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Southlake, Texas
The city courthouse
Southlake City Hall, Southlake Town Square
Location of Southlake in Tarrant County, Texas
Location of Southlake in Tarrant County, Texas
Coordinates: 32°56′48″N 97°8′43″W / 32.94667°N 97.14528°W / 32.94667; -97.14528Coordinates: 32°56′48″N 97°8′43″W / 32.94667°N 97.14528°W / 32.94667; -97.14528
Country United StatesUnited States
State TexasTexas
Counties Tarrant, Denton
Incorporated 1956
Government
 • Type Council-Manager
Area
 • Total 22.43 sq mi (58.08 km2)
 • Land 21.83 sq mi (56.55 km2)
 • Water 0.59 sq mi (1.54 km2)  2.45%
Elevation
640 ft (195 m)
Population
 (2019)
 • Total 32,376
 • Estimate 
(2019)
32,376
 • Density 1,482.89/sq mi (572.56/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
76092
Area code(s) 682,817, 214,469,972
FIPS code 48-69032
GNIS feature ID 1347589

Southlake is a city located predominantly in Tarrant County with minor areas extending into Denton County in the U.S. state of Texas. Southlake is a suburb of Dallas/Fort Worth. As of the 2019 census estimate it had a population of 32,376.

History

The Southlake area was settled by pioneers in the 1840s, but was not incorporated as Southlake until 1956, four years after Grapevine Lake was finished. Before incorporation, the settlements of Whites Chapel, Dove, Union Church and Jellico made up present day Southlake. The area remained rural until the completion of the DFW International Airport in the 1970s. Due to the close proximity to the airport, Southlake became a boom-burb throughout the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s. As of 2012, Southlake's population is almost at full capacity, with around 27,000 residents. The expected build-out population is projected around 34,000 residents.

Overview

In March 2016, Southlake was ranked no. 5 on a list called 'The $100K Club: America’s Highest-Earning Cities'. High earners in Southlake are the majority of residents: 71.2% of households make over $100,000 a year.

In 2015, MSN.com ranked Southlake at no. 6 among '10 Richest Towns' in America list.

In May 2014, in an article in the Times magazine, Southlake was rated among the top 10 wealthiest zip codes in the country. The Southlake Zipcode: 76092 was ranked at No. 9 with 58.7% of households making more than $150,000.

In 2009, Southlake's zip code, 76092, was ranked as the richest zip code in the United States with a population between 10,000–25,000 people. The average home in Southlake costs around $784,522 and has 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and around 4,000 square feet (370 m2).

In December 2008, Forbes.com named Southlake the most affluent neighborhood in the United States based on average median household income estimates. The mean household income for the city of Southlake is $216,393.

Geography

Southlake is located at 32°56′48″N 97°8′43″W / 32.94667°N 97.14528°W / 32.94667; -97.14528 (32.946678, −97.145230). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 22.5 square miles (58 km2), of which, 21.9 square miles (57 km2) of it is land and 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2) of it (2.45%) is water.

Surrounding municipalities

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 1,023
1970 2,031 98.5%
1980 2,808 38.3%
1990 7,065 151.6%
2000 21,519 204.6%
2010 26,575 23.5%
2019 (est.) 32,376 21.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of 2019, there was 32,376 people, 9,192 households, and over 5,958 families residing in the city. The population density was 983.0 people per square mile (379.6/km2). There are 6,614 housing units at an average density of 302.1 per square mile (116.7/km2). The ethnic composition of the population of Southlake is composed of 25,554 White residents (78.9%), 5,148 Asian residents (15.9%), 2,072 Hispanic residents (6.4%), 550 Black residents (1.7%), and 809 from two or more races. There were 6,414 households, out of which 60.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 88.0% were married couples living together, 3.5% had a single householder with no spouse present, and 7.1% were non-families. 5.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 1.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.35 and the average family size was 3.48. The average listing price for homes for sale in Southlake was $883,109 for the week ending Jan 8. 3,997 of the 6,602 occupied houses have nine or more rooms. 4,660 of the occupied houses have four or more bedrooms. 3,342 of the 6,602 occupied houses have two cars. 2,348 of these houses have three or more cars.

In the city, 37.1% of the population was under the age of 18, 3.9% from 18 to 24, 30.2% from 25 to 44, 25.7% from 45 to 64, and 3.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 100.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.0 males.

According to a 2019 estimate, the median income for a household in the city was in excess of $240,248, higher than any other city in the DFW Metroplex, and the median income for a family was $176,259. The mean household income for Southlake is $216,393. Males had a median income of $100,000 versus $46,042 for females. The per capita income for the city was $47,597. As of 2010, 43% of homes had an income of more than $200,000. About 1.3% of families and 1.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.0% of those under age 18 and 2.1% of those age 65 or over.

