Located just 20 miles north of downtown Austin, Round Rock is a nearby peaceful “bedroom community” for Austin commuters. Home to the international headquarters of Dell, Round Rock also offers an Ikea and Frontera shopping center for your home and business needs.
In 2010, Family Circle Magazine listed Round Rock one of the 10 best towns and cities to raise a family. And it’s safe too! According to CQ Press’s 2011-2012 City Crime Rankings, Round Rock places number 11 nationally for safety among cities with populations of 100,000 or greater, and is the second safest city in Texas of the 32 Texas cities polled. And its public school system
Still not convinced? CNBC ranked Round Rock no. 8 in its 2011 list of the Top 10 Perfect Suburbs because of its combination of safety, strong public school system, real estate development and industry. And, it’s affordable. The city of Round Rock’s property tax rate is one of the lowest in the region, and residents pay one of the lowest combined average monthly utility and tax costs in Central Texas.
If you’re seeking nature, look no further. Located in the Central Texas Hill Country, Round Rock boasts rolling hills and wildflowers. Less than an hour away, you can visit the Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge, and a couple hours west, natural and historical landmark Enchanted Rock, a pink granite rock formation and the stuff of Tonkawa Indian legends.
Don’t overlook Round Rock’s world-renowned culinary attraction, Round Rock Donuts, a point of Texas pride since 1926.