Just 20 miles north of the thriving metropolis of Fort Worth, Texas, sits the small city of Roanoke, which, despite its size, has made a reputation as a cultural haven and drawn many newcomers to its homes for rent. With just under 8,000 residents, Roanoke provides a very peaceful setting and intimate community, and just a short commute from the excitement and cultural resources of Dallas and Fort Worth.
One of the more popular areas in Fort Worth, Roanoke invites newcomers with its historic charm, abundant events and festivals, and the restaurants that have led to its nickname: "The Dining Capital of Texas."
Houses for rent in Roanoke place renters in a community with more than 40 restaurants, live music venues and an assortment of shops. On Oak Street, residents can find the majority of the city's popular restaurants -- Babe's Chicken is a particular jewel -- as well as the old hotel where the bank robbers Bonnie and Clyde resided in the 1930s. The city's culinary streak continues to grow, with new eateries constantly opening. One place to indulge your sweet tooth is Susie's Sweet Boutique, which offers cupcakes, cookies and cakes made to order.
Roanoke rentals help newcomers become part of the community through their participation in many civic events. The city sponsors the Celebrate Roanoke Festival each October, Unique Week in April and the Old-Fashioned Downtown Christmas Parade and Event. In addition, live music is frequently featured on Oak Street and at the Austin Street Plaza. These events take place in Roanoke's historic downtown, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This area, where rentals are available, includes the old Silver Spur Saloon and the Water Tower that stands beside City Hall.
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