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Old 01-21-2019, 04:12 PM
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I grew up in NC ( sadly )

Roanoke is right up the street from Greensboro, down 220. And I have a friend who grew up in Staurt I think.

Long story short. Where is a good affordable place to live. That is close to local dives, bars, and stuff that is native to Southwest VA
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Old 01-21-2019, 04:42 PM
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Are you looking for purchase or rental - house or apartment?

If you search on zillow (or something else) 24011 is downtown and is a good spot for apartments if you wanna be within walking distance of nightlife.

Some of the more popular neighborhoods close to downtown are located in the 24015 and 24016 zips (including Raleigh Court, Grandin Village area, Wasena and Old Southwest) - and if you are looking for single family homes that might be a good place to start. 24012 (Williamson Road area) might give you more bang for the buck. Downtown Vinton (24179) is also starting to get a little bit more vibe and may also be worth looking at.

If you want 'burbs you can go north, east, south or west!

Maybe say a little more about what you mean "native to SW Virginia!" GOOD LUCK!

Check out the sticky (post at the very top of this page) as well!
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Old 01-22-2019, 08:47 AM
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Wasena, Old Southwest, and Raleigh Court seem like solid places for you OP. I'm a VA-newbie as well coming from NY, but I've been doing quite a bit of research in the Roanoke/Lynchburg areas. Roanoke seems to have some really awesome neighborhoods fairly close to each other.

Wasena and Old Southwest will probably be the lesser affordable neighborhoods. Probably right on par with decent sections of Greensboro. We visited Greensboro a few weeks ago and definitely see what you mean by wanting to get out. Not that Greensboro sucks, I just think the VA cities have a much nicer vibe.
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