Is Roanoke a good city?

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Mr Tubbs

United States

#1 Aug 21, 2009
i am thinking about moving to the area. Is Roanoke a good place to live? what are some benefits of the area? Thanks.
andrew a

Christiansburg, VA

#2 Jul 6, 2010
Mr Tubbs wrote:
i am thinking about moving to the area. Is Roanoke a good place to live? what are some benefits of the area? Thanks.
I have to say, i just moved to Roanoke VA from arizona, and i have never seen so many hillbillys in my life. there is no night life here at all, everything seems to be backdated twenty years or so. if you want a good place check out raleigh NC. im moving there as soon as my lease is up.
Dylan

Roanoke, VA

#3 Jul 9, 2010
I lived in Roanoke for most of my life and I love
Roanoke, but I would rather live in Boston,Mass.

Since: Dec 08

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#4 Aug 7, 2010
andrew a wrote:
<quoted text> I have to say, i just moved to Roanoke VA from arizona, and i have never seen so many hillbillys in my life. there is no night life here at all, everything seems to be backdated twenty years or so. if you want a good place check out raleigh NC. im moving there as soon as my lease is up.
Raleigh is nothing but a POS city full of snobby stuck up people who think that they are better than everyone.

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#5 Aug 9, 2010
BTW, NC is more of a hillbilly state than Virginia too.
truth

United States

#6 Aug 12, 2010
i wouldn't live there
baby momma

Daytona Beach, FL

#7 Nov 30, 2010
omg, i recently moved from there, it is the nastiest city i have evver been to, unless you like toothless crackheads and wanna be gangstas, lool it is sooooooo gross kids are infested with lice, not safe anywhere dirty nasty drug infested town
Cinnamon

United States

#8 Dec 14, 2010
Its; not as beautiful or hip as Asheville,NC.
Its; not cosmopolitan like Atlanta.
Its' not intellectual like Raleigh,NC
or Charlottesville,VA.
It doesn't have the ocean and southern
charm of Charleston,sc.
iT DOESN'T HAVE MUCH!!!!!!
Jaynstarcity

Roanoke, VA

#9 Dec 19, 2010
Cinnamon wrote:
Its; not as beautiful or hip as Asheville,NC.
Its; not cosmopolitan like Atlanta.
Its' not intellectual like Raleigh,NC
or Charlottesville,VA.
It doesn't have the ocean and southern
charm of Charleston,sc.
iT DOESN'T HAVE MUCH!!!!!!
U prob live in galax!!!!!
haha

Kennesaw, GA

#10 Dec 22, 2010
It;s like any city. It has good areas and bad. If you like t he mountains and a slower pace it's great. I live in metro atlanta and I despise it. Too much crime, too many people. In Roanoke you are only minutes away from some real peaceful, gorgeous nature.I hope to retire near there but not in the city.
Saquen

Charlottesville, VA

#11 Jan 25, 2011
No, too many lickers there.

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#12 Mar 5, 2011
andrew a wrote:
<quoted text> I have to say, i just moved to Roanoke VA from arizona, and i have never seen so many hillbillys in my life. there is no night life here at all, everything seems to be backdated twenty years or so. if you want a good place check out raleigh NC. im moving there as soon as my lease is up.
I lived in Roanoke in the 70's and we had more shopping and nicer people. Better restaurants. Everyone I talk to say they go out of town to shop for anything. So do I. I'm moving back to northern VA.

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#13 Mar 5, 2011
Cinnamon wrote:
Its; not as beautiful or hip as Asheville,NC.
Its; not cosmopolitan like Atlanta.
Its' not intellectual like Raleigh,NC
or Charlottesville,VA.
It doesn't have the ocean and southern
charm of Charleston,sc.
iT DOESN'T HAVE MUCH!!!!!!
I'm a Virginian and I agree. Roanoke does not have it. Salaries are not up to par and rent and mortgage not equal to salaries. I would say the worst management ever in the state of VA.
Blowed up

Callaway, VA

#14 Mar 12, 2011
Roanoke is full of hoodlums and wanna be thugs. Another once fair city going black. Lock your doors and carry a gun at all times, even while in the shower.
General prick

Roanoke, VA

#15 Mar 13, 2011
Blowed up wrote:
Roanoke is full of hoodlums and wanna be thugs. Another once fair city going black. Lock your doors and carry a gun at all times, even while in the shower.
dont u think the problem is more society issue more than a roanoke thing? Its happing all over the country not just roanoke dont get me wrong we do have plenty of gutterballs , our homeless problem is huge but its all over the place hoodlums thugs and such go to any city and its mostly the same

Since: Mar 11

Roanoke, VA

#16 Mar 25, 2011
Mr Tubbs wrote:
i am thinking about moving to the area. Is Roanoke a good place to live? what are some benefits of the area? Thanks.
Odd responses. The City Market area has numerous restaurants the city is safe save for the few bad areas and the real estate is very inexpensive. Your money goes far here and everything is ten minutes away.
General prick

La Grange, IL

#17 Mar 26, 2011
Great post rigrunl the only thing id change is all the homeless people proplem around elm ave
George

Charlottesville, VA

#18 Mar 28, 2011
Saquen hit it on the head (not pun intended). Lots of lickers and lots of bandits too. Read the paper. Plenty of shootings and stabbings. Safest part of Roanoke is the jail.
Moving toward VA

Campbellsville, KY

#19 Mar 29, 2011
I was going to move to Roanoke as well-what do you think is a good family city in VA?

“Reality is settling in...”

Since: Nov 08

Stop sweating the small stuff.

#20 Mar 31, 2011
Roanoke USED to be a Good city. It's gone down the drain. the "Yard" used to be the place to be.

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