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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.

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Hickory Woods Apartments
39

Roanoke, VA 24012

$745+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

10 Units Available

Hickory Woods Apartments

Roanoke, VA

(39)

$745+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
10 Units Available
The Retreat Apartments

Roanoke, VA 24019

$999+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

The Retreat Apartments

Roanoke, VA


$999+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
South 16 at the Bridges
56

Roanoke, VA 24016

$814+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

2 Units Available

South 16 at the Bridges

Roanoke, VA

(56)

$814+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
2 Units Available
Honeywood Apartment Homes
8

Roanoke, VA 24018

Contact for Pricing

1-2 Beds1 Bath

Honeywood Apartment Homes

Roanoke, VA

(8)

Contact for Pricing

1-2 Beds1 Bath
West Creek Manor Apartments
8

Roanoke, VA 24017

$615+

1-3 Beds1 Bath

West Creek Manor Apartments

Roanoke, VA (Peters Creek South)

(8)

$615+

1-3 Beds1 Bath
Sunscape Apartments
51

Roanoke, VA 24018

$854+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Sunscape Apartments

Roanoke, VA

(51)

$854+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
15
Bent Tree

Roanoke, VA 24018

$775+

2-3 Beds1 Bath

Bent Tree

Roanoke, VA


$775+

2-3 Beds1 Bath
Windy Hill Key Apartments
44

Roanoke, VA 24018

$725+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Windy Hill Key Apartments

Roanoke, VA

(44)

$725+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
Brookside North Townhouses

Roanoke, VA 24019

$873+

2-3 Beds1 Bath

Brookside North Townhouses

Roanoke, VA


$873+

2-3 Beds1 Bath
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Bent Creek

Roanoke, VA 24019

$699+

1-2 Beds1 Bath

Bent Creek

Roanoke, VA


$699+

1-2 Beds1 Bath
Glade Creek Apartments
73

Roanoke, VA 24012

$885+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

10+ Units Available

Glade Creek Apartments

Roanoke, VA

(73)

$885+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
10+ Units Available
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Furnished Studio - Roanoke - Airport

Roanoke, VA 24017

$1,200+

1 Bed1 Bath

Furnished Studio - Roanoke - Airport

Roanoke, VA (Peters Creek North)


$1,200+

1 Bed1 Bath
12
Summit At Roanoke

Roanoke, VA 24014

$690+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Summit At Roanoke

Roanoke, VA


$690+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
11
Copper Croft Apartments

Roanoke, VA 24018

$660+

2-3 Beds1 Bath

Copper Croft Apartments

Roanoke, VA


$660+

2-3 Beds1 Bath
Pebble Creek Apartment Homes
140

Roanoke, VA 24018

$700+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

9 Units Available

Pebble Creek Apartment Homes

Roanoke, VA

(140)

$700+

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
9 Units Available
11
Ferncliff North

Roanoke, VA 24017

$542+

1-3 Beds1 Bath

Ferncliff North

Roanoke, VA (Peters Creek North)


$542+

1-3 Beds1 Bath
Sterlingwood Apartments

Roanoke, VA 24017

$595+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

10+ Units Available

Sterlingwood Apartments

Roanoke, VA (Peters Creek North)


$595+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
10+ Units Available
Brandon Point Apartments

Roanoke, VA 24018

$750+

2-3 Beds2 Baths

Brandon Point Apartments

Roanoke, VA


$750+

2-3 Beds2 Baths
Cedar Point Apartments
3

Roanoke, VA 24018

$868+

2-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Cedar Point Apartments

Roanoke, VA

(3)

$868+

2-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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Cedar Ridge

Roanoke, VA 24018

$725+

2 Beds1 Bath

Cedar Ridge

Roanoke, VA


$725+

2 Beds1 Bath