14 Best Neighborhoods in Round Rock

, Mar 10, 2023

The international headquarters of Dell and a variety of other top employers, the city of Round Rock has received numerous accolades over the years. Among these include being named the seventh Best American Small City in Which to Live by Money, being recognized as the 4th Safest City and Best Affordable Place to Live by Livabiity.com, and having its schools recognized as among the best in the state of Texas.

While Round Rock was once considered to be simply another one of Austin’s many bedroom communities, it has since flourished into a self-contained “super superb” offering ample medical facilities, restaurants, shopping centers and employment opportunities of its own. At the same time, Downtown Austin is only about 20 minutes away from the vibrant city of Round Rock, giving residents of this fun and scenic city easy access to all that both cities have to offer.

Best Neighborhoods in Round Rock, TX

What are the best places to live in Round Rock? We have you covered with some of the best Round Rock neighborhoods below!

Forest Creek


North: Forest Creek Drive
East: Wiltshire Drive
South: Gattis School Road
West: Red Bud Lane

Boasting around 1,200 homes constructed in the 1990s, the exclusive golf course community of Forest Creek offers luxury living in a serene setting. Homes in the community range in size from around 2,000 square feet to more than 6,000 square feet, while some homes offer views of the golf course. Common features of homes in the community include lush backyards, in-ground pools, gourmet kitchens and open floor plans. Builders represented in the community include Meritage and DR Horton.

With the Forest Creek Golf Club located at the heart of the community, Forest Creek is the perfect choice for golf aficionados. Other neighborhood amenities include a junior Olympic swimming pool, a splash pool, two tennis courts and a playscape. Round Rock Premium Outlets is also located 12 miles away.



North: Lago Way
East: Lunata Way
South: University Boulevard
West: FM 1460

Consisting of high-end contemporary and craftsman-style homes, the 475-acre master-planned community of Vizcaya was developed by Taylor Morrison in the 2010s. The single-story homes in the community range in size from around 1,600 to 2,700 square feet, while the two-story homes offer up to 3,900 square feet of space. Other common features include private studies, granite countertops and walk-in pantries.

Thanks to its convenient location east of Teravista, the Vizcaya neighborhood offers a short commute to numerous amenities and conveniences. Residents enjoy exclusive access to a 6,000-square-foot community clubhouse offering a gym, swimming pool, tennis courts, bocce ball courts, dance studio, fitness center and meeting rooms. Neighborhood trails are also located throughout the community, while the Teravista Golf Club is located just down the street.

The Oaklands


North: Mockingbird Drive
East: Bushy Creek
South: Round Rock Avenue
West: Oakwood Boulevard

Located just off of Ranch Road 620, the charming community of The Oaklands is characterized by tall, mature trees and lush landscapes. Consisting of ranch-style homes with brick and stone exteriors, typical floor plans within the community include three- to five-bedroom designs with spacious kitchens, stone fireplaces and vaulted ceilings.

With its park-like setting, the community of The Oaklands provides residents with ample opportunity to enjoy the outdoors. Neighborhood amenities include a clubhouse, a swimming pool and tennis courts located near the entrance. Grocery stores, shopping opportunities and restaurants are also located only a few miles away from the community.

Behrens Ranch


North: Portulaca Drive
East: Creek Bend Boulevard
South: Old Settlers Boulevard
West: Ranch Park Trail

With homes dating back to 2001, the 500-acre master-planned community of Behrens Ranch combines Texas Hill Country flair with European and traditional styles. Floor plans within the community range from 2,500 to more than 5,000 square feet of space with four to six bedrooms and three to four bathrooms. Homes in the community also offer garages large enough to house two to three cars as well as other high-end features such as in-ground swimming pools, outdoor kitchens, grand staircases and high ceilings.

With Downtown Austin located just 23 miles north of the community, residents of Behrens Ranch do not have to travel far to enjoy all that the city has to offer. Meanwhile, the neighborhood itself boasts three swimming pools, two tennis courts, a playground and park, hike and bike trails, and 200 acres of green space for residents to explore and enjoy. The elementary and middle schools are also located within walking distance.

