Roanoke, Virginia 

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Population

99,897

4% Growth

Unemployment Rate

4.1%

Median Income

$39,530

Avg. Home Price

$144,600

Best Places to Live in Roanoke, Virginia

Mid-sized city - Southwestern Virginia along the Blue Ridge Mountains
Pros
-Nearby mountains
-Attractive downtown
-Pleasant climate
Cons
-Future job growth
-Some industrial feel
-Air service

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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).


QUICK FACTS

Real Estate: For Sale  For Rent
Country: United States
State: Virginia
County: Roanoke city County
Metro Area: Roanoke Metro Area
City: Roanoke
Zip Codes: 24012 24017 24014 24015 24016 24013 24011
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 1176 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Roanoke is 4.1% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Negative. Roanoke jobs have decreased by 0.56%. 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%. 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 $144,600. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 2.44%. 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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Housing Market in Roanoke

It's a good time to buy in Roanoke. Home Appreciation is up 2.4% in the last 12 months. Browse Roanoke Real Estate.

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Reviews for Roanoke   37 Reviews
Choose Wisely - 3/3/2018
The other day I heard an interesting comment about Roanoke: "Everybody is the same, acts the same, and it stays the same, stagnant. People are not particularly sincere... Read More

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Wrong Turn, Don't Come To Place - 1/14/2018
2018 update, Don't come to this Place... Read More

Stay out! - 9/28/2017
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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ZIP CODES IN ROANOKE, VIRGINIA
24012 24017 24014 24015 24016 24013 24011