About 25 miles northeast of Dallas on the eastern shores of Lake Ray Hubbard, Rockwall is a popular city for people looking for lake living and a strong sense of community. This is a rapidly growing area, with a population around 40,000 in its 31 square miles.
It’s a popular place for good reason: family-oriented, small-town feel with cute nostalgic downtown area and lots of locally owned restaurants and shops. Rockwall ISD gets high marks from parents and there are many family activities, like movies in the parks and concerts on the water. The lake creates a sense of separation from the bigger cities, but you’re really only a 20-minute drive from the Dallas Museum of Art, Deep Ellum, and other big city stuff, thanks to Interstate 30, which runs south of the city. Rockwall is well appointed for fun, with 23 parks, spraygrounds, a dog park, aquatics, and rec centers, too.
“Rockwall offers affordability — people can get a beautiful home in a great neighborhood with excellent schools: the lifestyle they want and have an easy commute,” said Dell Osborn, a Realtor with Ebby Halliday’s Rockwall/Heath/Lake Ray Hubbard office and listing agent for the property pictured above.
I’d love to show you three exceptional properties I found, represented by Ebby!
LUXE CUSTOM ESTATE ON OVER 4 ACRES WITH LARGE GUEST QUARTERS
The custom estate at 662 Chisholm Ridge Dr. sits on 4.37 acres and is luxury all the way in a tight-knit neighborhood. The main house is over 5,000 square feet and features a wonderful floorplan for entertaining, hand-scraped hardwood floors, and a wine grotto. The property has seven bedrooms, six full bathrooms, two half baths, a study, four living areas, and three dining areas on two stories, built in 2012.
The exterior offers a circle drive and porte-cochère, along with a seven-car attached garage. The high-end kitchen features two islands, built-in professional-grade refrigerator-freezer and ice maker, commercial-grade six-burner gas cooktop with griddle, double steam ovens, and a spice rack built into the vent hood. The master suite has a private covered patio and luxe dual baths. The attached ADA-compliant guest quarters are perfectly appointed to the same quality of the main house and can be accessed from the interior or through a private elevator. The back of the property has incredible views of the neighboring cattle ranch from the outdoor living area, which features a Lynx grill and a fireplace.
This home is listed by the Reuckert + Stewart Group with Ebby Halliday Realtors for $1.275 million, a $120K reduction from the original list price. For more information or to schedule a private showing, contact Mandy Mahoney at 940-224-2740.
FIVE-BEDROOM HOME SITTING ON OVER 1 ACRE IN GATED COMMUNITY
The Rockwall home at 2050 Silver Hawk Ct. sits near a greenbelt with fab views of a nearby pond, and is part of a gated community a two-mile jogging trail. This home has five bedrooms, five bathrooms, four living areas, two dining areas, a study, and 5,751 square feet on two stories, built in 2001. All five bedrooms are one the first floor, a rarity.
The oversized family room features a two-story stone fireplace and hardwood floors. The updated kitchen has two built-in gas ranges, a built-in refrigerator, granite countertops, a large island, walk-in pantry, breakfast bar, and separate butler’s pantry. The private master has a sitting area overlooking the backyard, as well as a fireplace, enormous walk-in closet, and updated master bath with a walk-in shower and jetted tub. There are game rooms on both stories. The second story has a craft room, exercise room, and a private study with a full bath. There’s also a 2,000-square-foot walk-in attic. In the beautiful backyard, find a sport pool with a waterfall and spa, and a four-car garage.
This home is listed by Dell Osborn with Ebby Halliday Realtors for $829,000. For more information or to schedule a private showing, call Dell at 214-676-8589.
THE SHORES COMMUNITY HOME WITH OVER 3,300 SQUARE FEET FOR UNDER $400K
Located in the Rockwall Golf and Athletic Club community of The Shores, the home at 1605 Fairlakes Ct. is a beautiful three-bedroom with a bonus room that could function as a fourth. It sits on a corner lot in a cul-de-sac and is walking distance to the elementary school and clubhouse. This home has three bathrooms, four living areas, two dining areas, a media room, and 3,306 square feet on two stories, built in 1998.
Generous living spaces have a natural flow from one room to the next. The kitchen is open to a living area, which has a fireplace and built-ins, and features granite countertops, center island, built-in desk, walk-in pantry, and gas cooktop. The impressive outdoor living area has heated pool and spa with golf course views. Amenities of The Shores include tennis, community pool, playground, sand volleyball, clubhouse, and restaurant as well as the opportunity to join the private golf club.
This home is listed by The Taylor Group with Ebby Halliday Realtors for $395,000. For more information or to schedule a private showing, call Sara Taylor at 972-639-8921.