Roanoke, Virginia 

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Population

99,572

+3.9% since 2010

Unemployment Rate

3.3%

Median Income

$39,530

Median Home Price

$160,600

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

Local Listings in Roanoke, VA
 $179,950 
3624 Cravens Creek Rd SW
Bed 4 | Bath 2.0 | 1675 SqFt
 $179,950 
3624 Cravens Creek Rd SW
Bed 4 | Bath 2.0 | 1675 SqFt
 $149,950 
3117 Medallion Cir SE
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 | 1712 SqFt
 $139,950 
4752 Long Acre Dr NE
Bed 3 | Bath 1.0 | 1515 SqFt

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
Political Ideology: Somewhat liberal
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 3.3% (U.S. avg. is 3.9%). Recent job growth is Positive. Roanoke jobs have increased by 1.58%. More Economy

COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Roanoke's cost of living is 12.80% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Roanoke's Cost of Living

VOTING
Roanoke city county voted Democratic in the previous five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

POPULATION
Roanoke's population is 99,572 people. Since 2010, it has had a population growth of 3.94%. Learn More...

TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 21 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...

REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Roanoke is $160,600. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 2.44%. Check out the homes in the area or Find top agents in Roanoke

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. More Education


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Housing Market in Roanoke

It's a good time to buy in Roanoke. Home Appreciation is up 5.6% in the last 12 months. Browse Roanoke Real Estate or Find top agents in Roanoke

The median home price in Roanoke is $160,600. Browse Homes in this Range.


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Reviews for Roanoke   40 Reviews
Roanoke Has Lots to Offer - 3/7/2019
I've lived in the Roanoke-Salem area all my live, and in Roanoke City for the past 21 years. I've seen so many positive changes. The city itself hovers around 100k... Read More

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Lots of amenities for small to medium MSA - 3/4/2019
Roanoke City is about 100k population, Roanoke County almost the same, Salem is 25k. VA has independent cities which are compact and generally contain some wealthy older... Read More

If you have morals, you don’t belong in Roanoke. - 1/28/2019
I’ve lived in this city for over a year now. At first, it seems like it’s going to be nice. You’re shown the parks, center of the square, and the star. I was promised... Read More


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ZIP CODES IN ROANOKE, VIRGINIA
24012 24017 24014 24015 24016 24013 24011

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NEW LISTINGS IN ROANOKE VA
$179,950
3624 Cravens Creek Rd SW
Bed 4 | Bath 2.0 |

$149,950
3117 Medallion Cir SE
Bed 3 | Bath 2.0 |

$139,950
4752 Long Acre Dr NE
Bed 3 | Bath 1.0 |

$173,000
3433 Londonderry Ct
Bed 2 | Bath 4.0 |

$179,500
4033 Trail Dr
Bed 4 | Bath 2.0 |

$157,423
3409 S Park Cir
Bed 5 | Bath 2.0 |

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