Round Rock is the quintessential American suburb, yet the city of just over 112,000 is a major hub of economic activity in Central Texas. Round Rock's numerous accolades include awards for private sector tech job gains and economic growth; therefore, it's no surprise that many of Round Rock's residents are young, well-educated and upwardly mobile.
Located just fifteen miles north of Austin, Round Rock is quiet, safe, and ideal for families with school-age children. The award-winning Round Rock Independent School District schools and the Meridian School, a tuition-free public charter school, offer excellent opportunities for children to thrive. The city has plenty of parks; there is the Play for All Abilities Park, the Shaylah Dame Skate Park, the Dog Depot Dog Park and the 570-acre Old Settlers Park, where many events are held each year.
People like shopping in Round Rock's quaint downtown or at the Round Rock Premium Outlets, watching the Round Rock Express at Dell Diamond and participating in or watching sports, since Round Rock is the self-proclaimed "Sports Capital of Texas". Old Settler's Park is a paradise for people who enjoy sports, with 20 baseball fields, 5 softball fields and 5 soccer fields.
Approximately three-quarters of Round Rock's residents own their home, with the average home selling for $200,000 to $300,000. Housing is primarily single-family dwellings built after 1990, ranging from affordable starter homes to lavish mansions. The local economy is very healthy and homes don't stay on the market for very long. Property taxes are low, 41.465 cents per $100 assessed value.
Nearly everyone in Round Rock commutes by automobile, however, there is an on-demand, reservation-based bus service for residents traveling within the city limits. Additional transportation options are available to veterans and seniors.
While Austin is just a short drive away, people who call Round Rock home find that with the city's many great employers, exceptional health care options, shopping, sports and culture, there are few reasons to ever leave Round Rock.