Roanoke is a city in Denton County, Texas, United States and part of theDallas – Fort Worth Metroplex. The population was 8,000 at the 2012 census estimate.
The main east-west road through town, State Highway 114 Business, is named "Byron Nelson Boulevard" in honor of the 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 Northwest Regional Airport is located 2 miles (3 km) north of the city center.
|Nickname(s): The Unique Dining Capital of Texas|
Location of Roanoke in Denton County, Texas
|Coordinates: 33°0′18″N 97°13′35″W|
Roanoke is located at (33.005002, -97.226282).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.3 square miles (13.8 km2), of which 5.3 square miles (13.8 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km2), or 0.54%, is water
In November 2007, the town of Marshall Creek consolidated with Roanoke.
The Tom Thumb Food & Pharmacy distribution center is in Roanoke. The United Supermarkets Distribution Center is also located in Roanoke. Walmart, Albertsons, and The Home Depot are also in the community.The Martin-Brower Distribution Center is also located in Roanoke. There are some major food chains in Roanoke such as Subway, Wendy's, Taco Bell, Taco Bueno, Sonic, Chick-fil-A, Chili's, McDonald's, Whataburger, Dairy Queen, and Dickey's Barbecue.
Oak Street in Roanoke is the newly redeveloped Old Town District which is the home for a number of restaurants, such as Babe's Chicken Dinner House, Twisted Root Burger Company, Tacos n' Avocados, Hard 8 BBQ, Bayou Jack's Cajun Grill, Jack & Grill on Oak St., Oak Street Pie & Candy Co., Susie's Sweet Boutique, Hey Sugar Candy Store, INZO Pizza and Wine, La Familia Mexican and the (4 Star) Classic Cafe. The large number of independent restauranteurs on Roanoke's Oak Street led to the moniker "Unique Dining Capital of the Texas".
Roanoke is served by the noted Northwest Independent School District. Elementary school students attend Roanoke Elementary School, middle school students attend Medlin Middle School or John Tidwell Middle School, and high school students go to Byron Nelson High School in Trophy Club. Also, Roanoke is home to James Steele Accelerated High School, an NISD high school for students who want to graduate from high school in 2 1/2 to 3 years. There is another elementary school (James A. Cox) currently being built in the town as well.
Old Continental State Bank
Roanoke Historic District
Roanoke Tourism Bureau
Roanoke Historic District