If you’ve decided to rent an apartment in Red Oak, you’re probably looking for a place near Dallas that gives you an easy commute, a suburban feel, and plenty to do. Red Oak delivers – it is a short, 20-minute drive south of Dallas, it features those wide-open spaces Texas is famous for, and it is an ideal location for outdoor activities.
Red Oak was first settled in the early 1840s and it is named for a creek that meanders along the southern end of the city. As an agricultural area, the residents were able to take advantage of the rich soil along the creek to grow crops and raise livestock. And, although Red Oak is among the fastest-growing communities in the Dallas area, it still retains that rural feel.
Old Town Park is a great place to meet up with neighbors and enjoy the great Texas weather. The park includes picnic areas with barbecue grills, horseshoe pits, a playground, gazebo, pavilions, a stage, walking trails, and volleyball courts. Pearson Park features walking trails, a playground, picnic areas, and fishing.
When you want to go on a shopping spree, dine at an exclusive restaurant, attend the theater or go to a concert, Dallas is a short, easy drive away (Red Oak residents enjoy very little traffic heading into the city). But the best thing about renting in a small, suburban community has to be the festivals and events, and Red Oak is no exception. Events include Founder’s Day, Red Oak White and Blue, Red Oak Food Fest, and several other seasonal events.