Set against a backdrop of rolling countryside and idyllic ridgelines, the city of Roanoke is perfectly poised to offer visitors and residents alike a balanced blend of scenic beauty in a diverse and thriving urban environment. Situated at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains, in the heart of the valley, alongside a river,  and wrapped in the arms of national forest, outdoor recreation is an integral part of the Roanoke identity. It’s no wonder this Old Dominion city ranked number one as our 2015 Top Mid-Sized Town! Learn more about Roanoke here!