Rowlett is just one of those cities that when you visit, you just know it would be a perfect place to raise a family.  You will find many other families raising their children in Rowlett, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families.  The city’s great public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide a strong environment conducive for academic success.  It is also safe, with a crime rate lower than the national average.  In fact, Rowlett was named the 9th safest city in Texas by SafeHome.

To further impress upon Rowlett being a place to raise your family, KaBOOM selected Rowlett as one out of 257 cites with the award “Playful City USA”.  Rowlett received this top honor due to their outstanding dedication to play and notable stand of its dedication to children.  The award recognizes the city for engaging its citizens to endorse neighborhood park and place space services through a new program called “Come Out and Play”.  

With over 600 acres of parkland, one can definitely ensure outdoors memories for you and your family.  Whether you are just looking for a pick-up game of basketball, golf, fishing, hiking, tennis, disc golf, in-line hockey or an enjoyable picnic in the park with your children frisking about, Rowlett parks are your family’s destination for enjoyment. 

Living in Rowlett:

  • Population: 59,203
  • Median Income: $85,565
  • Median Home Value: $168,500
  • Number of Households: 19,320
  • Average commute Time: 29.1 mins
  • Home appreciation (2015-2016): +4.01%

Things to do:

A community built keeping the family in mind, Rowlett has an abundance of activities for you and your family.  Just 20 minutes from Dallas, Rowlett rests on two peninsulas reaching out into Lake Ray Hubbard.  Experience the joy your children will experience as they explore the 30 miles of shoreline, take the family on an afternoon boat ride to experience the beautiful sunset on the simmering waters, or visit Kids Kingdom Playground which was designed by the children of Rowlett.

Rowlett partners with local businesses and non-profit organizations to offer a number of free outdoor activities during the warm weather months.  A summer concert series showcases some of the best local cover bands while movies at Pecan Park are staged every Friday night in September.  Like to act?  The Amateur Community of Rowlett Theatre presents 6-7 entertaining plays throughout the year. 

But sometimes, we all want to experience that big city life and with Dallas only a short drive away, you easily have the opportunity to spend a night under the magnificent lights of Dallas. 


Rowlett is served by 2 school districts, both recognized by the Texas Education Agency (TEA).  Most Rowlett students will attend the Garland Independent School District (GISD) while some will attend the Rockwall Independent School District (RISD).

GISD is one of the largest school districts in Texas, serving over 58,000 students.  The GISD community maintains that small town feel but has access to the increased resources that large districts have to offer.  Like children, each school has its own unique environment, with the personality of the school being a reflection of the attitudes of the staff, teachers and students.

RISD consists of 20 campuses which have earned the state’s highest rating by the TEA.  RISD also believes in community through the District Strategic Plan, challenging everyone within the school to ‘empower learners to embody independence, value relationships, and achieve excellence as thriving members of a dynamic global community’. 

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