Welcome to Roanoke
Located on the east side of a railroad that runs from Denton to Fort Worth, 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. More recently, Roanoke's prime location halfway between these two vibrant towns has been discovered by "city folk". Roanoke's low crime rate, country ambiance, and easy access to Metroplex amenities are such a strong draw that the area has become another attractive place to call home.
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 of new residents is not changing, but rather enhancing the vibrant mix that is current day Roanoke.
With a population of around just 8000, 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 laidback country charm that it is 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. Shops host veterinarians, hair salons, and dry cleaners.
Roanoke offers a special down-home, friendly ambiance that is hard to find in the middle of a major metropolitan area. But residents are eager to share the history and charm of their city.
Today, Roanoke is an eclectic mix of homes, amenities, attractions, and atmosphere. Despite the growth spurt, many parts of the city have maintained, and even enhanced their personal level of connection to the community.
The Roanoke Visitor Center and museum is a case in point. 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 and restoring, recognizing the unique opportunity to share the friendly small-town charm and laid-back slower lifestyle.
Roanoke's location in the Northwest School District 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 feeds its students into Byron Nelson High, 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".
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 living 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.
Real Estate Market
Roanoke offers home buyers small-town values with proximity to major urban amenities. Real estate in Roanoke ranges from historic old town treasures to brand new luxury homes served by The Northwest Independent School District. From 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.
Large tracts of land have recently been developed in the Roanoke area, making the city attractive to newer home buyers. Each new development strives to outdo the last in level and quality of lifestyle amenities for neighborhood residents. Most offer some form of the community pool, plus trails, playgrounds, and sports fields.
Homebuyers also have a choice of homes that span a wide range of ages, styles, and lot sizes. Briarwyck, near the northwest corner of the Highway Built by Meritage Homes, these are 100% Energy Star homes ranging from about 1800-4500 square feet. The Briarwyck neighborhood offers trails, playgrounds, and a pool plus the onsite Northwest ISD Roanoke Elementary School.
For Roanoke home buyers looking for something a little different, there is the new Roanoke City Center. Luxury brownstones join a downtown vibe that includes a wide range of fun and family-friendly restaurant alternatives.
377/114 intersection is one good example of a preowned home in Roanoke.
Photo Courtesy of Cross Timbers Gazette