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Overview of Roanoke

Located west of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Roanoke apartments for rent are found within the Roanoke Valley. The area is full of wineries along side trails and rivers for outdoor lovers to explore. When the town was founded in 1852, it was known as Big Lick where the population first started to grow when the railroad came to town.

Living in Roanoke

Residents living in Roanoke apartments for rent can experience the type of lifestyle that suits them best. With plenty of options for relaxation within nearby mountains, you will also find an active arts and shopping community. Known as the "Star City of the South," Roanoke provides cultural learning opportunities through local events and festivals.

Thomas Jefferson first noticed that the area's fertile soil and mild temperatures would provide a winning environment to wineries and vineyards more than 200 years ago. You'll want to spend time relaxing over tours and tasting events at one of the many venues. That's not all Roanoke apartments offer to newcomers and longtime residents, though. Enjoy trips to the Taubman Museum and O. Winston Link Museum for a unique look at the area's art and culture.

Roanoke Apartments and Cost of Living

While looking at Roanoke apartments for rent you will enjoy an average cost of living that is 3 percent and 7 percent less expensive than the Virginia and national averages, respectively. The national average price of gas is 3.4 percent less than in Roanoke, and the national average prices for espresso beverages and pizza are also less in the city.

There are a number of partners involved in providing housing options to residents of Roanoke. The Roanoke Redevelopment and Housing Authority brings public housing options to those in need of affordable apartments for rent in Roanoke. With more than 1,300 units available, you will be able to find low income housing through the city's Section 8 housing program.

Apartments in Roanoke Work and Study

The unemployment rate in Roanoke has been steadily declining since January 2010 when it reached 10.2 percent. In February 2013, that figure had dropped to just 7.1 percent. A top employer to residents living in apartments in Roanoke is Northfolk Southern. Virginia Transformer Corporation keeps the company's corporate offices in the city, as well.

If you are looking to further your education while living in the area, there are a number of colleges to consider. Many students attending Roanoke College, Hollins University, Virginia Western Community College and the Jefferson College of Health Sciences make their home in Roanoke.

Terrace Apartments - Roanoke, VA 24015
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Roanoke, VA 24015

$495 - $672

1-3 Beds 0 Baths

Roanoke, VA (Raleigh Court)


$495 - $672

187 Units 1-3 Beds 0 Baths

Sterlingwood Apartments - Roanoke, VA 24017
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Roanoke, VA 24017

$569 - $769

1-2 Beds 0 Baths

Roanoke, VA (Peters Creek North)


$569 - $769

1-2 Beds 0 Baths

Furnished Studio - Roanoke - Roanoke, VA 24017
9

Roanoke, VA 24017

$1440

1 Bed 0 Baths

Peters Creek - Roanoke, VA 24019
10

Roanoke, VA 24019

$712 - $840

2-3 Beds 0 Baths

Roanoke, VA


$712 - $840

192 Units 2-3 Beds 0 Baths

Smith's Landing - Blacksburg, VA 24060
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(89)

Blacksburg, VA 24060

$850 - $1420

1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Blacksburg, VA (Hethwood/Prices Fork)

(89)

$850 - $1420

284 Units 1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Apartment Heights - Blacksburg, VA 24060
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Blacksburg, VA 24060

$690 - $975

2 Beds 1 Bath

Blacksburg, VA (Ellett/Jennelle)


$690 - $975

137 Units 2 Beds 1 Bath

Terrace View - Blacksburg, VA 24060
17

Blacksburg, VA 24060

$794 - $919

1 Bed 1 Bath

Mill at Blacksburg - Blacksburg, VA 24060
10

Blacksburg, VA 24060

$720 - $1020

1-3 Beds 1 Bath

Blacksburg, VA (Grissom/Highland)


$720 - $1020

160 Units 1-3 Beds 1 Bath

Windsor Hills - Blacksburg, VA 24060
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Blacksburg, VA 24060

$790 - $1920

0-4 Beds 1 Bath

Blacksburg, VA (Alleghany)


$790 - $1920

0-4 Beds 1 Bath

Highlands at Huckleberry Ridge - Blacksburg, VA 24060
15

Blacksburg, VA 24060

$950 - $1299

1-3 Beds 0 Baths

Sturbridge Square Apartments - Blacksburg, VA 24060
37

Blacksburg, VA 24060

$735 - $1449

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Hethwood Apartment Homes - Blacksburg, VA 24060
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Blacksburg, VA 24060

$773 - $1651

1-4 Beds 1-3 Baths

Blacksburg, VA (Hethwood/Prices Fork)


$773 - $1651

1728 Units 1-4 Beds 1-3 Baths

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