Introduction to Rowlett, Texas
Rowlett, Texas, in Dallas county, is 4 miles E of Garland, Texas (center to center) and 15 miles NE of Dallas, Texas. The city is included in the Dallas metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 44,503 people lived in Rowlett.
This area had its first post office in April, 1880. It was named Morris after Postmaster Austin Morris. Later, the town was renamed Rowlett after Rowlett Creek that flows into Lake Ray Hubbard. In 1886, the Dallas and Greenville Railway passed through the area. Rowlett was officially incorporated as a town in 1952 with a population of 250.
Rowlett and nearby Attractions
- Rowlett Creek Preserve
- Eastern Hills Country Club
- Waterview Golf Club
- Elgin B. Robertson Park
- Rowlett Wet Zone
- Lake Tawakoni State Park
Things To Do In Rowlett
The Rowlett Creek Preserve offers excellent opportunities for bikers with its mountain bike trail, which is broken in eleven loops and is flat for most of its extent. Overall, it offers a fun ride. The Cedar Hill State Park, which lies at some distance, is a delight for lovers of outdoor recreation. It occupies an area of 1,826 acres and has picnic areas, camping trails, and boating facilities.
Dallas/ Fort Worth International Airport is less than half an hour's drive away.
Rowlett Higher Education
University of Dallas, Eastfield College, Richland College, and University of Texas are in the neighborhood.