Located northeast of Dallas, Rockwall was platted on April 17, 1854. Being founded in the mid-1800s, T.U. Wade suggested the town’s name after discovering the rock wall when digging a wall. The rock wall being a natural formation is carried by an old folk tale that says it was built by prehistoric natives.
The City of Keller occupies a territory of approximately 29.9 square miles.
The economy of Rockwall, TX employs 21k. The largest industries in Rockwall, TX are Health Care and Social Assistance, Retail Trade, Educational Services, Manufacturing, and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services, Information, Utilities, Management of Companies and Enterprises, and Public Administration.
Median Household Income $97,983
Total Households 15,654
Median Age: 36
The Keller Independent School District has 20 campuses serving more than 17,000 students. Students zoned to Rockwall ISD attend 15 different elementary schools, 3 different intermediate/middle schools, and 2 different high schools. Most of the schools within the district are located within city boundaries.
Rockwall has over 20 park sites and more than 20 miles of hiking and biking trails. City facilities include Rockwall City Hall on South Goliad street, the Rockwall Public Library, and Rockwall Aquatic Center on Yellow Jacket Lane, the Rockwall Community Center on East Washington Street. Rockwall Downton and The Harbor are filled with different businesses to satisfy every enthusiast.