Round Rock is located directly north of Austin. It is well-known as the world headquarters for Dell Computers, but there is much more to the city. Read on below to learn what else Round Rock has to offer:
|Up to $200,000||$200,000 to $250,000||$250,000 to $300,000||$300,000 to $350,000|
|$350,000 to $400,000||$400,000 to $500,000||$500,000 and Above||All Homes|
|Elementary School||Berkman||Blackland Prairie||Bluebonnet||Brushy Creek|
|Cactus Ranch||Caldwell Heights||Callison||Chandler Oaks|
|Deep Wood||Double File Trail||Fern Bluff||Forest Creek|
|Gattis||Great Oaks||Herrington||Old Town|
|Middle School||Cedar Valley||CD Fulkes||Chisholm Trail||Grisham|
|High School||Cedar Ridge||Round Rock||Stony Point|
With a population today of over 100,000, Round Rock initially began as a small community built at a stop on the Chisholm Trail. The city was named after the large, anvil-like, round rock in the middle of Brushy Creek, which marked a convenient low-water crossing for cattle herders in the 19th century (history buffs, read more about the early years here – Round Rock’s story reads like the synopsis for a western!). To commemorate its history, the city has placed plaques throughout Chisholm Trail Crossing Park in an effort to share the fascinating stories of its humble beginnings. Whether you love hiking or history, the park is a great place to visit.
Round Rock initially began to grow when Interstate Highway 35 was built along the Balcones Escarpment (black, fertile soil to the east, hill country to the west), running through town and creating a way to quickly access Austin, as well as Bergstrom Airport, San Antonio, and other towns and cities in Texas. What really sparked Round Rock’s population growth however, was the building of Dell, Inc.’s headquarters in the 1990’s. The company currently employs approximately 16,000 people in Central Texas, and has been heralded as the catalyst of the town’s recent economic boom.
The city provides myriad shopping opportunities for locals. From Swedish giant IKEA to the Premium Outlet Mall to the retail center at La Frontera, Round Rock is a haven for lovers of great shopping. If sports are more your flavor, Round Rock is home to a minor baseball team: Round Rock Express, which play at the Dell Diamond.
In Round Rock, employment opportunities abound, real estate is varied and continually growing, and Round Rock Independent School District has proven to be a highly impressive public education system. The city is young (over 70% of its residents are under 45), has its own hospitals and health care systems, and Texas State University and Austin Community College both have campuses in town. What used to be a sleepy bedroom community has turned into a fun, engaging city of its own.