About This Place
Southlake is a city in northeast Tarrant and southeast Denton Counties, Texas. A suburb of Fort Worth and Dallas, Southlake is known for exemplary public schools, Southlake Town Square, and Carroll High School's 7-time State Champion football team.
The Southlake area was settled by pioneers in the 1840s, but was not incorporated Southlake until 1956, four years after Lake Grapevine was finished. 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 opened in the 1970s. Due to the close proximity to the airport, Southlake became a boom-burb throughout the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s. As of 2010, Southlake's population is almost at its full capacity of around 25,000 people.
Sabre Holdings, an S&P 500 company and owner of Travelocity, is headquartered in Southlake. Industrial businesses include gasoline storage and distribution and concrete works on the east side of town near DFW Airport. Southlake is also home to Gateway Church, a non-denominational Christian megachurch, which averages more than 16,000 in attendance per week. Gateway recently finished construction on a new campus in north Southlake, off State Highway 114.