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 (more…)