Rhome, Texas is rich with history as the city was established in the late 1850s. The residents enjoy the atmosphere of a small town and the convenience of being nearby major retailers, hospitals, and restaurants.
At the crossroads of the Dallas - Fort Worth Metroplex, Rhome is located at the intersection of US Hwy 81/287 and State Hwy 114 approximately 25 miles from downtown Fort Worth and 45 miles to downtown Dallas. Businesses within the city benefit from the high traffic count.
Rhome has plenty of water and a million gallon water storage tank. The city is also a water wholesaler for the region. The sewer plants have been recently upgraded to handle the anticipated growth. Rhome's Fire Department is one of the best in Wise County with an ISO fire rating of 4.0 and the Police Department is very well staffed.
The city enjoys a variety of businesses that include Wells Fargo and Pinnacle Banks, Dollar General Store, Motel 6, Subways, Dairy Queen, Giant Burger, Good Morning Donuts and four gas station/convenience stores. There is also a doctor's office, pharmacy, attorney offices, beauty salon, H&R Tax Service, and three manufacturing businesses, a cabinet shop, and glass company. In 2011, Rhome welcomed the opening of the Love's Travel Stops and Country Store, McDonald's, and Chester's Chicken.
Rhome is the third largest city in Wise County and is within the Northwest Independent School District, one of the best rated school districts in Texas. The population in the city as of 2010 was 1,522. Rhome offers many options for a place to call home. Ellis Homestead is located on the southwest edge of Rhome, just off of Highway 287, and offers large lots and spacious brick homes. Crown Point, located in the center of Rhome just east of Main Street, is a community of comfortable sized brick homes on regular sized city lots. ByWell Estates is located East of Rhome of State Highway 114, and is a well maintained manufactured home community. Old Rhome has homes with a lot of history and character.
There is a wide variety of nearby entertainment options, including the Texas Motor Speedway just 12 miles east on Highway 114 and the historical Fort Worth stockyards just a short 25 minute commute away. There are several options for dining and shopping as well just within a 15 mile radius of the city. Wise Regional Health Facility located in Decatur 13 miles North on Highway 287, is a world class medical complex with specialist operating in nearly every field of medicine.
Crossroads to the Metroplex
Rhome is located approximately 23 miles Northwest of Fort Worth at the crossroads of two major highways, 287 and 114. Our great location provides for ease of access to our citizens and visitors and a steady flow of support to and new and existing businesses. We are a mere 12 miles west of Texas Motor Speedway and 8 miles west of the new GE plant! Rhome is Wise County’s third largest city with a population of 1522, and is continually growing! Within a 5 to 10 mile radius of Rhome there are several cities and towns with populations exceeding 1,000! We really are the "Crossroads to the Metroplex" offering the best of both worlds in a cozy rural setting which includes two parks, a library, Community Center, and several churches; with close proximity to local lakes and much more!
- Carter High, Pharmacist, Best Value Pharmacy, on the allure of Rhome: The owners have a strong philosophy about the small town appeal and are always looking for opportunities to help the community.
- William Gleason, Real Estate Project Manager, Love's: Rhome was chosen because of the intersection of Hwy 287 and Hwy 114 and for the amount of traffic that flows through. Also, the city was very helpful and willing to work with us in any way.
A Rich History, A Bright Future
A Veteran's Memorial Park and a Family Park provide for the perfect setting for just about any event. Rhome has its own Police Department, and, due to the efficiency of the Rhome Volunteer Fire Department, Rhome has an impressively low ISO rating of 4. Located in the acclaimed Northwest ISD, Rhome is home to Prairie View Elementary and Chisholm Creek Middle School, and the district is still growing. There are homes and subdivisions to accommodate a variety of life styles, including Crown Pointe, Ellis Homestead, ByWell Estates, and Chisholm Trail, and of course, charming "Old Town" Rhome. The ever growing infrastructure of Rhome encompasses the needs of its citizens and business in every aspect while constantly evolving to accommodate future growth.
Folks to Know
If you are considering business ventures in Rhome call our friendly and helpful staff at City Hall (817) 636-2462. Building Inspection Services are provided by Ross Inspection Services. They will be happy to answer any questions regarding permits and inspections, and our Public Works Director is available for inquiries regarding water/sewer, and City Hall has a complete guide to any and all things Rhome.