explore Roanoke

Magnificent Beauty, a Vibrant Culture & a Whole Lot of Fun

Roanoke Valley in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains is a senior living destination with so much to do and four spectacular seasons to enjoy it all. In fact, Forbes magazine named Roanoke one of the best places in the country to retire.

This awe-inspiring area is known for its natural wonders. The region features over 1,000 miles of walking, hiking and biking trails for all skill levels, including the Roanoke Valley Greenways, which run through the heart of downtown.

Roanoke’s arts and culture scene is rich in galleries like the world-class Taubman Museum of Art, along with the performing arts, festivals and, of course, music.

Is it a violin or a fiddle? In Virginia’s Blue Ridge, it’s both. From an evening with the Roanoke Symphony or Opera Roanoke to hitting Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail for authentic bluegrass, there is something to make every music lover’s heart sing.

For golfers, Roanoke Valley offers plenty of courses for all skill levels. Tee it up at Roanoke Country Club, next door to our community. Navigate the narrow fairways of Hanging Rock Golf Club or tackle The Highland Course at Primland, one of Golf Magazine’s Top 28 Golf Courses in the U.S. and Canada. But try keeping your eye on the ball with such stunning mountain views all around you!

With its walkable streets, downtown Roanoke offers everything from unique boutiques to diverse dining. Every trip is complete with a visit to the Historic Roanoke City Market, Virginia’s oldest continuously operating open-air market.

If you are a fan of college sports and continual learning, Virginia Tech, Radford University, Roanoke College, Hollins University, Washington and Lee University, and Ferrum College are all nearby.

There is plenty to enjoy with the grandkids, too, like the annual spring Ernest “Pig” Robertson Fishing Rodeo and trips to Mill Mountain Zoo.

Whether you are spending the day driving the Blue Ridge Parkway, sampling a local vineyard or enjoying a sunset cruise on Smith Mountain Lake, it’s all part of the colorful palette of Virginia’s Blue Ridge.

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