Roanoke, Virginia is located in the southwest part of the state. The city is approximately 43 square miles. There are a wide variety of home types and styles available. You can find single family homes, apartments and townhomes scattered throughout the area. The single family homes are anything from Colonial to cottage-style or traditional ranch to Craftsman. Whatever type of home you are looking for, there is a good chance you can find it in Roanoke. Depending on what neighborhood you look in, you can find large homes with large yards, duplexes with some yard or an apartment right in the center of it all.
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The city of Roanoke has approximately 97,000 residents, and the entire metropolitan area has about 309,000. With all of those people it is no surprise that transportation is a big factor. It is most convenient if you have a car, but there is a Valley Metro bus system that serves Roanoke and the surrounding areas. There are some free shuttles that get college students to the downtown area. Since the public transportation is made up of only buses, a car is the most convenient. There are many interstates, highways and other roadways that serve Roanoke and the surrounding cities. Within the city of Roanoke there are about 49 distinct neighborhoods that each have their own appeal. That means that no matter what sort of lifestyle you are looking for, Roanoke can probably provide it.
Roanoke is located in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains and offers a number of recreational, cultural and business related activities. You can spot some wildlife at the Read Mountain Preserve or take the kids on a trek through the Mill Mountain Zoo. If you're into kayaking, Carvins Cove Natural Reserve offers some great areas to kayak as well as hike, bike, picnic and walk. You can get a bit of culture by visiting one of the many museums in Roanoke such as the O. Winston Link Museum, Virginia Museum of Transportation, Roanoke Pinball Museum, the Taubman Museum of Art, a science museum, a history museum and a planetarium. There are plenty of shopping areas in the city as well. There's antique stores, markets, candy stores, stores that specialize in items for the kitchen, clothing boutiques and art galleries. No matter what your interests are, you can find something to do in Roanoke on a daily basis, or check out one of the many events they have year round. If you are interested in finding your dream home in Roanoke, Virginia, browse through a list of available homes. You can use the filters to make finding the perfect home for you really simple.