We have been researching the Roanoke area due to a possible job transfer. It looks great in print but what do you locals have to add? We've found we always get the best advice and most honest opinions from actual residents.
Besides Roanoke itself, which surrounding cities offer good schools, ammenities, parks, recreation, arts and culture? Also what areas would you suggest staying away from and why?
What about Smith Lake? Is it really as nice as the website claims? Is it clean? What is in the surrounding areas? Are there any other nice waterways, lakes within an hour of Roanoke?
Any info you can provide would be greatly appreciated. Thank you :)