Once a quiet little suburb north of Austin, Texas, Round Rock has become a destination city in its own right with a solid economic base, a wide variety of home styles and price ranges and a deep appreciation for outdoor activities. Round Rock takes its name from, literally, the round rock found in the middle of Brushy Creek which flows through the city.
As Dell Computers made its home in Round Rock in 1996, Dell has been a significant factor in Round Rock’s success. Round Rock’s population is now over 100,000 and its economic base has widened to include other businesses such as TECO-Westinghouse, Ikea and Toppan Photomasks.
Round Rock is also dedicated to its youth and youth sports programs. Self-dubbed the Sports Capital of Texas, Round Rock is home to the Texas Ranger AAA affiliate, the Round Rock Express which play their brand of baseball at Dell Diamond in the eastern part of Round Rock. Old Settlers Park, offers outdoor facilities for baseball, disc golf, softball, football, soccer and cricket. Covering 570 acres, this popular facility is used throughout the year by Round Rock residents and visitors.
Homes in central Round Rock are of the older, established variety characterized by smaller lots and tree-lined streets. In all sections of Round Rock you can find a vast collection of master planned communities offering homes in all price ranges. Home prices in Round Rock can range from just under $100,000 to over $500,000 in some of the higher end communities.
Round Rock students are served by the Round Rock Independent School District and is home to six high schools, ten middle schools and 35 elementary schools. The vast majority of Round Rock Schools earn either the Recognized or Exemplary Status as issued by the Texas Education Association. These coveted acknowledgments are a tribute to the quality of public education throughout the greater Round Rock area.