Nicknamed "The Star City," Roanoke, Virginia is considered the cultural and business hub of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It is the fourth largest city in the state and is home to many cultural attractions. Roanoke's bustling city center is filled with lovely historic buildings, amazing upscale restaurants and great shops. It's easy to spend a whole day just exploring the blocks of this amazing area. You may wish to stop by the historic City Market to see the produce and wares grown and created by local producers, especially as Roanoke is located within the designated “North Fork of Roanoke” winemaking region.
Love the outdoors? Try hiking, biking, walking nature trails, fishing, and paddling in the cool, clear waters. You’ll find an abundance of natural choices in Roanoke with 69 parks, 5 greenways, Carvin’s Cove, the nearby Blue Ridge Parkway, and Appalachian Trail.
The Roanoke Valley is conveniently located off of Interstate 81 and the Blue Ridge Parkway at the southern tip of the Shenandoah Valley. Experience the railroad heritage, take in the arts and culture, shop, eat and enjoy the wealth of outdoor recreation in the heart of breathtaking mountains. Surrounded by scenic beauty, the Roanoke region is a perfect place for Commonwealth employees to live and work.
|Soak in the breathtaking beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains|
|Experience Roanoke's exciting nightlife|
|Follow your rising star to "The Star City"|
|Shop, dine, and explore in downtown Roanoke|
|Pretty as a picture!|
|Children of all ages enjoy the Shenandoah Valley's rich railroad heritage|
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