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Roanoke, VA

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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.

Apartments in Roanoke VA


Terrace View Apartments
Beds: 1-4
Baths: 1-3

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The Pines Of Roanoke
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1-2

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Cedar Point Apartments
Beds: 2-3
Baths: 1.5-2.5

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Frontier Apartments
Beds: 2
Baths: 1

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StoneBrook Apartments
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1-2


Daleville Town Center
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1-2

Key City Stats

The average age of Roanoke, VA is
25 to 29
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  • Age Demographic of Renters
  • 25 to 29 years
  • 30 to 34 years
  • 35 to 39 years
  • Male
  • 7.65%
  • 7.4%
  • 6.7%
  • Female
  • 7.61%
  • 6.75%
  • 6.43%
is average rent in Roanoke, VA
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  • Rent Range
  • $650 to $699
  • $700 to $749
  • $750 to $799
  • Percentage of household units
  • 9.18%
  • 6.96%
  • 4.84%
of units are available for rent in Roanoke
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  • Vacancy Status
  • For Rent
  • Rented, not occupied
  • Other vacant
  • Housing Units
  • 944
  • 155
  • 1925
Getting Around in Roanoke, VA

Roanoke has several different options for transportation throughout the city. Serving as the city’s major highways are Interstates 581, 81, 73, and U.S. Route 220. The city also has its own airport in the Roanoke Regional Airport. Although the city no longer has passenger trains, it remains one of the biggest transporters of freight in the entire region. Roanoke’s Valley Metro bus system serves not only the city of Roanoke, but surrounding cities such as Blacksburg, Lynchburg, and Christiansburg as well.

Walk Score®
"Very Walkable"
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The average commuter time in Roanoke is:
15 to 19 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 4.46%
  • 7.96%
  • 0.73%

Virginia Museum of Transportation

<p>The Virginia Museum of Transportation can be found in downtown Roanoke, and is entirely dedicated to the evolution and changes in the city's transportation over the years. It has multiple exhibits and galleries, including those associated with automobiles, railroads, and aviation. The collection looks at plenty of older style methods of transportation, including steam trains, electric and diesel trains, freight cars, passenger cars, and other unique street cars. The city of Roanoke owns the museum and offers free admission for city residents.</p>

Mill Mountain Theatre

<p>Mill Mountain Theatre is the city of Roanoke's community theatre, and it is known to city residents as the MMT. The theatre itself is found downtown at the Center in the Square location. The theatre has plenty of famous shows that are performed each year, including works by Alfred Hitchcock such as The 39 Steps and The Sound of Music. MMT is well-known in the community for providing music and dance education to the youth, and it has recently added those same services for adults. What began as a limited theatre in the 1960s has become a staple in the community.</p>