Rowlett is a city in Dallas and Rockwall counties in the U.S. state of Texas, and a suburb of Dallas. It is a quiet, upscale bedroom community in the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex, located on Lake Ray Hubbard.
Rowlett derives its name from Rowlett Creek, which flows into Lake Ray Hubbard and is a major tributary of the east fork of the Trinity River. The creek in turn was named for a waterway running through the property of Daniel Rowlett who moved from Kentucky to Bonham, Texas, in 1835. The first post office opened on April 5, 1880, and it was called “Morris” after Postmaster Austin Morris.
The Dallas County portion of Rowlett is served by the Garland Independent School District, while the Rockwall County portion is a part of the Rockwall Independent School District. Garland ISD has a free choice program that allows for a student to attend any school within the district. Rockwall ISD residents are zoned to Cullins-Lake Pointe Elementary School, Williams Middle School and Rockwall High School.
Residents in Dallas County are zoned to the Dallas County Community College District. Residents in Rockwall County are zoned to Collin College.