Keep Rockin’ in Round Rock
The City of Rock Rock’s motto, “Purpose. Passion. Prosperity,” could not be more appropriate for this Austin super suburb. Though it was originally a small community, with the 90s came the technology boom. Large technology outfits were looking for wide open spaces to put their mega headquarters. The City of Round Rock in turn focused expansion, and through its Chamber of Commerce, worked on making itself attractive for such businesses. Dell computers then moved their headquarters to Round Rock bringing their 16,000 jobs with them. Since that time Round Rock has grown exponentially.
Round Rock is located about 17 miles north of the big city. Folks who do still commute to Austin have an easy trip down Interstate 35. To go east or west out of Round Rock, one just needs to hop on Highway 183. For even faster travel, the Round Rock area has recently expanded its toll road system. Highway 45 and Highway 130 both have toll road options running through the City of Round Rock.
Public schools in Round Rock are some of the best in the nation. Serving over forty-five thousand students, Round Rock schools have extremely low dropout rates and over 77% of students go on to take the SAT or ACT, scoring well above the national average. Round Rock is also home to the Texas State University Round Rock campus, the Texas A&M Health Center and Austin Community College’s largest campus.
There is no question that residents of Round Rock love their sports, even going so far as naming themselves the “Sports Capital of the World.” Whether or not there are rivals for that title, Round Rock does have a variety of sports venues to choose from. There is, of course, the Dell Diamond, home of the Round Rock Express baseball team. If you are into recreational sports, Round Rock has got you covered. From a disc golf course to a family pool center, there is something to please every sports fanatic.
Round Rock is an area that is always growing. Their ample services, strong job market and convenience to Austin has made it one of the top cities in the nation to settle in. With all this growth you might be afraid that Round Rock has “gone corporate”. Nothing could be father from the truth. Round Rock may be growing up, but the residents of this Texas town still keep the Rock rockin’.