Originally Posted by novaCJ
Great little city. Definitely one of the nicest places along I-81 in Va.
@PhotoLith- Yes, many of the towns along the I-81 corridor in Virginia have well-preseved and surprisingly vibrant downtowns, Roanoke's is by far the largest and nicest. Hmm...I see a good idea for a photothread project for myself, if I can ever get vacation time...
I had a job in Staunton, VA the month before I went to Roanoke. I took the family, and had to spend two days during the day doing work, so I didn't have much time for walking around and exploring with my camera. But we did get a good walk in, and some photos (maybe I will post them one day). That town is really cool. The downtown is a compact, dense, and filled with historic lowrise buildings. I could live in a western VA town, right next to the blue ridges in a historic small city. I love Virginia cities. Charlottesville is another great one. I am still waiting to get to see Blacksburg.