About Round Rock, Texas

Named after a large anvil-shaped rock once used to determine the water levels for safe water crossings, Round Rock, TX is a fast-growing city in Williamson County that is quickly becoming one of the favorite places to call home in the greater Austin area. Beautiful scenery, savory restaurants, great shopping, fun entertainment like Round Rock Express baseball games or outdoor music concerts, and easy access to main roads all make Round Rock, TX a place where you’ll love to home.

What’s It Like to Live in Round Rock, TX?

Round Rock ranks #2 on Money’s list of best places to live. 

Acclaimed Round Rock Independent School District and has been recognized as one of the best in Texas.

Named the 14th safest city in Texas, according to SafeHome.org.

School District for Round Rock, TX

Award-winning Round Rock Independent School District (RRISD) includes 55 schools that serve more than 48,000 students.

Demographics of Round Rock, TX

Total Population of 116,369 (2017)

Median Household Income $76,295

Top Work Industries: Manufacturing, Retail Trade, and Health Care and Social Assistance.

Median Property Value: $76,295

Communities Within Round Rock, TX

Round Rock is a sought-after, fast-growing suburb of Austin. Let’s take a look at some of the communities within Round Rock, TX.

Behrens Ranch | Just short of 25 miles north of downtown Austin lies a master-planned community of 500 acres called Behrens Ranch. This neighborhood includes 3 pools, a playground and park, 2 tennis courts, and 200 acres of green space with hike and bike trails. Homes in Behrens Ranch are sprawling and combine Texas Hill Country, European, and traditional styles for a beautiful design in a sought-after area close to everything that Round Rock has to offer.

Jester Farms | Classic style and southern charm typify homes within this community that borders a lush greenbelt. With many homes featuring front porches and bay windows, you can spend your days a part of your garden, no matter the weather outside. Nearby amenities include creekside trails for everyone in the community to explore.

Round Rock Ranch | If you’re looking for a short commute to Dell, St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center, or Round Rock ISD, you’ll want to begin your home search here. This large neighborhood offers a mix of Texas traditional and Hill Country style architecture, and residents of the community have access to two amenity centers with pools and playscapes.

Greenslopes at Lake Creek | Located in the hub of Round Rock, Greenslopes at Lake Creek is just one mile from downtown Round Rock — making it easy to explore local bars, restaurants, and boutiques, as well as the public library and splash pad. Vaulted ceilings, exposed beams, and ranch home charm are the norm in this neighborhood. 

Hillside Terrace | With convenient access to the main roads, local commuters will have an easy drive to major employers, schools, and attractions that Round Rock offers. This neighborhood is within walking distance to Clay Madsen Park, which offers a playground, skate park, walking trails, and green spaces for locals to enjoy.

Neighborhoods in Round Rock, TX

  • Arbor Place
  • Behrens Ranch
  • Bent Tree
  • Brushy Bend Park
  • Brushy Creek North
  • Cambridge Heights
  • Cat Hollow
  • Chandler Creek
  • Chapel Hill North
  • Chisholm Crossing
  • Chisholm Valley
  • Cimarron
  • Eagle Ridge
  • Estates At Settlers Park
  • Forest Bluff
  • Forest Creek
  • Forest Ridge
  • Greenridge
  • Greenslopes At Lakecreek
  • Hills At Paloma Lake
  • Indian Ridge
  • Jester Farms
  • Lake Forest
  • Laurel Ridge
  • Legends Village
  • Mayfield Ranch
  • Meadow Lake
  • Mesa Ridge
  • Oak Bluff Estates
  • Oakcreek
  • Oaklands
  • Pioneer Crossing
  • Preserve At Dyer Creek
  • Preserve At Stone Oak
  • Rainbow Parke
  • Rolling Ridge
  • Round Rock Ranch
  • Round Rock West
  • Ryans Crossing
  • Sendero Springs
  • Settlers Crossing
  • Settlers Overlook
  • Silver Leaf
  • Somerset
  • Sonoma
  • South Creek
  • Stone Oak at Round Rock
  • Stoney Brook
  • Teravista
  • Turtle Creek
  • Vista Oaks
  • Walsh Ranch
  • Windy Park
  • Wood Glen

Parks and Recreation in Round Rock, TX

Filled to the brim with city parks and great outdoor fun, Round Rock is home to more than a dozen parks and trails throughout the city. Some have rental facilities that are perfect to host any event, birthday party, or family get-together. 

Bowman Park | 950 East Bowman Road

Chisholm Trail Crossing Park | 500 Chisholm Trail

Clay Madsen Park | 1600 Gattis School Road

Frontier Park | 1804 Frontier Trail

Kinningham Park | 1000 Southcreek Drive

Lake Creek Park | 800 Deerfoot Drive

McNeil Park | 3700 N IH 35

Meadow Lake Park | 2901 Settlement Dr

Old Settlers Park | 3300 East Palm Valley Boulevard

Round Rock West Park | 500 Round Rock West Drive

Somerset Park | 1814 Taron Cove

Veteran’s Park | 600 Pecan Avenue

There are approximately 15 miles of hike and bike trails in the Round Rock area and are expected to grow over the next few years. A few of those trails can be found at Brushy Creek East Trail, Greater Lake Creek Trail, Kensington Trail, and the Meadow Lake Trail.

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