Why you'd want to live in Round Rock
Real Estate in Round Rock Round Rock is a bustling, rapidly growing suburb of Austin with about 100,000 residents. It is located about twenty minutes north of downtown Austin and shares a border with the capital. Though Round Rock is dynamic and expanding, it is widely known for astute civic planning and for providing a very high quality of life to families. Round Rock is home to some very large corporate employers, including Dell, TECO-Westinghouse and Dresser. Round Rock is a great community to raise a family in. In August 2008, Money magazine named Round Rock as the seventh-best small city in America to live. Livability ranked Round Rock as the top city in America on its 10 Best Affordable Places to Live in 2015. And Kiplingers named Round Rock the ‘cheapest city you will want to live in” in 2014. It’s been rated one of the safest cities in America with a population over 100,000 since 2007. The City’s property tax rates, utility rates and water and wastewater rates are among the lowest in the region. And Round Rock also ranks as one of the top ten cities in Texas for sales tax collections, due largely to having Dell headquartered in the City. For all of these reasons, Round Rock is one of the fastest growing cities in Texas, with annual population growth of 8%.