Westlake, Texas

Coordinates: 32°58′57″N 97°12′20″W / 32.98250°N 97.20556°W / 32.98250; -97.20556
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Town of Westlake, Texas
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Location of Westlake in Tarrant County, Texas
Location of Westlake in Tarrant County, Texas
Coordinates: 32°58′57″N 97°12′20″W / 32.98250°N 97.20556°W / 32.98250; -97.20556
CountryUnited StatesUnited States
CountiesTarrant, Denton
 • TypeCouncil-Manager
 • Town CouncilMayor Sean Kilbride
David Quint: Mayor Pro Tem
Chandrika Dasgupta
Tim Shiner
Kim Greaves
Anna White
 • Total6.92 sq mi (17.93 km2)
 • Land6.74 sq mi (17.46 km2)
 • Water0.18 sq mi (0.46 km2)  1.35%
Elevation574 ft (175 m)
 • Total1,900
 • Density242.24/sq mi (93.52/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code817/682
FIPS code48-77620[3]
GNIS feature ID1379259[4]
WebsiteThe Town of Westlake, Texas

Westlake is a town in Denton and Tarrant counties in the U.S. state of Texas and a suburb of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. The population is 1,900 as of the 2020 United States census.[5]


The area known as Westlake was originally settled in 1847 by Charles and Matilda Medlin with about 20 other families. In the mid-twentieth century, what is now Westlake was known as Circle T Ranch, a 2,000 acre ranch founded by Dallas attorney and oilman J. Glenn Turner. When incorporated in the late 1950s, the name Southlake, Texas already existed, so ranchers and homeowners took the name Westlake.[6]

During the late 1990s, the Board of Alderman attempted to disband the town. The large Solana development was annexed by Southlake, while several large tracts of land were annexed by Fort Worth, Texas. A local district judge ruled the annexations in violation of state law, and the properties returned under Westlake jurisdiction.[7]

In 2000, the radio program This American Life featured a story about the battle to disband the town in the face of development by Ross Perot, Jr.

The city does not provide its own police force. Instead, law enforcement services are contracted from the City of Keller, which provides patrol and traffic enforcement officers to serve Westlake. The city does, however, provide its own Fire-EMS services.


Westlake is located at 32°58′57″N 97°12′20″W / 32.98250°N 97.20556°W / 32.98250; -97.20556 (32.982584, −97.205670).[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 6.7 square miles (17.3 km2), of which, 6.6 square miles (17.1 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km2) of it (1.35%) is water.


According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Westlake has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[9]

Climate data for Westlake, Texas
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 86
Average high °F (°C) 65.3
Average low °F (°C) 28.0
Average precipitation inches (mm) 2.12
Average snowfall inches (cm) 0.3
Average precipitation days (≥ 0.01 in) 6 6 8 7 9 7 6 4 6 7 5 6 77
Average snowy days (≥ 0.1 in) 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
Source: National Weather Service Forecast Office, Ft Worth Alliance Airport, Fort Worth TX


Historical population
U.S. Decennial Census[10]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 207 people, 84 households, and 69 families residing in the town. Population estimates as of January 2019 are between 1,300 and 1,600, after several years of growth in several subdivisions. By 2020, its population was 1,623.[5] The population density was 31.4 people per square mile (12.1/km2). There were 87 housing units at an average density of 13.2 per square mile (5.1/km2). The racial makeup of the town in 2000 was 95.17% White, 2.42% African American, 2.42% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.97% of the population.

There were 84 households, out of which 23.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 78.6% were married couples living together, 3.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.7% were non-families. 14.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 4.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.71.

In the town, the population was spread out, with 21.3% under the age of 18, 2.9% from 18 to 24, 21.3% from 25 to 44, 43.0% from 45 to 64, and 11.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.0 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $128,375, and the median income for a family was $150,000. Males had a median income of $72,250 versus $41,042 for females. The per capita income for the town was $59,206. About 2.9% of families and 2.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under the age of eighteen and 7.7% of those 65 or over. According to a Residential Survey[11] conducted by the Town of Westlake and published in May 2017, 59% of residents have a combined household income of $500,000 or more.


