Colleyville and Southlake are affluent suburbs of Fort Worth, Texas, located north and almost equidistant of both Fort Worth and Dallas. The Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolitan Statistical Area, also known as the DFW “Metroplex”, is one of the largest metro areas in the state of Texas. Colleyville and Southlake are just minutes away from the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. This area experiences a humid subtropical climate, so the winters are mild to cool, and the summers are hot and humid.

During the 2010 census, the Colleyville population was 22,807, so it’s a relatively small town in the midst of major nustling cities. Colleyville sprang up from small settlements that were established along the Cotton Belt Route railroad line. Colleyville was originally known as Bransford when Dr. Lilburn Howard Colley settled in the area in 1880. Colley was a distinguished physician and veteran of the union army. In 1914, the community named Colleyville in his honor, after Walter G. Couch opened a grocery store near Colley’s home. Colleyville is mostly served by the “recognized” Grapevine Colleyville Independent School District. This school district operates 11 elementary schools, four middle schools and two high schools. The high schools, Colleyville Heritage and Grapevine, are both well-respected by several national news outlets including Newsweek Magazine. A small portion of Colleyville’s high school students are served by Keller Independent School District at Keller High School. Other small areas are served by Birdville ISD, Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD and Carroll ISD.

Colleyville is a laid-back, friendly, small town with big city amenities. It has grown into a premier destination to live, play and work in. It would even work well as a bedroom city to come home to with a relatively easy commute to Dallas or Fort Worth. Colleyville actually landed on Money Magazine’s list of 100 Best Towns in America. If you prefer the smaller cities on the outskirts of bigger buzzing cities, then Colleyville is perfect. It sits at a comfortable but easy distance from world-class museums, professional sports, bustling business centers, zoos, unique shopping and dining and so much more.There are dozens of new homes for sale in Colleyville. The majority of them are upscale homes, including massive luxury homes that would cost millions in other locations. That’s one of the great things about the Dallas Fort-Worth area; it’s affordable! The affordability paired with convenience, sophistication, and a small-town community atmosphere come together to make the perfect place to live. The safety of Colleyville is also a well-known perk of living here. Even the big city Fort Worth is safer than most major cities and metro areas, and Colleyville is the quaint suburb.

Southlake is mostly in Tarrant County with parts in Denton County. This prosperous suburb is known for its public schools, Southlake Town Square, Wealth, Gateway Church, and Carroll High School’s eight-time state championship football team. Southlake’s history dates back to the 1840s when it was settled by pioneers. Settlements of White Chapel, Dove, Union Church and Jellico made up the town area, and it stayed rural until the DFW airport was completed in the 1970s. In 1952, Grapevine Lake was finished, and in 1956, the town was incorporated as Southlake. Southlake was booming once the airport was built bringing the population almost to full capacity with over 27,000 residents.

In December 2008, Southlake was named by Forbes for the most affluent neighborhood in the United States based on household income estimates. In 2013, the mean household income was $173,079, and the median home price was $523,960. The schools of Carroll Independent School District have been rated “exemplary” across the board, by Texas Education Association standards.

Southlake Town Square is a big deal in this city. It provides locals and visitors with a unique open-air lifestyle shopping center. There are over 120 shops, dozens of fine restaurants, and more, spread throughout 130-acres. You’ll find the best brands in fashion and retail along with a timeless town square charm. It’s truly a one-of-a-kind experience that is hard to find in this day and age. Southlake Town Square is thriving year-round with music and events like Oktoberfest and Art in the Square. Explore the many offerings from traditional to contemporary from one end to the other. This is a great place to spend time on the weekends with friends or after work to de-stress with a little retail therapy.

These small towns have the quaint southern charm you would expect to see in southern cities of their size, but they pair it modestly with a contemporary flair giving you boutiques, upscale shopping, and delicious eateries to enjoy in your hometown. Your home is not surrounded by the noises of the big city, but all of the great amenities that have become hard to live without are well within arms reach.