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Old 02-16-2017, 12:27 PM
 
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What small towns/cities/counties do you think have the best mountain views in Virginia?

I've only visited a few places so far (Loudoun County, Winchester, Warrenton, Culpeper) and looked a bit at photos online. So far, the best views I've seen were near Culpeper (looked something like this: http://cheriwoodard.com/wp-content/u...lages-Reva.jpg). I would consider the mountain views you see in Loudoun County to be more "hill" views, even if they are technically mountains.

I think the ideal for me would be mountains that are as tall as possible and where you can see multiple ridges of varying heights.

I know that sometimes you can't see mountains in town but there could be trails with great views nearby, so it'd be helpful to know:
1. Small towns/cities where you can buy property with mountain views either in town or a close suburb
2. Rural areas where you can buy property with mountain views
3. Small towns/cities with hiking within 20-30 minutes (the closer the better) with mountain views

I'm also considering some mountain towns in NC (Boone, Blowing Rock), so any comparisons to views there vs. Virginia would be appreciated.

Thank you!
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Old 02-16-2017, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Roanoke, VA
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Roanoke has mountain ridges running on both sides of the metro area - west of I-81 and then along the Blue Ridge Parkway east of the city - so the views are prolific and gorgeous, and the hiking opportunities (including the good old Appalachian Trail) are amazing.

Of course McAfee's Knob is splendiferous!

Check out the photos on the Facebook page for CITY OF ROANOKE, VIRGINIA - COMMUNICATIONS.

https://www.facebook.com/RoanokeVa/

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Old 02-16-2017, 04:31 PM
 
Location: Virginia-Shenandoah Valley
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OP. None of the areas you mentioned have good mountain views. If you want beautiful views come to the Shenandoah Valley. We're outside of Edinburg and we have mt views from our front and back yards. There is so much along the I 81 area where mountain views are in abundance. Toms Brook, Woodstock, Edinburg and points south are the places for the views.
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Old 02-16-2017, 06:02 PM
 
Location: The South
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Way down I-81 near Wytheville area. Also Route 29 south of Charlottesville through Nelson County has some beautiful views.
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Old 02-16-2017, 06:08 PM
 
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Thanks, Watchful. I have Roanoke on my list to visit. One thing -- in the facebook photos, the mountains look amazing, but I don't see any properties (save one) that have good mountain views. Are there neighborhoods or suburbs well-known for having the best views?
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Old 02-16-2017, 06:14 PM
 
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Thanks, Bigfoot. I am going to try to drive through the valley this holiday weekend. Are the best mountains views visible from the town centers/driving through, or do you have to go off the main roads to see great views? Also, do you think that the Northern Shenandoah area has the best views in the Valley -- I'm interested in Staunton, Lexington, Grottoes as well -- would you mind commenting how those areas compare?
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Old 02-16-2017, 06:17 PM
 
Location: The South
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If you've got Blowing Rock money, you should also look around Asheville, Hendersonville, Black Mountain. That area is stunning.
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Old 02-16-2017, 07:39 PM
 
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Thanks, LynchburgLover. I haven't looked at the prices too carefully -- you're right that Blowing Rock is expensive. The main benefit of Blowing Rock for me is that Blowing Rock/Boone look to have the coolest summers in the areas I'm considering.
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Old 02-16-2017, 07:59 PM
 
Location: Roanoke, VA
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Thanks, Watchful. I have Roanoke on my list to visit. One thing -- in the facebook photos, the mountains look amazing, but I don't see any properties (save one) that have good mountain views. Are there neighborhoods or suburbs well-known for having the best views?
Really in all four directions from Roanoke - I look at mountains as I wash dishes and that is in SE Roanoke County (Mount Pleasant). There are some spectacular views overlooking the city in SW County also....it just depends on what you want. We like the size of the metro area too, but that is a matter of taste!
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Old 02-16-2017, 08:59 PM
 
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Way down I-81 near Wytheville area. Also Route 29 south of Charlottesville through Nelson County has some beautiful views.
I'd add to that Lynchburg. Bedford, Amherst and Nelson Counties have some great views, and Lynchburg borders both Bedford and Amherst.
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