Moving to Roanoke, TX, soon? How very exciting! Roanoke is called home to more than 7,804 people and all the new residential real estate growth is a sure sign that people love Roanoke and want to put down their roots. It is probably so loved thanks to its low crime rates, high income and graduation rates, and numerous enjoyable amenities. The commute to work may be a little longer than others, but many find that worth it because of it’s small town charm.
Hire Professional Movers to Make Your Move Smoother
Great White Moving Company has been moving customers to and from Roanoke for more than 15 years now, making us highly experienced in the area and in our skills. We are a local, family-owned Dallas-Fort Worth moving company, and have spent nearly 20 years eating at the original Babe’s Fried Chicken in the heart of Roanoke. Leave your stress of moving in our hands, and we’ll be sure you are taken care of. Looking for somewhere to eat your first night in Roanoke? Our team can even help you with that by offering some recommendations during your next move; from the original Babe’s Chicken to the new Texas Country star owned ChopShop, there’s something for everyone.
The median home price in Roanoke, TX, is $216,900 due to it’s growing popularity and new construction; Roanoke real estate prices are among the most expensive in Texas. 60.9% of the population are home owners, meaning only 39.1% are renters. The median rent asked is $1,134, so if you aren’t ready to purchase roots in town, you have some options.
Roanoke’s employment rate is 96.9%, meaning the unemployment rate is 3.1% lower than the national rate of 5.2%. Another fun fact is that 9.5% of the employed residents telecommute, whether it’s for their own small business or in some form of technology work online. The median household income in 2016 was $62,878 and the following is the breakdown of the occupations throughout:
- Sales and Office: 35.4%
- Management, Business, Science and Arts: 34.9%
- Service: 12.7%
- Natural Resources, Construction and Maintenance: 9.8%
- Production, Transportation, and Materials Moving: 7.2%
Being a small town, Roanoke does not have it’s own school district. It is actually a part of the growing Northwest ISD School District. Roanoke is home to Roanoke Elementary, Wayne Cox Elementary, J. Lyndal Hughes Elementary, John Tidwell Middle School, James M. Steele Accelerated High School, and Our Lady of Grace High School. Since Steele High School is an accelerated school, and Our Lady of Grace is a private school, majority of the high school students attend Byron Nelson High School in Trophy Club, which is only a few miles down the road. Medlin Middle School is also home to many middle school students. The schools within the district consist of 17 elementaries, 5 middle schools, and 4 high schools. And check out these exceptional educational level stats:
- 91% high school graduate or higher
- 27.2% received some college
- 10% associate’s degree
- 23.2% bachelor’s degree
- 8.7% graduate or professional degree
Things to Do
Roanoke is known as the Unique Dining Capital of Texas, and with good reasons! Regardless of what you are in the mood to eat, there is something for everyone. Downtown Roanoke is always a popular spot, even for those who live outside the city. On Sunday’s you may have to deal with a bit of a wait, but it will surely be worth it. Check out the Top 10 Places to Eat according to TripAdvisor:
- Babe’s Chicken (a must if you are in Roanoke)
- The Classic Cafe of Roanoke
- Hard Eight BBQ
- Hey Sugar Candy Store
- Oak St. Pie Co.
- Bayou Jacks Cajun Grill
- Twisted Root Burger Co.
- Los Molcajetes
- Reno Red’s Frontier Cooking
- Dove Creek Cafe
Roanoke is also full of shops and things to do. Here are the Top 8 Things to Do from TripAdvisor:
- Cinemark Roanoke and XD
- The Plaid Peacock
- Hawaiian Falls Waterpark
- Roanoke Visitor Center and Museum
- Cinnamon Creek Ranch – Ultimate in Archery
- Cannon Parkway Park
- DFW Adventure Park
- Studio Samadhi
Plus many of small boutiques and shops downtown to enjoy!
Small town feel, big city opportunities
Roanoke may be rapidly growing, but this small-town charm doesn’t seem to fade with the help of all the local businesses. Being full of antique shops, bakeries, and restaurants, Roanoke is a great place to live, and is only a few miles away from bigger cities such as Fort Worth and Denton.
Roanoke Moving Companies
Before your next move, you’ll likely start searching for moving companies in Roanoke. Be sure to do your research and check out online reviews with whoever you choose. Our movers can be seen driving one of our trailers through Roanoke often, or maybe even stopping for a bite between moves. Contact Great White Moving to hire the best professional movers to get your new life started, even if it’s just across to the other side of town. We service the entire Dallas-Fort Worth area for both local and long distance moves. Here at Great White Moving Company we are only interested in one thing: providing you with a stress-free move for an affordable price.
Call us at (817) 858-6500 or fill out a free quote and we will get back to you promptly. Don’t forget to mention this post for 20% off your next move! Discount automatically added with quote requests.