Royse City Real Estate Information

One of the fastest growing cities in Rockwall County, the community of Royse City, Texas, is a 10-plus-square-mile city, with parts of the city stretching into Collin and Hunt counties. The city, like many throughout the region, has been experiencing rapid growth rates in the last decade. Its population in 2000 at the time of the census was just about 3,000; by 2008, that number had already risen to more than 10,000 -- for an astonishing growth rate of more than 200 percent. It is in the northern region of Texas and is a part of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex area.

Royse City was first settled in 1885 and was named after its founder, R.G. Royse. The are currently a number of ongoing real estate residential development underway, due to the recent boom in population. In 2007, residential properties were estimated to have a median value of more than $88,000. Meanwhile, city residents had a median annual household income estimated in 2007 at just over $50,500.

Royse City is served by the Royse City Independent School District, which includes four elementary schools, one middle school and one high school, and by the Royse City Public Library. Residents gather on Saturdays during the warmer months of May through October to put together and host a farmers markets, where produce and other items can be locally purchased. Annual events include a Fun Fest and the Battle of the Bulldogs softball game and BBQ fundraiser.

A popular site for children in the summers is the Water Park at Walker-Hawk. Construction, education, finance and insurance are the most popular industries for residents to be employed in, and for medical care and services, the nearest hospital is about 13 miles away in Wylie.