Quality of Life

Quality of Life

Roane County offers your business and your family a unique relocation or expansion opportunity a quality of life among the best in the country.

Roane County is central enough to escape the crowds, yet close enough to offer exceptional four-season recreational fun plus excellent business and living opportunities.

In Roane County you will find a variety of natural surroundings that other areas can only envy.  We have natural woodlands, lakes, hunting, fishing and many other recreational habitats.

A cost of living you can live with.   The cost of living is sustainably lower than the national average and significantly lower than most metropolitan areas.

  • State Sales Tax on Groceries – 0%
  • Personal Income Tax of 4.90% - 6.25%
  • Low Property Taxes
  • Low Cost Quality Day Care
  • Low Utility Rates
  • Good Market for quality low-cost housing

A high value placed on education.

  • Roane County offers modern schools that are responsive to the student’s needs.
  • Roane-Jackson Technical Center has industry specific training opportunities to meet your corporate needs.
  • 17 Colleges located within 50 miles.
  • 10 Universities located within 50 miles.

Excellent Healthcare.  Modern healthcare facilities and professionals are readily available in Roane County.

  • Roane General Hospital is a 60-bed state of the art facility that is currently under expansion.
  • Roane County Family Healthcare offers excellent primary health care services.

Crime Rate – Among the lowest in the Nation.

  • Serious Crimes per 1000 population
  • Roane County =            2.92% violent crimes; 10.23% property crimes
  • West Virginia =            2.88% violent crimes; 16.58% property crimes
  • Nationally =             3.75% violent crimes; 24.21% property crimes

Theatre & Recreational

  • Historic Robey Theatre
  • Country Lanes Bowling Alley
  • Roane Recreational Skating Rink
  • Blue Grass Riding Club
  • Great family public parks complete with updated playground equipment, grills, pavilions, tennis and basketball courts, skate park, and city swimming pool.
  • Lakes great for fishing, kayaking, canoeing and electric boating.
  • Walking, hiking and mountain biking trails.
  • Numerous Club Organizations for children and adults, such as: Rotary, Master Gardeners Club, Historical Society, 4-H, FFA, RAZE, TIFU, Boy and Girl Scouts, Quilting Guilds, Kids on First, Sports Programs and so much more.

Our Golf Course

  • Roane County Golf Club


  • Spencer Library
  • Geary Library
  • Walton Library


  • AT & T
  • Frontier
  • Dish
  • Exede
  • Hughes Net
  • Suddenlink
  • Verizon


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  • Office:

    216 Market Street, Suite 100,
    Spencer, WV 25276

  • Office Hours:

    Monday - Friday

  • Phone:

    Office: (304) 927-5189
    Fax: (304) 927-5953