Welcome to Virginia's Roanoke - Blacksburg Region

Stunning views, low costs, high tech, vibrant cities, scenic outdoors -- and a quality of life you’ve been looking for.

Let’s face it: big cities can be a drag. Expensive rent. Traffic. Crowds. The rat race. Who needs it? There’s a better way to live your life.
Welcome to Virginia’s Roanoke - Blacksburg Region. A place surrounded by mountains where opportunity and life converge. Great jobs. Friendly people. Exciting nightlife. Affordable living. Unbelievable outdoor adventures.
Want to get a feel for what it’s like to live here? Check out this short film (at right) by Noah Hutton about what makes this such a great place to live!
Then use the links below to learn more about what it’s like to work, play, and live here. After all, you only have one life. It’s time to start making the most of it! 



Virginia is consistently ranked one of the best states for business and the Roanoke - Blacksburg region boasts a diverse economy that includes publicly traded companies, creative firms, and high tech start-ups. Plus, with a talented workforce and low cost of doing business, it’s a great place to find a job or start a company.



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With our low-cost of living, beautiful scenery, affordable housing, limited traffic, and easy access to the outdoors, the Roanoke - Blacksburg region delivers the life you’ve always wanted.



With large public universities, smaller private ones and community colleges, we’re all about education. Whether it’s improving your skills or tapping into new talent, higher education is part of our fabric. And with more than 90,000 students attending our seven universities, we have one of the highest concentrations of students in the country.

Some of our colleges and universities include:



Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast, love live music and theater, or enjoy great restaurants or sports of any kind from recreational to big-time college athletics, you can do what you want, when you want. Check out these event calendars:

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