Neighborhoods

In the early 1990s when Southlake began developing master-planned neighborhoods, the minimum lot size was 1-acre (4,000 m2). Later the City of Southlake reduced the minimum lot size to 1/2 acre, and later 1/3 of an acre. These master-planned upscale neighborhoods began popping up all over the western portion of Southlake Boulevard. Some of the larger upscale neighborhoods developed in the 90's along Southlake Boulevard include The Hills of Monticello, Monticello Estates, Stoneridge Lakes, Myers Meadow, Stone Lakes, Timber Lake, Southridge Lakes and Timarron, which includes the Timarron Country Club. In the 2000s when the earlier neighborhoods were finishing out, Southlake began developing portions of its picturesque countryside into luxury neighborhoods. Some of the newer luxury neighborhoods include Clariden Ranch, Estes Park, Stratford Park, Cambridge Place, Shady Oaks, Westwick Hills, The Enclave, Laurelwood Park, Villas Del Sol, Palomar Estates, The Reserve of Southlake, Coventry Manor, Autumn Creek Estates and Versailles.

English Country estate in Southlake
English Country estate in Southlake
English Tudor mansion
English Tudor mansion
House in Southlake
House in Southlake
Mediterranean house in Southlake
Mediterranean house in Southlake
Old World estate in Southlake
Old World home, one of the most common style of new homes
Home in Southlake
Large home

Highways

  • Texas 26
  • Texas 114
  • FM 1709
  • FM 1938

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Economy

Sabre Holdings, an S&P 500 company, is headquartered in Southlake in the Solana business park. Industrial businesses include gasoline storage and distribution and concrete works on the east side of town off Highway 114 near DFW Airport.

Southlake is well known for its Southlake Town Square project, a shopping center located on State Highway 114 and Southlake Boulevard. A plan was approved in March 2005 that allowed the Town Square's area to be doubled. The new additions to Town Square were completed in the summer of 2006, making it one of the most popular shopping centers in the Metroplex.

Top employers

According to Southlake's 2020 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the top employers in the city are:

# Employer # of Employees
1 Sabre Holdings 2,550
2 TD Ameritrade 1,978
3 Carroll ISD 1,154
4 Gateway Church 570
5 Keller Williams 487
6 Verizon Wireless 367
7 Central Market 360
8 City of Southlake 337
9 Apple 203

Education

The vast majority of Southlake is in the 100% TEA Exemplary-rated Carroll Independent School District. This school district contains the following schools:

Elementary:

  • Carroll Elementary School
  • Old Union Elementary School
  • Rockenbaugh Elementary School
  • Walnut Grove Elementary School
  • Johnson Elementary School

Intermediate:

  • Eubanks Intermediate School
  • Durham Intermediate School

Middle:

  • Dawson Middle School
  • Carroll Middle School

High schools:

  • Carroll High School (9,10)
  • Carroll Sr. High School (11,12)

All Carroll ISD schools share the logo and mascot of the dragon. The school district is currently ranked by the Texas Education Agency as the largest all exemplary school district in the state.

The Denton County portions of the city are in the Northwest Independent School District, while the extreme western portions are in the Keller Independent School District, and extreme eastern portions are in the Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District. As of the 2013–2014 school year, any residents of the city of Southlake that lives outside of the Carroll ISD boundaries are allowed to attend a Carroll ISD school, if they apply through the school district. All of the district's schools are listed as "Exemplary" by Texas Education Association standards.

Sections in GCISD are zoned to: Cannon Elementary School, Grapevine Middle School, and Grapevine High School.

A number of private schools are also located in Southlake, among them:

  • The Clariden School (PreK - 12th grades Project-Based Learning)
  • Fusion Academy Southlake (Middle and High School national chain)
  • Southlake Montessori (Elementary)
  • The King's University

Transportation

Air
Highway
  • Texas 26
  • Texas 114
  • FM 1709
  • FM 1938

Notable people

  • Terry Bradshaw, professional football player
  • John Burkett, professional baseball player
  • Ruth Buzzi, actress and comedian
  • Giovanni Capriglione, Republican politician
  • Frank Cornish, professional football player
  • Chase Daniel, professional football player
  • Jon Daniels, professional baseball general manager
  • Bruce DeHaven, professional football coach
  • Riley Dodge, college football player
  • Greg Ellis, professional football player
  • Garrett Hartley, professional football player
  • Ken Hill, professional baseball player
  • Kenny Hill Jr., college football quarterback
  • Julius Jones, professional football player
  • Lindsay Jones, voice actor, Internet personality
  • Babe Laufenberg, professional football player, sports announcer
  • Dana Loesch, conservative political activist and commentator
  • Russell Maryland, professional football player
  • Mark McLemore, professional baseball player
  • David Murphy, professional baseball player
  • Terrence Newman, professional football player
  • Darren Oliver, professional baseball player
  • Hudson Potts, professional baseball player
  • J. Paul Raines, CEO of GameStop
  • Kenny Rogers, professional baseball player
  • Rory Sabbatini, professional golfer
  • Sam Schwartzstein, college football player
  • Marcus Spears, professional football player
  • Ross Stripling, professional baseball player
  • Tony Tolbert, professional football player
  • Pat Summerall, professional football player, sports announcer
  • DeMarcus Ware, professional football player
  • Yang Yong-eun, professional golfer
  • Hailey Hernandez, olympic diver
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