Roanoke is the third largest city in Virginia, located in Western Virginia among the Blue Ridge Mountains. 

Located just off Interstate 81 and U.S. Routes 220, 221, 11, 460 and the Blue Ridge Parkway, it is a 4 hour drive from Washington DC, a 3 hour drive from Richmond and a 90 minute drive from Greensboro, NC.

Some good websites to check for more information are:
Virginia’s Blue Ridge 
The Roanoker Magazine
Visiting City of Roanoke