Round Rock named one of coolest suburbs in America

City makes list of 19 suburbs that are 'cultural hotspots'

Lifestyle blog Apartment Therapy confirmed something that we’ve known all along — that Round Rock is one cool suburb.

Round Rock was one of the top 19 ‘burbs featured in Apartment Therapy’s 2019 list of “Coolest Suburbs in America.” Other Texas cities listed in the ranking included Denton and Arlington. The list was assessed based on the availability of “diverse dining options, awesome coffee shops, walkable areas, outdoor recreation, unique boutiques, family-friendly activities, a sense of community, and a lively arts scene,” according to the site’s methodology.

People are flocking to the country’s booming metropolitan areas, but for those who want to deal with less hassles of big city living, there are the suburbs. These smaller cities and towns offer proximity to everything their larger neighbors have to offer, while oftentimes being safer and less crowded. 

“Quite a few people who have their sights set on living in Austin end up in Round Rock, Texas,” according to the article. “The reasons for this switch are all but self-evident. From culture to recreation, the suburb has a ton to offer.”

More from the article: “Round Rock remains a relatively affordable option. Niche recently listed the city as the fifth best place to buy a house in the U.S., while just a few years ago Livability put the city among the top 10 most affordable places to live.

“So it makes sense Round Rock is one of the fastest-growing cities of its size in the United States, according to WalletHub. Thankfully, Round Rock still has a small-town vibe. You’ll find plenty of southern hospitality here, from longtime residents to the new folks moving in next door.”

Be sure to check out Apartment Therapy’s breakdown of everything that makes Round Rock great, from best places to hang out, hidden gems and fun activities.

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