Southlake, Texas

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Southlake, Texas
City of 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
CountryUnited StatesUnited States
CountiesTarrant, Denton
 • TypeCouncil-Manager
 • MayorMayor Laura Hill[1]
 • City Council
 • Texas House of Representatives
 • Texas Senate
 • U.S. House of Representatives
 • Total22.5 sq mi (58.1 km2)
 • Land21.9 sq mi (56.7 km2)
 • Water0.6 sq mi (1.4 km2)  2.45%
640 ft (195 m)
 • Total29,229
 • Density983.0/sq mi (379.6/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)817, 214, 972
FIPS code48-69032[4]
GNIS feature ID1347589[5]

Southlake is a city located predominantly in Tarrant County with minor areas extending into Denton County[6] in the U.S. state of Texas. Southlake is a suburb of Dallas/Fort Worth. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 26,575.[7] Southlake is known for public schools, Southlake Town Square, its wealth, Gateway Church and Carroll High School's 8-time state champion Football and Men's Swim & Dive team.[8] In 2018, data from the American Community Survey revealed that Southlake was the 4th wealthiest city in the United States, based on the median household income of $245,432 and its 2.5% poverty rate.[9]


The Southlake area was settled in the 1840s, but was not incorporated as Southlake until 1956, four years after the construction of Grapevine Lake was completed.[10] 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.


Southlake has been listed again in 2018 in Bloomberg's America's 100 richest places in US '

Southlake was also listed among top 10 Wealthiest cities in America,

In Bloomberg's America's 100 richest places in US, Southlake Ranked No. 42 with a median income of $243,029.

Southlake was also rated as the wealthiest zipcode in texas :

In a recent ranking of America’s wealthiest zip codes, by New York City based media company Guest of a Guest, Southlake was ranked No.9.

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.[11]

In 2015, ranked Southlake at no. 6 among '10 Richest Towns' in America list.[12]

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.[13]

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, named Southlake the most affluent neighborhood in the United States, based on average median household income estimates.[14] The mean household income for the city of Southlake is $216,393.[15]


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[edit]

According to Southlake's 2014 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report,[16] the top employers in the city are:

# Employer # of Employees
1 Sabre Holdings 3,000
2 TD Ameritrade 2,000
3 Carroll ISD 1,123
4 Verizon Wireless 367
5 Gateway Church 570
6 Keller Williams 487
7 Central Market 360
8 City of Southlake 337
9 Apple 203


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).[17] 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.


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 201630,991[18]16.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[19]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 21,519 people, 6,414 households, and 5,958 families residing in the city. The population density was 983.0 people per square mile (379.6/km²). There were 6,614 housing units at an average density of 302.1 per square mile (116.7/km²). The ethnic makeup of the city was 94.54% White, 1.39% African American, 0.25% Native American, 1.79% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.81% from other ethnic groups, and 1.20% from two or more ethnic groups. Hispanic or Latino of any ethnic group were 3.67% of the population.

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 female householder with no husband 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 TX was $883,109 for the week ending Jan 8.[20] 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. 3,790 of these houses cost more than $300,000.

In the city, the population was spread out with 37.1% 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 2011 estimate, the median income for a household in the city was in excess of $194,000, higher than any other city in the DFW Metroplex, and the median income for a family was $176,259. The mean household income for the city of Southlake is $216,393.[15] 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.[21] 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.

This high median income can be attributed to the fact that Southlake TX has no apartments or multi family housing.

Median Income for Southlake by Age[edit]


Age Median Income
25-34 $162,283
35-44 $176,297
45-54 $190,261
55-64 $190,726
65-74 $182,447
75+ $178,043

Local government[edit]

Incorporated in 1956, the City of Southlake’s home rule charter was approved by voters on April 4, 1987, operating under a Council-Manager form of government. Services provided by the City under general governmental functions include public events, public safety, planning and development, engineering, street maintenance, parks operation and maintenance, recreation, library services, and general administrative services. According to the city’s 2013-2014 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the city’s various funds had $104.2 million in revenues, $79.6 million in expenditures, $678.6 million in total assets, $182.1 million in total liabilities, and $108.8 million in cash and investments.[23]

The structure of the management and coordination of city services is:[24]

City Department Director
City Manager Shana K. Yelverton
Assistant City Manager Alison D. Ortowski
Assistant City Manager Benjamin E. Thatcher
Chief Financial Officer Sharen Jackson
Police Chief James Brandon
Fire Chief Michael Starr
Economic Development Director Alison Ortowski
Human Resources Director Stacey S. Black
Planning and Development Services Director Ken Baker
Public Works Director Robert Cohen
City Secretary Carol Borges


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 emerging all over the western portion of Southlake Boulevard. Some of the larger upscale neighborhoods developed in the 1990s 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 Tudor mansion
House in Southlake
Mediterranean house in Southlake
Old World home, one of the most common style of new homes
Large home


Notable people[edit]


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



  • Eubanks Intermediate School
  • Durham Intermediate School[25]


  • Dawson Middle School
  • Carroll Middle School[25]

High schools:

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.

Sister Cities and Friendship Cities[edit]

Southlake Sister Cities is a non-profit organization belonging to Sister Cities International and maintains a relationship with 2 sister cities: Tome, Japan and Wuzhong, China. These relationships consist of student exchange programs as well as adult delegations between the cities.[26]


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