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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 #14226517

3112 San Marcos Drive, Rockwall, TX - $393,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,334 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Model Floor Plan With Open Kitchen That Overlooks The Breakfast Nook And Family Room. Master Bath Features Separate Shower, Garden Tub, Dual Vanities And Large Closet, Gameroom And 4th Bath Please See Showing Instructions...plan 7205

Photo of Listing #14226527

3101 San Marcos Drive, Rockwall, TX - $328,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,453 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Very Popular Floor Plan With Open Kitchen With Large Breakfast Nook That Overlooks The Family Room. Master Bath Features Separate Shower, Garden Tub, And Large Closet. Nice Covered Patio Please See Showing Instructions...plan 2427

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3010 San Marcos Drive, Rockwall, TX - $423,210

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,454 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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This Beautiful New Bloomfield Home Ready In March 2020 Is Located On An Oversized One Third Acre Lot! This 4br 3ba Home Welcomes You With A Stone Exterior And An 8' Solid Mahogany Front Door With Rain Glass And Wrought Iron Insert; Real Hardwood F...

Photo of Listing #14103781

138 Berkley Drive, Rockwall, TX - $265,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,289 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Enjoy The Benefits Of This Gorgeous 2289 Square Foot Home Powered In Part By Solar Energy. Your New Home Is This One-story Open Floor Plan Featuring Three Bedrooms, Two Baths, Study, And Game Room. The Kitchen Features Granite Countertops With Bre...

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3302 Shiner Court, Rockwall, TX - $387,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,170 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Quiet Family Friendly Community Located In Rockwall Isd. Offering Large Lots, Parks, And Even A Few Ponds. Fontanna Ranch Is More Than A Community, It's A Lifestyle Your Family Can Enjoy! Highlights Include Convenience To I-30 And Extensive Sho...

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14892 S Fm 548, Rockwall, TX - $407,500

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,666 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Gorgeous Custom Home On Tranquil 2.5 Acres, Country Living Close To The City, Low Taxes, Highly Rated Rockwall Isd Schools. Split Floor Plan With Two Master Bdrms. Oversized Master Has Connecting Office,nursery, Or Workout Room. Home Has Hand Scra...

Photo of Listing #14226173

3120 San Marcos Drive, Rockwall, TX - $347,725

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,335 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Quiet Friendly Community Located In Rockwall Isd. Offering Large Lots, Parks. Beautiful Community. Please See Showing Instructions...plan 2335

Photo of Listing #14225526

3229 San Marcos Drive, Rockwall, TX - $354,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,780 SQFT
  • 2 DAYS
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Quiet Family Friendly Community Located In Rockwall Isd. Offering Large Lots, Parks, And Even A Few Ponds. Fontanna Ranch Is More Than A Community, It's A Lifestyle Your Family Can Enjoy! Highlights Include Convenience To I-30 And Extensive Sho...

Photo of Listing #14224917

5807 Yacht Club Drive, Rockwall, TX - $284,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,027 SQFT
  • 3 DAYS
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Great Single Story Home With Gorgeous Updates Throughout Located In The Premier Gated Community Of Chandler's Landing! This Home Offers A Flexible Floorpan With 3 Spacious Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, 2 Dining Spaces, & 2 Large Living Areas. Enjoy The L...

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1150 Ridge Road W, Rockwall, TX - $373,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,986 SQFT
  • 4 DAYS
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Meticulously Maintained & Updated Home In Exclusive Shores In North Rockwall, & Its A Rare Find - A One-story Home With Almost 3,000 Sq Ft! This One Has Custom Touches Like Crown Moulding, Laminate Wood Flrs, Granite Counters In Kitchen & Baths, ...

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2460 Daybreak Drive, Rockwall, TX - $299,999

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,341 SQFT
  • 4 DAYS
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Updated Home Boasts Entertainers Paradise W-beautiful Sitting Areas For Your Family & Friends Under A Large Pergola & Arbor, Overlooking Your Private Pool & Spa! This Home Offers 3 Living & 2 Dining Areas That Can Be Flex Spaces. Open Concept Livi...

Photo of Listing #14222768

3919 Gatewick Drive, Rockwall, TX - $425,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,222 SQFT
  • 5 DAYS
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Want To Feel Like You Live In A Resort?! This Corner Lot, Backyard Oasis With It's Beautiful Pool & Spa, 2 Covered Porches, & Plenty Of Grass For Furry Friends Will Make You Never Want To Leave! It Has Been Maintained With The Utmost Care & The Th...

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2065 Pontchartrain Drive, Rockwall, TX - $334,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,295 SQFT
  • 5 DAYS
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Immaculate 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bathroom 2-story Stucco Home In The Heart Of Rockwall! Feel The Charm The Moment You Walk Inside To The Rod Iron Staircase, Wainscoting, And Open Concept Layout. Fall In Love With The Stylish Kitchen Featuring Stainless S...

Photo of Listing #14222915

1123 Morning Star, Rockwall, TX - $275,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,216 SQFT
  • 6 DAYS
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Beautiful Three Bedroom, Two Bath Home, Located In The Highly Desirable Caruth Lakes Subdivision. This Home Has An Open Floor Plan, A Split Master, Updated Wood Laminate Flooring, And Fresh Paint! Step Out Onto The Front Lawn And Look Down The St...

Photo of Listing #14220359

1830 Ashbourne Drive, Rockwall, TX - $340,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,826 SQFT
  • 6 DAYS
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Impeccable, Move-in Ready Home Located In Highly Desirable Lakeside Promenade Harbor With Rockwall Isd. Enter Home With Split Formal Living (currently Being Used As Office) And Dining Rooms. The Kitchen Features Island, Gas Cook Top, Breakfast ...


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Listing information last updated on November 13th, 2019 at 2:00pm CST.