Round Rock ranks among top U.S. cities for Millennials

  • February 10, 2017

  • By Austin Ellington

  • Posted In: The Quarry

According to a recent study conducted by Millennial Personal Finance, Round Rock ranks as the No. 8 “Best City for Millennials.” And while we aren’t too surprised to see our name among the nation’s best, we’re still pretty darn excited!

But… Millennial schimmenial, right? Wrong! And not just because the guy writing this blog post happens to fall into that generational pigeon hole.

Per the Pew Research Center, millennial describes those “born after 1980 and the first generation to come of age in the new millennium.” Comprised of more than 74 million people, it’s a generation poised to become the next set of leaders for our community, state and nation. Add to that that fact that this group of folks has officially surpassed Baby Boomers as the nation’s largest living generation, and you’ve got some serious staying power.

Why Round Rock though? According to the article, the study looked at several factors when determining where to rank each of the 500 cities reviewed, including employment benefits, expenses, future job growth potential, transportation costs and safety.

With our outstanding parks, growing downtown entertainment district, out-of-this world public safety team, top-notch schools and forward-thinking City leadership team, this ranking just makes sense for our community. I mean, really, who wouldn’t want to live in Round Rock?

Here’s the top 20:

 

Interested in learning more? You can find the full set of ranking and explanation here: http://www.millennialpersonalfinance.com/best-cities-millennials/

Read Your Water Bill

I want to ask you a very important question: Do you read your water bill?  No, not just look to see how much you owe; but look at how many gallons you used during the last month?  No?  Not really even sure how?  Or what you’re looking at?  I understand!  I feel that way about […]

Top 16 accomplishments of 2016

  • January 18, 2017

  • By Will Hampton

  • Posted In: The Quarry

The City of Round Rock had a pretty amazing run last year. And while you may think it’s a little late in the game for one of those look-back-at-the-best-of lists , we believe it’s perfect timing. Mostly because we’re gearing up for the City Council’s  annual strategic planning retreat, and the look forward always starts with a look back. Here are […]

“It’s a beautiful day, isn’t it?”

  • January 6, 2017

  • By Will Hampton

  • Posted In: The Quarry

That’s what the familiar face said to me and Brian Ligon, our ace multimedia specialist, as we were filming the latest Street Cred. We were at the corner of Wyoming Springs and the new Creek Bend Boulevard extension. I recognized the driver because she was a crossing guard at Cactus Ranch Elementary and Walsh Middle […]

Round Rock ranked among top cities for recent graduates

  • January 6, 2017

  • By Austin Ellington

  • Posted In: The Quarry

Diploma? Check. Great job? Check. Perfect place to call home? Double check! While we were pretty excited to hear that GoodCall  named Round Rock one of the best cities in America (No. 14 to be exact) for recent graduates to locate, we couldn’t help but be a little disappointed that the ranking wasn’t in the form of an honorary […]

Round Rock Fire Department spreads holiday cheer with good deed

  • December 22, 2016

  • By Austin Ellington

  • Posted In: The Quarry

We wanted to pass this along because, at this time of year especially, it’s amazing to see a local story about folks making the lives of others a little brighter. Yesterday, the Round Rock Fire Department posted a message on Facebook about a good deed their staff did when answering a call about an elderly woman who had fallen. She was upset […]

Get your shine on this holiday season with these great local light displays

  • December 20, 2016

  • By Austin Ellington

  • Posted In: The Quarry

If you’ve already taken in our jaw-dropingly-tinsel-tastic-out-of-this-world-can-you-believe-they-have-this-many-lights  Rock’N Lights Holiday Tour this year, but your family is still looking for just a little more twinkle, check out this map of some of the coolest local displays from your very own Round Rock neighbors! Best part, other than the fact that there are plenty of places to grab a hot […]

Top 5 deal points in the Kalahari agreements

The City Council took another step forward to bringing the Kalahari Resorts project to Round Rock when it approved a series of 10 agreements on Thursday, Dec. 15.  Click here to watch the presentation to the City Council about the agreements, which includes comments from Kalahari owner Todd Nelson. There are more than 1,000 pages total in those agreements, so we thought we’d […]

This holiday season, Shop the Rock — the gift that gives back to your community

  • November 30, 2016

  • By Will Hampton

  • Posted In: The Quarry

Want better roads? How about better parks? Then be sure to  Shop the Rock this holiday season. Seriously, make sure you’re doing your gift purchasing in Round Rock. Those dollars spent locally help pay it forward and build our community. What makes this possible? Sales tax. Though it may be the least sexy tax, it is the hardest […]

Winter Wonder, not wasting water!

Winter has come, finally!  It’s already the middle of November and wastewater averaging (WWA) is upon us.  What is wastewater averaging, you ask?  Well, let me tell you… In the winter months (November, December, January, and February) the City assumes that our water use is lower than any other time of year, simply because it’s […]