Roanoke is both a classic city dating back to 1852 and the current hub of culture and commerce in southwest Virginia. Downtown Roanoke provides a historic district, a lively market, innovative apartment structures, flowing business, humming nightlife, extensive dining, and a variety of modern entertainment options.

 

Roanoke was named the best city in America for new college grads in 2017, as well as, "America's next coolest city."   It is unique in that the bustling city is immediately surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains. Quieter suburbs stretch out into the Roanoke Valley, which offers hiking, outdoor sports, boating, hunting, and an array of neighborhood styles to choose from. Local economy is boosted by being an educational and medical hotspot, with three major hospitals, two medical schools, a regional airport, plus Roanoke College, Hollins College, Virginia Western, and nearby Virginia Tech. 

In the past two years, Roanoke has been awarded as an All-American City, One of America’s Most Livable Communities, A Top Ten Digital City, The Next Great Neighborhood, the Best Trail Town, and One of the Best Cities on the Rise. You can learn more at VisitRoanoke.com

 

  Taubman Museum of Art

Taubman Museum of Art

  Iron Mine Hollow Overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway

Iron Mine Hollow Overlook on the Blue Ridge Parkway

  Historic Roanoke City Market

Historic Roanoke City Market

  McAfee’s Knob on the Appalachian Trail in Roanoke County

McAfee’s Knob on the Appalachian Trail in Roanoke County

  Downtown Roanoke

Downtown Roanoke

  Smith Mountain Lake

Smith Mountain Lake

  Market Street in Downtown Roanoke

Market Street in Downtown Roanoke

  Wells Fargo Building with the historic Hotel Roanoke in the background

Wells Fargo Building with the historic Hotel Roanoke in the background