When the company PrimeCo first began, it had its headquarters in Westlake.[12] In 1999 the parties splitting PrimeCo agreed that the former headquarters would become the headquarters of the PrimeCo operations taken over by Vodafone AirTouch.[13]

The Town of Westlake has quickly established itself as a Financial Service Industry Cluster within the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex. The Town is home to multiple financial-based institutions, with more to come.

The Plaza at Solana[edit]

The Plaza at Solana, built in the 1980s and designed by famous architect Ricardo Legorreta, was the first of its kind for the DFW Metroplex. At its inception, the Solana Business Park housed the IBM Corporation with more than 1,000,000 square feet of office space. Today, The Plaza at Solana contains a variety of over 30 businesses and a few restaurants (Sip Stir Coffee, Pizzeria La Scala, and Mar-Cosina) that brings in a daytime population of over 3,000 employees. The properties are also home to the Solana Marriott Hotel as well as the Solana Fitness Club operated by Larry North. Currently, the Westlake Town Hall and municipal court is located in the Solana Terrace portion of the business park. Solana is also home to Sabre's global headquarters. Sabre Corporation is a technology services provider to the global travel industry with lines of business including its Travel Network that connects hotels, airlines and other travel suppliers with corporate and leisure travel agents, as well its Airline and Hospitality Solutions that provides technology infrastructure to airlines and hotels worldwide. Other notable business include Wells Fargo, Robinhood, Core-Mark, Solera, Goosehead Insurance, Defi Solutions, Verizon, Marsh & McLennan Companies, and Levi Strauss & Co.

In January 2017, a fast-growing agency and franchise announced plans to relocate its corporate headquarters from Irving, TX to the Solana business park in Westlake. The company signed a lease for 62,000 square foot in office space at Solana, which recently completed a $70 million renovation. Goosehead said it planned to move about 150 employees to Westlake from its headquarters in Irving.[14]

In 2019, Chicago based real estate property manager, Glenstar Properties, bought the Solana Terrace and the Solana Fitness Club. By reinvesting and amenitizing the Solana Terrace space for the multi-tenant complex , Glenstar managed to improve occupancy rates from 45% to 75% in three years.[15] In November 2021, Boston based Albany Road/TXRE properties bought the Solana Plaza office and retail buildings. [16]

Corporate Campuses[edit]

The Town of Westlake is home to several corporate campuses such Fidelity Investments and Deloitte University. Fidelity Investments is a 1,129,853 square foot facility consisting of two buildings nestled behind a dense landscape of trees. Deloitte University is a 727,000 square foot $300 million learning center for Deloitte L.L.P.'s global workforce. Westlake's newest member is the 1,160,000 square foot Charles Schwab Corporation campus which will bring in another 5,000 employees to the region. In November 2019, Charles Schwab announced it would buy TD Ameritrade and would combine both headquarters at the new Westlake campus.


Entrada is a mixed-use project in the Town that runs along Highway 114 East meant to emulate a village in Catalonia. The buildings have no setbacks and can be somewhat taller echoing the European-inspired design. Once completed, Entrada will contain large amounts of retail, restaurants, offices, entertainment, and at least one hotel in the project. Entrada also will have 322 residential units, including 170 single family villas, 50 townhomes and 100 condominiums.

The first phase of the $500 million walkable village is at the corner of F.M. 1938 and Texas 114. A one of a kind CVS Pharmacy was the first business to open its doors in October 2016. Shortly thereafter a Primrose School opened in August 2016. Since then Entrada has gained multiple retail tenants including a Starbucks which contains a drive-thru proceeding under a 100 foot tall bell tower. Other tenants in the area include The Fitsmith, Eyes on Westlake, a Nail Salon, Stone Surgical Arts, and Sofia Elaine Salon. The heart of the development, however, will be the Plaza Mayor which will contain a large 1 acre or more plaza surrounded by condominiums and at least one hotel along with ground floor retail components.

