The Southlake area was settled in the 1840s, but was not incorporated as Southlake until 1956, four years after the construction of Grapevine Lake was completed. 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 2019, the estimated population was roughly 32,376.
The vast majority of Southlake is in the 100% TEA Exemplary-rated Carroll Independent School District. This school district contains the following schools:
- Carroll Elementary School
- Old Union Elementary School
- Rockenbaugh Elementary School
- Walnut Grove Elementary School
- Johnson Elementary School
- Eubanks Intermediate School
- Durham Intermediate School
- Dawson Middle School
- Carroll Middle School
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