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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B+
  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+
Rowlett is a suburb of Dallas with a population of 60,357. Rowlett is in Dallas County and is one of the best places to live in Texas. Living in Rowlett offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Rowlett there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Rowlett and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Rowlett are above average.
About Rowlett...
Population
60,357

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$181,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,499
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    12%
  • Own
    88%
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Rowlett Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    154
    282.7
  • Murder
    1.6
    6.1
  • Rape
    31.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    36.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    211.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,392.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    112.7
    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
    11%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    22%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Rowlett

Jobs
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Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$90,391
National
$55,322
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Rowlett Reviews

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Although I am young, I am not oblivious to the beautiful, fast-paced change of the city. Rowlett is growing rapidly and I'm so glad to be a part of it! Recently, there have been a number of improvements made to various public areas in the city due to the bond; nice to see the bond dollars at work! The local government is very engaging, the community is very diverse and very welcoming. I can honestly say that I wouldn't want to live anywhere else within Dallas County.
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Rowlett is an amazing community! It is very quiet, clean, and spacious. Although there aren't tons of restaurants and things to do, there are still quite a few to make the community pleasing to the citizens.
Rowlett is a typical middle-class suburb with very nice people and family-oriented mindsets. The city feels safe and facilitates many community activities. It take good care of its infrastructure (public transit, city beautification, road maintenance, etc) and tries to keep its residents current of city news with weekly online newsletters.

There are a variety of restaurants and stores, but many strip malls are being built with many still vacant - are they ahead of the curve, or are they being overeager? Of course there's room for welcome growth, and Rowlett aims to progress always.