Economic Development & Tourism

The Perfect destination to relocate, start a business, host a meeting or simply spend some time!


Southlake is the place where all of your needs come together, and the Economic Development & Tourism Department can help!  The department's team of professionals are charged with enhancing the quality of life and business vitality through tourism and economic prosperity.  

For companies looking to relocate or expand, the department can provide key information about Southlake so decision makers can get a well rounded understanding of all that the community has to offer.  Additionally, the department can assist with identifying the right space for businesses, evaluate projects for public support, and open doors for opportunities within Southlake and the DFW Metroplex.  

With 248+ hotel rooms and over 250 retail and dining options in Southlake, the tourism and meetings industry is another key component of the community's economic vitality.  Through the department's tourism division, assistance can be given for anything from providing support to planners looking to host an event, providing assistance on the latest and greatest businesses, or getting you connected with what's happening in the community.  Let our team help you plan the perfect visit to Southlake.  

The Economic Development & Tourism Department is at your service, please let us know how we can help. 

Perfectly Planned.  


Balancing sophisticated living with a neighborly community, Southlake, Texas provides the perfect oasis from the frenzy of Dallas/Fort Worth. Southlake’s premier urban planning and attention to the smallest details makes sure your stay is perfectly enjoyable.


Shopping, dining, art and culture abound around town, with much of it tucked into the very walkable Southlake Town Square. Stroll down the sidewalks under the shady live oak trees swaying in the gentle Texas breeze. Pick up a gift or two from dozens of America’s top retailers, from the Apple Store to ZAR Clothiers. Or have a cold drink and a bite to eat at an array of both local and national restaurants.

The perfect Southlake experience includes more than Southlake Town Square. Don’t miss real Texas barbeque at the Feedstore and discover lots of other local gems all over our sparkling, friendly community. With countless major attractions within a mere 20-minute drive, you're never far from adventure.

Accessible Location


Southlake is in Northwest portion of the great State of Texas and in the Center of the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex, midway between the trendy big City of Dallas and our cowboy pals in Fort Worth.  Only 10 minutes to our friends to our Southlake in Arlington, home of the Dallas Cowboys AT&T Stadium, Texas Rangers Stadium and Six Flags Over Texas.  All of this an more make Southlake's central location the ideal destination for your Metroplex visit!  

Southlake is conveniently located within proximity to three Airports serving the DFW area.  The Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, Dallas Love Field Airport and Fort Worth Alliance Airport are all unique aviation gems that allow for travel to the DFW and Southlake an easy and impressive transportation option.  

Travel to Southlake

City Miles Hours
Allen, TX 36 Miles 28 Min
Arlington, TX 20 Miles 28 Min
Austin, TX 213 MIles 3 Hours 16 Min
Dallas, TX 26 Miles 35 Min
Dallas Love Field Airport 22 Miles 30 Min
DFW International Airport 10 Miles 13 Min
Fort Worth, TX 25 Miles 28 Min
Frisco, TX 29 Miles 33 Min
Grapevine, TX 4 Miles 9 Min
Houston, TX 265 Miles 3 Hours 54 Min
Little Rock, AR 344 Miles 5 Hours 5 Min
Lubbock, TX 306 Miles 4 Hours 49 Min
New Orleans, LA 531 Miles 8 Hours 8 Min
Oklahoma City, OK 191 Miles 2 Hours 53 Min
San Antonio, TX 292 Miles 4 Hours 30 Min
Shreveport, LA 213 Miles 3 Hours 16 Min
South Padre Island, TX 577 Miles 9 Hours
St. Louis, MO 636 MIles 9 Hours 42 Min
Tulsa, OK 264 MIles 4 Hours 9 Min
Wichita, KS 348 Miles 5 Hours