Rowlett is a thriving community on the shores of Rowlett Creek—a major tributary of the Trinity River that flows into Lake Ray Hubbard. The community is considered a bedroom community, where those who work in the Dallas / Fort Worth region enjoy upscale living in luxury homes. Incorporated in 1952 with a population of just 250, the city has seen a population boom in recent years, leading to the development of new homes and neighborhoods throughout its boundaries. Rowlett spans both Dallas and Rockwall Counties.
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Named after Rowlett Creek, which flows from the city into Lake Ray Hubbard, Rowlett is a thriving community that has seen tremendous growth since it was incorporated in 1952. Primarily a bedroom community of the Dallas region, Rowlett appeals to those looking for a luxury community located on the lake near the amenities and employment options of the city. If you are looking for lakeside living at its best, Rowlett should be on your list of communities to consider.
As of the 2010 census, the city of Rowlett is home to 56,310 people, including 22,875 separate households and 17,274 families. Of these households, 58 percent have children under the age of 18 living with them. The population has an average density of 2,509.2 people per square mile.
The community of Rowlett works hard to ensure its residents enjoy a high quality of life, and that work has been noticed by several committees and organizations, which have offered the city several awards. The Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers, for instance, gave the city a Silver Star Award for its excellent website, while the Dallas Business Journal named Rowlett among its Largest North Texas Economic Development Agencies based on the volume of real estate transactions in 2011. The city also has held Tree City USA designation for nine years in a row from 2000 to 2009. All of these benefits combined with the lakefront location make it a desirable community to live in.
Rowlett estimates its population to be over 58,000 people, with continued expected growth. A full 32% of the adults in Rowlett have a bachelor's degree or higher, indicating the high level of educational excellence in the city. To meet the demands of this upper class population, Rowlett offers excellent real estate options, with luxury lakefront properties in carefully planned subdivisions—a common sight throughout Rowlett. Some of those homes even sit on the greens of the Waterview Golf Club, adding the prestige of golf course living to the other benefits of life in Rowlett, TX. Browse the newest real estate listings in Rowlett, TX.
For families, the strong schools and quality educational opportunities in Rowlett add to its appeal. Like many suburbs of Dallas, the community is served primarily by the Garland Independent School District, although a portion of the community attends schools in the Rockwall Independent School District. While many parents and students have school choice, most choose to attend local schools, like Coyle Middle School or Rowlett High School, which are located within city limits. Those in Rockwall ISD must attend Cullins-Lake Pointe Elementary School, Williams Middle School and Rockwall High School. Dallas County Community College and Collin College provide opportunities after high school. Find homes in Rowlett by school district.
Rowlett is largely a bedroom community, but some area residents who own homes in Rowlett are able to find employment within the city at some its major employers. Like most bedroom communities, the school district is one of the primary employers, with the Garland Independent School District employing nearly 1,100 people. Lake Pointe Medical Center, with 686 residents, is a distant second, and the city itself, which employs 371 people, is third. The city's retailers, like Target and Wal-Mart, are also major employers.
In addition to providing luxury homes and a beautiful community, Rowlett offers a number of fun things to do that not only draw residents, but also guests. One of its biggest attractions is the Wet Zone Family Waterpark, which gives hours of summer fun to area families. The fact that it is one of the area's most accessible cities located near the President George Bush Turnpike makes it easy for guests to travel to the community. The Amateur Community Theatre of Rowlett hosts plays and musical throughout the year, providing the opportunity for area residents to audition and perform as well.
With the city's close proximity to Dallas, many people who own homes in Rowlett will spend much of their leisure time enjoying the amenities of the larger city. With that said, the community's position on the lakefront provides ample opportunities for boating and fishing. The Waterview Golf Club is one of the top attractions in Rowlett as well. Rowlett's main shopping district is the Liberty Crossing Shopping Center. Anchored by a Super Target, this shopping area has most of the retailers those who own homes in Rowlett need for their day-to-day shopping needs.
Like many Dallas area suburbs, Rowlett has its share of tasty dining options as well, including Valentino's and Cosa Nostra for Italian, Amelia's Cocina Mexicana for Mexican and Opa! Greek Taverna for Greek and Mediterranean food.
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