Front 44[edit]

Project Blizzard is a 44-acre planned mixed-use development on the 114/170 merge and next to Lake Turner to be developed by Hillwood Properties, a Ross Perot Jr. company, and the Howard Hughes Corporation. The southern portion of the project will be used as Charles Schwab's Corporate Campus. The Schwab project includes a $315 million, 1,160,000 square-foot regional campus in Westlake that ultimately will bring 5,000 jobs to the North Texas within 10 years. Developers also plan a hotel, retail stores, and residences. The Schwab campus will be on the Westlake-Roanoke border, just north of JT Ottinger Road and west of Turner Lake. Governor Greg Abbott says the project will get a $6 million grant from the Texas Enterprise Fund, creating the most new jobs of any enterprise fund grant made during his administration.


Residents of the Town of Westlake may enroll their children into Westlake Academy or the following school districts depending on their location within the Town: Northwest Independent School District, Keller Independent School District, and Carroll Independent School District.

Westlake Academy[edit]

Westlake Academy is an open-enrollment Kindergarten-12th grade charter school in Westlake, operating under the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum. Westlake Academy is owned and operated by the Town of Westlake. Any resident of Westlake may enroll their child into Westlake Academy, however citizens who reside outside the jurisdictional boundary of the Town of Westlake can enroll via a lottery system. The school now has several resources that includes 2 books that helps explain the history and day to day activity. Here Is Our Journey was created by a 10th grade student for her Personal Project that helps other people explain Westlake Academy. This book is available on Blurb. There is also a book called The Little Town That Could that also explains the Town of Westlake and its history. Both of these books are recommended for newcomers to Westlake Academy.

Carroll ISD[edit]

The eastern portion of the town is served by Carroll ISD (Exemplary):

  • Walnut Grove Elementary School, Exemplary
  • Durham Intermediate School, Exemplary
  • Carroll Middle School, Exemplary and National Blue Ribbon School
  • Carroll High School, Exemplary and National Blue Ribbon School
  • Carroll Senior High School, Exemplary

Keller ISD[edit]

The central/southern portion of the town is served by Keller ISD (Recognized):

  • Florence Elementary School, Exemplary and National Blue Ribbon School
  • Bear Creek Intermediate School, Exemplary
  • Keller Middle School, Exemplary
  • Keller High School, Recognized

Northwest ISD[edit]

The northern/western portion of the town is served by Northwest ISD, however there are few residences in this part of town:

  • Byron Nelson High School
  • James M. Steele Accelerated High School
  • Medlin Middle School
  • Samuel Beck Elementary School
  • Lakeview Elementary School
  • Cox Elementary School
  • Roanoke Elementary School


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Notable people[edit]


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  7. ^ Moffeit, Miles. "When Perot's development plans hit resistance in Westlake, a behind-the-scenes battle began that ultimately left the town in pieces." Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Friday November 28, 1997. Retrieved on January 10, 2010.
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  9. ^ "Roanoke, Texas Köppen Climate Classification (Weatherbase)". Weatherbase.
  10. ^ "Town of Westlake". Census.gov. Retrieved February 28, 2022.
  11. ^ Town of Westlake Resident Survey. ETC Institute. May 2017
  12. ^ "Telecommunications firm picks Westlake for headquarters PCS PrimeCo will bring 100 executives, engineers and support staff members to the Solana office complex within six months." Fort Worth Star-Telegram. May 11, 1995. Retrieved on January 10, 2010.
  13. ^ Files, Jennifer. "Vodafone, Bell Atlantic detail split of PrimeCo." The Dallas Morning News. August 4, 1999. Retrieved on January 10, 2010.
  14. ^ Kaskovich, Steve (January 11, 2017). "Goosehead Insurance bringing 150 employees to new HQ in Westlake". Star-Telegram.com. The McClatchy Company. Retrieved 14 December 2017.
  15. ^ "Solana campus redo scores big with financial firms looking to grow in Dallas-Fort Worth". Dallas News. 2021-11-25. Retrieved 2022-02-28.
  16. ^ "Solana business park goes to Boston buyer". Dallas News. 2021-11-15. Retrieved 2022-02-28.

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