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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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807 Jackson Street, Rockwall, TX - $269,750

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,429 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Stunning Remodeled Home W-gorgeous Curb Appeal-.218 Acre Lot. This 3-2-2, Tons Of Upgrades; Hvac, Roof W-turbines, Electrical- Electrical Panel, Wood Floors, Back Splash, Granite-kitchen And Bathrooms, Light Fixtures, Under Mount Lights-kitchen, L...

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7139 Harlan Drive, Rockwall, TX - $349,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,330 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Move-in Ready 5 Bedrooms Home Is Situated In Welcoming Neighborhood With Large Mature Trees. Living Room Has Wood Floors, Trey Ceiling (no More ‘popcorn’ Ceilings) & French Doors Leading To Oversized Shady Back Yard Ready For A Bar-b-q. The Update...

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204 Summit Ridge Drive, Rockwall, TX - $415,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,968 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Beautifully Updated Spanish Style Home With Plenty Of Room And Views Of The Lake! You'll Love The Spacious Light Filled Rooms In This Home With Updated Kitchen, Bathrooms, And More. The Large Upstairs Master Bdrm Features A Sitting Area With Lak...

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1630 Plummer Drive, Rockwall, TX - $399,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,013 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Rare Gem Located In The Shores! 1.5 Story Custom Built Home On Corner Lot. Professionally Landscaped With Stunning Mature Trees. All Bedroom Suites Including Master On First Floor. Completely Remodeled Kitchen, Hand Scraped Hardwood Floors, Bui...

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1416 Murphy Drive, Rockwall, TX - $399,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 3,200 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Don't Miss Out On This Traditional Home Nested On A Large Corner Lot In Desirable Waterstone Estates. Well Laid Out Floor Plan Offers High Ceilings, Study With French Doors, Great Wwindows For Tons Of Natural Light. Wood Floors And Upgraded Kitch...

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2540 Daybreak Drive, Rockwall, TX - $280,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,462 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Beautiful Home In Rockwall Isd On A Cul De Sac This Home Boasts 4 Beds And 2.1 Baths! Formal Living And Dining Off Of Front Entry With Decorative Lighting And Large Windows. Living Room Is Light And Bright And Features Vaulted Ceilings And Cozy Fi...

Photo of Listing #14407107

2647 Waterstone Lane, Rockwall, TX - $359,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,800 SQFT
  • 2 DAYS
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Please Submit Offers By Sunday At 6pm. Meticulously Maintained Custom Home Built By George Welch. Beautiful Curb Appeal With Landscaping And Trees. Hand-scraped Wood Floors, Soaring Ceilings, Huge Kitchen With Built-in Fridge, Formal Dining Tha...

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310 Stonebridge Drive, Rockwall, TX - $389,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,265 SQFT
  • 2 DAYS
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Welcome To This Charming One Story Home With Lake Views, Conveniently Located Off Highway 66 And 205, Close To The Exquisite Downtown Rockwall. Home Features Stunning Hardwood Floors With Two Large Living Areas. Kitchen Has Eat In Area With Beauti...

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695 Shores Boulevard, Rockwall, TX - $419,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 4.1 Baths
  • 3,609 SQFT
  • 3 DAYS
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Corner Lot With .29 Acres Highly Sought After Shores Neighborhood Only One Door Away From Rockwall Golf And Athletic Club,with Tennis Courts,golf Course,club House,swimming Pool And Fitness Center. This Move In Ready Home Beautifully Updated With...

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1750 Cresthill Drive, Rockwall, TX - $295,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,926 SQFT
  • 3 DAYS
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Meticulously Maintained & Stylish Finish Out Is Just The Beginning Of This Wonderful Home Located In The Shores. Great Curb Appeal Set Amongst 2 Matures Shade Trees! Light, Bright & Open Concept Is Enhanced By Neutral Designer Color Palette & Lots...

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122 Puritan Court, Rockwall, TX - $350,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,498 SQFT
  • 3 DAYS
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Beautiful Candler's Landing Home On Quiet Cul-de-sac. Home Boasts Gorgeous Santa Fe Birch Floors, 2 Wood Burning, Gas Fireplaces, Vaulted Ceilings, And Open Floor Plan. Kitchen Features Travertine Flooring, Double Ovens With Warming Drawer, Marbl...

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1850 Oak Bend Drive, Rockwall, TX - $325,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,320 SQFT
  • 3 DAYS
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Beautiful Location Nestled Under Mature Oak Trees! Oversized Lot With Diving Pool, Hot Tub And Large Pergola For Gatherings! All Wood, Tile And Laminate Flooring, No Carpet! Large Master Suite With Garden Tub, Double Vanities, And Customized Walk-...

Photo of Listing #14405107

2953 Newport Drive, Rockwall, TX - $397,500

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,184 SQFT
  • 4 DAYS
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Welcome To A Beautiful Former Model Home Within Walking Distance To The Harbor And Lake. Enter Thru A Decorator Door And Notice The Beautiful Wood Floors Throughout.to The Right Are The Formal Rooms With A Mirrored Display Shelf. To The Left Is ...

Photo of Listing #14400476

2240 Water Way, Rockwall, TX - $385,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,672 SQFT
  • 5 DAYS
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From The Minute You Enter This Fabulous One Story Home At The Shores On Lake Ray Hubbard You Will Feel At Home. Light And Bright With A Beautiful Stone Fireplace. Large Open Concept Including A Formal Dining And Formal Living. One Min Walk Out You...

Photo of Listing #14403105

2150 Crestlake Drive, Rockwall, TX - $329,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,425 SQFT
  • 7 DAYS
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Completely Updated 2 Story Home In The Desirable Shores Community! Light & Bright Feel With New Floors, New Paint, New Roof, New Windows, New Ss Appliances & More. First Floor Has A Front Office, Half Bathroom, Dining Room, Updated Kitchen. Featur...


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Listing information last updated on August 10th, 2020 at 3:15am CDT.