Round Rock

Round Rock, Texas is 17 miles North of Austin and is home to some of the most popular and well visited communities.

Round Rock is recognized around the world as the global headquarters of tech giant Dell Technologies Inc., which posted $92.2 billion in revenue during its 2020 budget year.

But Austin’s largest suburb is known for much more than one of the region’s largest employers. Round Rock is also home to the minor-league Round Rock Express baseball team, the highly rated Round Rock Independent School District, three college campuses, over 20 miles of hike-and-bike trails, and more than 30 parks—including the 640-acre Old Settlers Park. Perhaps most importantly, it’s ranked one of the best U.S. cities to buy a house and one of the country’s coolest suburbs.

Property tax and utility rates are among the lowest in the region. Round Rock has been recognized as one of the safest cities in the country.

Round Rock ISD is one of the major school districts in the area. It encompasses Southern Williamson County and the Northwest corner of Travis County and teaches over 50,000 students. Click here to learn more about the school. 

One of my favorite places to visit is Downtown Round Rock. Take a stroll down the street, listen to live music at any number of places, see the historic architecture, lights, restaurants, nightlife and much more!

While most of the residences in this suburb are newer one- and two-story, single-family houses, Round Rock boasts a number of homes dating back to the late 19th century. In addition, the quaint downtown business district features several historic buildings along East Main Street.

The population of Round Rock, located 15 miles north of Austin, has exploded in the decades since Round Rock Donuts and WAG-A-BAG set up shop. As of July 2019, the population of Round Rock stood at 133,372, up 33% from April 2010. That growth rate made it the country’s 13th fastest-growing city (with at least 50,000 residents) from 2010 to 2019.

Founded in the mid-19th century, Round Rock has risen around its large namesake, an anvil-shaped limestone rock in Brushy Creek. The city has also risen around the massive Dell campus. That piece of limestone and the Dell headquarters are just two of the bedrocks of a community that continues to move out of the shadow of its much bigger neighbor, Austin.

About the Neighborhood

There are community events
Neighbors are friendly
There's holiday spirit
Great schools
Car is needed
Easy commutes
Good transit
Parking is easy
There are sidewalks
Streets are well-lit
Great hospitals
Parks and playgrounds
It's dog friendly
Kids play outside
Great nightlife
Walking / Hiking trails
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