Housing and Cost of Living


If you would like to explore housing options in southwest Virginia, visit the Roanoke Valley Association of Realtors, which includes listings in the City of Roanoke, Roanoke County, the City of Salem, Craig County, Botetourt County, Bedford County, Franklin County and the Smith Mountain Lake area.

For housing in the New River Valley, visit New River real estate on realtor.com. Housing in other Virginia locales also are listed on the realtor.com website, including Roanoke, Salem, Lexington, Bedford, Pearisburg, Tazewell and Rocky Mount.

Cost of Living

The low cost of living is another plus in southwest Virginia. The Roanoke Valley has a lower cost of living than the national average, according to the ACCRA Cost of Living Index. With a 91.8 cost of living, Roanoke Valley is below the national average of 100. Do a cost of living comparison at any of the following websites: