Royse City, Texas

Real Estate and Community Information 

The beautiful community of Royse City, primarily located in Rockwall County, Texas is home to over 10,000 residents. In the past decade, the population of the picturesque Texas town has more than quadrupled, thanks to its wonderful amenities, small-town feel, and convenient access to the other communities in the Dallas–Fort Worth Metroplex. 

Many of Royse City's residents commute to job sites located throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area. However, business in Royse City is also booming. In recent years, the Royse City Main Street program was created for the promotion of the city's downtown area. The thriving downtown area is home to a variety of restaurants, including the Arbeledas Mexican Grill, Jimmy's Donuts, Joe's Meat Market, Los Pinos Mexican, Luigi's Italian Cafe, Milano's Pizza and the Main Street Cafe. The dynamic and growing town is also home to its very own historical museum, and hosts many celebrations and festivals throughout the year.

Royse City History

During the mid-19th century, the future grandmother-in-law and future brother-in-laws of Burgess Griffin Royse bought several tracts of land that were to one day become Royse City. On August 8, 1880, Burgess Griffin Royse married Mrs. McCasland’s granddaughter and began his life in what would one day become Royse City. In 1886, Royse began platting what would become his namesake town. Burgess Griffin Royse possessed a savvy business sense, and platted his town directly on the new route for the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad line that was to pass between Dallas and Greenville.

Soon after platting the town's site, Royse sold the first lot to his nephew Albert Royse and Alf Reese. The lot's sale was followed by many more, and soon the train service proved to be a major economic boon to the area. Royse City grew quickly, and by 1890, the small community had reached a population of over 1,000 residents.

By the early 1900s the city boasted over 20 shops, two cotton gins, and a gristmill. The small community was thriving thanks to the area's successful farming and cotton manufacturing industries.

Over the next decades, the area's cotton and sorghum industries grew. With the city's success, the town flourished. Cars, trucks, and other forms of transportation were introduced into the area, and Royse City grew as the twentieth century progressed.

Life In Royse City

Today Royse City is a wonderful place to call home. The city is home to many wonderful modern amenities, all the while maintaining its characteristic small-town charm. The city's convenient location and easy access to other areas in the DFW Metroplex, make it a great place to live for residents commuting to Dallas. The family-friendly town boasts great schools, fantastic parks and recreation, as well as many activities throughout the year.

Parks And Facilities 

Royse City is home to a number of wonderful parks and recreational facilities. Residents in the charming Texas town are granted the opportunity through the city's parks and recreation department to participate in a large number of exciting activities throughout the year. Activities are available for those of all ages and abilities. From participating in sports games at multi-use fields to playing at one of the town's neighborhood parks, there is always something to do in Royse City.

Becknell Park  - The two acre neighborhood park is named in honor of Don Becknell,a former Mayor of Royse City. The park includes a playground, a small walking trail and pavilion. Briarstone Park The Briarstone Park is a neighborhood park that is located inside of the Briarstone Estates subdivision. The park features a playground for younger children.

City Lake Park  - The City Lake Park is considered the community's premier park. The large 13 acre park features a new playground, a four acre catch-and-release lake, a gazebo, a half mile walking and jogging trail, and more. Often the park hosts community programs and events, such as movies in the park, children's fishing tournaments, and more.

Fox Fields  - The Fox Fields is a park comprised of five youth soccer fields.

Old Mill Park The Old Mill Park can be easily accessed from either Old Greenville or by using the trail at the Walker Hawk Sports Complex. THe park is home to a catch-and-release pond, a small shade structure and benches.

Old Jail Park  - The Old Jail Park is located in the downtown area of Royse City near the community's water tower. The historic park features a century-old calaboose (one room jail).

Splash Park - The community's Splash Park boasts a kid-friendly splash pad. The exciting water feature is open from Memorial Day weekend until Labor Day. The park also features a pavilion, an outdoor grill, a small playground, and a catch-and-release pond.

Walker Hawk Sports Complex

The city's Walker Hawk Sports Complex boasts two baseball fields, two softball fields, a soccer/ football field, a concession stand, a playground, and a walking/jogging trail.


Relocating to Royse City?

Those relocating to the charming Royse City area should contact a local real estate professional. Homes in Royse City are in high demand. In recent years, the town has received an influx or home buyers relocating to the Royse City area. As such, a trusted area professional will benefit any home buyers choosing to relocate to Royse City. For more information about homes for sale in Royse City, contact Dee Evans today.

Dee Evans
Dee Evans
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