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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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1529 Telegraph Drive, Rockwall, TX - $377,075

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 2,725 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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The New Lakeview Summit Is A Phase Of A Fabulous Community Perfectly Located In The Heart Of Rockwall. Beautiful 2 Story Brand New Home. Please See Showing Instructions... Plan 4307

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2917 Saratoga Drive, Rockwall, TX - $314,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,040 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Don't Miss The Opportunity To Own This Gem In The Established, Private, And Gated Lakeside Village Resort Community! Enjoy Panoramic Views Of Lake Ray Hubbard And Dallas From The Screened-in Florida Room. The Spacious And Open Concept Floorplan Of...

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2929 Newport Drive, Rockwall, TX - $330,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 2,739 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Beautiful Home With Great Curb Appeal! Large 2-story Home That Offers A Grand Entrance From The Minute You Walk Through The Front Door! Formal Dining That Can Also Function As A Formal Living Room, And An Open Family Room Allows Plenty Of Room For...

Photo of Listing #14139475

3232 Rochelle Road, Rockwall, TX - $259,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,560 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Enjoy Country Living On Two Acres In Rockwall. This Darling 3 Bed, Two Bath Ranch Home Is All Set For A Party On The Patio. There Are Fantastic View Out The Front Kitchen Window And The Backyard Is Expansive, Lush And Welcoming. The Living Room...

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724 E Washington Street, Rockwall, TX - $350,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,890 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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California Dreamin! This House Is Inspired And Completely Renovated After The California Look. Walking Distance To Downtown Rockwall, Elementary School And Harry Myers Park. Quartz Countertops, Tons Of Cabinets Cafe Stove And Dishwasher, Farmhouse...

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806 Knox Drive, Rockwall, TX - $408,990

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,332 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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You Will Fall In Love With This Like New, Windsor Home In Stone Creek. The Admiration Begins At The Speakeasy Panel In The Front Door And Continues With The Lightly Scrapped Hardwood Floors. The Office Features French Doors And Box Ceiling. What’s...

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2091 Ashbourne Drive, Rockwall, TX - $340,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,117 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Enjoy The Recent Addition Of This Outdoor Oasis That Sits On A Quiet Corner Lot In Rockwall’s Shores, Minutes From Shopping, Dining, Parks And More. The Spacious Kitchen Welcomes You With Modern Lighting, Corian Counters And Black Appliances. Th...

Photo of Listing #14124992

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

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,812 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Beautiful Home On A Landscaped Lot With Easy Access To Highways. The Elegant Interior Is Accentuated By Large Windows, Decorative Lights, And Ceiling Fans Throughout The Home. A Huge Living Room With A Fireplace Is Perfect For Entertainment. The K...

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1581 Trowbridge Circle, Rockwall, TX - $395,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,517 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Built In 2017 With Custom Upgrades Throughout, There Is No House Like It In This Newly Built, Gated Neighborhood! Featuring Hardwood Floors Throughout The Entire First Floor Living Areas, Coffered Ceilings In The Office & Living, Upgraded Lighting...

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1688 Tannerson Drive, Rockwall, TX - $309,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,667 SQFT
  • 2 DAYS
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Must See!! Fabulous 1.5 Story Home In Dalton Ranch Features Tile Floors Throughout Downstairs Living Areas. Stainless Steel Appliances And Granite Countertop. Fresh Interior Paint And New Carpet In July 2019. All Bedrooms Are Conveniently Loca...

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2120 Garden Crest Drive, Rockwall, TX - $314,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,384 SQFT
  • 2 DAYS
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Wonderful Home In The Very Desirable Crestview Subdivision Of Rockwall! This Gorgeous Home Boasts A Well Laid Out Floor Plan And Includes A Large Mbr That Connects To The Fourth Bedroom Which Is Currently Configured As A Study. The Beautiful Austi...

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627 Lone Rider Court, Rockwall, TX - $375,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,395 SQFT
  • 2 DAYS
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Beautiful Five Bedroom, 3 Bathroom Home With Three Living Areas, Two Dining Areas In Quail Run. This Is A Great Home Featuring Lots Of Upgrades; Upgrades Tile From The Entry Way Into The Family Room, Upgraded Carpet, Walk-in Closets In All Bedroo...

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2015 Gullwing Drive, Rockwall, TX - $319,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,439 SQFT
  • 5 DAYS
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Designed To Maximize Comfort, This Meticulously Maintained Home Offers Gracious Transitions For Easy Entertaining And Family Living. The Spacious Kitchen Has Quartz Countertops, A Farm Sink, And Stainless Appliances. Roomy Master Suite Boasts Doub...

Photo of Listing #14117044

685 Channel Ridge Drive, Rockwall, TX - $355,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 2,842 SQFT
  • 6 DAYS
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Pristine Home Shows Like A Model. Updates Include Bamboo Plank Flooring Downstairs With 30 Year Finish Warranty 2016, Luxuriously Remodeled Master Bath With Quartz & Custom Tile 2016, Roof With 30 Year Shingles July 2019, 410a Hvacs 2016, Water He...

Photo of Listing #14130807

923 Dogwood Lane, Rockwall, TX - $269,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,665 SQFT
  • 6 DAYS
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Absolutely Beautiful 4 Bedroom 2.1 Bath With 2 Living Areas And 2 Dining Areas. Beautiful Wood Floors In Family Room. Fresh Paint, New Light Fixtures, And Updates Throughout. Some Features Include Laundry Chute In Utility Room, Kitchen Island,...


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Listing information last updated on July 19th, 2019 at 9:30am CDT.