The Southlake area was settled in the 1840s, but was not incorporated as Southlake until 1956, four years after the construction of Grapevine Lake was completed. 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.
The City of Southlake occupies a territory of approximately 22.5 square miles.
Sabre Holdings, an S&P 500 company, is headquartered in Southlake in the Solana business park. Industrial businesses include gasoline storage and distribution and concrete works on the east side of town off Highway 114 near DFW Airport. Other top employers in Southlake are TD Ameritrade, Carroll ISD, and Gateway Church. The largest industries in Southlake, TX are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services, Retail Trade, and Health Care & Social Assistance, and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises, Information, and Transportation & Warehousing.
Median Household Income $230,700
Total Households 9,398
Median Age: 37
The vast majority of Southlake is in the 100% TEA Exemplary-rated Carroll Independent School District.
While Southlake may have its roots in an agricultural past, our gaze remains firmly affixed on the future. From public art, shopping, dining, spa services and luxury accommodations, you will find Southlake more quaint than many other destinations in Texas. Every day, every weekend, there is something new to enjoy, a new store to discover and a new experience to remember.