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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.

Southlake public schools have the second highest composite STAAR performance index of all Dallas suburbs and its principal high schools, Carroll Senior High School / Carroll High School, rank second among the 2017 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 each of these entities have different tax rates, Southlake real estate property tax rates for 2016 range from 2.16 percent to 2.61 percent of tax appraisal value. A description of how Texas property taxes are calculated and paid, along with 2016 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
2014 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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580 Briarridge Road, Southlake, TX - $690,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 6 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 5,403 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Gorgeous And Recently Renovated Exec. Home Offers 6 Generous Sized Bedrooms. Bright And Grand Porcelain Tile Foyer Opens To Ample Sized Formals And Downstairs Great Room With Handsome Dark Wood Floors. Downstairs Office-study Has Built In Desk And...

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800 Columbia Drive, Southlake, TX - $774,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,761 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Exceptionally Maintained Home Inside & Out. Lush Landscaping Front & Back, Back Yard Paradise With Salt Water Pool & Grass Yard Large Enough For Kids And Dog. Too Many Upgrades To List, Extra 2 Feet Insulation In Attic Garage Doors, Sealed Led Lig...

Photo of Listing #13671049

600 Concho Court, Southlake, TX - $650,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,032 SQFT
  • 4 DAYS
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Located On A Premium Location On A Cul De Sac In The Highly Desirable Southridge Lakes, This Executive Estate Has Recently Added Updates!. Downstairs Has Been Updated With Hardwood Floors, All Bathrooms Have Granite Vanities And Fresh Paint Throug...

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807 Fairwood Court, Southlake, TX - $949,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,965 SQFT
  • 5 DAYS
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Beautiful Updated Timarron Home Located On An Oversized Corner Lot And Backing To A Lake. Great Open, Flexible Floor Plan With Split Formals. Gorgeous Study With Fireplace. Wonderful Kitchen With Granite Countertops And Stainless Appliances O...

Photo of Listing #13671951

1301 Bay Meadows Drive, Southlake, TX - $725,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 3.2 Baths
  • 4,270 SQFT
  • 5 DAYS
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Come See This Stunning 5 Bedroom, 3.2 Bath 2 Story Pulte Home In Highly Sought-after Triple C Ranch. Open Kitchen Features Granite Counters, Stainless Appliances, Double Ovens, Breakfast Bar, Plumbed For Gas And Plenty Of Cabinetry For Storage. St...

Photo of Listing #13662936

2500 Ogollala Court, Southlake, TX - $725,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,109 SQFT
  • 7 DAYS
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This Stunning Family Home Has Room For Everyone. Located In A Desirable & Established Neighborhood, This House Is Fully Updated. Hardwood Floors, Granite, Porcelain Tile And Tall Ceilings With Overly Large Bedrooms And Storage. The Houses' Open...

Photo of Listing #13668967

608 Potomac Place, Southlake, TX - $859,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 4,838 SQFT
  • 7 DAYS
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Stately Custom In Monticello, Noted For 54 Ac Priv Park, 4 Ponds & Paved Trails! Extraordinary Brick Masonry,wood Windows & Arched Dbl Door! 4 Br Plan Features 1st Flr Master + Richly Paneled Study. Wood Flrs & High Ceilings In Entry & Formals. 2...

2449 Crooked Lane, Southlake, TX - $989,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 5.1 Baths
  • 4,968 SQFT
  • 9 DAYS
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Carroll Schools Option & Crooked Lane, The Most Desired Location In Southlake. Everyone Loves The Peace And Feel Of This Tree Lined Location. One Owner Custom Home With The Space To Feel Comfortable, The Serenity To Enjoy The Outdoors And Minutes ...

518 Timber Lake Drive, Southlake, TX - $659,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,748 SQFT
  • 9 DAYS
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Location, Location, Location! This Beautiful Property In Sought After Timber Lake Has Been Updated And Sits On A Large Corner Lot With Matures. Tons Of Fun In Your Own Backyard With A Diving Pool And Sport Court, Plus The Neighborhood Playground I...

900 Nottingham Circle, Southlake, TX - $729,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4.1 Baths
  • 4,757 SQFT
  • 11 DAYS
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Lovely Cul-de-sac Home With Pool, Pastoral Views And Two Large Rooms With Sep. Entrance Could Be School-craft Room, 2nd Office, Exercise-yoga Studio, Workshop (220v)--options Limited Only To Your Imagination! Enjoy Cooking In Updated Kitchen With ...

2421 Top Rail Lane, Southlake, TX - $825,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 5,153 SQFT
  • 12 DAYS
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Backyard Paradise! Indoor & Outdoor Living At Their Finest! Exquisite North Facing Southlake Home Has Been Recently Updated, Including An Incredible Chef's Kitchen & A Royal Master Bath. ~ This Home's Custom Features Include: Double Staircase, Win...

2350 Crooked Lane, Southlake, TX - $695,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 3,123 SQFT
  • 14 DAYS
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This Hidden Gem Is Located In The Heart Of Southlake And Situated On Beautiful Wooded Lot W 2 Acres Of Land! This Home Is Located In A Quiet Neighborhood With No Hoa And Is Conveniently Located To Highways And Southlake Town Square With Shopping, ...

446 Marshall Road, Southlake, TX - $810,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 4,842 SQFT
  • 19 DAYS
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Meticulously Maintained Executive Home With 5 Bedrooms And 5 Bathrooms Plus Sought After 4 Car Over Sized Side Entry Garage. Gourmet Kitchen Complete With Gas Cook Top, Built In Refrigerator Freezer, Double Oven And Trash Compactor. Master Bedroom...

Photo of Listing #13654982

516 Round Hollow Lane, Southlake, TX - $949,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 5.1 Baths
  • 6,190 SQFT
  • 25 DAYS
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It Is A Steal In A Stunning Custom Estate! Bellow Market Value! Kitchen Is Updated With Paint And New Light Fixtures. Wonderful Property Nestled Among Native Mature Trees, Greenbelt & Very Private Lot. Attention To Detail Evident Thru-out. Amazing...

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

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,275 SQFT
  • 29 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...


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Listing information last updated on August 16th, 2017 at 2:31pm CDT.