The city of Rockwall serves as the county seat of Rockwall County—the third wealthiest county in the state of Texas. The name comes from the natural rock walls in the area. With a picturesque historic downtown and growing commercial and recreational development along Lake Ray Hubbard, Rockwall continues to provide its residents with everything they need for a comfortable life. This fact, combined with its location just 22 miles from downtown Dallas, make it an appealing suburban destination. Those interested in enjoying the natural beauty and excellent amenities of Rockwall will find a wide range of properties in this growing community.
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The city of Rockwall offers the benefits of suburban living with a location just minutes from the city of Dallas. As the county seat of Rockwall County, which is the third wealthiest county in the state, the city of Rockwall offers excellent opportunities for its residents. Among those opportunities are beautiful, luxurious homes that continue to draw people away from the main city.
While Rockwall is largely a bedroom community, with people purchasing homes in the town and driving into the bigger cities for work, it does boast a strong economy of its own with excellent employment options. In fact, Rockwall County was ranked second in the nation for job growth in 2013, and that growth has continued. SPR, Hatfield and Company and Whitmore Manufacturing Company are three large area employers.
As of the 2010 census, Rockwall had a total population of 37,490 people and a population density of 806.9 people per square mile. The population includes 12,856 households. Residents tend to buy homes and stay put, with 86 percent of the population living in the same house for a year or more from 2008 to 2012. Rockwall is one of the fastest growing communities in the region. While these population numbers are interesting, what is more interesting is how they compare to the 2000 numbers. In 2000, the city only had 17,976 people. By the 2010 census the city had grown by 109 percent.
For the estimated 41,785 people who call Rockwall home, it is often not the entertainment and business opportunities that drew them, but often it is the beautiful properties. This area appeals to upper-class citizens, and the real estate reflects that in beautiful homes housed in planned neighborhoods. High Point Lake Estates and Lynden Park Estates are two of these. Average home prices in Rockwall are in the low $300,000 range. Browse the newest real estate listings in Rockwall, TX.
In Rockwall, education is important to community members. Children are served by the Rockwall Independent School District, which has two high schools, Rockwall High School and Rockwall-Heath High School. The city is also home to Collin College's first campus outside of Collin County, the Higher Education Center at Rockwall, which hosts classes from Texas A&M University-Commerce. Parents in the market for home in Rockwall are often interested in the quality of the schools. Middle school students attend Maurine Cain, J.W. Williams or Herman E. Utley middle schools, and elementary students have 13 elementary schools to attend, including the brand new Billie Stevenson Elementary. As Rockwell continues to expand, plans for new schools are constantly in the works. Find homes in Rockwall by school district.
The major employers within the city are the Rockwall Independent School District, Texas Star Express, Presbyterian Hospital and Wal-Mart Superstore. By far, the school district, with 1,550 employees, is the largest city employer. While Rockwall continues to grow, major employers are not the main reason. Many of the people of Rockwall commute to nearby Dallas downtown for work.
Life in Rockwall is rarely boring. From the historic downtown, with its shopping and dining options, to the beautiful city parks, including one with boat access to Lake Ray Hubbard, Rockwall offers plenty to see and do. One of the premier recreational spots is The Harbor, which hosts festivals throughout the year, musical performances and plenty of waterfront fun. This is the place where residents often have their weddings, enjoy an evening stroll to watch the sun set over the lake, or book a charter boat for a day out fishing.
As a lakeside community, Rockwall offers its residents plenty of water-based activities. Boating, fishing and swimming are all popular pastimes, particularly in the summer when temperatures are high. The city's numerous parks and playgrounds also provide outdoor recreation for those who purchase homes n Rockwell.
Historic attractions are also popular here. The San Martino Winery and Vineyard, which has been described as a "Little Piece of Napa in Texas" is one of these. The city's historic downtown with its collection of shops and galleries is another popular attraction. The Harbor, with its mix of shops, theaters, dancing fountains and restaurants, is another place where locals enjoy spending time. When they get hungry, Rockwall residents appreciate the dining diversity in their community, including the Mediterranean food at Zanata, the Japanese offerings at Kyoto Japanese Steak House and the Mexican faire at Chiloso Mexican Bistro.
Those who find themselves in the market for Rockwall real estate, need to partner with the experienced real estate team at RE/MAX DFW Associates. With our expert help, the home shopping process will go much more smoothly. Contact us to get started today.
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