On a picturesque, tree-covered hillside overlooking beautiful Lake Ray Hubbard, about 30 minutes east of Downtown Dallas, the city of Rockwall, Texas, has become one of the nation’s fastest-growing small cities.
Laid-back, lakeside living at its best; family-oriented; with top-quality schools; Rockwall’s friendly, small-town charm has caused the population to explode by over 100% from 2000 to 2014 – from 18,000 to over 40,000 people.
Rockwall was named the 16th best Dallas suburb in 2014 by D Magazine and one of the top 10 cities in America for families in 2009 by Family Circle magazine. Neighboring Heath was named the 13th best suburb by D Magazine in 2014, and Rowlett – across the lake – was named 30th.
The smallest county in Texas, Rockwall County was the third fastest-growing county in the U.S. from 2000 – 2009, jumping 89% from 43,000 to 81,000, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. It was also first in the nation in job growth from 2000 – 2010, at 98%, plus the top retail market in Texas from 2006-2011, more than double the next highest.