Southlake is an affluent suburban city located inside majority of Tarrant County with a minor portion inside Denton County in the U.S state of Texas. It is located within the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 26,575. Southlake is known for public schools, Southlake Town Square, its wealth, and Carroll High School's 8-time state champion football team.
|City of Southlake, Texas|
Southlake City Hall, Southlake Town Square
Location of Southlake in Tarrant County, Texas
|Coordinates: 32°56′48″N 97°8′43″W|
The Southlake area was settled by pioneers in the 1840s, but was not incorporated asSouthlake until 1956, four years after Grapevine Lake was finished. 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. As of 2012, Southlake's population is almost at full capacity, with around 27,000 residents. The expected build-out population is projected around 34,000 residents.
Sabre Holdings, an S&P 500 company and owner of Travelocity, 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.
Southlake is well known for its Southlake Town Square project, a shopping center located on State Highway 114 and Southlake Boulevard. A plan was approved in March 2005 that allowed the Town Square's area to be doubled. The new additions to Town Square were completed in the summer of 2006, making it one of the most popular shopping centers in the Metroplex.
Southlake is located at (32.946678, −97.145230). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 22.5 square miles (58 km2), of which, 21.9 square miles (57 km2) of it is land and 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2) of it (2.45%) is water.