Quality of Life

Downtown Rowlett is growing with new businesses and restaurants, and new residential development and is alive with numerous community events on the grassy lawn including a Farmer's Market each Thursday evening (in season), concerts and movie nights offered by the City. Find out more at VillageofRowlettDowntown.com.

Paddle Point Park is also home to Paddle Point Creek Paddling Trail - Enjoy this 6.4-mile trail's beautiful scenery on Lake Ray Hubbard including views of Great Blue Herons, Bald Eagles, and various other wildlife. Lake Ray Hubbard serves as a recreational destination, fishing spot, and water supply for the surrounding cities.

Waterview Golf Club boasts a championship golf course with a challenging level of play for all golfers, from beginners to professionals. What was once pastureland is now a lush, gently rolling, par 72 course featuring 15 acres of lakes and 1,500 trees representing 18 different species. With extensive practice facilities, an on-site bar and grill, and the finest greens in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, Waterview Golf Club is the premier destination for championship play.

Rowlett is home to many Fine Art Organizations and opportunities such as ACTOR (Amateur Community Theater of Rowlett), Lake Cities Chorale, CORP (Company of Rowlett Performers), and ART (Artists Round Texas).

Special events in the community include the Little Sweetheart Dance, Easter Eggstravaganza, Easter Pup-A-Palooza; Kid Fish; Cardboard Boat Regatta; Memorial Day Ceremony; Barks, Brews, & Brats, 4th of July's Fireworks on Main, Summer Concert Series, Movies on Main, International Festival, Farmer's and Crafters Market, Trunk or Treat & Scarecrows on Main, Veterans Day Ceremony, Main Street Fest & Holiday Parade, 12 Days of Christmas, and more. Find out more here.

There are at least twenty-nine churches in Rowlett, from non-denominational to Baptist to Methodist and more. Additionally, there's at least twenty-five clubs and/or organizations, from Scouts to Adult Softball and everything in between.

The Neighborhood Planning division, created in 2020, integrates established short-term neighborhood programming into long-range urban planning. They work to enhance neighborhood livability and increase community cohesion through the proactive management of Rowlett's housing stock, culture, and history. Find out more here.

Check out Dallas Regional Chamber's Cost of Living calculator to compare how far your earnings will go in the Dallas area versus where you are now.