34 Roanoke's historic downtown. Photo By Emilia Gaston

Roanoke

Wikipedia says:

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., Susie’s Sweet Boutique, Hey Sugar Candy Store, INZO Pizza and Wine, and the 4 Star, Classic Cafe. The large number of independent restaurateurs on Roanoke’s Oak Street led to the moniker “Unique Dining Capital of the Texas.”

Demographics

  • Median Age: 34.5
  • Population Growth (2000-2013): 136.50%
  • Population Density: 1,249 people per square mile

Schools

  • Students Passing STARR K-11: 87%
  • Average SAT Score: 1476
  • Students Taking SAT/ACT: 74.90%
  • Instruction Spending Per Student: $4,374

Crime

  • Violent Crime Rate: 1.09 per 1,000 residents
  • Non-Violent Crime Rate: 25.27 per 1,000 residents

Real Estate

  • Average Price of Homes Sold (2013): $224,449
  • Sales Price Change (2011-2013): 24.40%
  • Owner-Occupied Homes: 48.10%

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