Introduction to Southlake, Texas
Southlake, Texas, in Tarrant county, is 5 miles SW of Flower Mound, Texas (center to center) and 14 miles N of Arlington, Texas. The city is conveniently located inside the Fort Worth - Arlington metropolitan area. There are an estimated 21,519 people in Southlake.
The city of Southlake was incorporated in the 1960s. The estimated population in 1966 was 1,200 which expanded to over 2,000 in just 4 years. The rapid growth in population was due to the migration of families from bustling neighboring cities. By the 1990s, six manufacturers had started producing concrete products, food packaging material, and engines resulting in rapid prosperity of the population.
Southlake and nearby Attractions
- Camp Burnett
- Walnut Grove Park
- Kirkwood Branch
- Saint Laurence Episcopal Church
- Southlake Public Library
- Absalom H. Chivers Cemetery
Things To Do In Southlake
Camp Burnett is of historical importance and great interest to tourists. Walnut Grove Park provides a host of recreational activities for visitors. Kirkwood Branch creek has a scenic walkway which attracts many tourists interested in long walks. Saint Laurence Episcopal Church and Absalom H. Chivers Cemetery are bastions of peace. Southlake Public Library has a huge collection of books and magazines for visitors.
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport provides air transportation facilities to the residents of Southlake.
Southlake Higher Education
The University of Texas at Arlington, Texas Christian University, and University of North Texas offer higher educational facilities.