Roanoke is a city in Denton County and is and part of the Dallas – Fort Worth Metroplex. The population was 9,300 at the 2017 census estimate. A small part of the city extends into Tarrant County. The Northwest Regional Airport is located 2 miles north of the city center.
The main east-west road through town, State Highway 114 Business, is named “Byron Nelson Boulevard” in honor of the famous golfer who resided in the community. Roanoke is home to many restaurants, as well as a hotel that bank robbers Bonnie and Clyde resided in during the 1930s. The large number of independent restaurateurs on Roanoke’s Oak Street led to the moniker “Unique Dining Capital of the Texas”.
Entertainment is provided by Hawaiian Falls Roanoke, Cinemark Movie Theater, Roanoke Skatepark, and Evenings on Oak Street (Summer concert series every Thursday night on Oak Street).
According to Roanoke’s 2018 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the top employers in the city are:
# Employer | # of Employees
1 General Motors Corporation 460
2 WW Grainger 450
3 Martin Brower 450
4 Walmart 400
5 Randall’s/Tom Thumb 360
6 Home Depot 325
7 Cardinal Health 270
8 Amerisource Bergen 260
9 Behr Process Corp 240
10 Heritage Bag 185
Roanoke is served by the noted Northwest Independent School District. Roanoke is also home to James Steele Accelerated High School. A part of the NISD this high school is for students who want to graduate from high school in 2 1/2 to 3 years. Located in the northwest area of the DFW metroplex, Northwest Independent School District covers 234 square miles.
It is one of the largest school districts in the area and spans three counties (Tarrant, Denton, and Wise) and 14 municipalities. NISD operates 18 elementary schools, six middle schools, three comprehensive high schools and one accelerated high school. With the addition of an estimated 1,200 students during summer months and continued growth, total student enrollment now exceeds 24,000.
Additional Helpful Links:
City of Roanoke – https://www.roanoketexas.com/
Northwest ISD – https://www.nisdtx.org/
Demographics – http://www.city-data.com/city/Roanoke-Texas.html