May 2, 2022

Why Southlake Is One of Texas’ Hidden Gems

If you’re looking for a small-town oasis within shouting distance of both Dallas and Fort Worth, Southlake, Texas is the perfect place to live. With a close-knit community and the amenities of a larger city, Southlake has everything a family could want.

Southlake sits in Tarrant County, roughly 25 miles from both Dallas and Fort Worth. As the metro keeps growing, Southlake’s convenient location next to both downtowns and the prominent DFW International Airport makes it an ideal spot for commuting professionals.

Here’s everything you need to know about the up-and-coming city:

Shopping, Dining and Food

Shopping, dining, art and culture thrive around Southlake, with much of it tucked into Southlake Town Square. Grab a gift from dozens of top retailers or stroll down the sidewalks lined with live oak trees swaying in the calm Texas breeze. You can also have a cold drink and a bite to eat at an array of many local and national restaurants.

With more than 10 mini shopping centers found throughout the city, including the infamous outdoor mall, you won’t run out of shopping options in Southlake.

For all the foodies, Southlake is a food mecca. You can stroll into Central Market for groceries to prepare your own meal or eat at top-rated local restaurants, which serve everything from Thai-Vietnamese to classic Tex-Mex. Southlake residents also have plenty of choices for their caffeine needs with many Starbucks locations and mom-and-pop coffee shops in the area.

Outdoor Activities

With 20-plus miles of trails, Bob Jones Nature Center gives visitors the opportunity to explore the Lone Star State’s landscape. Hike the roughly 1-mile Bluebird Trail and look for local wildlife or stop by the Nature Center for a gardening day or other event. To enjoy even more greenspace, head to Bicentennial Park, a family-friendly spot with tennis courts, playgrounds and a baseball field. For the adventurers, check out Marshall Creek Ranch for horseback riding.

Friday Night Lights

Texas is known for its die-hard football fans and iconic Friday-night lights. Get the true Texas experience by catching a high-school football game at Carroll High School’s Dragon Stadium. Or if you want to see how the professionals do it, head over to AT&T Stadium in Arlington to watch “America’s Team,” the Cowboys. If football isn’t quite your thing, ESPN advertises Dallas as having 15 different collegiate and professional athletic teams.

Excellent Education

Southlake is known for its exceptional schools. Two schools in Southlake were recognized by the U.S. News & World Report as one of the country’s top elementary schools. Out of more than 4,000 elementary schools in Texas, Carroll Elementary School came in at No. 4, and Old Union Elementary School came in at No. 3.


Southlake is ideal for young professionals, families and retirees alike. The area boasts a median household income of a little over $240,000 and has an education level that far surpasses national average. A whopping 70 percent of Southlake’s population possesses college and advanced degrees — nearly 50 percentage points higher than the national average.

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