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Posted in Virginia October 25, 2017 This Charming Virginia Mountain Town Was Just Named One Of The Most Livable Cities In The U.S.
Ask any Virginian and he or she will agree that our state is one of the most livable in the whole country. Of course, we may be just a bit biased. Yet there are plenty of polls and awards to confirm our suspicions – and we couldn’t be prouder! One such honor was bestowed upon our beloved town of Roanoke, named
one of the most livable cities in the U.S. Here’s more on why this town continues to attract visitors from near and far:
Tucked away in Virginia’s gorgeous Blue Ridge Mountains awaits a town that has long been favored as both a travel destination and place to live.
With a population of nearly 100,000, Roanoke is hardly a little-known destination. Yet with its charm, history, beautiful landscape and natural surroundings, it’s certainly a hidden gem among places to live in the U.S.
A tour of downtown Roanoke reveals a lively restaurant scene, craft breweries, museums, tributes to history, railroad, music, and much more.
Photographed above is a statue of Martin Luther King Jr. near his memorial bridge. This beautiful statue honors the region’s African American heritage.
If you only have a short time to visit Roanoke, stepping inside the City Market Building is a must.
Inside awaits a world of fine dining, local music, galleries, and more. This beautifully-designed gathering place has so much to offer. You can read more about this unique spot
Another huge draw to the city of Roanoke is Roanoke College.
Located just outside of the city in Salem, the picturesque campus contains seven National Historic Sites.
The Roanoke Star, which is the tallest free-standing light up star in the world, has become a familiar symbol of the area.
This unique site can be reached by hiking up the mountain and gaining an incredible view of the city. For more information about the Roanoke Star,
Perhaps the most distinguishing factor of all is the town’s proximity to a wonderland of recreational activities.
From canoeing to trail running, there’s no shortage of ways to appreciate the surrounding landscape of the Roanoke Valley.
Though the city is located in the heart of the state, water is never far away. Photographed below is the picturesque site where Tinker Creek connects with the Roanoke River Greenways.
So whether you’re visiting for a short day trip or decide to make a new home in this mountain town, it won’t be long before you fall in love with Roanoke.
It’s hard to deny the appeal of views like these!
Have you visited the city of Roanoke recently? Do you happen to call this gorgeous mountain haven home? If so, share your thoughts and experiences with us!