City At A Glance
About Roanoke, VA
Known for its railroad town history and Blue Ridge Mountains location, Roanoke serves as the cultural and commercial center for Southwest Virginia and is the largest city in the region. Roanoke residents enjoy mild, distinct seasons amid beautiful scenery and recreation options, largely thanks to its mountain setting and the Roanoke River. The Appalachian Trail runs just north of the city as does the Blue Ridge Parkway to the south.