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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 2017 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


2017 Best Dallas suburbs rank: 1

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

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 twenty-fourth highest percentage of owner occupied homes of all Dallas suburbs and the fifteenth 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.

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.


Recent home sales

Compared to previous year sales, on average, prices of Southlake MLS-listed pre-owned single-family homes sold during the three months ending April 30, 2017 increased 0.2 percent ... median sales price of homes sold $674,000 ... home prices generally ranged from about $350,000 to $2.2 million ... average house size 4,250 square feet, average price per square foot $181.40 and average house age 19.8 years ... houses sold averaged 50 days on market ... 3.3 months average supply of homes listed for sale during month of April


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.

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

2016 estimated population 30,991 ... population density 1,382 residents per square mile ... 2015 annual median household income $170,742 ... 92.4 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              
city/townbest
cities/towns
rank
2015
population
2016 median
house price
2015 median
household income
milesdirection             
Bedford4149,337$226,000 $60,373 8south
Colleyville1425,487$520,000 $151,169 5south
Euless4354,219$211,000 $54,619 12southeast
Grapevine2851,404$315,000 $75,931 4east
Hurst4239,016$190,000 $53,488 10southwest
Keller1145,758$376,000 $144,266 6west
North Richland Hills4969,204$207,000 $62,927 11southwest
Roanoke487,400$294,000 $61,010 8northwest
Trophy Club411,759$420,000 $127,391 9northwest
Westlake1,264$1,453,900 6northwest


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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1315 Burgundy Court, Southlake, TX - $795,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,783 SQFT
  • 4 DAYS
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This 2-story Brick Home Is Situated At The End Of The Cul-de-sac And At One Of The Highest Points In Southlake Views To Dallas And Fw. Huge Backyard, Mature Oak Trees, Irrigated Flower Garden, Pool-spa, Outdoor Kitchen. 3 Car Garage Has Portable A...

610 Indian Paintbrush Way, Southlake, TX - $799,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 4,905 SQFT
  • 9 DAYS
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Priced To Sell! Gorgeous Estate Home On A 1 Acre Lot In Southlake Woods.new Features Include Wood Flooring Upstairs May 2017, Roof 2016, Garage Doors, Freshly Painted Exterior, And Energy Saving Tankless Water Heaters. This Property Is A Rare Find...

403 Jackson Square, Southlake, TX - $920,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4.1 Baths
  • 5,406 SQFT
  • 15 DAYS
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Beautiful 5 Bed 4.1 Bath 3 Car Custom Home In Award Winning Carroll Isd! Located In A Quiet Cul-de-sac, This Open Floor Plan Has Tons Of Upgrades And Stunning Backyard Oasis With Gazebo, Heated Pool, And Spa. Kitchen Open To Eating And Living Ar...

603 Morningside Drive, Southlake, TX - $679,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4.1 Baths
  • 4,032 SQFT
  • 16 DAYS
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Exquisite Remodeled Home In Award Winning Carroll Isd! Property Sits On Half Acre With Huge Trees! New Hvac System, New Roof, New Gutters, New Tankless Water Heater! Entrance Of This Home Has Dramatic Wood With White Risers Staircase & Study With ...

2024 Woodbury Court, Southlake, TX - $720,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,275 SQFT
  • 21 DAYS
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Stunning Montage Victorian Custom Home On Quiet Cul-de-sac. Iron Front Door, Open And Bright Family Room, Excellent For Entertainment, Foyer, Granite, Hardwoods, Knotty Alder Cabinets. Amazing Master Suite & Bath With Door To Outside. Looks Like N...

701 Winding Ridge Trail, Southlake, TX - $925,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,842 SQFT
  • 35 DAYS
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One Story Completed 2017 On A Fabulous Lot & Great Location. Attention To Detail & Smart Design Perfects The Balance Of Elegance & Casual Living. Open Floor Plan W-designer Upgrades Throughout. Exposed Beams, Solid Core Doors, Gorgeous Lightly Ha...

