City of Roanoke - Southwest

Also known as "Grandin Village," the area of Southwest City was developed originally in the 1920s and 1930s, and much of the housing stock retains its original charm. One of the most sought-after areas in the greater Roanoke area, buyers love the location, the history, and the mix of old and new shopping, dining, and entertainment.

Key Features

Local Love: Buyers are drawn to Southwest City in large part because of the local shopping, dining, and activity options peppered throughout the area. Pictured here is the "Ice House," now called the Roanoke River House, a mixed use development that houses the Wasena City Tap Room and River Rock Climbing (both locally owned).

Walkability & Bikeability: Southwest City is very pedestrian friendly. You can find your way around pretty easily on foot, or take advantage of the new Bike Share program. There are 10 bike stations throughout the city, including several in Southwest. Pick up a bike at Wasena City Tap Room and drop it off at the Roanoke Co-Op in Grandin Village.

Nest Picks

River Rock Climbing

Born to boulder? Never climbed before? The good news is that all are welcome at River Rock Climbing. It's part gym, part community hub, and all fun. In addition to climbing, you can hold parties, stay over for a lock-in, or compete against fellow Roanoke climbers in one of their competitions.

The Green Goat

Take a stroll on the Roanoke Greenway with your four legged family members, then head over to the dog-friendly Green Goat for a drink and bite to eat on the patio. Check out Facebook to see if any live music is happening on the day of your visit.

Black Dog Salvage

Black Dog Salvage is located in historic Grandin Village and has been the focus of the DIY Network's "Salvage Dawgs" since 2012. It is a warehouse showcasing an eclectic variety of antiques and restored furniture. Be sure to say hello to the black dog walking around.

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