About Roanoke, VA


Roanoke is the 10th biggest city in the state of Virginia. Interestingly enough, it used to be called “Big Lick”. As of the 2010 census, Roanoke had a population of nearly 100,000 residents, and the city’s metro area had over triple that number, coming in at 303,418 people. Roanoke has a long and storied history, and was founded as Big Lick in the 1850s, right before the Civil War. The name was changed to Roanoke thirty years later, and the name comes with a significant Native American influence.


  • Ridgewood Park

    Ridgewood Park has some of the most cost effective apartment rentals in Roanoke let MyNewPlace help you finally find that perfect bathroom you've been looking for. Have specific needs or a limited budget? Click the search button above, then select the rent range and other amenities that meet your needs. You can get several answers to your Ridgewood Park apartment questions by clicking through to floor plans, maps, photos and videos on each property's details page.
  • Mill Mountain

    The apartments for rent in Roanoke's Mill Mountain are several of the most cost effective in the city - make sure to check out all the options listed on MyNewPlace! Let MyNewPlace help you find that unequaled apartment that meets both your needs and your budget. Browse through the above 'popular rentals' listings in your new neighborhood in Roanoke! Good luck finding your new place!
  • Greater Raleigh Court

    Greater Raleigh Court has tons of the nicest rentals in Roanoke make sure to check out all the options listed on MyNewPlace! Looking for that perfect apartment but have a specific spending limit? No worries - our apartment finder will help you find that impeccable Greater Raleigh Court apartment for rent that will meet your needs and fit your budget. The MyNewPlace apartment guide can help you not only learn about living in apartments in Greater Raleigh Court but also other neighborhoods throughout Roanoke. Want to learn more about Greater Raleigh Court? Look at MyNewPlace for local tips and insider information.
  • South Washington Heights

    Roanoke has many great rentals and tons of the nicest can be found in the South Washington Heights neighborhood. You can also use our apartment guide to learn more about apartment living in general. South Washington Heights is a perfect place in which to find your new Roanoke apartment. Want to learn more about South Washington Heights? Check out MyNewPlace for local tips and insider information.
  • Melrose-Rugby

    Roanoke's Melrose-Rugby neighborhood has tons of the city's nicest rentals, your new place is waiting for you on MyNewPlace! Let MyNewPlace help you search for that unequaled apartment that meets both your needs and your budget. You can get tons of answers to your Melrose-Rugby apartment questions by clicking through to floor plans, maps, photos and videos on each property's details page.
  • Kenwood

    Several of the best apartments for rent in Roanoke can be found in the Kenwood neighborhood that great kitchen (or whatever your dream interior looks like) is waiting for you on MyNewPlace! Let MyNewPlace help you search for that unequaled apartment that meets both your needs and your budget. You can also use our apartment blog to learn more about apartment living in general. Kenwood is a great place in which to find your new Roanoke apartment. Want insider information on Kenwood? Take a look at MyNewPlace for local tips and information about Kenwood Roanoke.
  • Williamson Road

    Roanoke's Williamson Road neighborhood has several of the city's nicest rentals, and you will find this neighborhood full of friendly people and convenient amenities. Let MyNewPlace help you find that impeccable apartment that meets both your needs and your budget.
  • Edgewood-Summit Hills

    Roanoke has lots of great apartments for rent and lots of the nicest can be found in Edgewood-Summit Hills, make sure to check out all the options listed on MyNewPlace! Our apartment blog can also help you learn more about the in's and out's of apartment living. Edgewood-Summit Hills is a perfect neighborhood in which to find your new Roanoke apartment. Want info on Edgewood-Summit Hills? Read MyNewPlace for local tips and information about Edgewood-Summit Hills Roanoke.
  • Gilmer

    Roanoke has a ton of great rentals and some of the prettiest can be found in Gilmer, just use MyNewPlace to find the perfect one! Looking for that perfect apartment but have a specific spending limit? No worries - our apartment finder will help you find that perfect Gilmer apartment for rent that will meet your needs and fit your budget. Want to start searching right away? Check out floor plans, photos, maps and videos on MyNewPlace! Best of luck in your search!
  • Roundhill

