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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 #14085961

592 Pendleton Drive, Rockwall, TX - $335,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,585 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Soaring Ceilings Greet You As You Enter This Beautiful 5-3.1-2 Move In Ready Home. Two Story Entry-way With Formal (could Be Living Or Dining Room) To The Left And Possible Study To The Right, Leads To Open Family Room With Fireplace, Kitchen And ...

Photo of Listing #14094161

802 Ridge Road W, Rockwall, TX - $360,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,820 SQFT
  • 2 DAYS
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Beautifully Updated 4 Bed 3 Bath Home Located In The Sought After Shores Neighborhood. This Home Features An Open Floor Plan Which Is Great For Entertaining. Check Out That Amazing Kitchen With Stainless Steel Appliances, Granite Counter Tops, Dec...

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116 Micco Lane, Rockwall, TX - $405,954

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,768 SQFT
  • 2 DAYS
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Mls# 14094366 - Built By First Texas Homes - July Completion! ~ Stunning Executive Home With A Three Car Garage! Custom Details Throughout Make This The Perfect Home For Family Life And Entertaining Alike. Private Study & Elegant Dining Off Foyer ...

Photo of Listing #14093058

802 Miramar Drive, Rockwall, TX - $380,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 2,997 SQFT
  • 3 DAYS
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This Beautiful Home Is Located In Rockwall Just 2 Miles From The Downtown Square, That Host Many Options For Dinning And Shopping. With Just Under 3000 Sq Ft, It Offers 4 Bedroom, 3.5 Baths, With Office, Game Room And A Open Floor Plan That Is Per...

Photo of Listing #14092743

1872 Huron Drive, Rockwall, TX - $379,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 3,334 SQFT
  • 4 DAYS
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This House Has It All!! Spacious Gorgeous Home On Large Corner Lot. Lake-city Line Views, 25 Min. From Dallas. Large Entry Foyer, Formal Dinning And Living Combo. High Vaulted & Tray Ceilings. Wrought Iron Stairs. Granite Gourmet Kitchen. Ss App...

Photo of Listing #14090446

1607 Stoneybrook Drive, Rockwall, TX - $315,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,268 SQFT
  • 4 DAYS
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Rare Opportunity To Own In This Established Neighborhood. Beautiful One Story Home, With Endless Possibilities! This Home Has No Hoa's, 4 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, And Your Own Backyard Oasis With Inground Pool Surrounded By Colorful Landscaping, Covered...

Photo of Listing #14093112

930 Lexington Drive, Rockwall, TX - $325,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 3,056 SQFT
  • 4 DAYS
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Beautiful Home In Gated Community! Great 3 Bed, 2 Bath Home W Game Room, Formal Dining & Study! Wonderful Curb Appeal With Shady Yard & Mature Trees. Dining & Study Are Right Off Of Entry Which Leads Into Open Concept Living And Kitchen. Living Ha...

Photo of Listing #14089688

1532 Derby Drive, Rockwall, TX - $325,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,892 SQFT
  • 4 DAYS
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Beautiful Single Story Home On A Corner Lot At Rockwall Downes! This Meticulously Maintained Home Features A Great Floorplan, Stunning Kitchen, Pristine Baths, 10 Foot Ceilings, Large Windows, Fireplace, And A Large Covered Patio. The Chef's Kit...

Photo of Listing #14093427

2540 Daybreak Drive, Rockwall, TX - $259,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,462 SQFT
  • 4 DAYS
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Gorgeous Home In Rockwall With Rockwall Isd! This Home Boasts 4 Beds And 3 Baths With Just Over 2400 Square Feet! Formal Living And Dining Off Of Front Entry, With Decorative Lighting And Large Windows. Living Room Is Light And Bright And Features...

Photo of Listing #14092875

306 Summit Ridge Drive, Rockwall, TX - $330,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,408 SQFT
  • 4 DAYS
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Tasteful Updates Interwoven W Old Rockwall Charm! Fresh Paint Throughout, Newly Carpeted Bedrooms, Eng Hdwds & Updated Bathrooms On The Surface With Structural Corrections Underneath. This One Is Solid. Inter From The Circle Drive Into Stacked For...

Photo of Listing #14091966

2823 Cobblestone Drive, Rockwall, TX - $300,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,648 SQFT
  • 5 DAYS
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Beautiful Three Bedroom Home In A Great Neighborhood. This Lovely Home Has A Spacious Livingroom Open To The Dining Area And Kitchen With Breakfast Bar, Granite Counters, And Stainless Appliances. Office Space With French Doors. First Floor Master...

Photo of Listing #14091780

1185 Highbluff Lane, Rockwall, TX - $349,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 2,936 SQFT
  • 5 DAYS
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Rare 5 Bedroom Home On Huge Corner Lot In Desirable Caruth Lakes Neighborhood. Over $60,000 Of Updates Done In Fall 2018 - Kitchen Renovation, Laundry Room Expansion With Custom Barn Door, Flooring, & Painting. Energy Efficient Led Lighting. Ri...

Photo of Listing #14092448

664 York Drive, Rockwall, TX - $387,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,475 SQFT
  • 5 DAYS
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Wonderful Opportunity To Own This Meticulously Maintained Windsor Home Nestled In The Desirable Stone Creek Subdivision.upon Entry You Are Greeted With Beautiful Hand Scraped Hardwood Floors Throughout & Soaring Ceilings.this Like New Home Feature...

Photo of Listing #14081858

334 Cooper Court, Rockwall, TX - $399,500

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,086 SQFT
  • 6 DAYS
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Bright, Beautiful And Barely Lived In 4 Bed, 3 Bath Home In Lovely, Quiet Preserve Area Of Rockwall. The Ideal Open Floor Plan Has All Bedrooms And Study On Main Floor, A Large Game Room Upstairs. Extra Spacious Master Bedroom W Its Own Sitting Ar...

Photo of Listing #14089654

1950 Hidden Valley, Rockwall, TX - $359,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,778 SQFT
  • 6 DAYS
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Welcome Home To This Rare Find In The Shores Minutes From The Lake With Stunning Curb Appeal. Well Designed 1 Story Layout Completely Updated For New Owners. Spacious Entry Greets You & Leads To The Generous Sized Bedrooms Or Formal Dining. Beauti...


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Listing information last updated on May 22nd, 2019 at 12:00am CDT.