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Southlake Here Be Dragons

Population: 26,770 | Area: 22.4 sq mi
Southlake Town Square Photo by Melisa Oporto

Why do most folks move to Southlake? The schools and convenience to all things Dallas/Fort Worth, including the airport. It’s a popular executive relocation town. Once here, locals become rabid Dragons fans (every team in the Carroll district is the Dragons, not just the four-time state champion Carroll Dragons football team). Shopping and dining are centered mostly on Southlake Town Square, which gives the place a small-town feel. Houses here start close to $400,000 and go up to $10 million. People speak unkindly about the Southlake ladies who lunch after tennis with their ill-mannered, entitled children. The schools are among the best around but highly competitive. Since 2000, the Carroll Dragons have been state champions at girls golf, wrestling, boys track, girls soccer, girls cross-country, boys swimming, boys cross-country, football, boys golf, boys baseball, and boys soccer—oftentimes more than once. This, from the Carroll Dragons booster club website, sums it up: “There is no day off for a Dragon. Dragons know they are expected to excel.”


  • Median Age: 40.9
  • Population Growth: 11.7 %
  • Population Density: 1195.1 ppl/sq mile


  • School District: Carroll ISD
  • Students Passing TAKS: 97%
  • Average SAT Score: 1161


  • Violent Crime Rate: 0.602 per 1,000 residents
  • Non-Violent Crime Rate: 20.4 per 1,000 residents

Real Estate:

  • Average Price of Homes Sold: $612,864