Round Rock

Amidst skyrocketing growth, Round Rock remains a charming, down-to-earth city to call home.

Welcome to Round Rock

Amidst skyrocketing growth, Round Rock remains a charming, down-to-earth city to call home

Round Rock, 20 miles north of Downtown Austin, is a rarity among big-city suburbs—it's neither a sleepy bedroom community nor an overbuilt urban extension. Instead, this diverse city of nearly 120,000 residents has a personality all its own.

Named for, you guessed it, the round rock found in Brushy Creek along the banks where the city was initially settled, Round Rock dates back to the early 1850s.

A long way from those horse and wagon days, recent years have shown incredible growth within the city. Regularly lauded as one of the fastest-growing cities in the nation, it's not difficult to understand the popularity.

From its low cost of living to expansive parks, to its recreational areas and exemplary schools, Round Rock has always been celebrated as a standout location to lay down roots. Even with its recent expansion as a major hub for economic growth, most notably as the headquarters of Dell Technologies, Round Rock manages to retain all the charm from its Chisholm Trail cattle post days.

What to Love

  • Ideal location
  • Unparalleled quality of life, thanks to smart growth and plenty of opportunities
  • Lots to do both indoors and out (self-proclaimed Sports Capitol of Texas)
  • Fun and family-friendly

People & Lifestyle

Safe, diverse, and with opportunity popping up at every corner, Round Rock has cultivated a reputation as a relocation hotspot. You don't just move here and buy a house—you stay here and establish a home.

The median household income is a healthy $76,295, and it’s spread across all demographics. Need further proof? The city's age demographics are well balanced—31% of residents are 25 to 44 years old and 23% are 45 to 64 years old. Another 28% of residents include those under the age of 17.

Round Rock is indeed a city for all ages, reflecting not just a stable workforce, but a future generation set to grow Round Rock's prosperity even further

Dining, Shopping & Entertainment

If you had the idea that Round Rock was just a sleepy little suburb north of the more cosmopolitan Austin, then it might be time to take another look.

Round Rock has grown into a major dining and entertainment hub, arguably the most happening city in Central Texas not named Austin or San Antonio.

Downtown Round Rock is the main attraction, with an impressive list of establishments. These include the casual farm-to-table restaurant Ajo and Italian eatery Palermo Pasta House.

Also located along Round Rock's celebrated Main Street is Round Rock Tavern, which features live music. But it's not alone. La Esquina Cantina, Long Branch Saloon, and Rockey's Piano Bar all serve up eclectic soundtracks nightly for patrons.

Round Rock is also a shopping destination. La Frontera Shopping Center and Sky Ridge Plaza feature name brands and local vendors. The city has a massive Bass Pro Shop store as well as Hill Country's only Ikea. Finally, just north of town are the Round Rock Premium Outlets, featuring over 125 well-known retailer outlet shops.

Things to Do

Most famously, Round Rock is home base for Round Rock Express, the Triple-A baseball affiliate for the Houston Astros. Between April and September, home games at Dell Diamond are one of the hottest tickets anywhere in Austin.

Equally as charming as a day out at the ballpark is time spent in Round Rock's historic, bustling downtown area. Regular events include Yoga on the Plaza, Round Rock Market Days, Pop-Up Art Shows and Music on Main, and the popular Holiday Model Train Show.

However, given Round Rock's location, the outdoors play a central role in daily life. You can golf at Teravista Golf Club or Forest Creek Golf Course, soak in the sun and water at Rock’n River Water Park, or take in a wide array of recreational activities at the 645-acre Old Settlers Park.

Schools

Round Rock is home to the Round Rock Independent School District and several excellent public institutions. A few highlights include:

  • Canyon Creek Elementary School, Public, K-5
  • Canyon Vista Middle School, Public, 6-8
  • Westwood High School, Public, 9-12
  • Round Rock High School, Public, 9-12