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Westlake is a town in Denton and Tarrant Counties in the U.S. state of Texas and a suburb of Fort Worth. The population is 992 as of the 2010 United States Census.
The area known as Westlake was originally settled in 1847 by Charles and Matilda Medlin with about 20 other families. In the mid-twentieth century, what is now Westlake was known as Circle T Ranch, a 2,000 acre ranch founded by Dallas attorney and oilman J. Glenn Turner. When incorporated in the late 1950s, the name Southlake, Texas already existed, so ranchers and homeowners took the name Westlake.
During the late 1990s, the City Council attempted to disband the city. The large Solana development was annexed by Southlake, while several large tracts of land were annexed by Fort Worth, Texas. A local district judge ruled the annexations in violation of state law, and the properties returned under Westlake jurisdiction.
In 2000, the radio program This American Life featured a story about the battle to disband the town in the face of development by Ross Perot, Jr..
The city does not provide its own police force. Instead, law enforcement services are contracted from the City of Keller, which provides patrol and traffic enforcement officers to serve Westlake. The city does, however, provide its own Fire-EMS services.
Westlake is located at 32°58′57″N 97°12′20″W (32.982584, −97.205670).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 6.7 square miles (17.3 km2), of which, 6.6 square miles (17.1 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km2) of it (1.35%) is water.