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Living In Rockwall TX


This page provides guidance for anyone who is thinking about moving to Rockwall and wants to make an objective assessment of what living in Rockwall in 2019 is like. Rockwall livability factors are presented along with descriptions, pictures and maps of moderately priced Rockwall homes that currently are for sale. At the bottom of this page are links to authoritative sources that provide additional general information about living in Rockwall.


Rockwall livability factors


2019 best Dallas suburbs rank: 30

Click this best places to live in Dallas link for complete rankings, metrics and analysis methodology.

  2018 public schools academic performance index: 71.0
  2017 crime incidence / 1000 residents: 18.9
  2017 median single family house value: $225,500
  2017 residences owner occupied: 73.7%
  2017 median household income: $92,665
  2017 population: 44,208
  2013 - 2017 population growth: 8.9%


Some of the ways Rockwall is different from and similar to other Dallas area cities and towns are shown on these best Dallas suburbs and about Dallas suburbs pages.

The City of Rockwall is located in northwest Rockwall County, approximately 25 miles northeast of downtown Dallas and 56 miles east of downtown Fort Worth. As the DFW metroplex continues to grow and becomes more densely populated, Rockwall's proximity to downtown Dallas and the north Dallas business center is likely to make Rockwall residential real estate even more desirable than it is now for people who need to commute frequently to and from these areas.

Local schools

Students living in Rockwall are eligible to attend Rockwall ISD schools.

More information about how student performance at the schools attended by Rockwall students compares with other DFW area schools is available on these best DFW school districts, best DFW high schools, best DFW middle schools and best DFW elementary schools pages.


Single-family homes

Single-family homes (identified as one-unit, detached houses by the U.S. Census Bureau) account for 78.0 percent of the Rockwall residences ... median value of owner-occupied single-family homes is $225,500 ... about 73 percent of Rockwall housing units have been built during the past 25 or so years ... approximately five percent of these residences are more than 50 years old ... about two percent of Rockwall housing units have been constructed since 2014


New home construction

There currently is considerable new home construction occurring in Rockwall. Click on this new construction homes link to see all new Rockwall homes that are currently listed for sale. If you thinking about buying a new construction home, you may want to carefully consider the guidance about builder quality provided on this DFW best home builders page.

I frequently am asked by folks who have never bought a new construction home if they should be assisted by a buyer’s agent when selecting a builder and when negotiating their new home purchase. Most of the time my answers are "Yes" and "Yes."


Commutes

Approximately 25 miles and 28 minutes drive time without traffic from central Rockwall to downtown Dallas ... 29 miles and 30 minutes to north Dallas business center

Commute time and distance information for additional destinations, and for other DFW metroplex cities and towns, is provided on this average DFW commute distances and times page


Demographics

2017 estimated population 44,208 ... population density 1,507 residents per square mile ... 8.9 percent population increase between 2013 - 2017 ... 2017 annual median household income $92,665 ... 73.7 percent of Rockwall residences are owner occupied

Additional demographic information about Rockwall and similar information about other DFW cities and towns are available by clicking on this more about DFW suburbs link.


Property taxes


Rockwall real estate property tax rates for 2017 is 2.21 percent of tax appraisal value. A description of how Texas property taxes are calculated and paid, along with 2017 property tax rates for other DFW cities and towns, are available by clicking on this DFW property tax rates link.

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, State of Texas Comptroller and Google Maps.


Moderately priced homes for sale in Rockwall

Key to understanding what living in Rockwall is like is knowing about Rockwall housing. Shown below is a typical website presentation of currently listed homes that are more or less in the middle of the Rockwall single-family homes price range. A similar presentation of all currently listed Rockwall single-family homes and links to pages showing various selections of these homes are available on this Rockwall homes for sale page.

The default display order of the property listings shown below is number of days listed, but other sort orders can be selected. The property display also can be easily changed from the default grid display to a detailed list display. If you are viewing this page on a mobile device, a map that shows the location of the selected properties can be displayed by clicking on the map icon.

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Photo of Listing #14549934

1953 Random Oaks Drive, Rockwall, TX - $360,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,813 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Welcome To Your Home In Random Oaks At The Shores! This Home Built In 2000 By Mayor (at The Time) Of Rockwall, Has Been Well Kept Since Then. It's A Perfectly Traditional Home, Offering 4 Bedrooms, 3 Living Spaces, 2 Dining, And 2 Car Garage. Perf...

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2919 Lost Creek Court, Rockwall, TX - $329,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 3,281 SQFT
  • 2 DAYS
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Welcome To This Beautifully Maintained Home In Hickory Ridge. From The Moment You Enter, You Are Met With Brand New Hardwood Floors, A Grand Foyer, And 9 Foot Ceilings Throughout! Formal Dining Room And Den At The Front Of The House, With A Large ...

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402 Shoretrail Drive, Rockwall, TX - $370,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,344 SQFT
  • 2 DAYS
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Lakeviews! Enjoy Gorgeous Sunsets From The Second Floor Balcony In Established Neighborhood Near Lake Ray Hubbard. No Hoa And On A Corner Lot In A Cul-de-sac! 3 Porches, One Of Which Is The Screened-in Front Porch Perfect For Relaxing. Beautiful ...

