Round Rock, 20 miles north of Austin, is one of the fastest growing cities in the country.
Currently, just over 61,000 residents enjoy the numerous family style amenities of the area. One of the most popular is the Dell Diamond, home to the Round Rock Express. The AA minor league team for the Houston Astros regularly packs in sell out crowds. For additional outdoor fun residents can relax at one of the thirty parks in the area.
Situated on the Chisholm Trail, there are numerous historical points of interest to explore. Home to Dell Computer and several other large employers, this area is a natural choice for employees seeking an easy commute. Most of the communities in the area are suburban in character and built on the terrain of the Blackland Prairie.
Two prominent golf course communities include Forest Creek and Teravista and other master planned communities include, but are not limited to, Behrens Ranch, Lake Forest, Mayfield Ranch, Vista Oaks, Sonoma, Vista Oaks, and Walsh Ranch. Standard shopping amenities are relatively convenient and very busy including La Frontera and The Round Rock Premium Outlet a premiere upscale outlet mall in Central Texas. A 55-acre specialty retail center is also planned to open next to the mall, as well as a major regional grocery store.
Additionally, several other large-scale projects in the works to accommodate the booming growth in the Round Rock area include Scott & White Memorial Hospital, a 250-bed specialty hospital at I-35 and University Blvd and Seton Healthcare Network plans to complete a new hospital by 2011. A new IKEA is now open and Texas State University at Round Rock Higher Education Center. A draw for young professionals and their families, the median age is 29.3 years. Children in the Round Rock area attend schools in the acclaimed Round Rock Independent School District.