Roanoke is a five-time All-American City, One of America's Most Livable Communities, and a five-time top Digital City. The area offers stunning natural beauty, exceptional amenities, and an unparalleled quality of life.
In a world where cities often feel loud and overcrowded and as hard as the concrete they're built upon, the City of Roanoke offers something unique - unexpected balance. Roanoke has the amenities that you'd expect from a dynamic urban center, without losing the charming feeling of a smaller place. Roanoke is a city that encourages you to make things happen, because it's big enough to provide multiple opportunities but small enough so you can make an impact. And the natural beauty that many cities lack has not been lost in Roanoke with the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains visible from most every street.
Whether you're looking to visit or relocate, Roanoke has what you want. The city has a healthy local economy, a vibrant greater downtown, strong neighborhoods, and offers quality services to its citizens and visitors.
Population: 97,032 (as of 2010 Census)
Education: 17 Public Elementary Schools, 5 Public Middle Schools, 2 Public High Schools - Patrick Henry High School & William Fleming High School
District: 6th Congressional District
Income (Per Capita): $32,512
Type of Government: City Council & Manager
Mayor: David K. Bowers