    Some of the nicest rental apartments in Roanoke can be found in the Roundhill neighborhood. You can also use our apartment guide to learn more about apartment living in general. Roundhill is a excellent place in which to find your new Roanoke apartment. Think this is the only Roanoke neighborhood for you? Check nearby neighborhoods below to see all your options.
  • Washington Heights

    Several of the cutest apartments in Roanoke are in the Washington Heights neighborhood, that wonderful kitchen (or whatever your dream interior looks like) is waiting for you on MyNewPlace! Our apartment blog can also help you learn more about the in's and out's of apartment living. Washington Heights is a wonderful neighborhood in which to find your new Roanoke apartment. Want to learn more before deciding if Washington Heights is the neighborhood for you? Get started now. Use our "Ask a Question" feature on this page to get answers about Roanoke's neighborhoods from our local experts! Best of luck in your search!
  • Villa Heights

    Tons of the nicest apartments in Roanoke are in the Villa Heights neighborhood, and you will find this neighborhood full of friendly people and convenient amenities. You can learn about roommates, landlords and other apartment issues in Villa Heights as well as Roanoke's other neighborhoods in our apartment blog. Want to learn more about Villa Heights? Look at MyNewPlace for local tips and insider information. Want to start searching right away? Check out floor plans, photos, maps and videos on MyNewPlace! Best of luck in your search!
  • South Jefferson

    Many of the nicest rentals in Roanoke can be found in the South Jefferson neighborhood. Let MyNewPlace help you find that perfect apartment that meets both your needs and your budget. The MyNewPlace apartment guide can help you not only learn about living in apartments in South Jefferson but also other neighborhoods throughout Roanoke. Want insider information on South Jefferson? Take a look at MyNewPlace for local tips and information about South Jefferson Roanoke. Use our "Ask a Question" feature on this page to get answers about Roanoke's neighborhoods from our local experts! Best of luck in your search!
  • Airport

    Roanoke's Airport neighborhood has some of the city's cutest apartment rentals, let MyNewPlace help you finally find that perfect bedroom you've been looking for. Browse through the above 'popular rentals' listings in your new neighborhood in Roanoke! Good luck finding your new place!
  • Hollins

    Roanoke's Hollins neighborhood has a lot of the city's best apartments, regardless of whether you want a beige foyer or a hardwood floored interior. Want to start searching right away? Check out floor plans, photos, maps and videos on MyNewPlace! Best of luck in your search!
  • Wilmont

    A lot of the nicest apartments for rent in Roanoke can be found in the Wilmont neighborhood - let MyNewPlace help you finally find that perfect bathroom you've been looking for. Looking for that perfect apartment but have a specific spending limit? No worries - our apartment finder will help you find that ideal Wilmont apartment for rent that will meet your needs and fit your budget. Our apartment guide can also help you learn more about the in's and out's of apartment living. Wilmont is a excellent neighborhood in which to find your new Roanoke apartment. Want to learn more before deciding if Wilmont is the neighborhood for you? Get started now. Use our "Ask a Question" feature on this page to get answers about Roanoke's neighborhoods from our local experts! Best of luck in your search!
  • Westview Terrace

    Try Roanoke's Westview Terrace neighborhood for many of the city's prettiest apartments. Apartment living in neighborhoods like Westview Terrace is just one of lots of things you can learn about from the MyNewPlace's apartment blog. Want to learn more before deciding if Westview Terrace is the neighborhood for you? Get started now.
  • Shenandoah

    Roanoke has several great apartments for rent and many of the cutest can be found in Shenandoah, and you will find this neighborhood full of friendly people and convenient amenities. The MyNewPlace apartment search can help you locate the perfect apartment rental that meets your budget constraints. Want to start searching right away? Check out floor plans, photos, maps and videos on MyNewPlace! Best of luck in your search!
  • Peachtree / Norwood

    The rental apartments in Peachtree / Norwood are many of the prettiest in Roanoke, make sure to check out all the options listed on MyNewPlace! MyNewPlace's apartment search can help you find that impeccable Peachtree / Norwood apartment. Browse through the above 'popular rentals' listings in your new neighborhood in Roanoke! Good luck finding your new place!
  • Riverland Walnut Hill

