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Round Rock, TX

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Round Rock, the self-proclaimed \Sports Capital of Texas\, is home to locals proud of their home's fascinating history, excellent educational system, and generally active lifestyle. The local school district receives annual praise for its fine standards of learning, and over half of its schools receive exemplary ratings. The city is also home to the Round Rock Express baseball team and a host of recreational facilities. With all of the opportunities available, you would be hard pressed to find boredom in Round Rock.

Getting Around in Round Rock, TX

Walk Score®
"Somewhat Walkable"
Transit Score®
The average commuter time in Round Rock is:
15 to 19 minutes
Explore info about this city
  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 7.16%
  • 14.37%
  • 2.48%

From the Ice Age to B

Round Rock has been home to mankind since as early as 9200 B.C. The earliest recorded locals lived in the area during the Ice Age. Present-day Round Rock can trace its roots back to 1851, when a small village called Brushy was created along Brushy Creek. The large, anvil-shaped rock in the middle of the creek became a sign for locals that they could cross the creek there with their wagons and horses because the water was low. Three years later in 1854, the area's postmaster changed the town's name to Round Rock for this rock.

Exemplary Schools

You and your family can receive an exemplary education at almost any one of Round Rock's fine schools. The Round Rock Independent School District teaches roughly 45,000 students every year. The district has 32 elementary schools, 10 middle schools, and five high schools, all of which are held at high standards of learning. The district's popularity has led to an average increase in enrollment of about 1,200 students each year. Further proof of the district's success can be seen with approximately 77 percent of its graduating class members scoring above national averages on the SAT and ACT exams.