A lot of people have never heard of Round Rock, TX. But that is fixin to change. Round Rock [[[TXTexas}}is full of history….some of the lore of Round Rock revolves around the Chisholm Trail, a famous route that transported cattle and people between the Midwest. A gentleman by the name of Jesse Chisholm began laying this trail in 1865. It started on the Canadian River near Yukon, Oklahoma, proceeded north to Wichita, Kansas. The main reason for the trail was to carry supplies and goods north and to trade with the Indians. It also became the trail to take cattle to and from destination points. There are also several great stories about Sam Bass, the bank robber, who is buried in a local cemetery. Talk about the Wild West!
Enough about the past for now, here is what’s happening in the future for Round Rock, TX. Round Rock is one of the fastest growing cities in Texas and 13th safest city in the US. Its home to major employers such as Dell Computers, Cypress Semiconductor, Farmer’s Insurance and many other corporations, big and small. It has an award winning park system and acclaimed school district. The sales tax rate is 8.25 percent. The city ranks seventh among cities in Texas for tax collections.
Because of the strong education and school system, this community was voted in a national competition as one of the 100 Best Communities for Young People in the US. Another award was that the Austin-Round Rock metro area was ranked fifth in the United States for the Best Cities for Relocating Families. It was founded on how easy it is to settle into a new city and life with ease and convenience. Emphasis was placed also on Real Estate and the market. They looked at homes costs, property taxes, appreciation, and rental costs and indexed home affordability.
In addition to many beautiful neighborhoods, there are many extra-curricular things to do in this fair city. The highly acclaimed Dell Diamond is home to the Round Rock Express, the triple A affiliate of the Houston Astros located in Round Rock. The Dell Diamond is the #1 ballpark in the country out of more than 200 parks. This is a fun event for all with spectator involvement like none other. Another source of activity is at Old Settler’s Park located near the Dell Diamond which has a water park, soccer and baseball fields, tennis courts and hosts many sporting events.
There are also many Festivals that occur in Round Rock such as the Hairy Man Festival (that’s right), Old Settler’s Days with the Sam Bass Shootout re-enactment, Third Thursdays every month downtown, Annual Christmas Diva Affair, the Mansion of Terror during Halloween, to name a few.
Real Estate is very reasonable in Round Rock – homes range from $90’s up in to the millions. There is a great selection and many wonderful communities. AND YES THERE IS REALLY A ROUND ROCK located in the middle of Brushy Creek in the middle of town, come check it out.