Photo of Listing #14549589

1110 Ashbourne Drive, Rockwall, TX - $299,999

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,989 SQFT
  • 2 DAYS
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Stunning Single Story In The Highly Sought-after Rockwall Isd And Shores Community! Featuring 3 Bedrooms, An Office, Multiple Living Spaces, And 2 Full Baths, An Oversized Back Yard With A Large Covered Patio, This Home Will Check All The Boxes Fo...

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717 Mcfarlin Place, Rockwall, TX - $389,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,508 SQFT
  • 3 DAYS
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Showing Starts On Friday April 9th At 3pm And Ends Sunday April 11th At 5pm. Highest And Best Offer By Monday April 12th 9pm. Beautiful 1.5 Story Home With All Bedrooms Downstairs And A Large Gameroom Upstairs! Very Big Pool Size Yard In A Great ...

Photo of Listing #14550195

2230 Garden Crest Drive, Rockwall, TX - $415,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,046 SQFT
  • 3 DAYS
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Highest & Best Due By Sunday 4-11 @5pm. Beautiful Home In The Shores With A Pool! This Home Features Neutral Colors, Beautiful Handscraped Wood Floors Throughout The Downstairs, A Study & A Large Second Living Area Up. The Kitchen Is Open To The F...

Photo of Listing #14551027

1725 Bay Watch Drive, Rockwall, TX - $387,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,852 SQFT
  • 3 DAYS
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Highest & Best Due Monday 4.12.21 At 11:00am, Sellers Will Be Reviewing All Offers At That Time. Welcome Home To This Lakeside Community On Lake Ray Hubbard. Wonderful Home Newly Updated Offers Natural Light Throughout The Home. Spacious Study, Fo...

Photo of Listing #14544618

2906 Clear Creek Drive, Rockwall, TX - $298,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,598 SQFT
  • 3 DAYS
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Beautifully Kept Home In Rockwall With 4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, And A Huge Space For Family. You Are Greeted With A Private Family Room Along With Real Hardwood Floors That Flow Right Into The Kitchen And Living Room. The Kitchen Will Provide A Dr...

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1586 Trowbridge Circle, Rockwall, TX - $414,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,263 SQFT
  • 4 DAYS
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Welcome To This Immaculate, Family-style Home Featuring 3,263 Sqft., 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Bathrooms, Study And A Game Room! Open The Front Door And Immediately Fall In Love With The Gorgeous Upgrades And Open Floor Plan. Walk Through The Entry To Find ...

Photo of Listing #14534135

17773 County Road 949, Rockwall, TX - $320,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,397 SQFT
  • 4 DAYS
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Very Cute Country House That Sits On 3 Acres In. Both Bathrooms Have Been Completely Remodeled. Gorgeous Bay Window In The Living Room With Custom Cabinets Built In For Some Extra Storage Nooks, All Of The Windows Have Been Replaced With New Vinyl...

Photo of Listing #14547743

101 Becky Lane, Rockwall, TX - $349,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,147 SQFT
  • 5 DAYS
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Great Home With A View From Your Own Backyard To Ray Hubbard Lake. Located Conveniently To All Of Rockwall’s Best Shopping And Entertainment. This 3 Bedroom, 2 ½ Bath Has No Hoa. Huge Slider Doors In The Master Bedroom And Across The Huge Livin...

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1427 Derby Drive, Rockwall, TX - $409,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,827 SQFT
  • 6 DAYS
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Ask About Our Megasale Promotion Of 6 Months Mortgage On Us. Megatel Homes Will Credit The First 6 Months Of Your New Mortgage Payment. See Your Community Sales Consultant For Full Details. Megasale Is Available For A Limited Time Only. Mortgage P...

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1702 Gallant Fox Drive, Rockwall, TX - $419,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,827 SQFT
  • 6 DAYS
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Ask About Our Megasale Promotion Of 6 Months Mortgage On Us. Megatel Homes Will Credit The First 6 Months Of Your New Mortgage Payment. See Your Community Sales Consultant For Full Details. Megasale Is Available For A Limited Time Only. Mortgage P...

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1501 Gallant Fox Drive, Rockwall, TX - $419,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,002 SQFT
  • 6 DAYS
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Ask About Our Megasale Promotion Of 6 Months Mortgage On Us. Megatel Homes Will Credit The First 6 Months Of Your New Mortgage Payment. See Your Community Sales Consultant For Full Details. Megasale Is Available For A Limited Time Only. Mortgage P...

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1604 Charismatic Court, Rockwall, TX - $419,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,002 SQFT
  • 6 DAYS
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Ask About Our Megasale Promotion Of 6 Months Mortgage On Us. Megatel Homes Will Credit The First 6 Months Of Your New Mortgage Payment. See Your Community Sales Consultant For Full Details. Megasale Is Available For A Limited Time Only. Mortgage P...


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Listing information last updated on April 11th, 2021 at 7:46pm CDT.