StarCrest Realty, LLC.
5800 Granite Parkway Suite 160
Plano, TX 75024
Phone (972) 353-5700
Fax (972) 731-9533
Mobile (214) 549-1467
Servicing Dallas/Ft. Worth & Houston
Ft. Worth Area Guide
Fort Worth is one of the largest metropolitan areas in the United States and fifth-largest city in the state of Texas. Forth Worth covers nearly 300 square miles and is currently home to 741,206 people. Two of the larger areas within the Forth Worth area are Southlake and Keller.
Southlake is a city located in the heart of the Dallas-Forth Worth Metroplex in Texas. As of 2000, Southlake’s population was approximately 21,000. Southlake’s prime location is ideal for a weekend retreat full of endless shopping, dining, entertainment and much more. In December 2008, Forbes.com named Southlake the most affluent neighborhood in the United States, based on average median household income estimates. Southlake is an outstanding community where residents and businesses work together to build a community with a strong economy and a great sense of pride.
Settlers first came to the Southlake area in the mid-1800s. Families traveled to the area in search of the resources that the land here had to offer. Many treaties were signed with the Native Americans in the area to create borders. By 1853, a small fort named Fort Worth protected the border to the west, but the U.S. Army was ordered to move farther west. The Texas Legislature authorized the U.S. government to select land for Indian reservations inside Texas, and the last treaty made with the Comanche was signed in 1867. Settlers continued to move into Texas searching for a place to call home, and the boundary was pushed farther west.
In 1965, Southlake upgraded to a city. A volunteer fire department was formed in 1966.
In the 1970s, with the assistance of the county, streets and roads were improved greatly. A Home Rule charter passed in 1987allowing Southlake to each year annex land equal to 10 percent of its size.
By the 1990s, many people were moving in and businesses were emerging along Southlake Boulevard. In 1996, the firm of Cooper and Stebbins approached the city with a bold shopping-center concept called Town Square, to make up for Southlake’s nonexistent downtown area. Its center, Town Hall, became home to many city offices.
Southlake Parks and Recreation
Southlake is home to more than 675 total park acres, 45 practice and game fields, 15 lighted tennis courts, lighted inline hockey facility, 6 miles of park trails, six concession and/or restroom facilities, five ponds with aeration features and 11 pavilions.
Bob Jones Park
Liberty Park at Sheltonwood
Southlake is home to many great events perfect for everyone in the family. Southlake features the popular Art in the Square, Independence Day celebration and Oktoberfest. Don’t forget your camera because you won’t want to miss out on capturing all the great memories you’ll be making here in Southlake!
Art in the Square
Southlake is home to great attractions that will keep you occupied all year long. Come visit the Southlake Town Square and stroll through the shops or enjoy a meal. You won’t want to miss visiting the Town Square on your visit to Southlake!
Southlake Town Square
Keller is a city located in Tarrant County, Texas. Keller is a northern suburb of the city of Fort Worth. As of 2000, Keller’s population was approximately 38,000. Keller’s ideal location in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex gives residents easy access to major businesses and activity centers. Money Magazine named Keller as one of the top 100 “Best Places to Live” in the United States in 2007. The city’s growth is steered by progressive officials who work closely with the citizens, businesses and government creating a great place to live and do business.
Keller began with the news that the Texas Pacific Railroad would extend north of Fort Worth. The area was settled in the early 1850’s and received its name at the urging of a Texas Pacific Railroad official, after the site became a stop of the railroad line. With the railroad’s help, Keller began to prosper as a trade center for the surrounding farm community. The post office was established in 1886.
In the first years, the closest school to Keller stood on Bear Creek Road and Elaine Street. The building was constructed by the Mount Gilead Baptist Church as a school reserving church privileges. By 1898, property was purchased on the corner of Price and College Streets. The school was moved to this new location, where the Keller Education Center now stands.
Keller had benefited not only from being situated on the Texas and Pacific Railroad, but it had the advantage of U.S. Highway 377 which runs from Fort Worth to Denton. Keller was incorporated on November 16, 1955.
New residential development is expanding within the city in all directions. Today Keller is energetic, diverse, and growing toward its bright future.
Keller Parks and Recreation
Keller has 426 total acres of parkland with 336 developed acres at 11 different park sites and 90 undeveloped acres. The Keller Parks and Recreation Department maintains and manages the parks to provide a quality outdoor experience for individuals for all ages and interests.
Bear Creek Park
Keller Sports Park
Johnson Road Park
Keller is home to fantastic events! Bring the whole family out for fun for everyone. You definitely won’t want to miss out on the Kellerfest or the Wine and Jazz Festival.
Wine and Jazz
Keller is home to great attractions. Be sure to stop by the Sky Creek Ranch Golf Club for a round of golf or check out all the other fun things that Keller has to offer!
Sky Creek Ranch Golf Club