Rockwall, TX, Homes for Sale
Real Estate and Community Information
A Charming Dallas Suburb Rockwall is a small Texas town that is located approximately 30 miles northeast of the downtown Dallas area in Rockwall County. This desirable location offers easy access to several regional transportation hubs including Interstate 30, US Highway 80, Highway 66, and Highway 205.
The first American settlers arrived in 1841. They included a group of Illinois settlers who established homes near the east fork of the Trinity River. Most of these settlers were farmers and ranchers who played a key role in Rockwall's economy until the start of World War II.
The town got its name in 1851 when residents discovered a naturally occurring stone wall while digging. This wall is a popular tourist attraction and a source of friendly debate among residents who wonder how it was formed.
New housing developments increased during the 1970s and 1980s. Much of this interest was spurred by the development of Lake Ray Hubbard. Interest in the area started to boost when Dallas-area residents discovered the community's peaceful surroundings, reasonable living costs, and close proximity to downtown Dallas.
Rockwall Homes for Sale at a Glance
Homes for sale in Rockwall are located in at least 80 popular neighborhoods that were established during the last 70 years.
Rockwall offers a wide variety of home designs, such as contemporary, modernist, space age, and post-modernist. These homes offer many of these popular amenities including: Internet access, mature landscaping, large garages, flexible floor plans, large lots, energy-efficient air conditioning systems, swimming pools, large kitchens, and much more!
Rockwall is located near several airports that offer flights to more than 300 global destinations. Some of the closest airports include:
- Rockwall Municipal Airport
- Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport
- Dallas Love Field
- Tyler Pounds International Airport
- Dallas's Union Station.
- Mesquite's Hanby Stadium.
- Lawnview Station.
- Buckner Station.
Nearby Public and Private Schools The Rockwall Independent School District operates 19 schools that are located near many high-quality homes for sale.
Some of the highest rated Rockwall, Texas public schools include:
- Grace Hartman Elementary School.
- J.W. Williams Middle School.
- Rockwall High School.
Moreover, many Rockwall homebuyers send their children to one of these accredited Rockwall private schools:
- Heritage Christian Academy.
- The Legacy School of Rockwall.
- First Baptist Weekday School.
- The Lighthouse Private School.
- The Fulton School.
Nearby Colleges and Universities
Most Rockwall homes for sale are located near 39 Metroplex-area colleges and universities that offer more than 300 high-quality degree and certificate programs. Some of the closest colleges and universities in the Rockwall area include:
- Eastfield College.
- Southwestern Christian College.
- The Collin County Community College District's network of community colleges.
- Southern Methodist University.
- Brookhaven College.
Rockwall-area Recreational Facilities and Activities
The Rockwall Parks and Recreation Department operates more than 30 high-quality recreational facilities that offer access to picnic area, ponds, ball fields, hiking trails, dog parks, swimming pools, basketball courts and other useful amenities. The most popular Rockwall recreational facilities include Dalton Ranch Park, Harry Meyers Park and Emerald Bay Park.
The Rockwall Parks and Recreation Department also offers many recreational activities that are open to all Rockwall residents. Some of our favorite recreational activities include art classes, adult fitness classes, recreational baseball tournaments and several after-school activities. For more information about these activities, please call 972-771-7700.
Many Rockwall homeowners also enjoy visiting the recreational facilities that are available at Lake Ray Hubbard and the Trinity River. Some of these facilities include campsites, fishing spots, hiking trails, nature centers and boat ramps.
Rockwall Attractions at a Glance
Rockwall is not only close to the numerous attractions and events in downtown Dallas, but it is also home to many local attractions itself, that offer fun activities and different ways to spend quality time with friends and family.
Rockwall is also home to many local events that take place near some of Metroplex's most popular venues. Some of our clients' favorite events include the Downtown Rockwell Hometown Christmas Celebration, the Rockwall Founders Day celebration, the Rockwall Duck Fest and the Rockwall Fall Festival. For more information about events that take place near Rockwall, please visit the Rockwall Convention and Visitors Bureau's event website.
For more information about Homes for sale in Rockwall, Texas, please contact Dee Evans.