Rowlett News and Media

Western Rim Properties Opens Three New Rental Properties This Spring

DALLAS, April 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas-based Western Rim Properties will soon open the door to three new Dallas rental communities. The firm that has been growing its presence in the DFW rental market for the last 30 years has established 25...

City of Rowlett Approves 2019 Comprehensive Plan Update

City of Rowlett Reaches Agreement with Bayside

After nearly two months of negotiation, the City of Rowlett has reached an agreement with Bayside to acquire the property south of IH-30, including the marina, to enable its development with a future partner.

Rowlett Ranks in the Top Ten of Texas's Safest Cities

Rowlett ranked number nine for's Safest Cities in Texas.

Bayside Trail Now Open to the Public

Bayside's lakeshore trail is now open to the public, providing all Rowlett residents and their families with a new place to walk, run, bike and enjoy outdoors by the lake.

Construction Starts at Lakeside Park

Construction has kicked off at Bayside North's new lakeside park. When complete in March 2019, the 8-acre peninsula park and its half-acre dog park will be open to the public (and their pooches).

Lakeview Point Senior Living Groundbreaking

Lakeview Point Senior Living Groundbreaking took place December 5th, 2018.

Dallas Business Journal Lists Bayside Among Notable Corporate Campus Sites

The Bayside team was pleased to be listed by the Dallas Business Journal as one of the most notable sites in North Texas for a corporate campus.

Job Fair

Job Fair Saturday, May 5th, 2018 @9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at the Rowlett Community Centre: 5300 Main Street | Rowlett, TX. 75088 Contact Information: Laura Keasling, Events & Communications Coordinator Rowlett Chamber of Commerce 972.475.3200 (office) 972.412.5107 (direct) Fees/Admission: Booth space available at no cost! Register Now:

National Small Business Week

National Small Business Week is April 29th-May 5th this year. Every year since 1963, the U.S. President has issued a proclamation announcing National Small Business Week, which recognizes the critical contributions of America's entrepreneurs and small business owners. Save the date and watch for ways you can support the small businesses in Rowlett.

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center Lake Pointe Announces New President

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Lake Pointe Announces New President Executive brings 25 years healthcare strategic planning and management experience 04/13/2018 - DALLAS, Texas Donas H. Cole is the new president of Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Lake Pointe, a 112-bed acute-care hospital.

K. Hovnanian Homes and Meritage Homes to Bring Single-Family Residences to Bayside Development in Rowlett

ROWLETT, Texas – April 10, 2018 – Bayside District Partners, LLC is pleased to announce that K. Hovnanian Homes and Meritage Homes have been selected as homebuilders for Bayside, a 262-acre lakeside-resort community located at the eastern...

New luxury, lake front apartment community breaks ground

A new luxury, urban-style lake front apartment community has broken ground. Construction has begun on The Mansions On The Lake, located on the shores of Lake Ray Hubbard just east of PGBT as it enters Rowlett from IH30. A 448 unit, $42 million development, The Mansions On The Lake will include three and four bedroom units to accommodate larger families, offering a unique housing option that Rowlett currently does not have.

Rowlett, TX Companies Thrive in Innovation

Marketing and IT companies earn clients recognition, reinforce communication networks.

Livability: Lakeside Charm AND Big-City Amenities in Rowlett, TX

With a motto of “On the Water, and on the Move!” Rowlett continues to offer its residents a high quality of life. The city’s unique amenities include popular community events, a thriving dining scene and great outdoor recreation...

Rowlett ranks in Top 100 Cities in U.S. to Start a Business, 2017

The City of Rowlett was ranked 19th in the Top 100 Cities in the U.S. (population of 50,000 and over) to Start a Business for 2017 by Some of the metrics used to come up with the Top 100 include cost of living, state business climate, unemployment rate, the Kauffman Index, and number of the universities nearby.

Urban Land Institute North Texas spotlights the region's leading developments at 3rd annual Impact Awards

The North Texas District Council of the Urban Land Institute held its 3rd Annual Impact Awards Gala on Tuesday, October 3rd at Union Station in Downtown Dallas to recognize impactful developments in the DFW region. The winner of the Influence Award was the Village of Rowlett, submitted jointly by the City of Rowlett and CATALYST Urban Development.

Village of Rowlett earns 2017 CLIDE Award

The Village of Rowlett is the realization of the City's downtown strategic redevelopment plan enacted in 2012. This $40M development is being implemented through a public/private partnership that expands the downtown into a series of walkable streets and open spaces defined by unique mixed-use and mixed-density residential buildings. The development will be truly unique within DFW as example of a sustainable, high-design, new development that is fully integrated into its historic context to create a new center of community and activity for this suburban City with an identity all to its own.

Bayside Groundbreaking

Bayside officially broke ground on April 26, 2016. To learn more about this exciting new development, please click here, or visit

The Village of Rowlett Groundbreaking

A $34 million mixed-use development meant to reshape Rowlett's city center is expected to get underway Wednesday by a joint venture between The Integral Group of Atlanta and Catalyst Urban Development of Dallas. The development, called the...

DHI Mortgage and DHI Title Ribbon Cutting

One of Rowlett's largest employers, DR Horton, continues to invest in Rowlett as DHI Mortgage and DHI Title expand their offices. DHI Mortgage and DHI Title held the ribbon cutting and open house for their new building on Tuesday, October 13, 2015....

City Mayor's Development Presentation

The Mayor recently gave a presentation on development in Rowlett. To view a copy of his presentation, please click here.

City Breaks Ground on Terra Lago Lakefront Development

The City of Rowlett hosted a ground breaking ceremony for the Terra Lago lakefront development, near Scenic Drive and SH 66 (Lakeview Parkway), on Tuesday, September 8 at 10:30 A.M. The developer for Terra Lago is Portfolio Development, LLC.

Sprouts Farmers Market is Coming to Rowlett

On Tuesday, November 4, the Rowlett City Council approved an Economic Development Agreement with Briarwood Armstrong, LLC, for a new retail development located at 2801 Lakeview Parkway. The development will be anchored by Sprouts Farmers Market.

Dallas-Fort Worth 3rd Quarter Housing Market Update

Metrostudy, a leading provider of market information to the housing industry, presented at the 2014 Economic Summit hosted by the Dallas Regional Chamber. To see how the DFW housing market is doing and how Rowlett stacks up, click here.

DFW Airport Station Connects DART to the World

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport are celebrating the opening of the last Orange Line segment to the new DFW Airport Station. The Aug. 18 opening means the country's longest light rail system links to the world's third-busiest airport.