5 Reasons More Residents are Moving to Roanoke
Roanoke TX attracts many people every year, for many different reasons. Whether you’re single, part of a couple, raising a family or downsizing in retirement, Roanoke is a great place to live and work. This community is home to just 9,300 people and sits in Denton County. It’s part of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.
Check out five reasons why more people are moving to Roanoke.
1. Low Unemployment Rate
Roanoke has an unemployment rate of 3.1 percent, which is lower than the U.S. average of four percent. The job market has increased by more than three percent here over the last year, with future job growth over the next 10 years estimated to be 50 percent, higher than the U.S. average of 33. The average income for Roanoke residents is $31,000 a year, compared with the U.S. average of $28,000 a year.
2. Good Time to Buy a House
With home appreciation up nearly 12 percent in the last year, now’s the time to buy property in Roanoke. The median home price here is $298,600. The quaint neighborhoods, solid school system, and access to area amenities make this a great place to put down roots.
3. Easy Commute into Big Cities
While the cost of living is a bit higher in Roanoke compared with the national average (six percent higher in fact), the easy commute into Dallas and Fort Worth makes up for it. You’re paying far less for houses in the suburbs that you are in the main cities, yet your commute into Dallas and Fort Worth are both about a half hour.
4. Fun Things to Do
While you have a plethora of options in nearby Dallas and Fort Worth for entertainment, there are many things to keep you occupied right in Roanoke. There’s Hawaiian Falls Roanoke (water and amusement park), Canon Parkway Park, Roanoke Visitor Center and Museum, DFW Adventure Park, Marshall Creek Ranch, and Cinnamon Creek Ranch for archery. There are also fun annual celebrations and events, farmer’s markets, shops and boutiques, and an array of eclectic restaurants.
5. Convenient Location
Roanoke, conveniently located at Highway 114 and 377, gives you quick access to many major areas, such as:
- 15 miles from Dallas Fort-Worth International Airport
- 23 miles north of Fort Worth
- 30 miles west of Dallas
- 4 miles east of the Texas Motor Speedway
- 5 miles from Alliance Airport
Contact Luke’s Moving Services
While we are based in Hurst TX, we service all of Roanoke TX as well as the entire Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Contact us now for a free estimate and to start planning your move.