Located just north of Austin, Round Rock boasts the lowest combined property tax and utility rates in the region. Situated near both the Blackland Prairie and the gorgeous Texas Hill Country, housing options vary from well-manicured lawns and master planned communities to sweeping luxury estates.
A recipient of the Comprehensive Planning Award from the Texas Chapter of the American Planning Association, Round Rock has absorbed a massive population influx without missing a beat. From its Round Rock Express minor league baseball team to the famous Round Rock Donuts from the historic Lone Star Bakery, the city has a long list of accolades and amenities. This may be why it has experienced 70% population growth in just the last ten years.
Although located approximately 20 minutes from the eclectic Downtown Austin scene, Downtown Round Rock has a culture all its own. From the subdivisions and budget shopping centers to the quaint little neighborhood bars and boutiques of downtown, there’s something to suit every taste. For a taste of authentic Texas hospitality, residents can visit a collection of family-owned restaurants such as the Round Rock Cafe, and still be just minutes from the Round Rock Premium Outlets and the regions only IKEA.
Home to Dell’s famous headquarters, Round Rock also hosts tech giants Samsung and IBM, making it a popular area with young professionals. In the spirit of innovation, the city also boasts one of only eight DIY tech shops nationwide. If you love tinkering with 3D printers or woodworking, welding, prototyping, and fabrication tools, then your Round Rock home will be within easy access of the 24/7 Tech Shop.
A median listing price of around $300,000 buys you a high-quality home, top-rated schools, low property taxes, convenient location, and recreation of every variety. With all of this in mind, it’s no wonder Round Rock was named Money Magazine’s 2008 “7th Best American Small City.”