Sandra Brown Kelly

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


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

South Roanoke homes have shown a significant drop in value since the 2007 peak.

David Hungate

As Roanoke Valley home prices struggle toward their 2007 peak numbers, it remains a buyers’ market, and those buyers are more discerning and knowledgeable than ever. more

Jul 3, 2014 10:14 AM Home & Garden

Or, in the case of Silver Tears, make the most of a little room that rolls. ONLINE BONUS: Video of John Davis' Silver Tears Campers and more photos of Jo Lynn Adams' quilting room! more

May 8, 2014 12:00 AM Home & Garden

Roanoke Neighborhoods

Carrie Fowler

Home inspections are routine in the buying and selling process, but what needs to be corrected and who should do it can be confusing. Here's some help. more

Jan 7, 2013 10:22 AM Newcomers

Belshire Court

Caroline Mckean

Jan 1, 2013 12:00 AM Newcomers

Missy Dye

Ryan Stone

Beth Garst, Missy Dye and Diedre Perry have more than having had breast cancer in common: Each has also been frank, realistic, informed and strong in her response to disease. more

Oct 26, 2012 9:54 AM Health

Luke and Rachel Higginbotham

Ryan Stone

Rachel and Luke Higginbotham went all the way through school together and, at 25, are now at work running their own coffee shop and their own hutch-manufacturing business. more

Aug 27, 2012 12:00 AM , Local Businesses

The McBride Home

Ryan Stone

Dr. Mark and Kimberly McBride have taken their loves of plants, places and memories into their home in many different ways. The result is a living space that celebrates their life together. more

Jul 1, 2012 12:00 AM , Home & Garden

Fry Home Living Room II

David Hungate

Will and Teri Fry wanted a home with openness, energy efficiency and natural materials.With the help of Brent and Suzi Fortenberry, they built just that. more

Jun 1, 2012 12:00 AM , Home & Garden

Remodeling 1

Brett Winter Lemon

Consider Every Step Before You Remodel. Area experts talk about the steps and the realities of fixing up your home. more

Mar 1, 2012 3:56 PM Home & Garden


Brett Winter Lemon

If there’s one thing all Roanokers can agree on, it’s that the valley is great place to live. Here are six families that remind us why. more

Jan 1, 2012 12:00 AM , , Newcomers


David Hungate

Our tour of neighborhoods in the Roanoke Valley begins to the north, in Botetourt County, and then swings south and west into Roanoke City, Salem and beyond. Plus, meet some people who live there. more

Jan 1, 2012 12:00 AM , Newcomers

At the Roanoke County home of Mark and Elizabeth Bower, Christmas is more than a special occasion; it is an abiding passion so strong that they’ll decorate the entire home twice this year. more

Dec 1, 2011 12:00 AM HOME

Natt Condo

Robert Natt

Robert and Angela Natt’s downtown-Roanoke condo combines convenience for both their jobs with whimsy and fun generated by both the condo and the pieces they’ve put in it. more

Oct 1, 2011 12:00 AM Home & Garden

Cotton Mill Condo 8

Brett Winter Lemon

Michelle Anderson has used her 1,100 square-foot space to put the bounty of magazine clips, show ideas and advice into motion to create a perfect living space. more

Sep 1, 2011 4:38 PM Home & Garden

Going Green & Multi-gen at the Lake

Don Peterson

Wayne and Joan Peppers wanted a home to accommodate their 17-member family; they got that and then some, with a LEED-certified home built even sooner than they’d planned. more

Sep 1, 2011 12:00 AM Home & Garden

Landscape Secrets

Brett Winter Lemon Brett Winter Lemon Photography

Start with a simple rule of (green) thumb: In the front yard, your plantings should play a secondary role to the front of the home; in the back yard, landscaping rules. more

Aug 1, 2011 12:00 AM Home & Garden

A re-done kitchen-dining-study area brings a family close to each other and to the outdoors. more

Jul 1, 2011 12:00 AM HOME

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