Red Oak is blessed with an abundance of undeveloped land, but the challenge will be retaining that small town feel while building a first-class city. Retail development is exploding including construction of luxury apartments and condos. New home construction is on the move but co-exists peacefully with older, traditional homes.
The Red Oak Independent School District has been honored with the "recognized" status by the Texas Education Agency and offers one high school, 2 junior/intermediate schools and 4 elementary schools. The lifestyle is relaxed and focused on community, but it's a green light to growth in Red Oak.
Trivia alert: Look close and you may recognize Red Oak in Warren Beatty's directorial debut. Some scenes for "Bonnie and Clyde" were shot around town and one local woman was chosen to play Faye Dunaway's mother.