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Pros

-Nearby mountains
-Attractive downtown
-Pleasant climate

Cons

-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).

Highlights


Mid-sized city - Southwestern Virginia along the Blue Ridge Mountains See local real estate
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City: Roanoke
Zip Codes: 24012, 24017, ... 7 total
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 1176 ft above sea level

Quick Facts About Roanoke


    ECONOMY
    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. Learn more...
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Roanoke's cost of living is 12.90% Lower than the U.S. average. Learn more... or Compare Roanoke's Cost of Living
    POPULATION
    Roanoke's population is 99,897 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 3.63 percent. Learn more...
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 19 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn more...
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Roanoke is $142,800. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been -1.09%. Check out the homes in the area.
    SCHOOLS
    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. Learn more...

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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.
The median home price in Roanoke is $142,800. Browse Homes in this Range.
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  1/14/2018
Wrong Turn, Don't Come To Place

2018 update, Don't come to this Place... (Read More)

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  9/28/2017
Stay out!

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)

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  4/1/2016
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)

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