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The Roanoke Valley of Virginia includes the cities of Roanoke and Salem, the town of Vinton, the counties of Roanoke, Botetourt, Franklin, Bedford, Floyd and Craig, and the beautiful area known as Smith Mountain Lake. We are located at the southern end of the historic Shenandoah Valley and we are accessible to travelers via Interstate 81 and the Blue Ridge Parkway. Often cited in publications and various surveys as one of the best places in the United States to raise a family, the greater Roanoke Valley offers a prosperous economy, outstanding schools and friendly neighborhoods surrounded by some of the nation's most beautiful scenery.

There is something here to interest almost everyone. There are cultural activities including a symphony orchestra, a ballet company, professional live theater and a thriving arts community. There is camping and hiking, rivers and lakes for boating and fishing and professional sports teams to entertain fans of all ages.

We invite you to explore what the greater Roanoke Valley has to offer. After you take a look here, we invite you to visit in person. If you do, we think you'll want to stay. Welcome! And by the way, if you have a question about the area, please contact a REALTOR®.

Important Facts

  • Population: Approximately 250,000 in the Greater Roanoke Valley, including Roanoke, Salem, Vinton and the surrounding counties.
  • Elevation: Approximately 950 ft above sea level
  • Average January Temperature: 35.5 Degrees Fahrenheit
  • Average July Temperature: 76 Degrees Fahrenheit
  • Average Yearly Rainfall: 39.3 Inches
  • Average Yearly Snowfall: 25.0 Inches
  • Median Price of a Home: Approximately $129,800