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Old 02-22-2021, 10:53 AM
 
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Hi Everyone,

I want to know what city or town you love in the Blue Ridge Mountain region of Virginia. I would like to move to the Blue Ridge region and need a place that has both outdoor activities and amenities. It's been extremely difficult to find both. I like organic grocery stores, natural foods, and generally higher quality amenities. I also love water, alot. I have a really hard time with bugs and heat, so Virginia is as far South as I would like to go.


Any suggestions?

Thanks!
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Old 02-22-2021, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Spartanburg, SC
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Roanoke or Lynchburg and they are both close to beautiful Smith Mountain Lake.
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Old 02-22-2021, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Arlington, VA
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Roanoke or Lynchburg and they are both close to beautiful Smith Mountain Lake.
Agree with LynchburgLover- Roanoke and Lynchburg both have what you are looking for. And Smith Mountain Lake is a great water asset to have.
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Old 02-22-2021, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Daleville, VA
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In addition to the usual supermarket chains, here are the best sources for organic foods in Roanoke...

www.earthfare.com

https://www.roanoke.coop/ (small second location downtown in addition to the main store)

Kroger is probably best stocked at the store located at 4404 Brambleton. The various Krogers are similar, but not identical, in terms of their stock.
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Old 02-23-2021, 07:03 AM
 
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How big a town/city are you looking for? And can you define 'higher quality amenities'? That is too vague (to me)....
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Old 02-23-2021, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Daleville, VA
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In addition to the usual supermarket chains, here are the best sources for organic foods in Roanoke...

www.earthfare.com

https://www.roanoke.coop/ (small second location downtown in addition to the main store)

Kroger is probably best stocked at the store located at 4404 Brambleton. The various Krogers are similar, but not identical, in terms of their stock.
Fresh Market is another good source for hard to find items.
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Old 02-23-2021, 04:41 PM
 
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What I mean by higher quality amenities is farm to table style restaurants, organic grocery stores, good dentists, chiropractors, doctors, spas, natural resources, etc. Pretty much all health related.
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Old 02-23-2021, 04:42 PM
 
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Thank you. Have you heard anything about Roanoke getting a Whole Foods? I heard a rumor but that was a couple years ago.
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Old 02-23-2021, 04:43 PM
 
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The lake is a huge draw for me. Is this the best lake in Virginia?
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Old 02-24-2021, 05:54 AM
 
Location: Daleville, VA
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Earth Fare is an Asheville-based chain and I am not expecting a Whole Foods any time soon TBH. Charlottesville is smaller than Roanoke but has Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s and Wegman’s. Different demographic mix!
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