Welcome to Roanoke - New Resident Information

Whether you're looking to visit or relocate, Roanoke has what you want. Our city has a healthy local economy, a vibrant greater downtown, strong neighborhoods, and offers quality services to its citizens and visitors.

Roanoke offers stunning natural beauty and exceptional amenities.  Our Historic City Market district offers open-air shopping, boutiques, a variety of dining choices and many cultural attractions. Center in the Square is home to exceptional art, history, and science museums offering enrichment to our community.  In addition, eclectic dining choices are available in our newly renovated city Market Building. 

Roanoke has been named an All-America City six times and recognized as One of America's Most Livable Communities.  In addition, Roanoke is a Certified Crime Prevention Community, a Bicycle Friendly Community, and has been a top-ranked Digital City since 2001. We are also a leader in environmental stewardship with a strong curbside recycling program, and a commitment to implement green features in all new and renovated city facilities.

The city’s cultural offerings include major concerts and Broadway shows at the Berglund Center, in addition to performances by the Roanoke Symphony and Chorus.  You’ll find Opera Roanoke and other well-known music artists performing at Jefferson Center. And beginning in April each year, the city comes alive with festivals, jazz concerts, and more.

For more information, check out the Citizen's Guide to Municipal Services (PDF).