Round Rock was once only thought of as a small suburb of Austin but the building and population boom has established it as a city in its own right with a culture and atmosphere that sets it apart from the surrounding areas.
As of February 2014, Round Rock’s estimated population is 102,836. Projections of growth put the population at 127,279 within the city limits and in the Greater Round Rock area at 182,323 by 2020. Round Rock is situated on Austin's northern border. It is primarily in Williamson county but encroaches into Travis County at several points.
Round Rocks’s major employers include Dell, Sears Teleserv, Toppan Photomasks, Cintas, DresserWayne, Michael Angelo’s Gourmet Foods, TECO/Westinghouse, Oss Inc., Texas Guaranteed Student Loans, Project America, Chasco Constructors, Cen-Tex Machining, St. Davids Round Rock Medical Center, Scott & White Healthcare and Seton Medical Center. Round Rock is also home to Micro-Bac International, Renewable Resource Consultants, and Atmos Energy, as well as the headquarters of Minor League Baseballs’ Pacific Coast League, headed by Branch Rickey III..
Quality of life factors include a higher education center. The Texas State University Round Rock Campus offering
the junior and senior level classes to complete a bachelor's degree in 8 programs as well as 11 graduate degrees and 8 post baccalaureate certificate programs. Students who complete their degree requirements at the Round Rock Campus earn their degrees from Texas State University-San Marcos.
Money magazine called Round Rock the 7th best place to live in the United States. Family Circle in 2010 called it one of the 10 best cities for families. America's Promise calls it one of the 100 best cities for young people. In spring 2011, a federal study named Williamson County the healthiest county in all of Texas.
Round Rock citizens enjoy some of the lowest tax and utility rates in Texas. Round Rock's tax base is supplemented by its sales tax.
It has a 2% sales tax on top of Texas' 6.25%. The many retail businesses, including the Round Rock Outlet Mall create a large
income flow from visitors, easing the tax burden on its citizens.
Round Rock has an award winning master plan that provides for a renowned park system and school district while keeping
down the property tax and utility rate.
All of these factors
have added up to make it one of the top 5 cities in America to relocate a family.
A national study of 150 of the most populous cities utilizing Metropolitan statistical areas and measuring nearly 50
factors important to relocating families and in cooperation with Bert Sperling's Bestplaces study named Round Rock as #5.
A major factor in this equation is the current real estate market focusing on home affordability, appreciation rates, property
taxes and rent costs.
The study also factors in air quality, climate, educational oppotunities, unemployment, job growth, per student expenditures,
and entertainment and leisure.
Two museums including the Palm House and the Williamson lend a cultural and educational atmosphere along with the Round Rock Symphony Orchestra. Entertainment and restaurants are plentiful.
For the lovers of baseball (or just good family entertainment) Round Rock became the home of Dell Diamond and the Round Rock Express in 2000. The Express is owned by RSR Sports and founded by Reid Ryan, son of Baseball Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan.
The Dell Diamond is a $25 million dollar facility and also doubles as a state-of-the-art conference center. The Express is a Triple-A team affiliated with the Texas Rangers Major League team.
The new tollway system gives commuters quick access to the Austin International Airport and all parts of Austin.
Combining all of these features, it is no wonder that Round Rock is such a desirable place to move to and live in. We hope that if
you are planning a move, you will call us. We would love to give you our personal attention.
For more information please visit the city of Round Rocks' official website http://www.roundrocktexas.gov