“A Friendly Touch Of Texas”
In the northeast corner of Rockwall County, about 50 miles from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, is the up-and-coming Royse City. This doesn’t mean it’s a new city, by any means. Royse City has actually been around since 1885, when the Missouri, Kansas, and Texas Railway came through the area. The new town was named after G. B. Royse, who plotted the land and sold its first sites. Because of its close proximity to major cities Garland and Dallas, Royse City remained a small country town. In the 1960s, the decision to extend the city south to meet the newly built Interstate 30 proved to be what the city needed to be put on the map. By the year 2000, the city had just under 3,000 people residing in it and the population would continue to rise with the successful growth of the DFW Metroplex. Recently, Royse City has seen rapid growth as more and more communities are being built and filling up with people who see the major potential of the city. As of 2014, the population had grown to more than 10,500 residents.
In 2007, the Royse City Main Street program was created in an attempt to promote the city’s historic downtown district. The purpose behind this was to preserve all of the historic architecture, while creating a thriving local business environment. Aside from a handful of franchise restaurants, the program allowed for several local restaurants, including Luigi’s Italian Café, Jimmy’s Donuts, and Arbeleda’s Mexican Grill. Other boosts to the city’s economy have come from Joe’s Meat Market, Omi Cranes, and the brand new Walmart SuperCenter.
Residents of Royse City love visiting the Zaner Robison Historical Museum, the public library, and the many parks around town. They also anticipate the annual Royse City FunFest in October. The fest includes local vendor booths, food booths, entertainment & contests, and the popular KidZone. There is also an annual golf tournament, Casino Night/Silent Auction, MicroFest, and the always successful RunFest.
Royse City is served by Royse City Independent School District, which also serves the southern and eastern portions of Fate, Texas. The district has nine campuses and has been rated “academically acceptable” by the Texas Education Agency. Just recently, RCISD hired new superintendent Kevin Worthy after the retirement of the former superintendent, Randy Hancock.
If you’re considering a move to Dallas, or are relocating for work, there’s no better home and community resource than The Dream Connectors. Together, Sylvia Seabolt and her mother Gale have decades of experience in the Southeast Dallas real estate market. Sylvia was the 2013 Texas Chapter of Women’s Council of REALTORS® President, and is currently serving on the National Executive Committee for Women’s Council of REALTORS®. A resident of Rowlett, Sylvia loves spending time with her family on Lake Ray Hubbard. For expert advice on communities and schools in southeast Dallas, contact The Dream Connectors today at 972-226-1900 or email Sylvia directly for a quick response!
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