We are so happy you are thinking of joining our wonderful community in the Northlake area. We’re sure you have quite a few questions about Northlake, TX, and the surrounding towns near Denton County. The City of Northlake, TX, is relatively young, having been incorporated just over sixty years ago, in 1960. At that time, the Northlake area consisted of mostly ranch land, but residents were eager to see their beloved spot grow into its own town.
Northlake, Texas is a family-oriented small town of 4,022 people (based on the latest U.S. Census data) just outside of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Our rural community is considered to be one of the best places to live in the state. We know you probably have a lot of questions about the city of Northlake, such as, “Where is Northlake, TX, located?” Here are a few things you should know about your new home.
Most likely, one of your questions is, “What county is Northlake, TX, in?” The growing community is located in Denton County. It is located on I-35W near the big cities of Fort Worth, Dallas and Denton. This makes it a convenient commute to DFW International Airport, the University of North Texas, and Fort Worth, the fifth largest city in Texas. Fort Worth is known as the home of several distinguished colleges and universities, and a business and cultural center packed with excellent restaurants, shopping and entertainment offerings. For those of you who work in “Cowtown,” the Northlake, TX to Fort Worth, TX commute is about 27 miles or about 36 minutes via I-35W.
You may also be wondering, “How far is Northlake, Texas, from Dallas?” The drive from Northlake, TX to Dallas, TX is just 44 miles, meaning all of the commerce, museums, restaurants, sporting events and entertainment venues of The Big D are only a short drive away. That makes the city of Northlake the perfect solution if you’re looking for a small town atmosphere within an hour of all the attractions of two big cities.
The cost of living in Northlake is just slightly above the national average. Housing costs in Northlake, TX are about twice the national average, largely because so many of the homes are newly constructed like the smart homes in Pecan Square! And believe us, they are worth every penny! Other cost-of-living factors align with the national average for food, healthcare, and transportation costs.
There is a wide variety of things to do in Northlake, TX. Its proximity to Denton, Fort Worth and Dallas provides a diverse array of cultural experiences, restaurants, and sporting events. The area’s natural bounty affords endless opportunities for outdoor recreation such as hiking, boating, horseback riding, and biking. Here are just a few things to do in the Northlake area.
We are excited to have you as part of our Northlake community! We hope we have provided a place for you to start your exploration of the surrounding area.
Crimegrade.org gives Northlake, Texas an overall crime grade of A and states that it is in the 90th percentile when it comes to safety. This means that Northlake is safer than 90% of the other cities in the United States. Areavibes.com says the overall crime rate in Northlake is 20% lower than the national average and the rate of violent crime is 64% below the national average.
Northlake, Texas is 41.6 miles from Downtown Dallas.
Northlake was incorporated on December 28, 1960. Community leaders took this action to prevent Northlake from being absorbed into Denton or Fort Worth.
Northlake, Texas is a great place to live. It has a low crime rate, great schools in the Northwest ISD (which has a 95% parent satisfaction rating), and a location that is convenient to DFW and Alliance airports. The city offers everything residents need and is located just a short drive away from larger cities such as Fort Worth and Denton.