Welcome to Southlake
Small town values and big-city conveniences
Located in Tarrant County, the town of Southlake perfectly blends the charm of a small town with the perks of a big city. The history of Southlake stretches back to 1956, when it served as an agricultural community, specializing in the growth of cotton, corn, and grain. Today, the town’s premier urban planning provides a much-needed respite from the frenzy of Dallas/Fort Worth.
Those who are wanting to learn more about the town’s past can do so at the Southlake Historical Society. Founded in the 1990s, this museum seeks to promote the preservation and understanding of Southlake history through exhibits and events.
What to Love
- Close proximity to big city conveniences in Dallas/Fort Worth
- The top-rated school district and explementary schools
- Community events and festivals throughout the year
Despite its close proximity to Dallas/Fort Worth, Southlake residents enjoy a quiet and laid-back lifestyle that is removed from the hustle and bustle of city life. The town is home to nearly 32,000 residents from all walks of life and backgrounds. A suburban getaway, Southlake appeals to retirees looking for a quiet place to settle down, families searching for a neighborhood with excellent schools, and city-commuters who prefer to live outside of the busyness of city life. Countless major attractions within a mere 20-minute drive mean that you’re never too far from an adventure.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Shopping, dining, and entertainment abound in town, and the Southlake Town Square serves as the hub of it all. Nestled in the heart of Southlake, this open-air lifestyle shopping district boasts more than 120 shops and dozens of restaurants. Stores include everything from quaint boutiques to fine jewelry stores to upscale clothing stores to nostalgic home decor stores. The Town Square is kept lively year-round thanks to a robust calendar of music and special events.
Nothing says the south quite like barbecue and you can experience authentic Texas barbecue at Feedstore BBQ and More. Since its first opening in 2001, this local joint is known for its delicious slow-cooked meats and hospitable service. Celebrate a special occasion by making a reservation at Calabrese Southlake. This upscale eatery serves Italian dishes with gourmet mains and happy hours. If the weather permits, consider dining on the outdoor patio.
Things to Do
Residents gather for community events and festivals throughout the year, such as the Celebrate Southlake festival. This two-day, spring event celebrates the history, culture, and community that makes Southlake so special. Attendees can look forward to enjoying international cuisine, stage performances, and family activities. The Art in the Square event is another festival you don’t want to miss. Spanning over three days, this juried fine arts festival recognizes the talent of local artists. Other popular festivals include the Home for the Holidays, Stars and Stripes Celebration, and Oktoberfest.
Unplug and connect with nature by spending the day at Bob Jones Nature Center and Preserve. Spanning over 758 acres, this expansive preserve offers more than 20 miles of trails and an educational nature center.
The nearby Dallas/Fort Worth area offers an abundance of activities to do, whether it's a Dallas Cowboys game at AT&T Stadium or an afternoon adrenaline rush at Six Flags.
Southlake is served by the Carroll Independent School District and is home to a number of top-notch educational institutions, including:
Jack D. Johnson Elementary School, PK-4
Carroll Elementary School, PK-4
Walnut Grove Elementary School, K-4
George Dawson Middle, 7-8
Carroll Middle, 7-8
Carroll Senior High School, 11-12