Southlake is an affluent suburban city located inside majority of Tarrant County with a minor portion inside Denton County in the U.S state of Texas. It is located within the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area.
As of the 2010 census it had a population of 26,575. Southlake is known for public schools, Southlake Town Square, its wealth, and Carroll High School’s 8-time state champion football team.
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.
Between Town Square and major attractions within a 20-minute drive, you are never far from excitement. Whether it’s a Dallas Cowboys or Texas Rangers game, a girls’ weekend getaway, an adrenaline rush at Six Flags, or one of our many festive holiday celebrations that bring you to town, you’ll find a comfortable home base here. Enjoy a cooking class at Central Market or Sur La Table, spend a great evening outside listening to live music under the stars, or catch an outdoor concert at the Masterworks Music Series held every spring. Don’t miss the renowned Bob Jones Nature Trail, it’s a hidden treasure in the middle of the Metroplex.
Southlake has been recognized for its manicured parks, preserved open spaces, and educational and recreational opportunities. All of the facilities and beautiful scenery provide residents with opportunities for growth and enjoyment. Our parks offer a combination of acres of open space, miles of trails, manicured athletic fields, and beautiful ponds, pavilions, and facilities. The City features more than 6 miles of trails, 40 pavilions, 10 ponds, 12 concession and restroom facilities, 62 practice and game fields, and 21 lighted tennis courts. With this, Parks and Recreation offers an array of activities for all ages. Whether it’s an athletic league, fitness classes, outdoor programs or one of many camps, there is an activity for everyone!
Southlake Town Square is a unique, open-air lifestyle shopping district with more than 120 shops and dozens of fine restaurants whose reputation has been recognized throughout the country. Shoppers can experience a place where today’s best brands in fashion and retail meet the charm of a timeless Town Square. Shopping, dining, art and culture are everywhere. Pick up a gift from dozens of America’s top retailers, such as the Apple Store to Vineyard Vines to ZAR Clothiers. Shop for your home at Z Gallerie, Anthropologie and Pottery Barn. Have a cold drink and a something to eat at an array of both local and national restaurants.
Whether it’s preventive care or complex medical treatment, Southlake offers a wide variety of wellness and medical services that you and your family can trust. Fitness centers range from full service gyms like 24 Hour Fitness to specialties like CrossFit and Pure Barre. Options for kids include focuses such as dance, gymnastics and martial arts. Let your mind unwind with a variety of offerings such as a massage, facial or nails from a local spa.
From Pediatricians to Emergency Services, residents have access to comprehensive teams of specialists in every area. Nearby hospitals include Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital here in Southlake and Baylor Scott & White Medical Center in Grapevine.
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