Rockwall, Texas, located 24 miles east of Dallas off of I-30, was first settled in 1851, known for being the smallest county in Texas. Got its name from the discovery of rock walls; as wells for water were dug, walls of rock were discovered underground that, at first glance, were thought to be man-made but were later determined to be a result of nature. Rockwall is located just northeast of Dallas across Lake Ray Hubbard and is easily accessible from both interstate 30 and the DART light rail blue line.
The Harbor Rockwall, perched on the eastern shore of Lake Ray Hubbard, just minutes from Downtown Rockwall, The Harbor is known as one of the premier entertainment districts in the Dallas area. Stroll along the lakefront walkway and listen to bands playing, sit down for a delectable meal at a high-end eatery, or lay out a blanket and enjoy a picnic in The Harbor’s Park. The Harbor Rockwall’s combination of captivating views, of Rockwall’s giant neighbor to the west Lake Ray Hubbard, fine dining, unique shops, and entertainment venues make it a marvelous place to visit.
The historic downtown is experiencing a renaissance as careful planning allowed the main street to thrive while maintaining its old-world charm.
When looking around the DFW area for a place to live, Rockwall should definitely be considered. If you enjoy live music, you will love the San Jacinto Plaza Music Series, which runs from May 6th to October 30th. Rockwall has invested in their downtown, keeping up with the trend for more walkability and unique shopping experiences. While enjoying the revitalized historic downtown, do not miss the chance to enjoy the Rockwall Farmers Market that runs from May to September. The market is a Saturday morning staple, where customers will find fresh produce, specialty foods, grass-fed beef, fresh-baked artisan breads, free-range eggs, local honey, jams, and tamales. The market is located on the Historic Courthouse Square and is open from 8 AM to Noon each Saturday.
Before you hit the Farmers Market, you might want to check out the Bagel Lady, located at 316 S Goliad St #201 Rockwall. Bagel making was just a hobby that turned into a business for this busy mom who moved to Rockwall from Fort Lauderdale. You can find the classic bagel menu, Sesame, Poppy, everything bagels, and some creative flavors. So stop in and grab a bagel with a shmear plus a coffee as you head to the farmers market to peruse the stalls.
After shopping all morning you are likely to be ready for lunch and a good place for that is Wells Cattle Company. Voted the best Farm to table burger because of how they care for their beef. Their cattle are all grass-fed, antibiotic and hormone-free beef, locally raised; This means healthy cattle and healthier meat for the consumer. Whether you want a burger or steak, Wells Cattle Company is your go-to for the best fresh meat.
If you have read any of our other blogs, like Bishop Arts District or Deep Ellum, you know we like to find the sweet spot in every town and city we review. Wild Daisy Dessert Bar is just the place to soothe your sweet tooth. This is the place to satisfy your dessert desires, from sheet cakes to bread pudding. Located at S. San Jacinto Street, Rockwall, TX.
Shopping in Rockwall is all about the unique boutiques and shops that line the revitalized downtown main street. Such as the Southern Porch, located at 204 S. Fannin Street. A lovely home and gifts store where you will find everything from candles, kitchen, and home decor finds. If you still haven’t found the right present for that favorite cook in your life, you can head over to the Kitschy Cupboard, where you can find all you need for entertaining this year. Kitschy Cupboard has a fantastic selection of gourmet foods, kitchen gadgets, and much more. The most important thing about Rockwell, Texas, is finding just the right location to live so that experiencing this fun city is easy and accessible. Call on Uptown Apartment Locators before you start your search, and let us help you locate the best apartment for you