Round Rock, Texas

One of Our Favorite Places (And We May Be Biased)

Meet Round Rock, TX

Round Rock is only 15 miles north of Austin and home to over 130,000 in Central Hill Country. Round Rock appeals to many because of the large employers like Dell, Round Rock Premium Outlets, Kalahari Resorts and Conventions, Amazon, UPS, and so many more! Round Rock boasts that the combined property tax and utility rates are among the lowest in the region. This might be why Round Rock is one of the fastest-growing cities in the nation! Because it’s so close to Austin, it’s a great alternative to living in the city, especially if you want more breathing room.

A Brief History

Round Rock was formed in 1851 on the banks of Brushy Creek, near a large, round rock in the middle of the creek. This rock became a measurement for low water for wagons, horses, and cattle. The first postmaster called the community Brushy Creek. In 1854, the small community was renamed Round Rock in honor of the famous rock.

After the Civil War, Jesse Chisholm moved cattle from South Texas to Abilene, Kansas. Moving cattle was a significant source of income for Texans after the Civil War. This route passed through Round Rock and became known as Chisholm Trail. This trail was used from 1867 to 1884. Most of the buildings are still there today and are now a part of the historic “Old Town.”

Easy Living in Round Rock, TX

What Sets Round Rock, TX Apart?

  • Award-winning park system
  • One of the safest cities with a population of at least 100,000 people in the United States since 2007
  • #3 best place to raise a family – LendEDU
  • One of the nation’s coolest suburbs – Thrillist
  • #8 best place to live the American dream – SmartAsset
  • 90% of residents are satisfied with the overall quality of life
  • 87% of residents are satisfied with the overall quality of City services
  • 90% of survey respondents said they felt “safe” or “very safe”
  • 88% of survey respondents feel safe in Downtown
  • Lowest property tax rate in the region
  • Residents pay the lowest combined average monthly utility and tax costs in Central Texas
  • Named Sports Capital of Texas with the Round Rock Sports Center and Round Rock Multipurpose Complex
  • Round Rock Express baseball team ranked #4 in the top Minor League Baseball parks in the U.S.

Neighborhoods in Round Rock, TX

Neighborhoods in Round Rock, TX

  • Arbor Place
  • Behrens Ranch
  • Bent Tree
  • Bradford Park
  • Brushy Bend Park
  • Brushy Creek North
  • Cambridge Heights
  • Cat Hollow
  • Chandler Creek
  • Chapel Hill North
  • Chisholm Crossing
  • Chisholm Valley
  • Cimarron
  • Cottages at Round
  • Rock Towne Centre
  • Creekmont West
  • Dove Creek
  • Eagle Ridge
  • Eggers
  • Enclave at Town Centre
  • Estates at Settlers Park
  • Fern Bluff
  • Forest Bluff
  • Forest Creek
  • Forest Ridge
  • Freeman Park
  • Glen Ellyn
  • Greenhill
  • Greenlawn Place
  • Greenlawn Village
  • Greenridge
  • Hidden Glen
  • High Country
  • Highland at Mayfield Ranch
  • Hills at Paloma Lake
  • Indian Ridge
  • Jester Farms
  • Kensington Place
  • Lake Forest
  • Laurel Ridge
  • Legends Village
  • Madsen Ranch
  • Mayfield Ranch
  • Meadow Lake
  • Meadows of Cambridge
  • Meadows of Chandler Creek
  • Mesa Park Round Rock
  • Mesa Ridge
  • Morningside Meadows
  • Northfields
  • Oak Bluff Estates
  • Oakcreek
  • Oaklands
  • Old Town Meadows
  • Paloma Lake
  • Pioneer Crossing
  • Preserve at Dyer Creek
  • Preserve at Mayfield Ranch
  • Preserve at Stone Oak
  • Rainbow Parke
  • Rolling Ridge
  • Round Rock Ranch
  • Round Rock West
  • Ryans Crossing
  • Sam Bass Trails
  • Sauls Ranch
  • Sendero Springs
  • Settlement
  • Settlers Crossing
  • Settlers Overlook
  • Siena
  • Silver Leak
  • Somerset
  • Sonoma
  • South Creek
  • Springbrook Centre
  • Stone Canyon
  • Stone Oak at Round Rock
  • Stoney Brook
  • Sunrise Villas
  • Teravista
  • Tonkawa Village
  • Traditions at Vizcaya
  • Turtle Creek
  • University Park Villas
  • Vista Oaks
  • Vizcaya
  • Walsh Ranch
  • Warner Ranch
  • Windy Park
  • Windy Terrace
  • Wood Glen

Parks & Recreation in Round Rock, TX

  • Award-winning Forest Creek Golf Course
  • Teravista Golf Course
  • Round Rock Express baseball
  • Round Rock Premium Outlets
  • Dell Diamond
  • Old Settlers Park
  • Memorial Park
  • Chisholm Trail
  • Crossing Park
  • Brushy Creek Crossing
  • Garey Park
  • Champion Park
  • The Williamson Museum
  • Dragon Stadium
  • Rock’N River Water Park
  • The Quarry Splash Pad
  • Round Rock Donuts
  • Kalahari Resorts and Conventions

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