Roanoke Relocation Information

Relocating to Virginia's Blue Ridge

Family Bike RideMany people relocate to the Roanoke Valley, whether it's through a change of employment, retirement, or to improve the quality of life.

For a community of over 300,000 people, Virginia's Blue Ridge maintains a small-town feel while offering all the amenities and experiences you'd find in a larger city.

With a below-average cost of living, terrific public schools, growing local economy, emerging cultural scene, charming hospitality, and the natural beauty of the area, it's easy to see why Virginia's Blue Ridge is becoming a more popular place to live.

The Roanoke Valley also has a rich history and heritage, which ties back to the roots of what's always made Virginia a special and historic place.

The region regularly receives awards and accolades for its quality of life, including the following:

  • 10 Best Bike-Friendly Cities in the United States by USA Today Travel

  • Best Trail Town by Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine

  • 100 Best Places for Business Development by Inc. Magazine

  • Best Places to Retire by Money Magazine

  • 10 Best Places to Raise a Family by Parenting Magazine

Chambers of Commerce

The Chambers of Commerce in Virginia's Blue Ridge can provide a wealth of beneficial information for new residents to the area. It serves as a great way to get connected to local professionals and offers ideas on how your family can become part of the local community.

Cities & Counties

Learn more about the five government jurisdictions that comprise Virginia's Blue Ridge.


Developing young minds for the future is a point of emphasis for leaders in the region, and the education system of the Roanoke Valley is built to prepare students to become leaders and innovators in a variety of fields. Learn more about the local schools and universities of Virginia's Blue Ridge. 


The healthcare industry is an integral part of the culture and economy in the Roanoke Valley. As such, the region is home to some of the finest physicians, surgeons, and medical facilities in the country. Learn more about the first-class healthcare you'll receive in Virginia's Blue Ridge.

Local Businesses & Services

The region features an extensive variety of local business partners that offer services that could be beneficial to you as you relocate to our region, both personally and professionally. Learn more about our local business partners who are ready to assist you during your relocation to Virginia's Blue Ridge.

Real Estate & Apartments

Moving to the Roanoke Valley and not sure where you'll live? Take advantage of the local real estate companies, professional realtors, and apartment complexes that look forward to helping you find your dream home in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Roanoke Region Spotlight

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