The City of Roanoke is known as “The Star City of the South” and has been named an “All America Hall of Fame City” by the National Civic League.
With a population of over 100,000, it’s the largest city in Western Virginia and the heart of Virginia’s Blue Ridge.
The city is known for its vibrant downtown with great local restaurants, bars, craft breweries, as well as arts & cultural experiences, including museums, art galleries, boutique stores, special events, a historic farmers market, and many fun things to do.
Roanoke also has a reputation for being one of the best cities in the country for outdoor recreation. With a passionate outdoor-oriented local community, you can take advantage of exceptional opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, cycling, and paddling, all within the city limits.
It’s part of why Roanoke has been named the “Best Place to Raise an Outdoor Family” by Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine.
Visit the following sections below to plan your next adventure in the City of Roanoke in Virginia’s Blue Ridge.
Population: 100,011 (as of 2020 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
Type of Government: City Council & Manager
Land Area: 43 square miles
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Visit Virginia’s Blue Ridge is committed to cultivating an atmosphere that welcomes and celebrates the unique backgrounds, abilities, passions, and perspectives of our vibrant community. As our region’s only destination marketing organization, we have a responsibility to showcase the best the Roanoke Region has to offer, and those assets and strengths come in varied forms. We embrace differences in race, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, language, visible and invisible disabilities, and all the intersecting identities that make Virginians and visitors alike so unique. We believe our differences make us stronger– and better.