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Valley Life 2016

Thinking of relocating the to valley? Browse our 2016 Insider’s & Newcomer’s Guide today!

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New trails and greenways, new events, more participation in them and a community that is increasingly aware of its amazing inventory have gotten more people active and built national awareness of the Roanoke Valley as an outdoor destination. more

Feb 4, 2015 3:18 PM Newcomers

From waterside to mountainside, from urban to rural, from sidewalked to trailside, the inventory of Roanoke area neighborhoods is equipped to meet any need and whim. more

Jan 27, 2015 4:23 PM Newcomers

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David Hungate

A list of reasons to retire in the Roanoke Valley would certainly include its quality of life, its beautiful setting between the Blue Ridge and Allegheny mountains and the access to arts and cultural events and abundant health care. more

Jan 26, 2015 10:05 AM Newcomers

Splendid local shops and well-anchored malls form the outer edges of a market that continues to build and to surprise with its bounty and variety of shopping. more

Jan 26, 2015 9:50 AM Newcomers

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Dan Smith

Many arts organizations across the Commonwealth and the nation have been in a bad way since about 2008. Roanoke, however, seems to be living a fairly healthy life and is using some of its cumulative creativity to make its position even more solid. more

Jan 26, 2015 9:33 AM Newcomers

New technology and evolving standardization is transforming the healthcare industry, but the Roanoke Valley's regional providers continue to work on improving the patient experience, too. more

Jan 26, 2015 9:09 AM Newcomers

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David Hungate

From cow feed additives and a device for distracted drivers to giant displays and, well a different kind of giant displays, these Roanoke-area companies are making their way far beyond the immediate market. more

Jan 22, 2015 11:41 AM Newcomers

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David Hungate

From special programs to distinguished awards, the area’s school systems are paving the way for students to be successful both in the classroom and in the real world. more

Jan 14, 2015 4:35 PM Newcomers

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David Hungate

It’s that strong sense of families together – perhaps intensified in a context of the impassioned competition of just moments earlier – that makes Roanoke feel like home to so many. more

Jan 14, 2015 4:25 PM Newcomers

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Jes Gearing

Carvins Cove is about to double its trail miles. Ever wonder how those new trails are made? Take a look! Photos by Jes Gearing. more

Mar 4, 2014 10:19 AM Newcomers

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Dan Smith

Learn how 613-student Hollins ranked in the Top 20 nationally among college theater departments. more

Jan 19, 2014 11:38 AM Newcomers

What? You haven’t been to the newly renovated Center in the Square yet? Click here for a tour of everything new! more

Jan 13, 2014 12:00 AM Newcomers

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