    Try Roanoke's Riverland Walnut Hill neighborhood for several of the city's prettiest rental apartments, and you will find this neighborhood full of friendly people and convenient amenities. Looking for that perfect apartment but have a specific spending limit? No worries - our apartment finder will help you look for that perfect Riverland Walnut Hill apartment for rent that will meet your needs and fit your budget.
  • Monteray

    Monteray has several of the cutest apartment rentals in Roanoke. The MyNewPlace apartment search can help you search for the perfect apartment rental that meets your budget constraints.
  • Old Southwest

    Roanoke has lots of great rentals and some of the best can be found in Old Southwest, and you will find this neighborhood full of friendly people and convenient amenities. Apartment living in neighborhoods like Old Southwest is just one of lots of things you can learn about from the MyNewPlace's apartment guide. Want inside information on Old Southwest? Look at MyNewPlace for local tips and information about Old Southwest Roanoke.
  • Greater Deyerle

    Some of the most cost effective apartment rentals in Roanoke are in the Greater Deyerle neighborhood, and you will find this neighborhood full of friendly people and convenient amenities. Browse through the above 'popular rentals' listings in your new neighborhood in Roanoke! Good luck finding your new place!
  • Gainsboro

    Gainsboro has tons of the most cost effective rentals in Roanoke and you will find this neighborhood full of friendly people and convenient amenities. You can get a lot of answers to your Gainsboro apartment questions by clicking through to floor plans, maps, photos and videos on each property's details page.
  • Southern Hills

    Southern Hills has lots of the prettiest apartments for rent in Roanoke. Have specific needs or a limited budget? Click the search button above, then select the rent range and other amenities that meet your needs. You can get several answers to your Southern Hills apartment questions by clicking through to floor plans, maps, photos and videos on each property's details page.
  • Mecca Gardens

    Mecca Gardens has some of the prettiest apartments in Roanoke let MyNewPlace help you finally find that perfect pantry you've been looking for. The MyNewPlace apartment search can help you find the perfect apartment rental that meets your budget constraints. Browse through the above 'popular rentals' listings in your new neighborhood in Roanoke! Good luck finding your new place!
  • Fallon

    Roanoke has several great apartments and a lot of the cutest can be found in Fallon, just use MyNewPlace to find the perfect one! Looking for that perfect apartment but have a specific spending limit? No worries - our apartment finder will help you find that ideal Fallon apartment for rent that will meet your needs and fit your budget. Want to start searching right away? Check out floor plans, photos, maps and videos on MyNewPlace! Best of luck in your search!
  • Miller Court / Arrowood

    The apartments for rent in Miller Court / Arrowood are a lot of the prettiest in Roanoke, let MyNewPlace help you finally find that perfect kitchen you've been looking for. MyNewPlace's apartment search can help you look for that ideal Miller Court / Arrowood apartment. Use our "Ask a Question" feature on this page to get answers about Roanoke's neighborhoods from our local experts! Best of luck in your search!
  • South Roanoke

    The apartment rentals in Roanoke's South Roanoke are tons of the most cost effective in the city - just use MyNewPlace to find the perfect one! Looking for that perfect apartment but have a specific spending limit? No worries - our apartment finder will help you locate that ideal South Roanoke apartment for rent that will meet your needs and fit your budget. Our apartment blog can also help you learn more about the in's and out's of apartment living. South Roanoke is a perfect neighborhood in which to find your new Roanoke apartment. Think this is the only Roanoke neighborhood for you? Check nearby neighborhoods below to see all your options. Browse through the above 'popular rentals' listings in your new neighborhood in Roanoke! Good luck finding your new place!
  • Washington Park

    A lot of the prettiest apartment rentals in Roanoke can be found in the Washington Park neighborhood - let MyNewPlace help you finally find that perfect bedroom you've been looking for. Have specific needs or a limited budget? Click the search button above, then select the rent range and other amenities that meet your needs. Use our "Ask a Question" feature on this page to get answers about Roanoke's neighborhoods from our local experts! Best of luck in your search!
  • Franklin-Colonial

