Roanoke, VA 

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+4.9% since 2000

Unemployment Rate


Cost of Living

80.9 / 100

Median Home Price


Median Income


Comfort Index (Climate)

8.1 / 6.0

summer / winter

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Roanoke, VA

Roanoke, Virginia is a beautiful and vibrant city located in the Roanoke Valley. With attractions like Mill Mountain Park, Explore Park and the Science Museum of Western Virginia, there are plenty of outdoor activities to keep visitors entertained. History buffs can explore attractions such as the Roanoke Star or the O. Winston Link Museum to gain insight into the region's vast history. After exploring, take advantage of delicious food from local restaurants like The River & Rail or The Roanoker Restaurant. With so much to offer, Roanoke is an excellent destination for an unforgettable experience! Mid-sized city - Southwestern Virginia along the Blue Ridge Mountains.
State: Virginia
County: Roanoke City County
Metro Area: Roanoke Metro Area
City: Roanoke
Zip Codes: 24012 24017 24014 24015 24016 24013 24011
Cost of Living: -19.1% lower
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 1176 ft above sea level
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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).


The unemployment rate in Roanoke is 6.3% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Roanoke jobs have increased by 1.6%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Roanoke's cost of living is 19.1% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Roanoke's Cost of Living

September, May and June are the most pleasant months in Roanoke, while January and February are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, Roanoke city county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 61.8% to 36.0%. More Voting Stats

Roanoke's population is 99,578 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 3.9%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 20.8 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Roanoke is . Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 11.7%.

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. More Education

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Housing Market in Roanoke

It's a good time to buy in Roanoke. Home Appreciation is up 11.7% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Roanoke is .

Reviews for Roanoke   44 Reviews
ITS PRETTY GOOD - 10/24/2022
I’ve lived in Roanoke for 15 years, so I hope this comment can help those planning on moving here. Roanoke isn’t bad if you consider Roanoke county and Salem. Sure,... Read More

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These people are dumb af. Don't live here. - 10/1/2020
I've lived here from 2 years and, goddamn, these people are stupid af. If I here coronavirus is a hoax and and fat people making comments at me for wearing a damn mask... Read More

Born and Raised in Roanoke - 8/25/2020
I was born and raised in Roanoke County (Oak Grove subdivision), departing in 1989 for a job in Texas. So my perspective on the area is dated, but might be valuable as... Read More

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