Roanoke County - West

The locals refer to the area west of the city center as "Glenvar" or "Salem," and though the area is vast, it has a very small town feel. Commuters to Blacksburg/Christiansburg are drawn to the area because it is an easy hop onto Route 81. Regardless of where you're commuting to, you'll undoubtedly have a Spartan flag planted on your front lawn come fall Friday nights.

Key Features

Planned Developments: The majority of housing stock in West Roanoke County can be found within planned developments. Most are governed by HOAs, and feature homes built from the mid '80s up to new construction delivering currently. Russlen Farms is one of the oldest and most developed communities in West Roanoke, and is one of the only neighborhoods in the greater West County area to have a clubhouse, workout facility, and pool!

Green Hill Park: Considered a shared amenity by the residents of West Roanoke, Green Hill Park is a public park featuring green spaces, play structures, the banks of the Roanoke River, hiking trails, ball fields, picnic areas, and more! Be sure to check the events calendar for all of the fun events that happen during the weekends, including polo matches and Civil War Reenactments.

Nest Picks

Richfield Center

Richfield senior living offers independent living, assisted living, and memory care services in Roanoke County. Its proximity to the City of Salem is a plus.

The Homeplace Restaurant

Food like your mamma made, served up homestyle! The home in which the restaurant now resides was built in 1907, and retains its classic charm. Nest favorites include fried chicken and mashed potatoes.

Hanging Rock Golf Course

Overlooking the beautiful Roanoke Valley, Hanging Rock Golf Club is surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty. It's home to a layout that guarantees Roanoke golf enthusiasts of all skill levels a challenging and exciting round.

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