Residents of Rockwall have the advantage of maintaining a quiet lifestyle while being within a half-hour drive from the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex and all its amenities. Rockwall offer residents an ideal setting to work, play, and raise a family.
Rockwall has steadily grown since its early beginnings. Rockwall County has the distinction of being the smallest county in Texas. The larger Dallas Metroplex area is located only a short drive away. Even though it is known as the smallest county, there are a lot of cosmopolitan amenities available to its residents. Despite its continuing growth, Rockwall strives to maintain the charm and sensibilities of a rural town.
The educational system in Rockwall County is among the highest-ranked in the state having received many distinguished awards and rankings including the Blue Ribbon School Award from the U.S. Department of Education. There are seven elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school, plus an alternative high school in Rockwall. The private Montessori Academy elementary school is also located in Rockwall. Several colleges and universities in the area including Rockwall College, the University of Texas at Dallas, Baylor University and Collin Community College.
The residents of Rockwall benefit from living on the east shore of Lake Ray Hubbard. They can enjoy fishing, boating, sailing, and hunting as well as other water and land activities. There are four marinas, three public boat ramps and two yacht clubs in Rockwall. The Rush Creek Yacht Club, located in Heath, hosts many National and International sailing events in addition to their weekly racing schedule. In addition, Rockwall is home to three golf courses and a public driving range.
While Rockwall is a fairly small town, it is a self-contained community with plenty of retail outlets. There is everything that a person would need without the stress of the larger malls. There are several small specialty stores that carry unique items throughout Rockwall. For the needs of daily life plus other basic items, the Steger Towne Crossing, the Ridge Road Shopping Center and the Rockwall Village Shopping Center are available to residents.
Residents come together through numerous cultural activities. There are a variety of musical groups such as the Lakeside Singers and the Hubbard Chamber of Music Series organization. The Rockwall Community Playhouse puts on a performance regularly. Rockwall has its own art gallery filled with works of both local and regional artists. When it comes to dining, there are numerous restaurants to choose from that offer everything from Tex-Mex to a Texas-sized steak. One of Rockwall's major attractions is a paddlewheel boat that has nightly dinner cruises and entertainment.
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