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Old 09-25-2010, 09:24 AM
Location: Reston, VA
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I will be visiting Roanoke next month and I want to explore the historical residential neighborhoods near downtown. I am particularly interested in neighborhoods or streets with smaller (2-3 bedrooms) bungalow-style (e.g., one-storied with porch) houses. I have heard that the Old Southwest neighborhood is historical, but from the pictures Iíve seen, the houses look rather large (but maybe pictures are deceiving). Could someone recommend any nice, historical neighborhoods or streets of well-kept smaller houses?
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Old 09-25-2010, 12:48 PM
Location: Roanoke, VA
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Old SW does have quite a variety of sizes once you go block by block.

Keep traveling south and west and you'll find Wasena...

Wasena Neighborhood Forum

and of course Raleigh Court...

Greater Raleigh Court Civic League
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Old 09-26-2010, 02:56 PM
Location: Roanoke, VA
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Default Several Neighborhoods

There are several neighborhoods that fit your description. I'm relatively new here but here are the ones we considered when looking for the same style of house.

Old Southwest -- not true Arts & Crafts bungalows but nice older four squares and a nice neighborhood vibe.

Raleigh Court -- Great neighborhood with a fantastic village. . . the real deal. Not a pretend, new fangled village center.

South Roanoke -- a beautiful Arts & Crafts bungalow on the market right now at Avenham and Broadway. I drive by it almost every day and drool. This neighborhood is not quite as laid back as the other two but it has very well-maintained houses. Most are larger but there are beautiful bungalows.

By the way, there is a realtor in town that specializes in this kind of housing. We used her and loved her. Her company is Renaissance Real Estate.

Good luck
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Old 08-18-2014, 08:27 AM
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Southeast Roanoke is FULL of charming Bungalows. There is an unfair, judgemental and negative view of SE that is decades old and it's time people look at the positive aspects of it. I've owned my 1920's Bungalow since 1997, my street is quiet and I'm close to everything including Smith Mountain Lake which is 35 mins away. Our Street is the bike trail connecting to the greenway.
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Old 08-18-2014, 08:34 AM
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Thumbs up Southeast Roanoke is full of Craftsman Bungalows

Here's my SE Roanoke Bungalow...http://http://www.zillow.com/homedet...49667350_zpid/
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Old 08-18-2014, 09:37 AM
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Did anyone take note of the part of OPs question 'one story'? I am pointing this out particularly because I also need one level living and having trouble finding any.
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Old 08-18-2014, 02:45 PM
Location: Roanoke VA
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Default SE Roanoke

SE has traditionally gotten a bad rap in the past. I think the Morningside Heights area, around the Morningside Elementary School is a hidden gem. There was once a small village area across from the school. There are tons of older homes, some are
Now being renovated. A huge park exists with tennis courts, library and easy access to downtown. If a developer would focus on SE like they have done on Old SW, my view is a new City neighborhood could emerge.
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