Where's the best place to live in Southlake? Part 1
Posted by Cindy Allen - DFWMoves.com on Saturday, July 20th, 2013 at 3:00pm.
Close to Town Square? North or south of Highway 114? East. West. Off Continental or north of 1709? Everyone agrees Southlake is a wonderful place to live. Filled with upscale neighborhoods and shopping, the city is a great place to raise a family as well as a top draw for empty nesters. But the question that always comes up from home seekers considering Southlake is "Where's the best place to live?" If you're hoping to find the "right" answer here, I'm afraid I can't give it to you... But I can give you the views of locals and share the different opinions agents are hearing from buyers.
North or South of 114?
The most often asked question from Southlake homesbuyers lately seems to be "is it better to be North or South of 114?" The reason that question has started popping up more is because of all the new construction on the north side. In addition to the current new construction in Carillon and the potential of neighborhoods like Savannah, the city of Southlake has recently completed amenities like North Park and the new traffic circle at N. White Chapel and Dove. New development publicity has brought attention to the area once again.
There are many subdivisions to consider in the northern section of Southlake, not all of them brand new. Neighborhoods like Triple C Ranch and Clariden Ranch offer oversized lots, even by Southlake standards. And there is a wide range of prices for both custom and volume built homes.
So why do buyers choose (or not) the north side of Southlake?
On the plus side, residents and those weighing housing options mention:
- Close proximity to some of Southlakes great parks and play fields
- For many, north equals new
- Easy access to 114 for work commutes and Town Square shopping
- Large lots
- Within the newest elementary school boundary - Walnut Grove
- Often a more rural feel
- Friends / workmates / favorite social media said north of 114 is best...
On the minus side, locals and home seekers comment on:
- Some areas more affected by airport flight patterns
- Some areas made less attactive by overhead power lines
- A less developed feel
- Friends / workmates / favorite social media said south of 114 is best...
The debate will, I'm sure, continue on. And in truth, there is no "right" or "wrong" answer. There is only "your" answer. If you've looked around north Southlake, I'm sure you have your own thoughts. I'd love to hear what you think. Leave a comment and I'll update the post to include your ideas. And don't worry, I won't call you out by name :)
Have a question about real estate you want answered? Even if you aren't planning to buy or sellfor years, I hope you'll feel comfortable calling me to talk about your unique real estate situation. I'd love the opportunity to become your agent long before you actually need one. -Cindy
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