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Living in Rockwall: Our Guide for You

April 21, 2022

Lovers of lakes, live music and a luminous lifestyle will adore Rockwall. Located on the eastern shore of Lake Ray Hubbard, Rockwall attracts homeowners with its small-town ambiance and big-city vibes.

The seat for the smallest and fastest-growing county in Texas, Rockwall is hopping with young professionals who enjoy the music scene and 30-minute commute to downtown Dallas. Families enjoy access to great schools and a multitude of outdoor activities.

Popular with tourists, the area is also home to numerous master-planned communities. One of the newest is Saddle Star Estates. World-class amenities such as a clubhouse, resort-style pool, community gardens, a playground and a nature trail characterize the enclave. A convenient location along John King Boulevard speeds residents to downtown Rockwall and Lake Ray Hubbard.

Rockwall ISD serves most neighborhoods. In 2019, the district received an A rating from the Texas Education Agency. Niche ranks it among the top 50 school districts in the state. In addition to posting strong academic results, students in the district excel at athletics as well as the fine and performing arts, winning state and national awards in UIL competitions.

Rockwall has many claims to fame, but its live music events have earned it the title of Live Music Capital of North Texas. The town hosts five months of concert events each year. The most popular is the Concert by the Lake series. The free summer series boasts local up-and-coming bands playing on the shores of Lake Ray Hubbard.

The lake spans 22,000 acres where nature lovers can fish, kayak, sail, windsurf and more. Waterfront dining is available at The Harbor Rockwall. The 130,000-acre lifestyle center overlooks the lake, attracting more than 83,000 visitors per year.

Golf is a popular activity. The area boasts three golf clubs including Rockwall Golf and Athletic Club, Lakeside Village Golf Course and Buffalo Creek Golf Club.

Foodies often head to historic downtown Rockwall. A designated Main Street city, the downtown square is home to historic buildings, restaurants and local festivals. Popular restaurants include Book Club Café, Zanata, Charlie’s and The Fatted Calf. Fans of Texas craft beer can slake their thirst at Woodcreek Brewing Company.