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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 #14188459

1911 Lakeview Drive, Rockwall, TX - $324,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,196 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Don't Miss Out On The Opportunity For This Charming Home In A Sought After Established Rockwall Community! Must See With Magnificent Features Throughout The Home And It's Backyard Oasis! This 4 Bedroom Features A Beautiful Formal Dining, A Fabulou...

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1685 Chesterwood Drive S, Rockwall, TX - $280,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 3,076 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Immaculate Home In The Sought After Rockwall Isd. Laminate Floors, Ceramic Tile, Stainless Appliances! Floor Plan Features Large Garage, Formal Dining And Living,open Family With Fireplace, Huge Open Plan Kitchen With Updated Cabinets! Game Room I...

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2862 Bent Ridge Drive, Rockwall, TX - $298,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,986 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Amazing Location! Super Cute Curb Appeal Offers Easy To Maintain Lush Landscaping. Inside Looks Brand New, Gorgeous Hw Floors, Thick White Baseboards + Neutral Paint! Stacked Living & Dining Areas Are Flanked Off The Entry Way! Updated Half Bath W...

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2837 Beverly Drive, Rockwall, TX - $299,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,920 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Stunning Remodel You Don't Want To Miss! Immediate Wow Factor With Trendy Color Scheme. Recent Updates & Improvements Include Metal Roof, Remodeled Kitchen With Island, Stainless Steel Appliances Including Refrigerator & Granite Countertops 2019...

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1433 Derby Drive, Rockwall, TX - $389,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,891 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Beautiful 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Baths, Two Story Megatel Homes'- Regency Ii, Silver Edition Home Features An Open Concept With A Great Floor-plan! High Ceilings And Gorgeous Upgrades Through Out The Entire Home. With The Backyard Up Against A Greenbelt, ...

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1189 Bay Line Drive, Rockwall, TX - $294,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,184 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Welcome Home! Host Your Family And Friends In This Beautiful Open Concept 4 Bedroom 3 Bathroom Family Home On Lovely Treelined Street Nestled In Desirable Caruth Lakes! This Highly Sought After Spacious Plan Offers Plenty Of Privacy With Split Se...

Photo of Listing #14186252

1970 Club Lake Circle, Rockwall, TX - $400,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,246 SQFT
  • 2 DAYS
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Embrace The Lake Lifestyle (#lakelife) In This Recently Updated Family Home Just .3 Miles (7-minute Walk) From The Rockwall Golf & Athletic Club, Where Your Hoa Dues Include A Family Membership To Pool, Gym, Tennis & More! High Ceilings & Double ...

Photo of Listing #14186064

5503 Ranger Drive, Rockwall, TX - $399,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,617 SQFT
  • 3 DAYS
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Delightful Home In Guard Gated Chandlers Landing Community W-private Marina, Boat Ramp, Clubhouse, Pool & More+close To Shopping, Dining & Schools! Rare 4 Car Garage For Toys-cars-man Cave! Freshly Painted White Walls & Old World Design Details Li...

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914 Sunnyvale Drive, Rockwall, TX - $329,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,186 SQFT
  • 4 DAYS
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Almost Brand New Home Sitting On One Of The Highest Elevations In The County! Enjoy Sitting On The Back Patio While Looking Out Over The Treetops With Your Morning Coffee! This 4 Bed, 2 Bath Home Is Move In Ready! Great Curb Appeal Brick & Stone F...

Photo of Listing #14183971

104 Becky Lane, Rockwall, TX - $269,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,361 SQFT
  • 7 DAYS
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This Home Is Perfectly Situated On A Rare Large Corner Lot With Multiple Breathtaking Lake Views. Custom Floor Plan With Multiple Flex Spaces And Located In The Heart Of Rockwall. 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath, 2 Fireplaces, Sunroom, And Much More.

Photo of Listing #14181659

140 Overbrook Drive, Rockwall, TX - $259,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 1,997 SQFT
  • 7 DAYS
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Wonderful Maintained Home On Large Corner Lot!! Great 4-2.5.2 With Open Floorpan, Spacious Living And Kitchen Area, Formal Dining, Granite Countertops, Half Bath Down For Guests, Wood Flooring In Living, Large Master With Walk In Closets, Separate...

Photo of Listing #14184268

1704 Lake Breeze, Rockwall, TX - $410,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,245 SQFT
  • 7 DAYS
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Beautiful Home! Large Living Spaces, Fireplace, Sunroom, Study Or 5th Bedroom, Fresh Paint All Wood And Tile Flooring. Large Master Bath. Nice Big Backyard. Close To Downtown And Shopping.

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1539 Trowbridge Circle, Rockwall, TX - $385,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,992 SQFT
  • 7 DAYS
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Megatel Homes' Melrose Iii Plan Delivers This Captivating Two Story Tucked Inside The Exclusive Gated Community Of Townsend Village. Tall Ceilings, 3 Bedroom, 3 Baths, Beautiful Floors, Large Kitchen With Granite, Large Game Room With Full Bath, F...

Photo of Listing #14183395

1550 Trowbridge Circle, Rockwall, TX - $409,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 2,982 SQFT
  • 7 DAYS
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Megatel Homes' Emerald Plan Is A Beautiful 2 Story Home With 3 Bedrooms And 3.5 Baths With A Study, Game Room And Media Room. This Home Has Beautiful Wood Flooring And Is A Gorgeous Layout. Come Visit Our Emerald Home In The Beautiful Gated Commun...

Photo of Listing #14183559

1565 Cromwell Court, Rockwall, TX - $409,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,753 SQFT
  • 7 DAYS
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Megatel Homes' Trinity Plan Is A Gorgeous 2 Story Home With 4 Bedrooms And 3 Full Baths. The Study Is Equipped With Beautiful Coffered Ceilings And The Game Room Is Very Spacious! Come Visit This Amazing Floor Plan In Our Beautifully Gated Communi...


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Listing information last updated on September 20th, 2019 at 5:45pm CDT.