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    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    A+
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    C+
Rockwall is a suburb of Dallas with a population of 42,316. Rockwall is in Rockwall County and is one of the best places to live in Texas. Living in Rockwall offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Rockwall there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Rockwall and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Rockwall are highly rated.
About Rockwall...
Population
42,316

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$225,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,254
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    26%
  • Own
    74%
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Rockwall Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    62.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    33.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    11.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    157
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,513.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    114.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    16%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    17%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Rockwall

Jobs
A+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$92,665
National
$55,322
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Rockwall Reviews

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I’m a current high schooler living in Rockwall and let me just say I hate it here.
Firstly, If you’re going to attend RHS good luck. Half the teachers shouldn’t even be called teachers, most people are rude, and if you aren’t upper class you’re basically looked down upon. Beware of spoiled brats and people who think vaping is the coolest thing in the world.
Rockwall is the dictionary definition of a suburb. Most stores and restaurants are chains, cookie cutter homes and an overwhelming amount of rich white people. Now, if that’s what you like, then this is the place for you! However if you’re someone like me who wants a little bit of uniqueness and “real world experience”, it’s not fun.
If you’re a young white family wanting to move to a Dallas suburb, then this is the place for you, as this is as suburban as it gets.
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I love Rockwall! It is a small town feel with great schools and a safe place to raise a family. There is a gorgeous lake nearby with a lot of casual dining places on the water. It is a healthy city with plenty of gyms and ways to exercise. All of the city parks connect with trails. We have a hike and bike trail and a popular running trail. Rockwall has a runner's club and if water exercise is your style, we have water yoga and canoeing classes. There is plenty of farm fresh restaurants and a weekly Saturday morning farmer's market. There are plenty of churches and a large following for teens/youth worship. This is a safe gathering for teens to meet once per week and socialize and best of all, free.
My family and I moved to this area to buy a house. Real Estate prices are constantly on the rise so if you are trying to find a nice house with a decent price then this is the area to look. However, there are many places out here closer to Heath that have beautiful houses but the prices run a little higher. Downtown rockwall is a beautiful trendy are where one can just hang out with family and grab a bite. All the restaurants are excellent!