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Roanoke is located in Roanoke County, 185 miles west of Richmond between Blacksburg and Lynchburg in the Central Region of the state. It is situated along Interstate 81, on the banks of the Roanoke River near the Brush Mountains.

Roanoke is the commercial and medical center of southwest Virginia, rich in history and tradition. Surrounding lakes, state parks and national forests offer recreational opportunities, including hiking, picnicking and camping along the Appalachian Trail and the Blue Ridge Parkway. Fishing and boating are popular activities at Smith Mountain Lake State Park.

Downtown Roanoke includes many historic landmarks, such as a 1907 fire station, an historic farmers' market, and the Tudor-style Hotel Roanoke. The city's farmers' market was opened in 1882 and still operates on the same site, downtown on Market Square. The 100-foot-tall Roanoke Star on top of Mill Mountain offers a scenic view. Roanoke is part of the Roanoke, Virginia metro area.

Salem Creek | Zee's Salon & Day Spa | Roanoke Greek Festival | Mill Mountain |
Residential and Commercial Real Estate Mark Stover ABR, SRES |
Science Jefferson National Forest | Science Museum & Hopkins Planetarium |
Shopping Roanoke Antique Mall |

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10/22 Coming to The area
Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival Harrisonburg VA June9-16 The Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival is a week-long summer music festival devoted to promoting an appreciation and understanding of the music of Bach and a featured composer, country, era or people.
Appalachian Festival Beckley WV August23-25 The 17th Annual Appalachian Festival is three big days packed with arts, crafts, entertainment, music, food and fun!
Golden Delicious Festival Clay WV August30-September1 The Golden Delicious is the State Fruit of West Virginia. Clay County is the birthplace of the golden delicious. Antique Car Show, Art Auction Baking Contest, 5K Run/Walk, Golf Tournament.