Round Rock Texas
Round Rock is a fast growing city in Central Texas which was named after a round rock landmark in the Brushy Creek. Homes in Round Rock are moderately priced compared to Central Austin. With the new roads such as 45, Round Rock is more accessible than ever. The award winning Round Rock School District is coveted and considered top notch. Money magazine rated Round Rock as #7. Always high in many city rankings, Round Rock is a great place to work, play and live.
Round Rock Texas's Dell Computers - Dell Diamond
Founded by Austin Texas's Michael Dell, Dell computers corporate world headquarters is in Round Rock Texas. Dell is a major employer in the Round Rock area. The 2.1 million square foot Round Rock campus serves as Dell's global headquarters and is now totally powered by Waste Management landfill gas and wind energy, a green energy, carbon neutral strategy. The Dell Diamond is home to the Round Rock Express Baseball and is located west of IH 35 on 79 at 3400 East Palm Valley Blvd. in Round Rock.
Mayor of Round Rock Alan McGraw as interviewed on CNBC
Round Rock TX HISTORY
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Originally called Brushy, Round Rock was on the old Chisholm Trail. You can see ruts of the old wagons in the rock of the creek bottom on Chisholm Trail where the famed Round Rock lies in Brushy Creek. The outlaw Sam Bass is also associated with Round Rock spending his final days there. His gravestone can be seen in Round Rock Cemetary.
Round Rock TX Restaurants
Gumbo’s is a great Cajun restaurant on 620 west of IH-35, although somewhat formal. Razoo's Cajun Cafe is by IKEA on 1431 at IH 35. When in downtown Round Rock you must try a homegrown original Round Rock Donuts yellow donut. Louisiana Longhorn Cafe is also in Downtown Round Rock for Cajun and seafood.
There is also a Cracker Barrel at 2350 N Interstate 35 accross from Rudy's Bar B Q. Pacific Star Oyster Bar is a seafood place, Salt Grass for steaks and of course the Salt Lick Bar B Q restaurant by the Dell Diamond on 79 at 3350 E. Palm Valley Blvd. The 620 Cafe and Bakery on 620 is also good. Luby's is a cafeteria at 2000 South Interstate 35. Round Rock has many more great restaurants as well.
Round Rock TX Bats
Round Rock has a huge urban bat colony under IH-35 known as the McNeil Bridge Bats. In the Summer they fly out about 8:20pm. In about 8 minutes they will be flying out in full force- swirling streams of black bats flying eastward en mass to eat lots of mosquitos and other insects. They are under the overpass before 620. When heading north on IH 35, look for them just before exit 252.
Round Rock TX Farmers Market
Brushy Creek Farmers Market is open every Saturday offering fresh lemonade, organic produce, eggs, grassfed beef and pork as well as free range chicken.
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