    The apartments for rent in Roanoke's Franklin-Colonial are a lot of the nicest in the city - - your new place is waiting for you on MyNewPlace! Apartment living in neighborhoods like Franklin-Colonial is just one of tons of things you can learn about from the MyNewPlace's apartment guide. Want to learn more about Franklin-Colonial? Look at MyNewPlace for local tips and insider information. Browse through the above 'popular rentals' listings in your new neighborhood in Roanoke! Good luck finding your new place!
  • Hurt Park

    Roanoke's Hurt Park neighborhood has tons of the city's prettiest rental apartments, regardless of whether you want a yellow dining room or a hall closet. MyNewPlace's apartment search can help you find that impeccable Hurt Park apartment. The MyNewPlace apartment blog can help you not only learn about living in apartments in Hurt Park but also other neighborhoods throughout Roanoke. Want to learn more about Hurt Park? Read MyNewPlace for local tips and insider information. Use our "Ask a Question" feature on this page to get answers about Roanoke's neighborhoods from our local experts! Best of luck in your search!
  • Loudon-Melrose

    A lot of the best apartments in Roanoke can be found in the Loudon-Melrose neighborhood and you will find this neighborhood full of friendly people and convenient amenities. The MyNewPlace apartment guide can help you not only learn about living in apartments in Loudon-Melrose but also other neighborhoods throughout Roanoke. Want to learn more about Loudon-Melrose? Read MyNewPlace for local tips and insider information.
  • Gradin Court

    Some of the cutest rentals in Roanoke can be found in the Gradin Court neighborhood. You can also use our apartment guide to learn more about apartment living in general. Gradin Court is a perfect place in which to find your new Roanoke apartment. Want to learn more about Gradin Court? Check up on MyNewPlace for local tips and insider information. You can get a bunch of answers to your Gradin Court apartment questions by clicking through to floor plans, maps, photos and videos on each property's details page.
  • Preston Park

    The apartment rentals in Roanoke's Preston Park are tons of the cutest in the city - - your new place is waiting for you on MyNewPlace! The MyNewPlace apartment search can help you look for the perfect apartment rental that meets your budget constraints. Browse through the above 'popular rentals' listings in your new neighborhood in Roanoke! Good luck finding your new place!
  • Wasena

    The rentals in Wasena are many of the best in Roanoke, and MyNewPlace can help you find ones with a variety of great interiors such as a eggshell white foyer! Looking for that perfect apartment but have a specific spending limit? No worries - our apartment finder will help you locate that spotless Wasena apartment for rent that will meet your needs and fit your budget. Use our "Ask a Question" feature on this page to get answers about Roanoke's neighborhoods from our local experts! Best of luck in your search!
  • Fairland

    The apartments for rent in Roanoke's Fairland are many of the most cost effective in the city - regardless of whether you want a green entryway or a storage area. Let MyNewPlace help you find that ideal apartment that meets both your needs and your budget.
  • Wildwood

    Roanoke's Wildwood neighborhood has many of the city's prettiest apartment rentals. Looking for that perfect apartment but have a specific spending limit? No worries - our apartment finder will help you look for that unequaled Wildwood apartment for rent that will meet your needs and fit your budget.
  • Garden City

    Roanoke's Garden City neighborhood has many of the city's most cost effective apartments for rent, your new place is waiting for you on MyNewPlace! You can also use our apartment guide to learn more about apartment living in general. Garden City is a great place in which to find your new Roanoke apartment. Want the inside scoop on Garden City? Look at MyNewPlace for local tips and information about Garden City Roanoke. Want to start searching right away? Check out floor plans, photos, maps and videos on MyNewPlace! Best of luck in your search!
  • Cherry Hill

    Cherry Hill has several of the nicest apartment rentals in Roanoke let MyNewPlace help you finally find that perfect living room you've been looking for. Browse through the above 'popular rentals' listings in your new neighborhood in Roanoke! Good luck finding your new place!
  • Harrison

    Try Roanoke's Harrison neighborhood for lots of the city's nicest apartments for rent, and MyNewPlace can help you find ones with a variety of great interiors such as a pink dining room! Have specific needs or a limited budget? Click the search button above, then select the rent range and other amenities that meet your needs. Our apartment guide can also help you learn more about the in's and out's of apartment living. Harrison is a great neighborhood in which to find your new Roanoke apartment. Think this is the only Roanoke neighborhood for you? Check nearby neighborhoods below to see all your options.
  • Norwich

