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  • Located in Denton County north of Fort Worth and northwest of Dallas, Roanoke, Texas was settled in 1879 and named after the town in Virginia from which its new inhabitants hailed. In its early days, the city served as a cattle center before being officially incorporated after the Great Depression in 1933. Roanoke measures only 5.3 square miles and is a rapidly growing community full of friendly neighbors, good schools, and great local amenities. Known for its small-town ambiance and local restaurants, the town is one of the most unique places in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Shopping and Dining

A quick Google search reveals why Roanoke is known as “the unique dining capital of Texas.” Home to more than 50 highly ranked local restaurants and eateries, the town offers a wide variety of culinary delights, from mouth-watering chicken fried steaks and down home Louisiana cooking to enchiladas, tortellini, and sirloin barbeque. Many of the area’s most popular restaurants, including Babe’s Chicken Dinner House and the Oak St. Pie & Candy Co, are located in Roanoke’s historic downtown. Creative dishes meet upscale elegance and cozy comfort at The Classic Café. Known for its award-winning wine list and fresh produce, the cafe is a 2012 Diners’ Choice top pick. Bayou Jack’s Cajun Grill is a local favorite for quality Cajun food, including blackened dishes, Jambalaya, and Po’boys. Additional Roanoke restaurants include Tacos and Avacados, Twisted Root Burger Co., Reno Red’s Frontier Cooking, Dove Creek Café, Inzo Italian Kitchen, Sonic, Wendy’s, and Chili’s.

Most of the shopping options in Roanoke are small independently owned businesses, such as The Plaid Peacock, where vendors set up booths and sell handmade and antique goods. The Roanoke Farmer’s Market offers fresh produce every Saturday from April-September. Other shops in Roanoke include grocery stores, bookstores, consignment shops, pharmacies, and more.

Parks and Recreation

Roanoke is home to five public parks complete with walking trails and two dog parks, all of which offer ample opportunity for enjoying the outdoors. Roanoke Community Park features baseball and softball fields, a fishing pier and pond, playground equipment, and picnic areas. Fairplay Park features sports fields, playground equipment, swings, and a community pool with water slides. The large open fields at Cannon Parkway Park and Parks of Roanoke are perfect for kite flying and soccer games. In addition to the field, the Parks of Roanoke is home to a basketball court, a lighted walking trail, a children’s playground, and a splash pad. Additional playgrounds and basketball courts can be found at Country Acres Park. The Roanoke Recreation Center features a gymnasium, weight room, game room, racquetball court, and children’s center. Group classes, swim lessons, sports leagues, and summer camps also are available.

The city of Roanoke is very family oriented, offering seasonal events for the whole family all year long including: Family Valentine’s Dance, The Annual Bunny Hop and Hunt, The 3rd of July, Fishing in the Park, and Roanoke Old-Fashioned Christmas celebration. For a little more excitement, residents can head over to the Alliance Skatepark in nearby Grand Prairie or the Texas Motor Speedway, located just four miles east of town.

Living

Home to approximately 7,000 people, Roanoke offers a friendly small-town environment in the midst of a bustling metropolitan area. The city is centered on families with 80 percent of the population of Roanoke living in family households. Many residents enjoy coming together for community events and festivals, such as the annual Fourth of July celebration, which features children’s activities and games, live music, and good food. Median property value in 2017 was $222,389.

Schools, Health, and Transportation

The children of Roanoke are served by the Northwest Independent School District. A rapidly growing district, Northwest ISD’s student population has tripled over the past ten years. New schools, including Truett Wilson Middle School, have been added to keep up with the district’s growth.

Several top-quality medical providers are located in nearby Trophy Club, including the Arlington Cancer Center. The TrueMedicine primary care clinics, also in Trophy Club, provide patient-centered healthcare services to adult residents. Additional hospitals and medical centers are located throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Built just east of I-35W around Highway 114 and U.S. Route 377, Roanoke real estate offers easy access to Denton, Fort Worth, and Dallas. The Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport is only 15 miles away.

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