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-Nearby mountains
-Attractive downtown
-Pleasant climate


-Future job growth
-Some industrial feel
-Air service

What Bert Has To Say About Roanoke Metro Area

Roanoke is a mid-sized commercial and transportation center located between the Blue Ridge and Appalachian mountains in the western part of the state. The city area spreads through a narrow valley surrounded by hills and mountains. The downtown area itself is an American classic with museums, shops and a famous farmer’s market in a lively historic central core known as Market Square. More modern commercial structures surround this core. On the whole Roanoke is more “old” than “new” South, but is bringing in a strong influx of northern migrants (evidenced among other things by a minor league hockey team).

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Quick Facts About Roanoke

    The unemployment rate in Roanoke is 4.10 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Negative. Roanoke jobs have Decreased by 0.56 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Roanoke's cost of living is 12.90% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Roanoke's population is 99,897 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 3.63 percent.
    Average Commute time is 19 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    The median home cost in Roanoke is $142,800. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -1.09%.
    Roanoke public schools spend $12,452 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 14.6 students per teacher in Roanoke.

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Roanoke Housing Market

It's a good time to buy in Roanoke. Home Appreciation is up 0.2% in the last 12 months. Browse Roanoke Real Estate.
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I'd like to start out with the positive, what little there is. The city and surrounding environs are beautiful. The are lovely hills and mountains in the area. Hiking,... (Read More)



Roanoke is a Diamond in the Rough

March 2016 economic development news is bringing an expansion to VaTech Research Institute with 1000 new students & scientists. Tourism continues to grow with more... (Read More)



Not a good place to work and live

Worked in my field in NYC for 15 years, have a Bachelor's degree and I cannot even get an interview for part-time low-level jobs in my field in Roanoke. I have applied... (Read More)



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