Thursday, August 30, 2018

Round Rock: Why You Should Live There


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Round Rock is a popular suburb north of Austin 

Round Rock is popular with residents because of its strong school system, variety of employers, and location just 17 miles north of Austin. It also has a lower cost of living than Austin.

History

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Round Rock was named for a large Anvil-shaped rock in Brushy Creek. It marked a low-water crossing for cattle, wagons and horses in the creek. Round Rock was settled in the 1850’s.

Apartments


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Apartments in Round Rock, Tx tend to offer a smaller community feel, much like the city itself.   They also tend to follow the latest resort-style trend for apartments. That’s because Round Rock’s growth explosion is fairly recent and land is plentiful.  You will find lots of newer, larger, master-planned apartment communities. Apartments have a long list of amenities like resort-style pools, sports courts, luxury club houses, open floor plans and high-end interior finishes. All that luxury comes at a better price tag than many Austin apartments.

Job Market

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Another driving factor for Round Rocks is the job market. There are many large employers like Dell, IKEA, and the Round Rock Outlet Mall. There are also lots of small business employers that have popped up with Round Rock’s recent growth. 

Higher Education

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One of Round Rock’s latest areas of growth is in higher education. Texas State and the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine have satellite campuses in Round Rock.

Regardless of your reason for wanting an apartment in Round Rock versus Austin, you will still have easy access to Austin. The cities are connected by two large thoroughfares – I35 at the east end and 1325/Mopac at the west end. The I45 toll road also provides easy access directly into northwest Austin.

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