    Roanoke's Norwich neighborhood has some of the city's cutest rental apartments, and you will find this neighborhood full of friendly people and convenient amenities. Let MyNewPlace help you look for that perfect apartment that meets both your needs and your budget. Use our "Ask a Question" feature on this page to get answers about Roanoke's neighborhoods from our local experts! Best of luck in your search!
  • Hollins University

    Known for its outstanding creative writing program that has produced multiple Pulitzer Prize winners, Hollins University is a private women’s liberal arts college in Roanoke, Virginia, and one of the oldest women’s schools for higher education. Males: look elsewhere for your education (unless you are here for grad school). Hollins started offering co-ed education at the graduate level in 1958, so guys could partake in their prestigious creative writing, teaching, dance, and screenwriting/film studies programs. The low student-to-faculty ratio of 11:1 really improves the education and keeps each student involved with her studies. Hollins offers a great study abroad program, too; about half the student body spends at least a semester abroad.

    Housing at Hollins

    Living on-campus at Hollins University is required for all students. However, there are exceptions to this rule: if you are from the city of Roanoke itself, have family who live here, or if you’re a returning college student. If you’re married and have a family of your own, Hollins does not require that your husband and your children move into the dorms with you. Your housing roommate would not be thrilled. For the exceptional exceptions, there is still hope. The good news is that Roanoke has many rentals listed on our site, most of which are beautiful (even historic!) single-family houses. These houses are extremely affordable, especially given how much space and charm they have. Read our blog articles on apartment hunting to help you through the process.

    Living in Roanoke

    Without a car, it can be difficult for Hollins students to explore the area surrounding campus, but the attractions and the natural beauty of the area should keep you from being sequestered at school. Hollis even provides a campus shuttle to take you downtown. For some culture enrichment, visit the Taubman Museum of Art or Roanoke Symphony Orchestra. For toned muscles, there are nearby trails and parks for hiking, rock climbing, and other outdoorsy activities. While the old buildings of Hollins really allow you to immerse yourself in its history, make the most of your college experience and don’t get stuck in the past.

  • Virginia Western Community College

    Has the time come for you to get out of the dorm and move into an off campus VWCC apartment? Perhaps the options available from the Virginia Western Community College housing office no longer meet your needs and you would like to find a cheap apartment close to the VWCC campus. If so, you can search for off campus Virginia Western Community College apartments with MyNewPlace's college housing search.

    Although Virginia Western Community College student housing may be very conveniently close to campus, moving to an off campus apartment can be a great way to save money, put some distance in between yourself and an RA, get accustomed to living in your own apartment and building up rental history.

    VWCC apartments for rent are available close to campus and in other neighborhoods around Roanoke, Virginia. Using our map based university apartment finder, you can find off campus housing near campus to ensure you can still get to all the VWCC games and make it to class on time.

    We can help you find off campus VWCC apartments that will best suit your collegiate lifestyle; search Virginia Western Community College apartments by the number of bedrooms, price, neighborhood or a range of other amenities.

    Have more questions? Check out our articles with renter tips in our apartment guide and search through http://www.virginiawestern.edu/.

  • Jefferson College of Health Sciences

    Has the time come for you to get out of the dorm and move into an off campus JCHS apartment? Perhaps the options available from the Jefferson College of Health Sciences housing office no longer meet your needs and you would like to find a cheap apartment close to the JCHS campus. If so, you can search for off campus Jefferson College of Health Sciences apartments with MyNewPlace's college housing search.

    Although Jefferson College of Health Sciences student housing may be very conveniently close to campus, moving to an off campus apartment can be a great way to save money, put some distance in between yourself and an RA, get accustomed to living in your own apartment and building up rental history.

    JCHS apartments for rent are available close to campus and in other neighborhoods around Roanoke, Virginia. Using our map based university apartment finder, you can find off campus housing near campus to ensure you can still get to all the JCHS games and make it to class on time.

    We can help you find off campus JCHS apartments that will best suit your collegiate lifestyle; search Jefferson College of Health Sciences apartments by the number of bedrooms, price, neighborhood or a range of other amenities.

    Have more questions? Check out our articles with renter tips in our apartment guide and search through http://www.jchs.edu/.