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