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Home to the historic Silver Spoon Saloon, Roanoke is an eclectic mix of amenities and atmosphere. The city sits at the entrance to the Alliance area's "Golden Corridor" but despite its recent growth, Roanoke offers a special down-home, friendly ambiance and residents are eager to share the history and charm of their city.
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Roanoke's Eclectic Mix
Roanoke is an eclectic mix of homes, amenities, attractions and atmosphere. Located on the railroad, Roanoke was a cattle center in its early days. The town had two saloons, a horse trough, and a water tank - all located on the center of what is now Oak Street. Formerly the Silver Spur Saloon, the 1886 structure underwent a detailed restoration and was awarded the Best Renovation designation from the Texas Downtown Association and Preservation Texas.
Like the old Silver Spur Saloon, many parts of Old Town and the Historic Oak Street are revitalizing, restoring, and recognizing the unique opportunity to share the friendly small town charm and laid back slower lifestyle.
City Slickers Moving to Roanoke
Roanoke's prime location halfway between Fort Worth and Denton has been discovered by "city folk" who are now close to outnumbering the cattle. The city's low crime rate, country ambiance, and respected schools combined with an enviable location convenient to most parts of the DFW Metroplex employment centers means home buyer demand for Roanoke appears bright for the short and long term.
No city can sit at the entrance to the Alliance area's "Golden Corridor" along State Highway 114 and remain unnoticed. Despite a growth spurt, many parts of the city have maintained, and even enhanced their level of personal connection to the community. The sharp increase in new residents is not changing, but rather enhancing the vibrant mix that is Roanoke.
Downtown Roanoke's Historic District - "The Dining Capital of the World" By Renelibrary - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, Link
Roanoke's Denton County Location is Enviable
Roanoke is located in southern Denton County and counts Trophy Club and Southlake as its neighbors to the north and east. The Alliance Gateway (and Texas Motor Speedway) through North Fort Worth is on Roanoke's west. Keller is just south of Roanoke across the Denton/Tarrant County line.
Strong employment opportunities for Roanoke residents stretch way beyond the “Golden Corridor" of the Alliance area. Because Roanoke's location is at what one could call a “trifecta” along State Highways 114, 377 and 170, much of the DFW Metroplex is easily accessible for commuters. As an added bonus, both Denton County tax rates and property insurance rates tend to run lower than those of neighboring Tarrant County.
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- Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Roanoke dates back to 1844. Stop in the visitors center on N. Oak Street and pick up a map for your own walking tour.
- Roanoke's location within the Northwest School District boundary is a major factor for home buyers choosing Roanoke for their new home. The district's "future ready" vision is to be the best and most sought-after school district with every student ready for college, ready for the global workplace, and ready for personal success.
- The growth throughout the State Highway 114 (Alliance) corridor has been tremendous, and Roanoke has not been left unchanged. Somehow though the city and its residents have been able to hang on to the small town feel, and don't appear willing to give it up.
- In the downtown area folks are renovating the small bungalows or tearing down old frame houses to build cute gingerbreads. Developers are buying up old ranches for planned developments.
- Strong area employment plus the relocation of several large corporations along State Highway 114 should ensure there is continued high demand for Roanoke housing well into the future.
- Bonus! People come from all over the area for Babes Chicken House. If you're smart, you'll stop in for lunch or dinner too while you're in the neighborhood.
Roanoke's Planned Communities
The Alliance Gateway area has been a hot spot for business relocation owing to its convenience to the DFW Metroplex. There's also a strong economy in the immediate vicinity.
Large tracts of land have been available in the Roanoke area, making the city attractive to new home developers. Each new development seemingly tries to outdo the last in level and quality of lifestyle amenities for neighborhood residents. Most offer some form of community pool, plus trails, playgrounds and sports fields.
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One of the larger, newer Roanoke planned neighborhood is Fairway Ranch. Home builder's construction wrapped up in late 2021 with around 500 homes. Children in the community attend Wayne A Cox Elementary.
Preowned Roanoke homes offer home buyers a wide range of ages, styles and lot sizes. Briarwyck, near the northwest corner of Highway 377/114 intersection is a good example of preowned home options. Ranging in size from about 1800 to 4500 square feet, Brairwyck home owners enjoy neighborhood amenities including playgrounds, greenbelts with trails, and a pool. The onsite NWISD Roanoke ElementarySchool is a large draw to the addition.
For Roanoke home buyers looking for something a little different, there's the new Roanoke City Center. Luxury brownstones join a downtown vibe that ranges from the elegant Peabody hotel to Babes Chicken.
Strong Support for Roanoke's Northwest School District
Roanoke's location in the Northwest School District boundary is a major factor for many buyers choosing the city as their new home. The district's "future ready" vision is to be the best and most sought-after school district with every student ready for college, ready for the global workplace, and ready for personal success.
Located entirely within the Northwest ISD, Roanoke students feed into the Byron Nelson High boundary, the most sought after high school in the district. Students may attend one of two elementary schools, Cox or Roanoke Elementary, before becoming a "Bobcat".
THINGS WE LOVE ABOUT ROANOKE
Roanoke is an eclectic mix of homes, amenities, attractions & atmosphere. Despite the growth spurt, many aspects of the city have maintained, and even enhanced the personal level of connection to the community.
