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Renter's Guide to Round Rock

Round Rock is a medium-sized city just north of Austin, the capital of Texas.
The city is known primarily as a suburb of Austin. It was named the No. 8 Most Caring Suburb in America by Movoto in 2015, as well as No. 3 on Nerdwallet’s list of Most Affordable Places in America. It was also listed by CNBC on its Top 10 Perfect Suburbs ranking. Round Rock has a very family-oriented feel. It’s small, full of great schools and real estate, and is just a quick drive down the road from Austin. More than 75 percent of the city’s residents are families.
Though Round Rock is home to more than 115,000 people, it’s actually fairly small in size – just 26.3 square miles in land area. That’s less than a tenth of nearby Austin’s footprint, which takes up more than 271 square miles.
From Austin, Round Rock is only a mere 20 miles. Depending on traffic, it can take anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour to get from one city to the other. From nearby Killeen, Round Rock is about a 50-minute drive, while other big cities like Dallas and Houston can take 2.5 to 3 hours.
Round Rock experiences very hot summers and mild winters, much like most of Texas. High temperatures from June to September range from 104 to 106, while the rest of the year sees high in the low-80s to mid-90s. Rainfall is highest in the summer, when the city averages 3.3 to 3.7 inches per month.

Round Rock, TX Demographics

  • Total Population151,326
  • Female 74,264
    Male 77,062
  • Median Age32.04

Cost of Living in Round Rock, TX

Overall, the cost of living in Round Rock is just slightly lower than the national average. Costs of groceries and transportation are its most affordable assets.
As for public transportation, Round Rock residents are limited in choices. The city does offer on-demand bus services, though those must be reserved ahead of time. Fares range from $2 to $7 per trip. The city also offers Uber, Lyft, and various taxi services.
A meal for two in a mid-range Round Rock or Austin-area restaurant would cost around $50. One pint of draft domestic beer would be $4, and a regular cappuccino about the same. Some of the area’s top dining spots include Jack Allen’s, Salt Lick BBQ, El Taquito, and Mighty Fine Burgers.
Utility costs in Round Rock are right on par with the national average, costing about $146 per month for a 915-square-foot apartment. This includes electric, water, garbage, and heating.

Round Rock, TX Average Rent

  • Round Rock, TX Average Rental Price, October, 2016$1,049/mo
  • Studio$747
  • 1 Bedroom$945
  • 2 Bedrooms$1,190

Round Rock, TX Apartment Rent Ranges

  • 2%$501-$700
  • 38%$701-$1,000
  • 53%$1,001-$1,500
  • 7%$1,501-$2,000

Round Rock, TX Rent Trends

All Rentals Studio 1 Bed 2 Beds
Average Rent October, 2016 $1,049 $747 $945 $1,190
Jan / 2016 $1,012 $702 $923 $1,137
Sept / 2015 $1,002 $699 $908 $1,159
May / 2015 $1,008 $660 $922 $1,118
Jan / 2015 $946 $622 $860 $1,052
Sept / 2014 $960 $601 $854 $1,062
May / 2014 $950 $576 $845 $1,036
Jan / 2014 $903 $616 $813 $975
Sept / 2013 $915 $609 $818 $1,015
May / 2013 $884 $591 $778 $996
Jan / 2013 $850 $591 $748 $940

Average rent is projected to grow by 6% in 2016 compared to 2015.

Please note that projected rent growth is calculated at city level.

Average rent values on this page are aggregated from data from the following zip codes: 786647866578681

Living in Round Rock

Life in Round Rock is quaint and quiet. Most of the area’s residents are families, so much of the activity in the town revolves around children, athletics, and education.

There are loads of pros to living in Round Rock. For one, it boasts affordable housing, amazing schools and a much-lower than average crime rate for both violent and property crimes. The city also plays host to dozens of family-friendly events year round, and its prime location is also a huge plus, offering working professionals a quick and easy drive to and from downtown Austin.

The biggest cons to the area are the traffic, mostly due to the fast growth the area has experienced in the last few decades, as well as the higher property taxes than some other suburbs in the area.