Mayfield Ranch


North: Arques Avenue
East: Flowstone Lane
South: FM 1431
West: Southwest Williamson County Regional Park

Boasting more than 1,000 homes divided up among several distinct subdivisions, the gated, master-planned community of Mayfield Ranch offers homes dating as far back as 2008. Subdivisions located within the community include Parkside at Mayfield Ranch, Highlands at Mayfield Ranch and Village at Mayfield Ranch. The community’s homes average 3,100 square feet of space with common features including covered patios, open kitchens and large family rooms. Builders represented in the community include Lennar, Blackburn, Highland Homes and Sitterle.

Residents of Mayfield Ranch enjoy the use of numerous greenbelt and natural areas located throughout the community. Other community amenities include playgrounds, swimming pools and clubhouses. Meanwhile, Southwest Williamson County Regional Park is located just outside of the community and Downtown Austin is only 26 miles away.

Cat Hollow


North: Hillrock Drive
East: New FM 620
South: Great Oaks Drive
West: Great Oaks Drive

Nestled between Travis and Williamson Counties and offering beautifully landscaped streets, the upscale, master-planned community of Cat Hollow boasts homes ranging in size from 1,300 to 4,000 square feet of living space. With builders such as DR Horton, David Weekley Homes and Highland Homes being responsible for constructing homes in the community, Cat Hollow features a wide variety of architectural styles with floor plans ranging from two- to five-bedroom designs. Common features found in the community’s homes include high ceilings, garden tubs, breakfast bars, covered porches, heated spas and private pools.

Due to its idyllic location, Cat Hollow provides its residents with a seemingly endless supply of options for shopping and dining. Amenities located within the neighborhood include Cat Hollow Park, which offers tennis courts, waterslides and playscapes, as well as a lush greenbelt that runs through part of the community.



North: Scenic Lake Drive
East: FM 1460
South: University Boulevard
West: Mays Street

Situated between Round Rock and Georgetown, the 1,500-acre master-planned community of Teravista offers over 3,400 homes primarily constructed in the early 2000s. Neighborhoods within the community include Blue Agave, Arbor Lake, Fairway Estates, Fairway Heights, Firewheel Teravista, Fairway Estates, Creekside and Fountain Grass Teravista. Meanwhile, builders represented within the community include Buffington, Lennar, Taylor Morrision, Ryland, DR Horton, Centerra Homes and Meritage. With so many builders involved in developing Teravista, the community offers a wide range of styles, sizes and price points,

Known as one of the best golf course communities in Central Texas, Teravista features the award-winning Teravista Golf Club at its center. Other community amenities include lighted tennis courts, a basketball court, a pickleball court, two fitness centers, picnic areas, three community swimming pools, numerous playscapes and parks, and neighborhood trails.

Hidden Glen


North: Waimea Bend
East: Hidden Glen Drive
South: Chatelle Drive
West: Creek Bend Boulevard

Characterized by tree-filled lots and oak-lined streets, the master-planned community of Hidden Glen truly is a hidden gem. With homes situated on quarter-acre lots and ranging in size from around 2,000 to 4,700 square feet, many of the executive homes in the community offer three-car garages along with granite countertops, dedicated office space and media rooms. Homes within the community were primarily constructed in the early 2000s by High Homes and Drees Homes.

With its location in the northwest corner of Round Rock just off of Interstate 35, residents do not have to travel far to enjoy all that the area has to offer. Amenities within the community include an amenity center, complete with a playscape, swimming pool, wading pool and a pavilion. The neighborhood also boasts a hiking trail, while Southwest Williamson County Regional Park and its numerous amenities is just six miles away.

Sendero Springs


North: FM 1431
East: Cascada Lane and Sendero Springs Park
South: Eagle Way
West: Carmel Drive

Located in western Round Rock and boasting over 600 homes, the 42-acre master-planned community of Sendero Springs offers luxury living in a natural landscape. With some of the builders responsible for developing the community being Meritage Homes and Streetman Homes, common features include brick, stone and stucco exteriors, three-car garages, covered porches and curved windows. Floor plans range from around 1,700 to 4,000 square feet.

With its location directly on FM 1431 and just three miles west of I-35, Sendero Springs provides its residents with easy access to a wide variety of restaurants, shopping centers, sporting venues and more. The neighborhood itself offers a state-of-the-art community swim center, numerous scenic trails, access to parks and lush greenbelts running right through its center.

