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Apartments for rent in Roanoke, VA

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See what Roanoke, VA has to offer.

What Renters Like and Dislike

What Renters Like and Dislike About Roanoke

There is a few food options down the street me and my kids like popeyes and to shop and eat at Popeyes it's pretty good

I've been here my whole life. There really isn't bars or anything within my neighborhood so have to travel away to go to any of that

Easy to get to public transportation, lots of local businesses, great options for food and fun place to host.

Neighbors look out for each other, but not invasive. My power was out, and neighbors checked in on me! Surbrban area, so no business, restaurants in walking distance. Great schools in the area. Unique as it has older homes and lots of trees.

There's nothing about unique where I live the apartments are run down streets are run down people that live here run down nobody's got money

My neighborhood is very close to a lot of things, including grocery, gas and food. I enjoy having the local pool hall near by. The neighbors are very kind.

Who Lives Here

Roanoke Demographics

Education

High School

49%

Associate's

29%

Bachelor's

15%

Master's

5%

Doctorate

1%

Family Size

2 people

50%

3 people

22%

4 people

14%

5 people

8%

6+ people

5%

Household Income

0-50k

56%

50-100k

29%

100-150k

8%

150-200k

3%

200k+

4%

Age

0-10

13%

10-20

10%

20-45

34%

45-65

26%

65+

16%

Affordability

How expensive is it in Roanoke?

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

Rent Trends

Studio1 Bed2 Beds3 Beds
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Feb '24$667$995$1181$1510
Jan '24$667$1071$1180$1373
Dec '23$667$1099$1124$1323
Nov '23$667$1054$1139$1480
Oct '23$667$950$1156$1400
Sep '23$667$906$1183$1400
Aug '23$667$906$1162$1346
Jul '23$667$906$1162$1346
Jun '23$667$922$1102$1276
May '23$667$922$1102$1276
Apr '23$667$922$1102$1276
Mar '23$667$922$1050$1276

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Getting Around Roanoke

Roanoke Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

24%

15-30 Mins

41%

30-40 Mins

26%

40-60 Mins

4%

60+ Mins

4%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 4848

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 26 of 36 renters

Has Sidewalks

No

Say 29 of 36 renters

Percentage: 4141

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

No

Say 19 of 36 renters

Top Scores: Grocery, Parks, Retail

Things To Do In Roanoke

Top Score

Grocery Stores

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Things are looking up, there's supermarkets to be found 'round here.

  1. A high number of grocery stores per resident
  2. Significantly more grocery stores than average
  3. 10% fewer grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Parks

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Roanoke is shrubby, not shabby.

  1. A high number of parks per resident
  2. Significantly more parks than average
  3. A standard number of parks compared to areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

If you love to shop, Roanoke is a good fit.

  1. A high number of shops per resident
  2. Significantly more shops than average
  3. 37% more shops than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

We'd be gym buddies with Roanoke.

  1. A high number of gyms per resident
  2. Significantly more gyms than average
  3. 13% fewer gyms than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Bumper sticker city. This place is good for filling up.

  1. A high number of gas stations per resident
  2. Significantly more gas stations than average
  3. A standard number of gas stations compared to areas of a similar size

Restaurants

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

An average foodie scene: not too cold and not too hot.

  1. A high number of restaurants per resident
  2. Significantly more restaurants than average
  3. 9% fewer restaurants than areas of a similar size

Coffee

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not too cold, not too hot. An average town for coffee.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. Significantly more coffee shops than average
  3. 30% fewer coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Nightlife is on the rocks in Roanoke.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. 79% more bars and clubs than average
  3. 51% fewer bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Who's an ok boy? Roanoke doesn't deserve many treats.

  1. A high number of pet facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more pet facilities than average
  3. 6% fewer pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Healthcare in Roanoke doesn't tip the scales.

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more medical facilities than average
  3. 51% fewer medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You gotta Van Gogh somewhere else for art.

  1. Few fine art centers per resident
  2. An average number of fine art centers
  3. 85% fewer fine art centers than areas of a similar size

What Renters Are Saying

Roanoke Features

Area Has Litter

No

Say 31 of 36 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 29 of 36 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 29 of 36 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 28 of 36 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 28 of 36 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 27 of 36 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 26 of 36 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 25 of 36 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 25 of 36 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 24 of 36 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 22 of 36 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 21 of 36 renters

Nearby Parks

No

Say 19 of 36 renters

Maintained Yards

No

Say 19 of 36 renters

Well Lit

No

Say 20 of 36 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 21 of 36 renters

Tree Lined Streets

No

Say 23 of 36 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 26 of 36 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 29 of 36 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 30 of 36 renters

Roanoke Education

Schools

Percentage: 3/53/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in Roanoke

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What You Need to Know

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All About

Living in Roanoke, VA

Roanoke, Virginia is a small city with approximately 100,000 residents. The city's population, at an average age of just over 39, ranks around the middle compared to other municipalities in Virginia, which has an average age of 37. In terms of housing, residents are fairly evenly split between owning (52%) and renting (48%) their residence. With a relatively low average rent of $805/month in the city, renting remains an affordable option, particularly compared to other cities in Virginia. Each month, renters in Roanoke will save around $480 compared to the state average.

There are three primary industries in Roanoke: healthcare, retail, and entertainment. Together, these industries make up 22% of the labor force in the city. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many of the city's workers are in sales, as 8% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any career path. With an average annual income of around $54K, Roanoke workers earn about $34,000 less than the average Virginia resident. Roanoke's average income also falls below the national average ($73,345). Compared to the Virginia average, Roanoke has a relatively high concentration of residents older than 25 with an Associate's degree (6%). In addition, 10% possess a Bachelor's degree and 5% have a Master's degree or Doctorate.

With an average commute time of about 23 minutes, faster than most cities in Virginia, Roanoke residents are well aware that getting to work isn't overly time-consuming. Driving a vehicle is the typical means of commuting to work, chosen by 41% of workers, while public transportation isn't used extensively. Few residents walk to work.