Measuring only 47 square miles, Rockwall is the smallest county in Texas, but also the fastest-growing. Now cosmopolitan and culturally diverse, a leading business hub, this city of close to 40,000 people has been in existence for close to 100 years. As such, the city also has a very rich culture and history. Relics of the past are proudly displayed in the city's museum for all to see.
The town, which derives its name from a unique rock formation discovered in its early years, is the county seat of Rockwall County, chosen for its strategic location near major highways and just 22 miles east of the bigger city of Dallas.
The latest addition to the town's growing arsenal of assets is a new technology park that has attracted multi-million-dollar businesses like Hart field and Company, Bimbo Bakeries, among other large companies. In general, the city is great at drawing and retaining businesses, making Rockwall a leader in job creation in the Dallas area. Residents reap huge benefits as a direct result of this. It's not all big business, either. Small business thrives here too. Rockwall has a good number of upwardly-mobile men and women who work here, and spend their money in town, resulting in flourishing local retail businesses, restaurants, supermarkets and fashion boutiques.
One main attraction of Rockwall is Lake Hubbard, with its breathtaking harbor, where locals come to fish, ski and enjoy boat rides, among other water sports. The harbor is accessible from all corners of the town. A variety of entertainment spots built around the lake ensure that locals and their guests can enjoy a drink in the local bars out by the lake, catch a movie, or watch a Thursday night concert. Fantastic dining like the Hilton-Bella Harbor, Dodis Cajun Restaurant, and the Southern Junction, are among the amenities that make living in Rockwall that much more exciting.
Rockwall enjoys an efficient transport system including a dart rail, ensuring that residents who commute to and from town do so in the shortest time possible. Good schools and health care facilities, including Dallas and Baylor Hospital, are close by for the convenience of the community around Rockwall.
Rockwall has cultivated a strong sense of community among its residents and routinely organizes free music events that are immensely popular with locals and guests alike, while the many well-tended parks and recreation facilities offer a variety of indoor and outdoor recreation activities for kids and families. An amphitheater and a community center, a dog park, two golf courses and spray grounds make it all possible.
If you want to make Rockwall your home, there is no shortage of new homes in town for sale and rent.
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