Things to do in Round Rock

Because Round Rock is such a family-friendly city, there are loads of events, shops, restaurants and entertainment venues throughout its limits.
The biggest attraction in Round Rock is likely the Round Rock Outlets, a premium outlet mall with dozens of shops, boutiques, dining spots and more. Ross Dress for Less is also a good alternative for reasonably-priced apparel. On the home store front, IKEA is a hot spot for furniture and home décor shopping.

Round Rock is home to a number of great outdoor opportunities, including 34 unique parks that encompass more than 1,700 acres of land. Old Settlers Park is a top choice, as are the Dog Depot Dog Park, where you can bring a furry friend, and the Play for All Abilities Park, a play therapy and learning park for residents.

There are loads of fun things to do with kids in Round Rock. One of the most popular is to catch a Round Rock Express game. The minor league affiliate of the Texas Rangers franchise calls Dell Diamond, located on the north end of the city, its home, and plays games there from March until September. Another fun stop is Round Rock Donuts, where you can get a delicious glazed donut bigger than your head! The Rock’n River Family Aquatic Center is also a great family stop – especially in the summertime. And Chuck E. Cheese is a local favorite for kids of all ages, featuring games, rides, prizes, food, and entertainment -all in one place!

The city’s parks are some of Round Rock’s best free attractions, as the city’s public library, which boasts movies, books, music, and a summer reading program for kids. Feeding the ducks at Memorial Park is also fun, and the interactive water fountains on Main Street are great when the weather’s hot.

Date night opportunities abound in Round Rock, thanks to the many top-notch restaurants and movie theaters scattered throughout the city. Flix Brewhouse, which offers food, drinks, and the latest movie release, is a popular option, as is Cinemark 14 and Cinemark Movies 8. For a game of pool or a good drink, Fast Eddie’s is a top choice.

The city of Round Rock hosts dozens of annual events for its residents, including the July Fourth Frontier Days Celebration and Parade, the Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt, the Fall Fun Festival, and the Juneteenth Rhythm and Ribs Festival.

As for culture, Round Rock’s not short on that either. The Round Rock Leader keeps the area updated on the latest news, while the Sam Bass Community Theater is the city’s home for plays, musicals and the performing arts. The city also boasts several live music venues, including Maverick’s Dance Hall and Hanovers.

Employment & Economy in Round Rock

Round Rock is home to a bustling economy. In fact, in 2015, WalletHub named it No. 10 on its list of Fastest Growing Economies in the nation. The Dell corporate headquarters are located within the city limits, and top employers in the area include Sears, IKEA, the Round Rock Premium Outlets, Cintas, and more. Its main industries are clean energy, life sciences, manufacturing, and technology.

Round Rock, TX Households

  • Total Number of Households52,319
  • Family 38,937
    Non-family 13,381
  • Children 24,542
    No Children 27,775
  • Average People Per Household2.89
  • Median Household Income$79,432
  • Median Household Disposable Income$50,992

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Education in Round Rock

Round Rock, which boasts its own school district, is known for its top-ranked schools and education system. Recognized by the Texas Education Agency, the district offers five high schools, 10 middle schools, 32 elementary schools, and several alternative learning campuses. Round Rock High School is the district’s oldest campus and was built in 1867. As for higher education, Round Rock offers that, too. It is home to the Texas State University Round Rock Campus, the Texas A&M Health Science Center and a campus of the Austin Community College system.

Round Rock, TX Education Statistics

  • 4%No High School
  • 5%Some HighSchool
  • 31%Some College
  • 10%Associate Degree
  • 35%Bachelor Degree
  • 15%Graduate Degree

Tips for Renting in Round Rock

While Round Rock doesn’t have any specific rules or statutes governing tenants’ rights, Texas state law dictates that all renters in the city are protected from any kind of landlord retaliation. Renters may complain to their landlord or to the city of Round Rock about unsafe living conditions or they may sue the landlord without the fear of rent increases or eviction.

One important thing to remember is that Texas has no “rent control” laws or regulations that limit the amount of rent hikes. So be sure to do your research thoroughly and know the market well before signing the lease. Go through each clause of the agreement carefully and ask for clarifications if necessary. A lease may require for example that the tenant give the landlord 30 or 60 days' written notice prior to move-out to refund the security deposit back.

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