Welcome to Westlake
The Town of Westlake, known as the place where the cross timbers met the prairie, holds tales of settlers from the Peters Colony, Indian treaties signed by Sam Houston, tremendous archaeological treasures, and some of the oldest settlements in North Texas. The region has always been known for its natural bounty, its trade value, and its wonderful people.
Westlake was settled by Charles and Matilda Medlin when they arrived in the area with about 20 other families in 1847. They initially settled along Denton Creek but moved south to higher ground after weathering ferocious floods from the creek.
In 1956, Dallas lawyer Glen Turner purchased about 2,000 acres along State Highway 114. The area came to be known as Circle T Ranch. Soon after, ranches and homeowners in the surrounding community incorporated, taking the name Westlake.
In the mid-1970s, the Circle T Ranch was purchased by oil millionaire Nelson Bunker Hunt. The ranch became known for its glamorous parties attended by celebrities from all over the world. By 1989, Hunt had declared bankruptcy and the ranch was up for sale. It was purchased by Ross Perot Jr. in 1993.
The seven square miles of rolling terrain that make up the Town of Westlake sit conveniently off highway 114 just minutes northwest of DFW Airport and just east of Fort Worth's Alliance Airport. Westlake's 1500 or so residents enjoy a rural atmosphere a short distance from upscale shopping and big-city amenities plus the title of the country's "Most Affluent Town" from Forbes Magazine.
Westlake is home to just over 1500 residents. The Town of Westlake supports its own state-chartered school. Westlake Academy. Opened in 2003, the school graduated its first class in 2010. All grades use the International Baccalaureate curriculum.
Homebuyers considering the Town of Westlake have choices ranging from newer construction homes in the golf course community of Vaquero to Stagecoach Hills, where the sight of airplanes sitting on the grass runway seems as typical as the sight of cars in the driveway.
Nestled in the DFW Metroplex, today Westlake is a Gold Level Scenic City and home to several corporate campuses as well as many small independent businesses including the Deloitte University campus, a 750,000 square-foot learning and leadership development center. Other developments in Westlake include Solana, a high-profile corporate campus that includes CoreLogic, Fidelity Investments North Texas Campus, and the Charles Schwab corporate campus.
Westlake continues to move forward in the vision inspired by its founders. As a premier, knowledge-based community, Westlake is one of the most sought-after communities for residents, businesses, and visitors alike.
Real Estate Market
The cost of admission? Usually well over $1,500,000.