The 2010 U.S. Census dubbed Rockwall “the fastest growing county in Texas.” CNN’s Money.com voted Rockwall as the best U.S. city for job growth in 2011. That same year, Rockwall’s retail market and shopping was voted best in growth across Texas by Texas Retail Survey.
Despite the many awards and accolades, Rockwall still maintains its family-friendly, small-town atmosphere. This is the perfect place to grow your business, raise your family and enjoy an unrivaled quality of life.
The historic downtown square is the heart of Rockwall. The thriving downtown commercial district offers unique shops, eateries and fine dining. The downtown square is a destination the whole family can enjoy from special events and celebrations to art and culture. During the summer months, visit San Jacinto Plaza for live family entertainment of Friday and Saturdays then experience Rockwall’ local Farmer’s Market Saturday. Downtown merchants extend their business hours the second Thursday of every month and during the holidays. From 5Ks to hometown parades, Rockwall truly is a place where you can stay and play.
Families move from miles around to have their children enrolled in Rockwall’s outstanding school district. The mission of Rockwall ISD, a diverse and unified community embracing endless learning possibilities, is to inspire and develop the unique abilities of our children to become passionate learners, extraordinary citizens and authentic leaders of the 21st century by cultivating an engaging learning environment based on high standards and expectations in a culture of kindness and compassion.
Retail & Dining
From popular national chain restaurants to fine dining…whatever you’re in the mood for, you can find it in Rockwall: Five-star steakhouses by the lake, one-of-a-kind hot spots on the square serving everything from great Tex-Mex to good down-home Southern cooking. Rockwall has just about every fast food menu you could crave, or drop by our local winery for a tasting and enjoy one of their many dinner events. We have all the bases covered when it comes to shopping, too. When you need a little “retail therapy,” you’ll have no trouble finding all the big names in grocery, clothing, jewelry, home improvement, sporting goods…the list goes on and on…along Interstate 30 and throughout Rockwall.
The award-winning Harbor District, on the shore of beautiful Lake Ray Hubbard, is Rockwall’s home for diverse entertainment, dining, corporate headquarters, a 12-screen Cineplex, and an amphitheater that attracts national touring sensations. With unforgettable views of the lake, businesses can occupy one of the Harbor Heights corporate towers. The Harbor offers shopping, dining, relaxation—a place where people can spend their days and nights for year-round excitement and entertainment.
From condos to luxury estates, we’ve got it all. Subdivisions such as Terrabella, Shepherds Highlands / Glen, Promontory and Buffalo Creek are just a few of the many areas that offer majestic lakefront and golf course homes. The Shores, Buffalo Creek and Lakeside Village are perfect areas to live for the golf enthusiast. There are many well-established neighborhoods with tree-lined streets, sidewalks and parks. Rockwall offers a variety of housing options from condos/townhomes with shopping and restaurants within walking distance to homes for families with children as well as urban sophisticates.
Lake Ray Hubbard
The Coast of Rockwall is located on the shoreline of the pristine Lake Ray Hubbard, a 22,000-acre recreational lake. Lake Ray Hubbard is a center for all water activities and the perfect place for fishing and relaxing. With 111 miles of rolling shoreline and more than 10 miles of wilderness trails, Rockwall is an excellent hiking/biking destination and home to many triathlons.
Harry Myers Park
Life’s hectic pace slows noticeably when you enter the tree-shaded grounds of Harry Myers Park. The feeling is remote, rural, relaxing. Conveniently located near the Downtown Square and Rockwall’s Historic Homes but isolated from the outside world, this haven of rolling green slopes, beautiful trees and sparkling water is an island of tranquility where least expected. The 60-acre park is a year-round destination for adults and children alike. Discover suburban recreation at its best, with a wide selection of outdoor activities, including Kidstown, an eight-mile hike and bike trail throughout the park, and swimming in a spacious, well-landscaped setting. This pleasant park is the perfect urban getaway. Recreational facilities support parties and social gatherings, softball games and much more.