Roanoke, Texas is a small city that is primarily in Denton County. A small portion of the city extends into Tarrent County. Roanoke has one main neighborhood and is approximately the 320th largest community in the state. It is a wealthy community in comparison to both state and national economic standards. It is a warm and welcoming, family-friendly community and is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. It is a diverse city in terms of ethnicity, race, religion and any other label you want to explore. The city is as unique as its residents and has earned the nickname of “The Unique Dining Capital of the world”. Common ancestries in Roanoke, include Irish, English, Italian and French. The primary written and spoken language in the community is English, followed by Spanish and various languages of India.
Roanoke has a home rule charter form of municipal government featuring council members and a manager to help make decisions and handle the every day affairs of city government. Residents enjoy the wonderful subtropical climate of the area, which brings them mild winters and humid hot summers which leads to lush green lawns and vegetation. Education for the youth of the city is primarily provided by the schools of the Northwest Independent School District, which includes Roanoke Elementary School, Medlin Middle School, Byron Nelson High School and others.
The city spans approximately 5.3 square miles of land area. In 2014, the population was estimated at 6,974 and the population density was estimated at 1,500 people per square mile. The city has a mixed workforce of white, blue and no-collar workers. Over 9.5% of the local workforce works from home, via telecommuting, freelance endeavors and home-based businesses. According to the 2014 Roanoke City Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the top five employers in the city were General Motors, WW Grainger, Walmart, Home Depot, Tom Thumb Grocery. Nearly 39% of adults in the city have four-year degrees or higher, which is well above the national education average for U.S. communities. In 2016, the estimated median household income was $66,105 and the estimated per capita income was $36,976. In the same year the median estimated house or condo value in Roanoke was $256,968, the mean housing price was $290,558 and the median gross rent $1,232.
The main thoroughfare through the city is the State Highway 114 business route. As the city is small there is no public transportation and most residents rely on private vehicles for their daily commutes. Average commute times for residents of Roanoke run at about 31 minutes each way. The city has nine beautiful parks and a recreation center, these facilities offer a variety of amenities from walking, biking and hiking trails, to a fishing pier, skate park areas, playgrounds, sports courts and fields, picnic areas, open fields, swimming pools, weight equipment, fitness equipment and so much more. Another local favorite is the Hawaiian Falls Water Parks, which feature water slides, lazy rivers, water rides, splash pads, play areas and much more. The primary form of housing in the city is traditional single-family homes for sale or rent, though other real estate options are available. To find the home of your dreams in Roanoke, call DFW Realty at 817-809-6379 today.