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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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672 Channel Ridge Drive, Rockwall, TX - $369,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,422 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Desirable And Convenient One Story In Turtle Cove Gated Community! Quiet, Well Kept Neighborhood With Pool, Tennis Court, Clubhouse, Exterior Mowing Included! Home Designed To Impress. Large Rooms, 17' Ceilings In Dramatic Living, Office With Doo...

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1445 Lochspring Drive, Rockwall, TX - $325,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,945 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Spacious 5 Bedroom Home With Downstairs Owners' Suite And Office. Fresh And Move-in Ready. No Need To Preview. New Carpet And Fresh Paint In Areas June 2021. Other Updates Include Wood Look Plank Flooring In Living And Office, Double Pane Windows,...

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3081 Winecup Lane, Rockwall, TX - $259,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,470 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Charming 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Home Nestled Conveniently By Local Elementary, Shopping & Dining. Open Living Room With Gas Starter Fireplace, Updated Flooring & Paint Along With Split Bedrooms Compliment This Great Starter Home! Outside Backyard Is Id...

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115 Chatfield Drive, Rockwall, TX - $405,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,348 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Beautiful Drees Custom Home In Stone Creek! Wonderful Open Plan Features Hand Scraped Hardwood Floors, Crown, Arched Entrances, And Lots Of Storage Throughout. Study With French Doors, Formal Dining Room With Tray Ceiling. Spacious Living Room Has...

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119 Bob White Court, Rockwall, TX - $279,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,660 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Adorable Home Sits On An Oversized Cul-de-sac Lot. The Home Boasts A Spacious Family Room With A Wood Burning Fireplace Which Is Great For Family Gatherings. The Split Master Suite Is Spacious And Offers Privacy From The Other Bedrooms, With An En...

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7113 Holden Drive, Rockwall, TX - $320,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,862 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Welcome Home To This Charming, Well Maintained One Story Home Located In North Rockwall. This Cute 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath Home Is Within Walking Distance To Nebbie Williams Elementary And In Close Proximity To Grocery, Dining And John King Boulevard. ...

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805 Lake Meadows Drive, Rockwall, TX - $324,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,836 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Highly Sought After Single Story In Stonebridge Meadows And Rockwall Isd. Blocks From The Historic Downtown Offering Shops & Restaurants, Plus A Farmers Market And Outdoor Concerts During The Summer. Close To Lake Ray Hubbard & The Harbor Entert...

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1486 Englewood Drive, Rockwall, TX - $390,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 3,359 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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This Beautifully Updated Home Is Move-in Ready And Has Room For The Whole Family! Take A Break From The Summer Heat In Your Sparkling Swimming Pool! Rare Gem In Rockwall Isd, With Easy Access To I-30, Shopping And Dining. Five Large Bedrooms Wi...

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102 Highcrest Lane, Rockwall, TX - $339,990

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,839 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Offered In The Established Northshore Neighborhood This Home Is Seconds From The Hwy 66 Boat Ramp & Minutes From Local Dining Shopping Concerts In The Downtown Rockwall Square. The Home Is Richly Decorated & Offers Lots Of Space To Make The Home W...

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145 Haven Ridge Drive, Rockwall, TX - $285,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,558 SQFT
  • 2 DAYS
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Impeccable 1 Owner Home With 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths + 2 Car Garage On A Premium Corner Lot. Spacious Layout, Lots Of Light, Wood Burning Fireplace, 1 Year Old Water Heater, Open Kitchen + Breakfast Area, Great Counter And Cabinet Space. Oven, Microwa...

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3009 Panhandle Drive, Rockwall, TX - $424,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,794 SQFT
  • 2 DAYS
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You Will Be Pleased With This Homes Pretty Drive Up & Use Of The Larger Corner Lot. All Bedrooms Are Conveniently Located On The First Level With A Huge Game Room & Half Bath On Second Level. There Are Nice Engineered Wood Floors In The Main Livin...

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726 Glenhurst Drive, Rockwall, TX - $360,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,028 SQFT
  • 2 DAYS
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Built In 2012, This Rockwall One-story Home Offers Granite Countertops, And A Two-car Garage. Home Utilities May Be Turned Off Due To Weather Conditions. This Home Has Been Virtually Staged To Illustrate Its Potential.

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2410 Shorecrest Drive, Rockwall, TX - $290,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,482 SQFT
  • 2 DAYS
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Beautiful Home In The Coveted Shores Neighborhood, With Brand New Carpet In Both Bedrooms, Stainless Steel Appliances And A Partial View Of Lake Ray Hubbard. Hvac Was Replaced In 2015 And New Roof In 2019. Living In This Neighborhood Will Give You...

Photo of Listing #14600548

1729 Plummer Drive, Rockwall, TX - $400,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,303 SQFT
  • 3 DAYS
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Located Only Steps From Lake Ray Hubbard, This Stunning Single-story Updated Home Boasts 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, With A 2 Car Garage Sitting On A Quiet Street In The Shores Neighborhood. The Massive Living Room Features 10' Ceilings, A Striking Flo...

Photo of Listing #14600832

684 Channel Ridge Drive, Rockwall, TX - $399,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,302 SQFT
  • 3 DAYS
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Gorgeous Four Bedroom Three Bath Custom Home In The Sought After Turtle Cove. This Stunning House Has A Private Study And Formal Dining Room. The Master And Two Secondary Bedrooms Are Downstairs. Fourth Bedroom With Full Bath, Climate Controlled...


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Listing information last updated on June 18th, 2021 at 12:46am CDT.