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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.

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

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.

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 ... 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              
city/townbest
cities/towns
rank
2016
population
2017 median
house price
2016 median
household income
milesdirection             
Bedford4449,528$240,000$62,7018south
Colleyville1426,152$552,000$162,1835south
Euless5154,769$225,000$58,60812southeast
Grapevine3951,971$341,000$81,5714east
Hurst4239,160$215,000$5,80710southwest
Keller846,646$392,500$122,2926west
North Richland Hills4769,798$231,100$63,53711southwest
Roanoke347,804$346,500$62,8788northwest
Trophy Club712,166$418,500$133,4579northwest
Westlake1,264$1,949,0006northwest


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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305 Corral Court, Southlake, TX - $989,500

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4.1 Baths
  • 6,030 SQFT
  • 4 DAYS
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Stunning Home Begins With An Impressive Two-story Foyer And Majestic Dual Staircases. The Expansive Kitchen Features An Abundance Of Counter Space, Center Island With Seating, Built-in Desk, And Adjacent Breakfast Area. Formal Living And Dining Ar...

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410 Montpelier Drive, Southlake, TX - $788,850

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,290 SQFT
  • 4 DAYS
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Stunner! This Home Is Adorable Defined. Through The Door To Your Private Outdoor Living Space Perfectly Manicured To Delight. Into A Gorgeous, Transitional Open Floorplan With The Latest Trends. Kitchen And Living Space Designed To Entertain With ...

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1101 Bay Meadows Drive, Southlake, TX - $795,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 4,309 SQFT
  • 5 DAYS
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Great Location, Wonderful Home And Carroll Isd! This Unique Property Sits On 1 Acre And Is Convenient To Dfw Airport, Shopping, And Fine Dining. Master Bedroom On Main Floor W Bath His And Her Vanities. Private Office W Glass Pane French Doors. L...

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1610 Pecos Drive, Southlake, TX - $650,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,332 SQFT
  • 5 DAYS
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An Entertainer’s Dream. Move Right In. The Kitchen And Family Room Area With Stunning Stone Accents Is The Heart Of The Home Overlooking Huge Yard With Separately Gated Pool-spa And Deck Area. This Is A Beautiful View With Loads Of Play Space! Neu...

612 Regency Crossing, Southlake, TX - $799,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,597 SQFT
  • 11 DAYS
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Beautifully Appointed, Open Floor Plan Situated On Lushly Landscaped, Greenbelt Lot. Energy Efficient W Solar Panels, Radiant Barrier, Solar Attic Fans, Solar Screens, 50 Yr Class 4 Roof, Backup Generator. Whole House Water Filtration Sys And Air ...

211 Eastwood Drive, Southlake, TX - $719,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 2,713 SQFT
  • 12 DAYS
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This Is Your Rare Opportunity To Own Almost 3 Acres In Southlake & Carroll Isd. This Home In Located In A Beautiful Neighborhood Is Perfect For The Outdoor Lifestyle. The Lovely Backyard Includes: A Partially Covered Patio, A Horse Stable With 5 S...

1422 Monarch Way, Southlake, TX - $840,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,710 SQFT
  • 20 DAYS
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Beautifully Updated Home In The Heart Of Timarron In Southlake! High End, Transitional White Kitchen Is The Centerpiece Of The Home With A Large Wall Of Windows Overlooking Backyard And Pool. This Home Boasts A Amazing Floor Plan With Four Livin...

512 Northwood Trail, Southlake, TX - $729,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,278 SQFT
  • 25 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,...

1905 White Oak Clearing, Southlake, TX - $875,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 5,307 SQFT
  • 31 DAYS
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Luxurious One Owner Property With Lush, Terraced Landscaping In Southlake! Within Walking Distance To Two Award Winning Carroll Schools. Four Bedroom With Study, Abundant Natural Light, Handscraped Hardwoods, Plantation Shutters Throughout. Spaci...

1600 Randol Mill Avenue, Southlake, TX - $750,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,955 SQFT
  • 32 DAYS
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Location-location-location! Acreage In Southlake Carroll Isd! No Hoa! Heavily Treed With Some Of The Largest Most Mature Trees In Southlake. Oversized Detached 3-car Garage With Attached Mother-in-law Suite Complete With Full Bath, Bedroom, Livi...

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1906 Amesbury Court, Southlake, TX - $739,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4.1 Baths
  • 3,644 SQFT
  • 36 DAYS
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Beautiful Large Back Yard Paradise. Walking Distance To Carroll Elementary School. This Home Is Located In A Cul-de-sac The Prefect Location. This Home Has So Many Updates, Exquisite Double Iron Front Door, Master Bath, Complete Update With Bea...

2713 Derby Court, Southlake, TX - $900,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 4,480 SQFT
  • 36 DAYS
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Light, Bright, Crisp, Clean! Designed With All Of The New Trends In Mind. This Home Is Absolutely A Stunner! Completely Renovated. New Hvac, Plumbing, Electrical, Basically A New Home. An Impressive Entertainer's Kitchen Fully Equipped To Enjoy. T...

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1410 Kensington Court, Southlake, TX - $668,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 3,264 SQFT
  • 36 DAYS
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Timarron Golf Villa, Beautiful Home In Great Location. Close To Shopping, Airport & Major Roadways. Austin Stone & Brick. High Ceiling With Skylights, Detailed Molding, All Wood Or Tile Floors, Solid Core Doors, Plantation Shutters Throughout. Kit...

549 Round Hollow Lane, Southlake, TX - $975,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.2 Baths
  • 5,326 SQFT
  • 39 DAYS
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Stunning Custom-built Home Nestled Among The Live Oaks Of Kirkwood Hollow. This Home Backs Up To A Greenbelt Providing A Private Backyard Oasis That Is Complete With An Outdoor Kitchen, Built-in Smoker, And Grotto Pool. Luxurious Finishes In The H...

Photo of Listing #13904915

1107 Travis Court, Southlake, TX - $799,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,901 SQFT
  • 39 DAYS
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Immaculate Home With Stunning Backyard! Completely Updated! Stunning View Of Pool Upon Entrance. Beautiful Wood Floors, Upgraded Extended Crown Molding Thru-out, Granite, Tons Of Windows For Natural Light & More! Large Kitchen With Island, Breakfa...


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Listing information last updated on September 25th, 2018 at 3:45pm CDT.