Round Rock, Texas, with a population of around 100,000, is located 15 miles north of Austin in the Central Texas hill country. Major employers include Dell, TECO-Westinghouse, Dresser and Hospira. Its combined property tax and utility rates are among the lowest in the region. It has an award-winning park system, school district and is the one of the safest cities with a population of at least 100,000 population in the United States. The city has maintained high quality of life while becoming a major center for economic growth in Central Texas.