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  1. Public Schools
    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
    B
Round Rock is a city in Texas with a population of 116,369. Round Rock is in Williamson County and is one of the best places to live in Texas. Living in Round Rock offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Round Rock there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Round Rock and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Round Rock are highly rated.
About Round Rock...
Population
116,369

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$210,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,134
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    38%
  • Own
    62%
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Round Rock Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    72.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    1.6
    6.1
  • Rape
    26.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    35.3
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    186.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,929.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    51.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    17%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    8%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    20%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

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I loved growing up in Round Rock. My parents chose to live here because the schools are good, it has a low crime rate and the cost of living is reasonable. Outdoor recreation is abundant such as boating, biking, running, fishing, hiking, swimming, outdoor theater and many, many others. There are lots of historic sites. The Chisholm Trail runs right through the center of town. The Sam Bass cemetery contains graves of people born before the American Revolution. Round Rock has the feel of a small town with easy access to larger cities. Round Rock is about 23 miles north of Austin proper. The food here is the best! Everyone knows about Texas barbecue; no food anywhere can even compare. The weather is fantastic, with Round Rock boasting about 300 days of sunshine per year. The people are friendly and there is a strong sense of community. All in all, Round Rock is a great place to live.
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Round Rock is a larger-than-average sized city that brings in quaint visitors and residents. Falling inside the post-oak savannah Gould ecoregion, there is an actual iconic round rock! The round rock in Brushy Creek is where old 19th century wagons made low water crossings. There are many parks to explore including old settlers Park as well as trails to visit like the chisolm trail at the Chisolm Trail park which aren't far neighbors to the Rock'n River Waterpark. There is a small downtown area near Mays street where nightlife is centered, but traveling to Austin can be a more lively experience.
Round Rock is my home town, it is great to have kids in.
There is an opportunity for everyone in the family to do anything they would like.
I have recently got a summer job in the city and can't wait to start working. On top of this, my sister and I have gone to many programs and events that our city has put on. These things keep us busy in the summer and give us something to look forward during the school year.

The city even offers events for my dogs. They have really amazing dog parks that are awesome hangouts for every dog lover and their loyal companion. One summer they even did dog birthday parties!

The only thing I would like my city to add is more art museums. I understand Round Rock is a suburb but it would still be nice to have a more established and permanent art museum to call our own.