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Roanoke

Population: 6,320 | Area: 6.0 sq mi
Roanoke's historic downtown. Photo By Emilia Gaston

The city's pitch: "Roanoke has friendly, small-town charm and the amenities of a big city in the heart of [North Texas]. Residents enjoy our heritage dating to the 1840s and the amenities including our thriving, popular downtown gathering place. In 2009, Roanoke was named the Unique Dining Capital of Texas (by the Texas State Legislature) and the city features more than 40 delicious restaurants and unique shops. We have an outstanding state-of-the-art recreation center offering fitness programs, a large gymnasium, cultural and recreational classes and child care. Our new soccer complex and baseball fields are home to active leagues, and Roanoke has many parks, including a beautiful community swimming pool and new Hawaiian Falls Waterpark. The library offers classes, storytimes and creative programming for children, teens and adults. Next door, the Community Center has available space for reserved use and regular activities for seniors. Enjoy the high quality of life, low taxes, and friendly neighborhoods Roanoke offers: from historic original old-town treasures to brand new luxury homes, upscale apartment living, and a variety of quality, reasonable housing options."

Demographics

  • Median Age: 32
  • Population Growth: 12.0 %
  • Population Density: 1053.3 ppl/sq mile

Schools

  • School District: Northwest ISD
  • Students Passing TAKS: 87%
  • Average SAT Score: 1009

Crime:

  • Violent Crime Rate: 1.677 per 1,000 residents
  • Non-Violent Crime Rate: 21.6 per 1,000 residents

Real Estate:

  • Average Price of Homes Sold: $180,421