Investment Community

macafees knobThe Roanoke Valley is the largest metro area in western Virginia. More than 312,300 people call the Valley home, with more than double that living within about an hour’s commute. The metro area consists of four counties, two independent cities and several towns and offers urban amenities, small town charm and an unparalleled outdoor experience.

The Valley offers a perfect mix of outdoor recreation and urban amenities combined with a low cost of living. We have easy access to some of the best cycling, fishing, water sports, and hiking in North America. Excellent public schools, rich and diverse arts and culture, safe communities, nationally recognized colleges and universities, and easy commutes make for a quality of life that’s second to none. And you get lakes, rivers, mountains and one of America’s favorite roads, the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Roanoke also is a regional center for healthcare, shopping, arts and culture, transportation and employment.