A Main Street City since 2009, Rockwall's charming downtown district is the cultural heart of the community. This quaint but vibrant district embodies the small town atmosphere that is characteristic of the city. Being the original town area, this district is significantly developed and contains Rockwall's oldest residential and commercial buildings. Adjacent to the downtown square sits the Old Town Rockwall (OTR) Historic District, which is composed of housing that dates back to the late 1800’s. The North Goliad Corridor is a unique live/work district that supports a range of small boutiques and offices, and represents a successful adaptive reuse effort.
Downtown Rockwall has seen a surge of private reinvestment totaling over $ million since 2009. In 2016 the City completed an $8.6 million investment in new roadways, sidewalks, parking lots and green space throughout the district. In addition, public restroom facilities were added in 2017. The improvements resulted in a more pedestrian friendly environment. The thoughtfully designed district serves as a perfect setting for many community events, including the seasonal Farmers Market and the annual San Jacinto Plaza Music Series. Although small in size, the downtown district boasts dozens of unique shops, great places to eat and even a few pocket parks to relax and take it all in!
Rockwall continues to build a diversified local economy by attracting and retaining businesses that can utilize the City’s existing highly skilled workforce and aid in the creation of a stable and resilient tax base. In addition, the City looks for ways to expand and develop its current workforce while taking a proactive approach in recruiting specific businesses that can provide the desired jobs, goods and services to residents in the community.
|Median Household Income||$92,665|