Red Oak is a relaxed suburban community located on the southern edge of Dallas along I-35E – just 20 minutes from downtown Dallas and five minutes from I-20. Red Oak offers the advantages of suburban living as well as the convenience of urban shopping, and the quiet atmosphere provides opportunities for relaxed family enjoyment.
For golf enthusiasts, the 18-hole Red Oak Valley Golf Course sits at the intersection of I-35 and U.S. Highway 77. Red Oak is also home to nine different sports associations, which include soccer, baseball, softball, football and cheerleading, and a new sports complex.
The City of Red Oak takes an aggressive approach to economic development. Both the Industrial Development Corporation and the Economic Development Corporation engage in incentive/development programs to spur economic growth. There are several private business parks located in Red Oak. Additionally, the Industrial Development Corporation has developed a high quality, 175-acre mixed-use industrial park; and approximately 1,091 acres are available for light industrial uses. Red Oak also enjoys Double Freeport Inventory Tax Exemptions from the city and school district. All of these factors combine to make the business climate in Red Oak very appealing, which is why the city is experiencing rapid growth.
Residential development is also booming. Through the use of planned developments, offering flexibility and alternatives to developers, Red Oak can offer many types of homes to suit a variety of lifestyles. While the majority of Red Oak’s population leans more toward young families, an age-dependent retirement community allows senior citizens the enjoyment and independence of owning their own home.
Red Oak has also developed a trail system that includes creeks and greenspaces. The Old Town Park is also home to the city’s Summer Concert Series, held each May. Red Oak ISD is a 4A school system, offering a wide variety of educational opportunities, including small classes and a specialized curriculum. The girl’s volleyball and boy’s soccer teams have each claimed 4A State Championships. Red Oak schools are recognized throughout the area to be of superb quality. www.redoakareachamber.org