Roanoke offers a special down-home, friendly ambiance that's hard to find in the midst of a major metropolitan area. But residents are eager to share the history and charm of their city.
Roanoke's location is at what you could call a “trifecta” along State Highways 114, 377 and 170. Most of the DFW Metroplex is an easy commute. As an added bonus, residents enjoy Denton County's lower tax rates.
The NISD's "future ready" vision is to be the best, most sought-after school district with every student ready for college, ready for the global workplace, and ready for personal success.
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The City of Roanoke has 9 parks with a variety of amenities for public recreation. New housing additions are also developing parks, green space with walking trails and ponds and then dedicating the space to the city. For example, over 50 acres of public parks are being granted to the City of Roanoke for Ridge Top hike and bike greenbelts plus tree-canopied park areas by the Fairway Ranch developer.
Activities Only Available in Roanoke
Roanoke offers a special down-home, friendly ambiance hard to find in the midst of a major metropolitan area. But residents are eager to share the history and charm of their city. Perhaps the best place to start a tour of Roanoke is on N. Oak Street at The Roanoke Visitor Center and Museum.
Formerly the Silver Spur Saloon, the Visitors Center is an award winning restoration of an 1886 dance hall and brothel. Stop by this Texas Recorded Historic Landmark to see their collection of Roanoke artifacts and history.
✓The Evenings on Oak Street concert series gives residents an opportunity to enjoy musicians on the historic Austin Street Plaza in Downtown Roanoke. These free events run from March through September
✓Roanoke's Third Rock is a patriotic party with live music, games, activities, and fabulous fireworks.
✓Celebrate Roanoke runs on the 2nd Saturday of October in historic downtown. Relive the wild west days of the city along with live music, games, art displays and lots of food.
✓Roanoke Farmers Market runs Saturdays starting in April through September in the Austin Street Plaza.
✓Roanoke Fishing in the Park is an annual event that brings the whole community together for a day of fishing and plenty of fish tales of who caught the biggest.
✓Known as "The Unique Dining Capital of Texas" the city was appointed the title by the Texas House of Representatives. Home to the original world-famous Babe's Chicken Dinner House and over 50 other restaurants, Roanoke offers perhaps the most unique dining experience and charming small town ambiance available in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
THINGS TO DO IN ROANOKE
A town doesn't earn the name "Unique Dining Captial of Texas" for no reason. So grab a friend or load up the family and head out to the historic Oak Street area. You'll find everything from down home casual to fancy classic fare.
A tough decision where to start. Hawaiian Falls for Mega WaterWorld and Beach Blasters multi-tube slide? Or maybe you'd rather hit the skatepark for 20,000 sq.ft. of stair sets, planter gaps and radius ledges.
HEAR THE STORY
Roanoke has a colorful past that dates back to 1844. Get a glimpse of life at that time in the old Silver Spur Saloon. Located on historic N. Oak Street, the saloon has been lovingly restored as the Visitor Center and Museum.
'Celebrate Roanoke' - October ♦ Christmas Parade ♦ 'Evenings on Oak Street' Concerts March-Sept. ♦ Family Valentine's Dance ♦ 'Bunny Hop and Hunt' - Saturday before Palm Sunday ♦ 'Roanoke 3rd Rocks' Fireworks
Roanoke Looks Toward Continued Growth
With a population of around 10,000 it may not sound like little old Roanoke has joined the gold rush that accompanies the State Highway 114 growth going on all around the city. But this tiny town of just about 6.5 square miles (after incorporating the town of Marshall Creek in 2007) has seen a population explosion of over 350% since 2000.
While still retaining the laid back country charm that it's known for, Roanoke is also embracing the changes that come with new residents. New grocery stores, movie theaters, medical centers and fast food restaurants have popped up across town with more on the way. Strip shops host veterinarians, hair salons and dry cleaners.
The city has also stepped up its services too with more recent additions of a state-of-the-art recreation center and City Hall. There's even a new Peabody Hotel downtown. Roanoke home buyers are finding it more and more attractive to dine, shop and have fun locally.
Of course, the retail is just following the growth of new housing developments in this metroplex "hot spot".
So what drives all this growth? Roanoke's easy access to major employment centers for starters. And the desirable Northwest School District for another. And the laid back, friendly atmosphere Roanoke embraces, though not tangible, goes a long way in the mind of area home buyers.
Your Perfect Roanoke Home
Roanoke offers home buyers small-town values with close proximity to major urban amenities. Real estate in Roanoke ranges from historic old town treasures to brand new luxury homes and even Brownstones.
From executive luxury homes to affordable first time buyer properties, newer family friendly planned communities and even homes with acreage, Roanoke offers home styles and price ranges for nearly everyone. I hope you'll reach out to me with any questions you may have about relocating to the Dallas-Ft. Worth area in general and Roanoke specifically. I've been in the real estate business in and around Roanoke since 1989, and I'm always happy to share what I've learned and to help you make your move to Roanoke the best it can be for you and your family. -Cindy
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Roanoke home owners live in Denton County. The main Roanoke zip code is 76262.
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