Population: 41,672Median home value: $205,700 90 Ranks better than 99% of areas

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A+ Rockwall Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
D Rockwall Cost of Living Cost of living is 18% higher than Texas
1077% more expensive than the US average
919% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Rockwall cost of living
A Rockwall Crime Total crime is 37% lower than Texas
Total crime
1,89231% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 5331% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
4%Year over year crime is up
Rockwall crime
B Rockwall Employment Household income is 63% higher than Texas
Median household income
$89,17361% higher than the US average
Income per capita
$37,93127% higher than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%31% lower than the US average
Rockwall employment
A Rockwall Housing Home value is 44% higher than Texas
Median home value
$205,70011% higher than the US average
Median rent price
$1,24031% higher than the US average
Home ownership
74%16% higher than the US average
Rockwall real estate or Rockwall rentals
A+ Rockwall Schools HS graduation rate is 14% higher than Texas
High school grad. rates
89%7% higher than the US average
School test scores
85%73% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
17:14% higher than the US average
Rockwall K-12 schools

Living in Rockwall, TX

Located in the state of Texas, Rockwall is a moderately-sized city with a population of 41,672 people. At 88%, the majority of the Rockwall population is White; this is followed by 5% Black and 3% Asian. If you are looking for a family friendly city, Rockwall might be a good fit as 82% of the population over 15 years old are married, and 51% have kids who are 18 years old or younger.

Living in Rockwall can be a positive experience for anyone moving to the city. Having said that, in the state of Texas, there are many amazing places to live, so choose wisely! The best areas in Rockwall and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from amenities, cost of living, weather, education, employment, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the Texas and national averages.

Rockwall has a livability score of 90 out of 100 and is ranked #25 in Texas and #38 in the USA. Compared to the US average, Rockwall ranks among some of the best places to live in the country! The cherry on top is that Rockwall also ranks in the top 10 percent of all cities. If we probe a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Rockwall has higher than average grades for the following: amenities (A+), crime (A), education (A+), employment (B) and housing (A). Unfortunately for Rockwall, there are some categories for which it does not score well, this includes: cost of living (D).

Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Rockwall has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive.

Feeling a sense of safety in the area that you live in is a must for most people. Low crime rates can have a positive impact on things like home prices, home appreciation rates and the overall sense of community. Rockwall has a violent crime rate of 108 crimes per 100,000 residents which is far lower than the national average.

The average school test scores in Rockwall are 85%. This far exceeds the national average and ensures that this educational system will provide your children with the skills and the tools they need to thrive.

Finding affordable real estate and apartments for rent in Rockwall can be tricky. Having said that, this area might be the place to get the best of both worlds. Based on factors like home/rental affordability and appreciation rates, this area has received an above average score in the housing category.

Assuming that Rockwall meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Rockwall. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Rockwall are simply unattainable. Median real estate prices in Rockwall come in at $205,700, which is 44.1% higher than the Texas average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Rockwall, the home price to income ratio is 2.3, which is 11.5% lower than the Texas average. For most people, purchasing a new home is the biggest investment they will make in their lifetime. Taking a look at overall real estate appreciation rates in Rockwall will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Rockwall, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 7.2%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 8.1%.

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Compare Rockwall, TX Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Rockwall, TX

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Coomer Creek, Garland8411.56,363
Firewheel Estates, Garland8311.5519
Buckingham North, Garland8212669
Northeast Garland, Garland8110.51,479
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
The Enclave, Garland8111.7170
Dalcastle And Linda Heights, Garland8012.2797
Meadowood, Garland8011.7488
Monica Park, Garland8011.13,277

Best Cities Near Rockwall, TX

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Allen, TX9418.994,710
Frisco, TX9227.6145,646
Coppell, TX9132.240,631
Plano, TX9116.6279,088
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
McKinney, TX9023.5156,821
Carrollton, TX9027.2129,266
Richardson, TX9017108,350
Rockwall, TX90041,672
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Rockwall, Texas is Full of Fun Activities

Rockwall, Texas is a beautiful city with reasonably priced homes, good schools and a lot of things to do. Since the summers are very hot here, I love to visit indoor theme parks in the summer such as Shenanigans. It has a lot to offer for a reasonable price. If you are an outdoors person that loves fishing, swimming, and water activities, then Lake Ray Hubbard has a lot to offer. The night cruise trips are a treat and a way to relax from the hustle and bustle of the week.

Rockwall is very clean and has a lot to offer. It was the best decision I made to move here because it not only is safe, but not as busy as other cities. One thing I look forward to is the Crystal Lagoon that is currently being developed in our neighboring city, Rowlett. It is a resort that will extend over 8 acres and will include shopping, hotels, beach activities, swimming and everything you can name. Rockwall is a wonderful place especially for those that enjoy having fun!
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