Southlake, Texas

southlake-grapevine-colleyville-tx-High-Res-1Southlake is best known for being a wealthy suburb located in Tarrant and Denton Counties with exemplary schools and its multiple state championships in football. In December of 2008, Forbes.com ranked Southlake the most affluent neighborhood in the country. What makes Southlake truly unique is the Southlake Town Square, which is in essence a small downtown area created to look as though it’s always been there. Town Square is an upscale community, filled with shopping, dining, and outdoor entertainment but it also includes City and County Town Hall and Library, the Southlake Post Office, a downtown Hilton Hotel, and a state of the art movie theater. It is a direct reflection of the status of its town. Annual events include Art in the Square, July 4th fireworks celebration, Oktoberfest and Home for the Holidays.

Carroll ISD has an average SAT score of 1134 with 14 students per teacher. Southlake has consistently been rated in the Top 3 suburbs for North Texas.

 

Fun Facts about Southlake, Texas

Southlake was just listed as the 9th wealthiest zip code in America.

Many professional NFL, MLB and PGA players call this community their home.

Southlake is home to several round-a-bouts, each with a unique iron sculpture relevant to that particular area of town.

Southlake Town Square is the jewel of the city and originally opened in 1999.  It is known for it’s high-end boutiques and many dining establishments.  It has become the gathering place for the community as well as a destination of choice for surrounding areas.  The annual fireworks show as seen in the Square is one of the top celebrations in North Texas

Southlake Women’s Club hosts Art in the Square every April.  All of the proceeds are donated to local charities.  They have donated over $2million since 2000.

Southlake Chamber of Commerce hosts OktoberFest every October in Southlake Town Square.  In addition to great german food and beer one of the most exciting events every year is the Wiener Dog Races!  Nearly 50,000 people attend this event every year.

An annual holiday tradition for residents, presented by the City of Southlake and Southlake Town Square, is Home for the Holidays.  Visitors enjoy the annual tree lighting ceremony, sleigh rides, snow hill tubing, photos with Santa and so much more.

Five of Carroll ISD’s schools have been named National Blue Ribbon Schools by the US Department of Education.

Approximately 98 percent of Carroll’s seniors go on to attend a college or university after graduation.

Dragons live in Southlake!  This is the Mascot of the Carroll High School Football team!

Several notable alumni have gone on to play in the NFL:  Carey Clayton – San Diego Chargers, Kris Brown – Houston Texans, Scott Chandler – Dallas Cowboys, Garrett Hartley – New Orleans Saints, Justin Drescher – New Orleans Saints, Chase Daniel – New Orleans Saints, Greg McElroy – New York Jets.

Carroll High Schools Football has EIGHT National Championships and are currently ranked 2nd nationally.

As of 2014, Southlake’s population is 27,706 with 58% of it’s households making over $150,00 each year.

The median home cost in Southlake is $519,500.  Home appreciation the last year has been about 10.7 percent.

Past and present notable people who have lived in Southlake area include Terry Bradshaw, Pat Summerall, Tony Romo, Demarcus Ware, Marcus Spears, Jason Whitten, Y.E. Yang, Jon Daniels, Chase Daniel, Darren Oliver, Greg Ellis, Julius Jones, Terrence Newman, John Burkett, David Murphy, Kenny Rogers, Rory Sabbatini, Babe Laufenberg, Ruth Buzzi and Melissa Rycroft.

 

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