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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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118 Pelican Cove Drive, Rockwall, TX - $300,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,285 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Job Transfer Brings A Rare Opportunity To Own One Of The Few Homes In Neighborhood That Overlooks The Greenbelt. This Custom Is Sure To Impress With A Flowing Floorplan Built Around The Expansive Living Room With Vaulted Ceiling, Fireplace & Light...

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2201 Connie Lane, Rockwall, TX - $309,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,647 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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Rare Find In Mclendon Chisholm. Seven +- Acres Covered With Mature Trees With A Small Farm House And Old Barn. The Home Is In Need Of A Complete Remodel But Could Be A Great Personal Home, Rental Home, Secondary Home, Or Removed To Provide An Am...

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907 Hunter Creek Lane, Rockwall, TX - $355,903

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,335 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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The Mansfield Plan Is A Gorgeous 1-story With 4 Bedrooms,3 Bath Front Entry Garage, Large Family Room Open To The Kitchen And Dining Room, Perfect For The Family That Likes To Entertain Or Just Be Together. Gorgeous Quartz Kitchen Countertops Wit...

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912 Hunter Creek Lane, Rockwall, TX - $369,488

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,597 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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The Raleigh Plan Is A Gorgeous 1-story With 3 Bedrooms,2.5 Bath Front Entry Garage, Large Family Room Open Into The Kitchen And Dining Room, Perfect For The Family That Likes To Entertain Or Just Be Together. Gorgeous Quartz Kitchen Countertops W...

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923 Hunter Creek Lane, Rockwall, TX - $373,255

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,597 SQFT
  • 1 DAY
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The Raleigh Plan Is A Gorgeous 1-story With 3 Bedrooms,2.5 Bath Front Entry Garage, Large Family Room Opens Into The Kitchen And Dining Room, Perfect For The Family That Likes To Entertain Or Just Be Together. Gorgeous Quartz Kitchen Countertops ...

Photo of Listing #14313777

625 Summer Oaks Drive, Rockwall, TX - $409,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,366 SQFT
  • 3 DAYS
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Megatel Homes Oakhaven Floor Plan Has High End Features Throughout This Best Selling Floorplan. Freestanding Tub In Master Bath, Engineered Wood Floors Throughout Living Areas, Trane 16 Seer Air Conditioner, Rinnal Tankless Water Heaters, Energy S...

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839 Oak Hollow Lane, Rockwall, TX - $279,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,225 SQFT
  • 5 DAYS
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*virtual Tour Available* Immaculate 4 Bd, 2 Ba, 2 Gar, Freshly Painted Brick Home Located In The Desirable Shores Community In Rockwall. This Beautifully Landscaped Home With An Open Floor Plan Has 2 Living Areas, One Living Area Oversized, A ...

Photo of Listing #14313625

2911 Newport Drive, Rockwall, TX - $330,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,574 SQFT
  • 5 DAYS
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5min Walk To Lake Ray Hubbard & Entertainment*kitchen With All Granite Counters, Island & Breakfast Bar*gas Cooktop*open To 17' Ceilings In Living With Fireplace & Engineered Hardwoods*dining, Powder Room, Utility & Master On 1st Level*2nd Level W...

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5503 Ranger Drive, Rockwall, TX - $374,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 3.1 Baths
  • 3,617 SQFT
  • 6 DAYS
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Beautifully Updated And Move In Ready! This Home Offers An Open Floor Plan With 3 Spacious Bedrooms, An Office, Game Room, Sun Room, And Hardwood Floors Throughout. Eat In Kitchen With Granite Counters, An Island, Double Ovens, And A Gas Cook Top....

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943 Briar Oaks Drive, Rockwall, TX - $374,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 3,205 SQFT
  • 6 DAYS
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A True Custom Remodel In Gated Community Including An Added Bed & Private Bath Off Lake View Gameroom Ideal For Multi-gen Living. Newly Installed Energy Efficient Double Hung Windows W Life Warranty, Foil Backing In Attic, Energy Efficient Ac, On-...

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1415 Glenwick Drive, Rockwall, TX - $264,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2.1 Baths
  • 2,754 SQFT
  • 6 DAYS
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Beautiful Turnkey Home With Good Location And Upgrades. Fresh Interior Repaint In Neutral Colors. New Carpet In Bedrooms And Game Room. Beautiful New Engineer Wood Flooring In The Living Room. The Kitchen Is Impressive With Granite Counters, Stain...

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1391 Scarboro Hills Lane, Rockwall, TX - $399,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,610 SQFT
  • 6 DAYS
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Beautiful And Immaculate Home In The Shores North Phase Near Rockwall Golf And Athletic Club. Well Maintained, It Features Hardwoods And Built-ins In The Main Living Area. The Eat-in Kitchen Features Granite Countertops, Gas Cooktop, Double Ovens ...

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788 Mountcastle Drive, Rockwall, TX - $374,900

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,887 SQFT
  • 7 DAYS
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Unique Lot And Location In Stone Creek Just North Of Downtown Rockwall! This Home Is All About Location: Walking Distance To Grocery Store, Neighborhood Pool, Stone Creek Park And The Sherry And Paul Hamm Elementary School! This Home Features Offi...

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1209 N Goliad Street, Rockwall, TX - $400,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,840 SQFT
  • 7 DAYS
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Location, Location, Location! This One Story Home Is Situated On Almost An Acre Of Land In The Heart Of Rockwall. This Property Features 3 Bedrooms And 2 Baths With A Large Living Area Perfect For Entertaining. Park Your Recreational Vehicle And...

1860 Tahoe Drive, Rockwall, TX - $315,000

Residential, Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,570 SQFT
  • 8 DAYS
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Located In Rockwall's Lakeside Village Overlooking Lake Ray Hubbard! Charming 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath, 2-story Home With Pretty Wood Floors And Tile. The Kitchen Has Plenty Of Cabinet And Counter Space And Overlooks A Large Dining Area. Lots Of Storage....


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Listing information last updated on April 9th, 2020 at 6:15pm CDT.