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Roanoke River Blueway Under Development

The Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission is working with a group composed of local governments, non-profits, paddlers, fishermen, local outfitters and watershed groups to develop the Roanoke River Blueway, a 45-mile water trail on the upper Roanoke River.

A blueway is a navigable waterway with sufficient capacity for succesful progress of canoes, kayaks and other non-motorized vessels, with sufficient access and amenities to facilitate other recreational uses of the waterway. The Blueway runs from the South Fork Roanoke River at East Montgomery County Park to the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries Hardy Ford boating access in Bedford County at Smith Mountain Lake.

The Roanoke River Blueway flows through or borders the Cities of Roanoke and Salem, the Counties of Montgomery, Roanoke, Bedford and Franklin, and the town of Vinton. The Blueway also connects to numerous local parks, the Roanoke River Greenway, Tinker Creek Greenway, Mill Mountain Greenway, Blue Ridge Parkway, Explore Park and Smith Mountain Lake. 

 
The Real Reason People Moved Last Year

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the No. 1 reason 36 million people (who were one year or older) moved from 2012 to 2013 was because of the desire for a new home.

Forty-eight percent of those who moved last year cited housing as the main reason that contributed to their decision to move, followed by 30.3 percent who cited family, 19.4 percent who said employment and 2.3 percent who said "other".

 
Commercial Members -- NAR Needs Your Response on a Technology Survey

NAR is looking for the best ways to help its commercial members take their business to the next level. Complete this brief REach Technology Uses and Needs Survey before June 15th, and you could win a $100 VISA gift card.

NAR's REach technology accelerator program researches hundreds of companies each year to find the top technology tools that could benefit REALTORS.


 

 
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