Roanoke’s Local Flavor











When you move to a new area, it can take months, even years really to feel “settled”, and to know where the best shopping is, where the best parks are, who the best doctors are, and where the best places to eat are located.  It can be frustrating starting all over again.

I have lived in Roanoke for three years now, and have been excited to find out that Roanoke has such wonderful local flavor.  What I mean is that Roanoke has such a unique atmosphere of down home charm despite being a rather sizeable metropolitan area.  When I first moved here, I dreaded starting over again. However, I was very pleasantly surprised at how easy it was  for Roanoke to feel like “home”.  Living in Roanoke is like slipping on your favorite sweater, it just fits, and it feels warm and inviting.There are two great malls for shopping, and many unique little shops.  There are  wonderful parks, local attractions like the Mill Mountain Zoo, and many locally owned family restaurants that have some of the best food I have ever eaten.

Living in Roanoke means that you definitely don’t have to eat at chain restaurants all the time. Let me share with you a couple of my favorite restaurants, and you can try them and find out for yourself !  First, there is Montanos’.  Yes, they have incredible seafood – even in the mountains.  They also have wonderful pasta, and just about anything else you can think of on the menu. The atmosphere is elegant, but also warm and inviting.  Montano’s is located in the Townside shopping center just minutes from the Boone Homes Southwood No Mainteance community.

Next there is 419 West,   one of Roanoke’s premiere restaurants offering the finest in American cuisine with a wood burning oven, and charcoal grill. The restaurant is beautiful inside with its hand built mahogany bar, two private dining rooms, and a state of the art “open” kitchen.  Many residents of Boone Homes Stone Manor community use 419 West for meetings and events.  These are just two of Roanoke’s great restaurants, and I promise you there are many more.

If you are considering moving to the Roanoke area, you should know that the move might not be as hard as you are imagining.  I am quite sure you will love it here –almost as much as I do.   When you have decided it is time to make that move to Roanoke, please give Boone Homes a call, and let us find the perfect home for you.  With a beautiful new Boone Home, you will be settled in and feeling at home before you know it, then you will be able to sit back and enjoy all of Roanoke’s local flavor.