First settled in the 1840s but not incorporated until 1956, the City of Southlake began the transformation from rural to suburban after the opening of the DFW Airport in 1973. Located at the intersection of State Highway 114 and Farm Road 1709 (Southlake Boulevard), its proximity to DFW airport made it a prime location for development. With careful planning and foresight Southlake has matured into a city with a reputation for excellence in all things: academics, athletics, shopping, housing, and dining.
Known for its affluence and absolute commitment to academics and school sports, Southlake regularly ranks as one of the best cities in which to live in the United States. It is home to schools which have been consistently ranked among the finest in Texas academically. Additionally, Southlake Dragons regularly bring home state championships in sports.
Approximately fifteen years ago, Southlake Town Square opened to bring upscale retail and dining to the area. Since that time the square has gained an international reputation for its atmosphere and selection. Town Square was the catalyst for the addition of fine dining restaurants, brownstone style housing, and recognition of Southlake as a regional center.