Southlake is a city located predominantly in Tarrant County with minor areas extending into Denton County. Southlake is a suburb of the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. Southlake is known for public schools, Southlake Town Square and wealth. In 2018, data from the American Community Survey revealed that Southlake was the 4th wealthiest city in the United States in Bloomberg's America's 100 richest places in US, Southlake Ranked No. 42 (2017).
The Denton County portions of the city are in the Northwest Independent School District, while the extreme western portions are in the Keller Independent School District, and extreme eastern portions are in the Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District. As of the 2013-2014 school year, any residents of the city of Southlake that lives outside of the Carroll Independent School District boundaries are allowed to attend a Carroll ISD school, if they apply through the school district. All of the district's schools are listed as "Exemplary" by Texas Education Association standards.