City of Roanoke - Southeast/Garden City

A five minute drive from the City of Roanoke up Mill Mountain Road, Southeast Roanoke has a wide range of housing styles and price points. The majority of the housing stock was originally built between 1920 and 1950, but there are some new developments currently under way as well. Highlights of this area include multiple access points to the Roanoke River Greenway and the Mill Mountain Zoo.

Key Features

The Bridges and Dr. Pepper Park : The Bridges is a 22-acre mix of historic industrial buildings, old lumber yards, grain mills, scrap iron yards, ironworks, and new contemporary buildings. This combination is already bringing new business to Roanoke with the incorporation of South16 apartments. Starbucks, Starr Hill Tap Room, and Moe’s Southwest Grill call the historic lumber warehouse home. New additions also include the Dr. Pepper Park outdoor event venue and the kayak boat launch.

Outdoor Adventures: Both the Greenway and the Mill Mountain hiking trails are located in Southeast/Garden City. Buyers in this area can consider these green spaces extensions of their outdoor living area and take advantage of the great outdoors year round.

Nest Picks

Roanoke Star

Also known as the Mill Mountain Star, it's the largest man made illuminated star in the world! Because it is perched on the top of Mill Mountain, you can see it at night from varying parts of Roanoke. Should you want to see it up close at any point in the day, you can park right at the top of the mountain and walk directly to the base of the star.

Blue Cow

Who doesn't love ice cream? The Blue Cow serves up small-batch, artisanal ice cream in both traditional and unique flavors. Nesters love the sea salt brickle with caramel swirl!

Mill Mountain Zoo

This zoo is fun for animal lovers of all ages. In addition to the more traditional zoo activities, you can also attend a summer camp, a breakfast with the animals, and even a roar and pour happy hour. Animals that live at the zoo include red pandas and a Chinese water dragon!

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