Southlake, Texas, the fifth largest city in Tarrant County at just over 22 square miles, is a prosperous suburb of about 26,000 residents. Conveniently located between Dallas and Fort Worth, it is located just minutes from the DFW International Airport. Southlake has a beautiful year round climate, with summers generally in the high 90’s and winters averaging in the 40’s.
Southlake boasts many outdoor activities, and is a golf-lovers dream. Southlake is home to the Timarron Country Club, a course well-renowned in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. The city boasts several parks, miles of walking trails, community centers, tennis centers, and numerous ball fields.
The Southlake Town Square is a highly popular outdoor shopping center shopping and activities center in Southlake, renowned across the Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex. Town Square hosts several entertainment activities year-round, and also features several national retailers, and highlights several local retailers as well. Its state of the art Harkin’s Theater has the largest movie screen in Texas, and features 14 stadium seat theaters. Southlake also is host to food and dining like no other in the DFW Metroplex, with endless amounts of choices of superior dining like The Cheesecake Factory, Rockfish Seafood Grill, and Truluck’s Seafood and Crabhouse just to name a few.
Southlake, TX Education
Southlake is state recognized for their education. For 7 years in a row, Southlake’s Carroll Independent School District has received exemplary status recognition from the State of Texas, the largest school district in the state to do so. Carroll ISD has a zero percent drop out rate coupled with almost a 100 percent attendance rate. Several schools in the district, including Carroll High School, have been named National Blue-Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Department of Education. Southlake has nationally recognized Accounting, Robotics, and Forensics High School teams. Furthermore, Southlake is minutes from Tarrant County Community College, the University of North Texas, the University of Texas at Arlington, and several more institutions of higher learning.
Southlake’s great academics is coupled with a great high school football team, the Southlake Carroll Dragons. The Carroll Dragons were ranked #1 in the nation in 2004-2005, and has won state championships in Division 5A-I in 2002, 2004, and 2005, the highest division in Texas High School Football. The Dragons achieved perfect 16-0 seasons in each of their championship years, an amazing accomplishment for Texas High School Football.
Businesses and Corporations in Southlake, TX
Southlake is home to Fortune 500 company Sabre, the parent company of Travelocity. Southlake is also host to a large branch of Verizon Wireless. Southlake’s economy is well diversified in technology and energy and is just minutes from the downtown Fort Worth business centers.
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