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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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1020 Highland Oaks Drive, Southlake, TX - $650,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,750 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Beautiful Home Located In The Highly Desired Timarron Subdivision Of Southlake. Home Owners Association Includes Use Of Pool, Tennis Courts And Fitness Room. This Home Boasts Large Rooms With A Large Fenced Lot. Quiet Neighborhood. Mature Trees...

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1075 Oasis Court, Southlake, TX - $685,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,920 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Now Available! Highly Desired Southlake Location Plus Gorgeous Home On More Than Half Acre! Prepare To Be Amazed At How Beautifully Updated This Home Is, Inside And Out! 2 Stories, 4 Bedrooms, 3 Full Bathrooms, 4 Living Areas, 2 Dining As Well As ...

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1529 Le Mans Lane, Southlake, TX - $754,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,415 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Stunning Villa, Highly Sought After Carillon Neighborhood Of Southlake! Excellent Location! Light & Bright Open Floor Plan Offering 4 Bedrooms And 4 Full Baths. Master Bedroom With Additional Guest Bedroom Downstairs Currently Being Used As A Nurs...

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1305 Bent Trail Circle, Southlake, TX - $815,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4.1 Baths
  • 4,088 SQFT
  • 2 DAYS
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Classic Timarron Beauty! This 5 Bed 4.5 Bath 3 Car W Pool And Spa Offers Flexible Floor Plan. Highly Sought After Features Include Cut Glass Doors, Hardwood Floors, Custom Mill Work & Trey Ceilings. Formal Living Hosts A Wall Of Windows W Built ...

Photo of Listing #13968165

1118 Longford Circle, Southlake, TX - $730,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 4,056 SQFT
  • 6 DAYS
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Gorgeous Inside And Out This Traditional Home Has A Contemporary Touch. Located On A Greenbelt In Prestigious Timarron. Enter Into A Flowing Floor Plan With High Ceilings And Designer Touches That Include Beautifully Stained Dark Hardwood Floors,...

Photo of Listing #13969957

1205 Forest Hills Drive, Southlake, TX - $699,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,937 SQFT
  • 7 DAYS
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Welcome Home! * Wonderful Floorplan * Updated Kitchen With Island & Bar * Relax And Entertain In The Open Family Room With Cozy Fireplace & Views Of Backyard * Upstairs, Enjoy The Spacious Master Bedroom With H*u*g*e Closet, Bedroom 2 With En Suit...

Photo of Listing #13970347

1385 Lakeview Drive, Southlake, TX - $699,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 4,491 SQFT
  • 7 DAYS
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This Beautiful, Updated Home Is Nestled On Over One Acre In The Highly Acclaimed Southlake & Carroll Isd. This Homes Open Floor Plan Allows For Entertaining With Lots Of Space. Soaring Ceilings, Wood Scraped Hardwood Floors, Natural Light & Three ...

1007 Lake Forest Drive, Southlake, TX - $724,880

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,850 SQFT
  • 8 DAYS
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This Is The One You've Been Waiting For!!! Gorgeous 5 Bedroom Pool Home In The Highly Sought-after Timber Lake Community! Upgraded Throughout, And Offers Great Floor Plan, Handscraped Hardwood Flooring, Stone Counters, Gas Cooktop, Resort-style Po...

1708 Pecos Drive, Southlake, TX - $675,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,768 SQFT
  • 8 DAYS
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Gorgeous Home Features Wood Floors, Decorative Lighting, New Carpet & Open Floorplan. Perfect For Entertaining! Enjoy Private Study, Formal Dining & Guest Bedroom Downstairs. Kitchen Offers Double Convection Oven, Cooktop, Fossil Corian Counters &...

1000 Winfield Court, Southlake, TX - $975,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 5.1 Baths
  • 5,513 SQFT
  • 13 DAYS
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Stunning 5500 Sq Ft Home With Gorgeous Heated Saltwater Pool! 4 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Formal Living, Game Room, Media Room, Under Stair Wine Closet And Office! 3 Car Garage! This Is A Must See! This Home Is Beautifully Finished And Ready For A N...

700 Winding Ridge Trail, Southlake, TX - $895,417

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,826 SQFT
  • 21 DAYS
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Custom Built One Story Home In Hidden Knoll. Southlake Schools And Close To Shopping And Dining. 5 Bedroom Home With Formal Dining And Study Is The Perfect Layout For Your Growing Family. Enjoy The Large Outdoor Fireplace On Your Covered Patio. ...

1303 Avon Terrace, Southlake, TX - $764,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 3,402 SQFT
  • 21 DAYS
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Gorgeous Villa-home In Highly Sought-after Crescent Royale Neighborhood In Timarron. This Bright And Open Home Features A Large Family Room & Updated Gourmet Kitchen, Featuring Double Oven, Gas Cook Top And Large Island, And Updated Baths. The Spa...

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2712 Riverbrook Way, Southlake, TX - $739,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,705 SQFT
  • 28 DAYS
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Luxury Single Story Villa W 3 Car Garage In 55+active Adult Community In Southlake. Lake Lot With Oversized Outdoor Living Area Including Gas Fireplace And Sunscreens. 3 Bedrooms, 3 Bath, Study Or Formal Dining. Very Open Great Room With Vaulted C...

308 Orleans Drive, Southlake, TX - $885,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,644 SQFT
  • 32 DAYS
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Lovely Custom Built Luxury Villa In Sought After Carillon Of Southlake! With An Open Floor Plan, The Home Offers Transitional Design With An Abundance Of Upgrades Including Viking Appliances, Plantation Shutters, Hand-scraped Hardwoods, Soaring Ce...

Photo of Listing #13947157

1204 Earlston Court, Southlake, TX - $884,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 4,303 SQFT
  • 33 DAYS
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Impeccable Home In The Heart Of Timarron, In Southlake. This Beautiful Larry Stewart Custom Home Is Truly Exceptional, With Its Stunning Windows, And Endless Natural Light. Three Sets Of Stunning Glass French Doors Adds Timeless Detail In The Li...


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Listing information last updated on November 17th, 2018 at 2:30am CST.