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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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804 Princeton Court, Southlake, TX - $724,999

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4.1 Baths
  • 3,944 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Fantastic Curb Appeal On Private Cul-de-sac Lot. Beautiful 5 Bedroom, 4.1 Bath Home In Highly Desirable Princeton Park! Wood Floors, New Roof, Neutral Colors Are Just A Few Of Many Amenities. Chef's Kitchen With Island, Granite And Butlers Pantry....

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304 Bandera Court, Southlake, TX - $750,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 6 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 4,028 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Six Bedrm Custom On Private Cds Lot! The Best Bkyard With Privacy & Mature Trees! 2013 Claffey Pool, Spa, Boulder Slide & W'fall. Enjoy It All From The Expanded Covered Patio. There's Still Abundant Grassy Lawn Space,too. Dining, Study & Master Fe...

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607 Boardwalk Avenue, Southlake, TX - $799,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,325 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Beautiful Home On Large Lot Near Everything In Southlake. Walk Through Beautiful Entry Door And Take In The Elegant Grand Foyer. Formal Living And Dining Room Are To The Right Of Entry And Spacious Study Is To The Left Of The Foyer. Custom Finishe...

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1364 Lakeview Drive, Southlake, TX - $999,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 4,997 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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You Will Love This Large Gorgeous, Green Lot With Its Mature Trees And Beautiful Landscaping! Tucked Discreetly At The Back Of The Lot Is A Lighted Tennis Court With Covered Seating. Tennis Court Has Been Resurfaced. Recently Updated Diving Pool A...

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1260 Lakeway Drive, Southlake, TX - $739,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 4,327 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Wow! Outstanding 5 Bedroom, 3 Living Areas, Updated Home Nestled On A Gorgeous Large Lot And A Desired Location In The Neighborhood Just A Few Steps From The 11-acre Private Lake And Amenities Of The Walking Trails, Park, And Tennis Courts! Entert...

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1906 Cresson Drive, Southlake, TX - $720,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,515 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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1 Block To Carroll Elem In Coveted Country Walk. Inviting Entry Draws Your Eye To A Beautiful View Of The Pool And Tree Lined Canopy. Modern Open Kitchen With Huge Island Pair With Ss Appliances To Complement The Transitional Feel Of The Home. Fab...

Photo of Listing #13826011

1425 Waltham Drive, Southlake, TX - $749,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,009 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Fresh As A Daisy And Ready For A New Family! Well Cared For 5-4-3 With Outdoor Grill & Fireplace While Lounging By The Pool, Flowering Landscape, And Green Space, Too! Newly Refinished Scraped Hardwoods On 1st Floor Sparkle! Study & Formals Lead ...

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917 Winding Ridge Trail, Southlake, TX - $950,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,769 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Modern. Fresh. Exquisite. Phenomenal Opportunity In Southlake-carroll Isd * 1-story * Custom * Open Floorplan With Oversized Rooms, Soaring Ceilings * True Great Room * Wolf Appliances * Frosty White Quartz Island * 4 Spacious Bedrooms * Study Wit...

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925 Parkview Lane, Southlake, TX - $874,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4.1 Baths
  • 4,865 SQFT
  • 6 DAYS
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Impressive Country-french Stucco Home Built By Calais. Enjoy Privacy & Exclusivity In The Only Guard Gated Neighborhood In Southlake! So Much Quality- Real Masonry Stucco,solid-core Doors,nail-down Hardwoods,granite Or Quartz In Kitchen & All Bat...

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902 Emerald Boulevard, Southlake, TX - $975,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 4,808 SQFT
  • 7 DAYS
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Beautifully Appointed One Acre Estate In The Heart Of Southlake! Enjoy The Relaxing Front Veranda. Updates Throughout, Hand Scraped Wood Floors & Gorgeous Mill Work! Lush Landscaping Around The Property. Private Backyard Oasis Has Covered Living ...

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1308 Westmont Court, Southlake, TX - $729,500

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,926 SQFT
  • 7 DAYS
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Rare Opportunity To Own This Fabulous Single Story Home With Beautiful Updates & Magical Outdoor Living Area! Many Upgrades Have Been Made To Improve The Functionality & Flow Of This Home. Formal Lr Has Been Opened Up To Fam Room, Large Sliding Do...

704 Winding Ridge Trail, Southlake, TX - $875,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,664 SQFT
  • 9 DAYS
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New Construction Refined Luxury Prevails In This Gorgeous Ryan Home Sited On A Quiet Street In Newly Opened Hidden Knoll Of Southlake. Feeding The Award-winning Carroll Isd And Featuring A One-story Floor Plan, The Home Boasts Four Bedrooms, Each ...

509 Bluffview Terrace, Southlake, TX - $925,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,703 SQFT
  • 13 DAYS
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Finally Someone Listened To What Buyers Want Today!! A One Story With A A Very Open Bright Floor Plan With All The Right Rooms. The Finish Out Is Of Homes At Much Higher Price Points With No Expenses Spared. Smart Home Features Operable From Yo...

1421 Waltham Drive, Southlake, TX - $750,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,955 SQFT
  • 14 DAYS
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Your Lucky Day! This Fabulous 4 Bedroom, 4 Bath, 3 Car Garage In Sought After Timarron Is Available Again! You Will Not Want To Miss Out On This Beautiful Home With All Of The Bells And Whistles. Perfect Floorplan For The Growing Family With 4 La...

1009 Chimney Hill Trail, Southlake, TX - $677,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4.1 Baths
  • 3,944 SQFT
  • 14 DAYS
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Large Private Treed Lot In Heart Of Desirable Neighborhood. Quality Construction With All The Updating Done. Light And Bright Kitchen With Oversized Island. Tons Of Storage Throughout The Home. Bed 5 Could Be Study. Extensive Wood Floors, Plantati...


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Listing information last updated on May 26th, 2018 at 2:45am CDT.