Sanger Real Estate Information

A quaint, family-friendly residential community, Sanger, Texas, is a growing community in Denton County. It sits on the western side of Lake Ray Roberts, making it a popular destination for those in the real estate market, but is relatively undiscovered, with a population of just under 8,000 (though the population in 2008 represents an increase since 2000 of more than 70 percent). Sanger encompasses an area of just over three square miles.

The city was founded in 1886 as a stop on the Santa Fe Railroad. Its growth was fueled by the local cattle industry, as by its production of wheat, oats, maize, millet and cotton. The city was named after the Sanger family, who owned stores in Waco and Dallas and were frequent customers of the Sante Fe railroad. Today, cattle is still raised in and around the community, and there are also several horse farms. Sanger residents have an estimated median household income of almost $50,000, up from about $40,000 in 2000, and the average residential real estate value is now just over $100,000, up from 2000, when properties were worth an average of just over $70,000.

Sanger sits just off Interstate 35 and is just 10 miles north of Denton, where the nearest colleges and hospitals are located. Sanger's children are assigned to public schools in the Sanger Independent School District, which includes one elementary, one intermediate, one junior high and one high school. Construction, education and health care are the most popular industries in which residents work, and Wal-Mart operates a distribution center in Sanger that employs around 600 people. Annually, the city celebrates the Sanger Heritage Sellabration and there are several events throughout the year at the Sanger Library.