1821 Riviera Lane, Southlake, TX - $687,500

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,420 SQFT
  • 46 DAYS
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Bring Your Picky Buyers! This Low-maintenance Southlake Beauty Leaves Nothing To Be Desired. Large, Open Living Spaces, A Gorgeous Kitchen, Spacious Bedrooms, Including An Exquisite Master Suite Are Just A Few Of The Highlights Of This Incredible...

811 Independence Parkway, Southlake, TX - $999,999

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4.2 Baths
  • 5,800 SQFT
  • 47 DAYS
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A Beautiful 5 Bedroom, 4 Bathroom Home With Two Offices, An Exercise Room, A Pool With An Outdoor Kitchen-living Area. Updated, Neutral Paint Pallet. The Dishwasher, Water Heaters & Microwave Have Just Been Replaced. This Pristine Home Is In The ...

620 Southview Trail, Southlake, TX - $729,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 4,339 SQFT
  • 48 DAYS
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Trees Abound On This .7 Acre Homesite In The Heart Of Southlake Just Blocks From Southlake Town Square. Gorgeous Colonial Columned Entrance Leads To Grand Staircase And Large Living Area With Open Kitchen Concept. An Oversized Master Bedroom And B...

2709 Brookshire Drive, Southlake, TX - $925,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4.1 Baths
  • 5,236 SQFT
  • 59 DAYS
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Stunning Custom Home Showcases New Hardwood Floors, New Roof & Interior Paint Throughout Home. Multiple Living & Dining Areas, Great For Entertaining. Kitchen Offers Freshly Painted Cabinetry, Granite Counters, Double Convection Oven, Gas Cooktop ...

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2704 Aurora Court, Southlake, TX - $699,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 6 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 5,411 SQFT
  • 60 DAYS
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Open Enrollment To Carroll Isd! Beautiful Southlake Home On Cul-de-sac With Ample Living Space For A Large Family. Relax And Entertain In Sparkling Pool And Hot Tub With Peaceful Tranquil Surroundings. Bright And Airy Home Has A Gourmet Kitchen, L...

680 Oak Hill Drive, Southlake, TX - $674,999

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 4,433 SQFT
  • 61 DAYS
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Stately Home Nestled In A Forest Of Trees. 5 Large Bedrooms With A Very Spacious Feel For This Former Perry Model Home. Grand Master Suite Overlooks The Backyard With A Pool And Hot Tub. Minutes Away From The Restaurants, Shopping And Entertainmen...

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1021 Winfield Court, Southlake, TX - $799,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4.1 Baths
  • 4,479 SQFT
  • 63 DAYS
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Winfield Estates Custom Home In Carroll Isd ! 4-4.5-3 Features Soaring Ceilings, Handscraped Hdwds, Curved Iron Staircase, Plantation Shutters, Custom Granite, Cabinets & Paint. Sep Media, Game & Loft Up. 2nd Bed Down W Bath. Masters Incl Sep Vani...

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800 Timber Lake Circle, Southlake, TX - $699,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,948 SQFT
  • 66 DAYS
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Fabulous David Ford Custom. Corner Lot Half Block From The Lake, This Is The Real Deal. Two Story Grand Salon With Dual Staircases, Wrought Iron Ballustraters, Granite Kitchen, Stained Cabinetry, Built In Fridge, Master Bedroom Barrel Ceiling...gr...

Photo of Listing #13709502

100 King Ranch Road, Southlake, TX - $930,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,760 SQFT
  • 69 DAYS
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Open House Nov 18th 2-5pm Superb 1 Acre Location In Southlake. Beautifully Remodeled Inside And Out, This Inviting Two Story Entry, With Cascading Staircase, And Stunning New Lighting Bring You Into This Home. Kitchen Boasts New Stainless Commer...


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Listing information last updated on December 18th, 2017 at 12:30pm CST.