Blue Ridge Region of Virginia
The Roanoke Valley is the epicenter of the Blue Ridge Region of Virginia. We’ve got everything your family, industry, and company could possibly need.
Roanoke Virginia is known as “The Star City of The South” for good reason. We’ve got an incredible concentration of amenities everyone is looking for; beautiful climate with 4 seasons, mountain biking paradise, steepest road marathon in the country, sports tourism magnet, high-tech innovation corridor, critical mass of colleges & universities, and the medical field’s epicenter in Virginia.
Four Season Climate
Imagine a place in America where you can celebrate all four seasons, but without the extreme summer heat of the deep South, or the sub-zero cold of some Northern states. The Blue Ridge Region of Virginia is the place to find it all. According to the US Climate Data website, our region sees an average annual high of 67°F and the average annual low of 46°F. Of course we have 80’s and 90’s in the summer, and a few days in the teens in the winter, but most of the time it is mild and pleasant.
Our team has helped several retiring families who lived in Boston and New York we like to call “half-backs”. They moved from an extreme cold climate to the warm sun of Florida, only to discover it was way too hot! So they moved half way back home to the beautiful Blue Ridge Region of Virginia.
America’s East Coast Mountain Biking Capital
In a May 2018 article from Virginia’s Blue Ridge, the IMBA (International Mountain Biking Association) named the Blue Ridge Region a Silver-Level Ride Center™. The article quotes David Wiens, Executive Director of IMBA, who said the “…Silver-Level Ride Center status solidifies the enthusiasm for mountain biking along the East coast and puts Virginia on par with some of the greatest mountain bike destinations.” There are only 15 Silver-Level Ride Center’s in the WORLD, and the Blue Ridge Region is the only one on the East Coast of the USA. Check out the IMBA Ride Center Fact Sheet for all the details.
College & University Powerhouse
We have 12 top-notch colleges and universities within a 2 hour drive of the Roanoke Valley. Included are (with enrollments in 2018):
1) Virginia Tech (27,193)
2) Radford University (9,410)
3) Roanoke College (2,037)
4) Hollins University (645)
5) Ferrum College (1,137)
6) Liberty University (45,754)
7) University of Lynchburg (2,050)
8) Randolph College (663)
9) Virginia Military Institute (1,722)
10) Washington & Lee University (1,827)
11) Mary Baldwin University (1,137)
12) University of Virginia (22,391)
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Transportation Hub to the North, South, East, West
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