Southlake is a well-to-do western suburb situated in Tarrant and Denton counties. It offers the charms of a smaller town with high caliber schools and a highly desirable lifestyle for the people calling it home.
Ebby Halliday Realtor Susan Mayer lived in Southlake for many years and her daughter went through Carroll ISD. She says the focus on education is one of the big draws of living there.
“The parent groups were like minded in their focus on education, on quality school programs, and their drive to get these kids into four-year colleges,” Mayer said. “[Many] families in Southlake have dual college degrees, which is important, too.”
There’s also the feel of the town, which Mayer describes as bucolic.
“You still get that pastoral feel, but you’ve got some of the top-rated schools in Texas,” she said. “My relocation clients, they always focus on Southlake first if it fits their budget.”
Which brings us to pricing: a starter house in Southlake will often run you about half-a-million dollars and it’s highly competitive at that lower dollar amount. Of course, you can certainly spend upwards of a million, too, and families clamor to get into this fantastic city at higher prices, too. It’s pretty much an ideal kind of suburb.
This is where Ebby Halliday comes in. They’ve got seasoned Realtors — many of them Southlake residents — who know the area intimately and personally. They can help homebuyers navigate the Southlake real estate landscape and find the right house.
I’ve found three marvelous properties represented by Ebby Halliday Realtors that exemplify the kind of houses you can find in Southlake — you’re going to love their style and amenities! Read on to see more.
ONE-OF-A-KIND PRIVATE ESTATE HOME ON 10 ACRES IN HEART OF SOUTHLAKE
Wow! That’s what you’re going to say when you see the estate home at 1900 Shady Oaks Dr. in the heart of Southlake. Sitting on 10 beautiful acres, this home has a stunning drive up through a private gate, past a pond with water fountain and a circular motor court with a cascading fountain and into the five-car garage. Other outdoor amenities of this exceptional property include outdoor living with a pizza kitchen, koi pond, gardens, gorgeous landscaping and hardscaping, several fireplaces, a swimming pool, pastures, and barn. There are also separate living quarters above the garage. This home has five bedrooms, five full bathrooms, two half baths, five living areas, two dining areas, and 8,882 square feet on two stories, built in 1993
The impressive two-story foyer leads to the first of many living areas with large arching windows, ironwork, fireplace, and library loft. Other luxe features include walnut hardwood floors, red oak raised paneled walls and cabinetry, and floor-to-ceiling windows and doors. The gourmet kitchen offers a beamed ceiling, inlaid stone floor, oversized center island, rich wood cabinetry, and walk-in pantry. Top-of-the-line appliances include double ovens and a warming drawer. The large master suite has a private garden and sitting room.
This home was listed July 21 by the Quinn & Marcontell Group with Ebby Halliday Realtors for $5.49 million. For more information or to schedule a showing, call Lisa Quinn at 817-657-1294 or Kelly Marcontell at 972-743-9171.
CARILLON SOUTHLAKE HOME CLOSE TO TOWN CENTER
The gated, planned community of Carillon Southlake is close to the Town Center, feeds into Carroll ISD schools, and offers easy access to State Highway 114. The villa at 709 Orleans Dr. is low-maintenance living with four bedrooms, three full bathrooms, one half bath, four living areas, two dining areas, and 4,744 square feet on two stories, built in 2014.
Enjoy the neighborhood park, community pool, and walking paths of Carillon Southlake. The home’s light and bright open floorplan features high ceilings, a neutral color palette, and high-end finishes. The oversized kitchen features white Shaker-style cabinetry, large center island, breakfast bar, two pantries, and stainless steel appliances, including a gas cooktop. The beautiful backyard comes complete with an extended covered patio, sound system, enhanced landscaping, and artificial turf.
This home was listed July 19 by Jan Bawanan with Ebby Halliday Realtors for $899K, reduced to $859,900. For more information or to schedule a showing, call Jan at 682-888-4171.
SINGLE-STORY RANCH WITH BEAUTIFUL UPDATES ON ALMOST AN ACRE
The home at 902 San Saba Dr. is an updated single-story situated on almost an acre with north-south exposure. The owners have updated the house, putting in new double-hung vinyl windows, plantation shutters, iron fence returns across the drive and east side, HVAC and ductwork, exterior paint, and a storage building in back. This home has four bedrooms, three bathrooms, two living areas, two dining areas, and 2,868 square feet on one story, built in 1984.
A large family room has a painted brick fireplace, vaulted ceiling, and skylight, and a second living area in the back has a wet bar. The formal dining room features wood floors that continue into the kitchen. That room offers white cabinets, black granite, glass subway backsplash, a Thermador cooktop, and Bosch dishwasher. The master has updated tiles, jet tub, frameless shower, and two closets. Bonus: You can walk to Carroll High from here!
This home was listed July 14 by Susan Mayer and Mallory Towe with Ebby Halliday Realtors for $549,999. For more information or to schedule a showing, call Susan at 817-233-4917 or Mallory at 817-337-0724.