Message from the Mayor

Welcome to the City of Roanoke, the Unique Dining Capital of Texas!

In the center of the fastest growing part of the state, Roanoke continues to enjoy prosperity, strong economic growth, a low crime rate, a highly rated school district, and a wide range of affordable housing, while retaining our charming, small town feel, and friendly atmosphere.

Amenities for Citizens
We offer the best amenities to our citizens such as the extensive recreation center, baseball fields, tennis courts, several parks with splash pads, a complete soccer complex, and a newly renovated and expanded library and community center. We are enjoying exciting growth in quality retail, industrial, and residential development. We have key Fortune 500 and Fortune 50 companies in the Alliance corridor and offer one of the lowest tax rates in the area. The City of Roanoke is conveniently located between Alliance Airport and DFW International Airport.

Recent Renovations
We have recently renovated our historic downtown including the redevelopment of Oak Street. In addition to multiple awards from the Texas Downtown Association and Preserve Texas, the City of Roanoke recently received the prestigious CLIDE (Celebrating Leadership in Development Excellence) award from North Central Texas Council of Governments. The $10 million Oak Street Project created new streetscape, parking, and landscaped sidewalks.

Unique Dining Capital of Texas
Appointed as The Unique Dining Capital of Texas by the Texas House of Representatives in 2009, downtown Roanoke includes the world famous Babe’s Chicken Dinner House, 4-star Classic Café, Twisted Root Burger Company, Tacos and Avocados, Hard Eight BBQ, Inzo’s Italian Kitchen, and many others. Roanoke currently has over 40 delicious and unique restaurants/food establishments to choose from and more are underway.

New Development
The Briarwyck development, a 500 acre mixed-use development that will contain more than 600 new single-family homes and exemplary rated Roanoke Elementary, is in process and very successful. A new 500 home housing development, Fairway Ranch, is planned off Byron Nelson Parkway near Hawaiian Falls - Roanoke, our new 14 acre mega-water park that is a popular attraction for residents and visitors.

My Vision

My vision for Roanoke is simple and is shared by citizens from all over the city. We strive to be the city with the most productive jobs, the highest rate of home ownership, and the best schools of any area in the country. With our low crime rate, we offer a highly desirable community that values strong families, close friendships, and supportive neighborhoods and churches. Roanoke is a prosperous city with a strong, diversified, and vibrant economy that will produce a continually improving quality of life for our residents, businesses, and future generations.

In Roanoke, as we preserve our history and tradition, we consistently strive forward for improvement, innovation, and positive growth for the future. We invite you to personally visit the City of Roanoke and come see why our friendly people, convenient location, enhanced quality of life, and many amenities make Roanoke the place to be!

Mayor Gierisch