated At Desirable Timber Lake With Award Exemplary Carroll Isd. Elegant Entry With Hard Wood Through Most Of The Living , Family , Dining And Kitchen. Gourmet Kitchen With Granite Counter, Island And Ss Appliance, Master Down ...

609 Morningside Drive, Southlake, TX - $795,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,214 SQFT
  • 19 DAYS
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Gorgeous Custom Home Situated On Over Half Acre, In The Heart Of Southlake! Stunning Details Include Custom Iron & Glass Front Door, Wood Floors, Crown Molding & Gourmet Kitchen With Stainless Appliances, Double Oven & Lg Pantry. Open To Kitchen I...

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2417 Top Rail Lane, Southlake, TX - $879,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4.1 Baths
  • 5,569 SQFT
  • 19 DAYS
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Luxurious Living In Southlake Community Of Johnson Place. This Toll Brothers Home Is Well Designed With Every Detail In Mind. The Home Provides A Study And Media Room Downstairs As Well As A Huge Game Room Upstairs. There Is Also A Bonus Room Upst...

1409 Pecos Drive, Southlake, TX - $695,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,418 SQFT
  • 20 DAYS
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Don't Miss This Home!! Updates & Upgrades At Every Turn! Master Bath Renovated, Marble, Freestanding Tub And Tankless Hot Water Heater. 2nd Bedroom Downstairs Is Private W Side Entry Access, Great For Mil Or College Kid. Kitchen Is Totally Updated...

1404 Brighton Court, Southlake, TX - $659,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,822 SQFT
  • 21 DAYS
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Impressive 4 Bed 3.5 Bath 3 Car Home Offers 3822 Sq Ft Of Flexible Living Space. This Cul-de-sac Home Has Been Well Maintained & Updated. Home Features Custom Millwork, Built-ins, Grand Entry, Hdwds, Curved Staircase, Barrel Ceiling & Walls Of Win...

515 Villa Crossing, Southlake, TX - $690,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,745 SQFT
  • 22 DAYS
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Custom 2 Story Villa In Timarron Crescent Royale Showcases A Very Well Maintained, One Owner, Beautiful Home. Entranceway Features A Gated Courtyard Entrance With Immaculate Landscape. Kitchen Includes Granite Countertops, An Island, Extra Sink, A...

106 Yale Court, Southlake, TX - $799,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,822 SQFT
  • 23 DAYS
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Beautifully Appointed Custom With Exceptional Design Finishes At Princeton Park With Awarding Carroll Isd! This Elegant Home's Foyer Makes A Wonderful First Impression With Marble Flooring At Entry, Dining, And Hall Way. The Chef's Kitchen Feature...


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Listing information last updated on July 18th, 2019 at 2:30pm CDT.