The city of Round Rock, located on the northern edge of Austin, is known for its vibrant culture and beautiful weather. It's a small but bustling city, so it's helpful to know a bit about the city's main resources and entertainment venues before you move to an apartment home there. Here's a helpful overview to ensure your move and first weeks go smoothly.
1. Round Rock City Website
The official city website has a lot of helpful information and is very nicely designed. When you need to know about upcoming events, where to find the water company, or when a city meeting is taking place, this is your go-to source. You can even pay utility bills and track any permits you've applied for through the city website.
The downtown area of Round Rock has the same bustling, artistic feel as downtown Austin. There are plenty of places to park, and you'll find a lot of cool shops along East Liberty Street. Most of the places to eat are locally owned, and you'll find a bit of everything from shaved ice to tacos. Centennial Plaza offers plenty of green space, and events such as car shows and festivals are held there often.
The Round Rock Public Library is well maintained and well funded, offering an array of services for adults and children alike. In addition to lending out books, movies, and other media, the library often hosts free educational events such as storytime for kids and ESL classes for all ages. You can apply for a library card in person with your valid ID and proof of address.
4. Parks and Recreation
Get outside and enjoy the wonderful weather at some of Round Rock's best parks. The city is home to more than 30 parks that occupy 1,700 acres of space. Fifteen miles of hiking and biking trails also weave through the city and are well maintained by city officials. For sports lovers, the Parks and Recreation Department organizes an array of athletic leagues for adults, including baseball, softball, soccer, tennis, and football leagues, as well as summer leagues for kids of all ages.
5. City Government
If you're the kind of person who likes to become involved in your local government, you'll be happy to know that the city of Round Rock makes its council meetings open and accessible. Council meetings are held at City Hall at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. The city's council members are elected to serve three-year terms, and they represent the entire city—not a specific region. Each year, a Mayor pro tem is appointed by the council members to serve the city.
Are you planning a move to Round Rock in the coming months? Be sure to consider Springs at Round Rock, our new apartment community opening in the spring of 2017.