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Southlake, Texas: Best Neighborhoods to Live In

Posted by on Monday, September 6th, 2021 at 4:28pm.

Southlake is a beautiful suburb located along Highway 114 west of Dallas in Tarrant County.  

According to recent US Census data, the population of Southlake is more than 30,000 people. Over the years, Southlake has acquired its distinctive character despite its location in the DFW area.  

Basing their findings on the average median income, Southlake was even rated as one of the most prestigious suburbs in the country.  

With an average list price of over $1 million, Southlake has earned the tag as one of the most affluent ZIP codes in the country. 

Southlake is also widely popular for: 

  • Southlake Town Square

  • Exemplary public schools 

  • The eight-time state champion Caroll High School football team 

Who Lives in Southlake? 

Southlake is attractive to people looking to start a family and young professionals. The average Southlake family consists of 3.6 people including parents and children.  

The region has a median age of 42 years and a median household income of $240,248Home to Sabre Holdings, Southlake is a popular choice for wealthy executives and professionals.  

Compared to a national average of 22%, 70% of Southlake's population has both a college and advanced degree, making it one of the more educated societies in the country. 

Southlake is also the home of choice for retired professional athletes such as ex-Texas Ranger quarterback Kenny Hill and former Dallas Cowboys linebacker DeMarcus Ware. 

Easy Accessibility 

Easy access to North Dallas business centers, Las Colinas, Downtown Fort Worth, and Downtown Dallas makes Southlake attractive for business professionals who frequently commute to these areas. 

Additionally, proximity to three airports − DFW International Airport, Fort Worth Alliance Airport, and Dallas Love Field Airport − allows for easy travel to DFW and the rest of the country. 

If you are feeling adventurous or want a change of scenery, Southlake residents are only 10 minutes to Arlington, Texas Rangers Stadium, AT&T Stadium, and Six Flags Over Texas. The combination of these factors makes Southlake the ideal location for DFW living.  

Pros and Cons of Living in Southlake 


Low poverty rate — Southlake has a lower poverty rate of 2.5% compared to other US cities that average 10-13% 

Education — Children in the area have a strong educational foundation thanks to Southlake's highly-rated education system 

Livability —Southlake has an excellent livability score of 92 out of 100 

Crime — Southlake's crime rate is 57% lower than the average in Texas 


Traffic — Access to the major thoroughfares that connect Southlake to the rest of the DFW region tend to get congested  

Cost of living — Southlake gets an F for the cost of living that is 47% higher than the national average 

Housing — A median house price of $671,000 ranks Southlake among the priciest in the country 

Location     Median House Prices
USA $284,600
Texas $350,000
Southlake $671,000

Best Southlake Neighborhoods 

Are you planning to move to Southlake? Besides offering a wonderful place to set down family roots, Southlake is the ideal destination to live, work, and play. 

Whether you are an empty nester, a young couple, or a growing family, here the top five neighborhoods in Southlake to call home. 

Kirkwood Hollow 

Kirkwood Hollow is the ideal neighborhood for buyers looking for luxury homes. Located in the northwest of Southlake, the development of this community dates to between 1998 and 2006.  

Kirkwood Hollow real estate features 155 homes with the average home selling for between $600,000 and $1.1 million. The median house price is $614,000. 

Homes for sale in Kirkwood Hollow comprise custom homes that sit on heavily wooded lots that range between ½ and 1 acre. Home sizes range between 4,200 to 6,200 square feet in living space. 

Residents with children appreciate the community's proximity to Carroll ISD schools such as Walnut Grove Elementary, Durham Intermediate, and Carroll Middle schools. 

Plenty of outdoor fun awaits in the excellent community amenities which include: 

  • A clubhouse 

  • Community pool 

  • Playground 

  • Greenbelts 


Carillon is a 285-acre luxury neighborhood located in northwest Southlake. The development of Carillon real estate dates to 2012 and the area contains 404 single-family home sites.  

Carillon is named after a French instrument that explains the French Renaissance architecture that predominates the area. Homes for sale in Carillon sit on home sites that range from .15 to .35 acres. Home prices range between $600,000 and $1.2 million. 

Carillon offers a mixed-use lifestyle that combines residential housing with shopping and office space. What's more, the master-planned neighborhood offers two different districts; the Chateaux District and the Village District. 

Community amenities include: 

  • Walking paths 

  • Greenbelts 

  • The Oasis at Carillon 

  • The Plaza at Carillon 

  • Lake Carillon 

  • Playground at Bob Jones Nature Center & Preserve Park 

The city of Southlake also offers several annual events such as Movies at the Marq, an Oktoberfest celebration, Art in the Square, and much more. Along with these amenities, residents boast an established homeowner's association. 

Shady Oaks 

Shady Oaks is in an affluent community that was once voted as one of the richest neighborhoods in the USA. 

Containing over 120 homes, the Toll Brothers development dates to 2009. Regarded as architectural masterworks, Shady Oaks homes for sale sit on ⅓ to 1 acre home sites with plenty of options for relaxation and extra amenities. 

Home sizes range between 4,500 to 6,500 square feet in the built-up area. Home prices for the Tudor, Tuscan, and Country French style homes range between $800,000 and $2.5 million. 

If you are particular about amenities, the homes feature heated swimming pools, outdoor hot tubs, private spas, outdoor living spaces, and three-car garages among other amenities. 

Residents with children appreciate Shady Oaks' proximity to Carroll ISD schools and nearby private schools. Some of the assigned schools for this community include: 

  • Walnut Grove Elementary School 

  • Carroll Middle School 

  • Durham Intermediate School 

  • Carroll High School 

  • Carroll Senior High School 

What's more, the neighborhood has a low crime rate and homeowners are within walking distance to Bicentennial Park facilities. 

Estes Park 

Estes Park is a 248 acres master-planned community located north of Hwy 114. The development of the well-established community dates to 2005 and 2011.  

With 123 home sites, Estes Park homes for sale sit on wooded home sites that feature Olde World-style homes. Home sizes range from 4,000 to 6,500 square feet in living space while the selling price range between $700,000 and $1.3 million. 

Two and a half miles hike-and-bike trails wrap around the neighborhood allowing residents to exercise within the area. Community amenities include 15 acres of green space with a private lake as well as easy access to Liberty Park.

In 2005, Estes Park was ranked the Neighborhood of the Year in Southlake. Residents with children also appreciate the proximity to Carroll ISD schools which include:  

  • Walnut Grove Elementary School 

  • Johnson Elementary School 

  • Carroll Middle School 

Winding Creek 

Winding Creek is a 74 residential lots neighborhood located west of Central Market on the Southside of Southlake Boulevard. The development of the community dates back to 2013. 

Sitting on 46 acres, the community is within walking distance to Southlake Town Square. Winding Creek homes for sale offer a collection of attractive styles including waterfront view lots. 

Home sizes range from 4,000 to 6,500 square feet in living space while the selling prices range between $1,200,000 and $1,990,000.  

Community highlights include:  

  • A winding creek 

  • Two ponds  

  • Carroll ISD schools 

Why Hire VIP Realty 

If you are considering buying property in the Southlake area, VIP Realty would love to help. Our goal is to make this important process enjoyable and enlightening for you. Contact us today to arrange viewings of the homes that suit your budget and lifestyle. 

For sellers, our real estate agents will schedule the appropriate time to meet for a discussion. We will craft a practical full-market evaluation of your property, and devise a fair-market estimation as to the best asking price for your property. 



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