A long-standing neighborhood in the city of Round Rock, Round Rock West is known for its large lots, which are heavily wooded with mature trees, and its lovely neighborhood park. The community was developed from the late 1970s to 1980s. It is one of the neighborhoods that make up the Greater Round Rock West area, which also includes the Creekmont West, Shadowbrook, and Shadowbrook North neighborhoods.
All of the public schools, K-12th grades, are located within the neighborhood borders, so it is popular with families looking for a community where children can walk or bike to school. Residents of all ages enjoy Round Rock West Park, which includes a small lake, several sport courts, a playground, and picnic areas. Lake Creek winds throughout the northern sections of the neighborhood. There is little turnover here, but when a home does come on the market, buyers appreciate the affordable prices in the $200s.
Round Rock West is located just west of I-35, north of McNeil Road. Its boundaries are Chisholm Trail Middle School and Glenda Drive to the north, McNeil Road to the south, West Creek Loop to the west, and I-35 to the east. The neighborhood lies in Williamson County, in the 78681 zip code.
Homes in Round Rock West
This neighborhood was built out in the late 1970s to mid-1980s, and it consists of a range of home styles. Many houses have exteriors of native Austin limestone. Typical homes in Round Rock West are one story and have square footage in the 1800s-1900s. They have three or four bedrooms, two bathrooms, and two-car garages. Lots are fairly large, around a third of an acre to half an acre, and include many mature trees. With the large lots in the neighborhood, many of the properties have pools. These are somewhat older homes, and they vary in terms of renovations done. Some homes in the northern section of Round Rock West are situated along Lake Creek, giving these owners beautiful views and additional privacy.
In the past three years, only three homes have come up for sale in Round Rock West. List prices ranged from $212,700 to $272,000. Two of these homes sold for asking price or above: $212,700 to $286,600, or $107-$144/square foot, and one sold for slightly below asking price. Two of the homes sold within hours of hitting the market, and one sold in 45 days.
Buyers hoping to find a home in Round Rock West must be prepared to move quickly, pay full price, and purchase whatever property comes available without being too picky.
Round Rock West Amenities
One of the jewels of the neighborhood, Round Rock West Park encompasses over 15 acres of land in the middle of the community. It offers residents a variety of recreation options, with its two full tennis courts, a sand volleyball court, a 0.43 mile walking trail and playground. In the heart of the park, visitors enjoy the chance to feed the ducks and stroll along the banks of a small lake. The park also contains picnic areas, grills, drinking fountain, restroom facilities, and parking.
Lake Creek meanders throughout the western and northern portions of the community. Beginning in 2016, the City of Round Rock plans to begin construction of a 10’ concrete trail and pedestrian bridges over the creek. This Greater Lake Creek Trail will span from Round Rock West to Centennial Plaza, giving residents a walking and biking route from the neighborhood to downtown Round Rock.
The Round Rock West neighborhood is not governed by its own homeowners’ association, but rather is a member of the Greater Round Rock West Neighborhood Association. The association plans a variety of events to bring the community together, including parades and holiday events.
Residents also prize this neighborhood for is its convenient location, just west of I-35 and midway between FM 620 and Toll Road 45/Loop 1, for an easy commute to Round Rock or Austin employers.
Round Rock West Schools
Restaurants Near Round Rock West
Round Rock West’s students are zoned to the coveted Round Rock Independent School District. Families appreciate that all of the public schools lie right within the neighborhood and that the boundaries have remained unchanged for many years in this mature area, a boon in the rapidly developing town of Round Rock. Round Rock High School has earned high marks from the Texas Education Agency for its college readiness preparation programs.