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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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409 Stockton Drive, Southlake, TX - $800,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,433 SQFT
  • 3 DAYS
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Now Available In Southlake's Kirkwood Hollow, A 4-bed, 4-bath, 4-living W Pool On Nearly Half Acre! Newly Updated Pool Has Beautiful Water Feature And Spa Surrounded By Extended Patio And Landscaped Yard. You're Welcomed W High Ceilings, A Grand W...

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1615 Heather Lane, Southlake, TX - $675,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,378 SQFT
  • 6 DAYS
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*open House 7-21,12:00-2:00pm* Beautiful Custom Home Sitting On A 1 Acre Lot With Mature Trees, Tucked Back At The End Of Cul-de-sac! Full Bedroom And Bathroom Above Detached Garage With Central Heat And Air And Separate Entrance, Perfect Mother-...

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1341 Montgomery Lane, Southlake, TX - $719,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,063 SQFT
  • 6 DAYS
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Set On A Large Corner Lot In Coveted Timarron And Carroll Isd, This Residence Features Abundance Of Upgrades. Take Advantage Of Close Proximity To Shopping, Dining, Parks, Schools, And Highways. Recreational Amenities Are Moments Away W Golf Cours...

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380 Highland Oaks Circle, Southlake, TX - $678,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,847 SQFT
  • 7 DAYS
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Location, Location , Location! Impressive Home With 4 Bedroom, 3.5 Bath, 3 Car Garage. Extremely Well Kept Residence , Nicely Tucked Away On A Quiet Street In Highly Desirable Timarron. Carroll Isd ! An Office Downstairs Is An Added Bonus. 4 Livin...

1509 Chimney Works Drive, Southlake, TX - $679,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,889 SQFT
  • 9 DAYS
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Upscale Home On Corner Lot Offers 4 Bed 3.1 Bath 3 Car W Study, Formal Living & Dining, Media, Game, Pool, Spa & Outdoor Kitchen In Carroll Isd! Walking Distance To Carroll Elementary And Senior High School, & A Short Drive To Eubanks And Dawson M...

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113 Woodglen Court, Southlake, TX - $670,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,747 SQFT
  • 13 DAYS
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Don't Miss This Fantastic Newly Updated Home On Large Corner Lot In Timber Lake! This Beautiful Home Features New Wood Floors, New Carpet, New Paint Throughout, New Ac And A New Roof Added June 2018! The Kitchen Has Newly Upgraded Ss Appliances An...

2920 Riverbrook Way, Southlake, TX - $730,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,007 SQFT
  • 13 DAYS
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Enjoy Gorgeous Sunsets On Your Covered Back Patio In This Stunning French Style Country Home, Nestled In A Gated 55+ Age Restricted Community. This Beautiful, Custom, Home Was Built On An Oversized Lot And Elevated Perfectly For Spectacular Views ...

442 Marshall Road, Southlake, TX - $899,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 5,314 SQFT
  • 14 DAYS
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Fabulous Custom Home With 5314 Sq Ft, 5 Bedrooms, 5 Baths, In Prestigious Kirkwood Hollow. The Master Suite With Views Of The Pool And Entertainment Area Is Downstairs As Well As The 5th En-suite Bedroom. Upstairs You Will Find 3 More Bedrooms, 3...

601 Coyote Road, Southlake, TX - $859,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 4,786 SQFT
  • 14 DAYS
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Open Enroll To Carroll Isd & Own A Private Acre Surrounded By Unquestionable Prestige. Outside's An Extended Drive, Security Gate, 3 Cedar-insulated Garages, Slate Patio & Invisible Pet-fence. Inside’s Meticulously Maintained By One Owner & Tradit...

1235 Haven Circle, Southlake, TX - $749,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4.1 Baths
  • 3,810 SQFT
  • 19 DAYS
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Beautiful 4 Bedroom Custom Home In Highly Desirable Southlake Carroll Isd. Great Floor Plan With With 2 Bedrooms Down And 2 Up! All Bedrooms With En Suite Bathroom And Over-sized To Fit All-sized Families. Large Game Room With Adjoining Media Room...

580 Truelove Trail, Southlake, TX - $700,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4.1 Baths
  • 5,148 SQFT
  • 19 DAYS
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Southlake. Southlake Schools. Bicentennial Park Access. Close To Corner Of Whites Chapel And Southlake Blvd. The Only Thing That Beats The Location Is The Pride Of Homeownership. From The Drive Up And Entry Via The Circle Drive Lined With Matur...

703 Sussex Court, Southlake, TX - $850,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4.2 Baths
  • 6,292 SQFT
  • 19 DAYS
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2002 Custom Built Home Situated On .5 Acre Lot In The Established Cambridge Place Subdivision On Private Cul De Sac. This Property Is In The Heart Of Southlake And The Home Features Formal Living And Dining Areas, A Spacious Master Bedroom With Si...

812 Orleans Drive, Southlake, TX - $889,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.2 Baths
  • 4,744 SQFT
  • 19 DAYS
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Exceptional Home Overlooking Beautifully Landscaped Pool And Spa. A Blend Of Large Open Spaces, Light-filled Rooms With Dramatic Two Story Windows And Outdoor Entertaining Area Make Everyday Living Elegant Yet Comfortable. With Oversized Island An...

1200 Post Oak Trail, Southlake, TX - $874,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,518 SQFT
  • 20 DAYS
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Live The Good Life! Lovely Mid-century Modern Home On A Heavily Treed Estate Lot! Enjoy Your Own Private Oasis, Swimming In The Pool And Entertaining In The Outdoor Kitchen. Home Includes 4 Bedrooms, 3.1 Baths. Master On Ground Floor. Water Fo...


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Listing information last updated on July 19th, 2018 at 7:47pm CDT.