University Heights


North: County Road 107
East: County Road 118
South: University Boulevard
West: County Road 110

With its groundbreaking taking place in 2022, the master-planned community of University Heights was designed and constructed by Scott Felder Homes. Boasting around 70 homes ranging in size from around 1,500 to more than 3,500 square feet, homes in the community feature brick, stone and stucco front exteriors with HardiPlank on the sides.

Conveniently located near SH-130, the University Heights community offers easy access to a wide variety of shopping opportunities, medical facilities, employers and outdoor activities. Amenities located within the community include walking paths, pocket parks, playgrounds and a community pool.

Stone Canyon


North: Hairy Man Road
East: Wyoming Springs Drive
South: Broken Branch Drive
West: Great Oaks Drive

Featuring country-style homes ranging in size from 2,100 to 3,600 square feet, the well-established, master-planned suburban community of Stone Canyon is a deed-restricted community offering a peaceful and quiet setting. Common features found in the community’s homes include bay windows, arched doorways, game rooms, two-story ceilings and private backyards. Many of the homes also offer magnificent views of Texas Hill Country.

Due to its location just minutes from Downtown Round Rock, residents of Stone Canyon do not have to travel far to access a variety of shopping and dining opportunities. Amenities within the community include a community center, playscapes, tennis courts, a junior Olympic swimming pool and trails.



North: Bellissima Way
East: Mantalcino Drive
South: Sardinia Drive
West: Sabbia Drive

Consisting of more than 1,500 planned houses constructed by 13 different builders, the master-planned community of Siena offers homes with more than 175 different floor plans. Builders represented within the community include Brohn Homes, Gerban Homes, Highland Homes, KB Homes, Pulte Homes and Saratoga Homes.

Situated just 30 minutes from Downtown Austin and only a few miles from Downtown Round Rock, the community of Siena provides its residents with easy access to a number of amenities and conveniences. Residents of Siena also enjoy access to a variety of community amenities, including a resort-style swimming pool and cabana, a large dog park, private dog yards, a resident clubhouse, barbecue areas, a fitness area and a yoga space.



North: Bushy Creek
East: Via Sonoma Trail
South: Gattis School Road
West: Rusk Road

Offering a wide range of homes averaging 2,800 square feet and boasting two to five bedrooms, the deed-restricted community of Sonoma was primarily constructed in the early 2000s. Homes within the community feature traditional architecture with brick, stone and mixed material exteriors combined with dramatic entryways and covered porches. High ceilings, granite countertops and bonus rooms are typical interior features.

Situated in the heart of Round Rock, the community of Sonoma is surrounded by lush landscapes and modern amenities. Residents of the Sonoma community enjoy the use of two community swimming pools, two playgrounds, a children’s splash center, ponds and numerous walking trails. Meanwhile, Forest Creek Golf Club is just three miles away, while La Frontera Village and its shopping opportunities are just five miles away.

Paloma Lake


North: County Road 112
East: County Road 110
South: N County Road 122
West: County Road 117

With a 47-acre lake being its primary feature, the charming master-planned community of Paloma Lake boasts three- to six-bedroom homes ranging in size from 1,500 to more than 4,200 square feet. Builders represented within the community include Standard Pacific, Highland Homes, Grand Haven, Ashton Woods, David Weekly Homes and Pulte.

In addition to the catch-and-release lake located at the center of the Paloma Lake community, residents also enjoy access to numerous winding walking trails and two amenity centers. On-site amenities include a swimming pool, splash park, four playgrounds, a bird habitat, a pier and beach access. With its location near highways and tollways, the community also provides residents with easy access to all of the surrounding amenities, conveniences and employers. Among these is the 570-acre Old Settlers Park, which is located just one mile from the community.

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Shannon Kietzman is a professional writer who has been writing about real estate and other topics since 2003. She is also a special education teacher and mother of four adult sons. She and her husband, Scott, are National Parks enthusiasts who enjoy traveling, hiking, kayaking, cycling, and generally spending time outdoors. She dabbles in many artistic pursuits, including glassblowing, metalwork, woodwork, leatherwork, painting, sculpting, and photography.

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