Roanoke Rapids

Roanoke Rapids


Southern charm, rich history, spectacular natural setting and mouthwatering dining are just a few of the delights that await you in Roanoke Rapids. Nestled on the banks of the mighty Roanoke River, which gave rise to commerce in the area, we like to say that, “rushing river water can take the edges off rocks and people”! We are confident that you will find that true and that you will enjoy with the quality of life in the area.

The natural landscape of the county provides a wealth of recreational activities. From Lake Gaston, a 34-mile man-made lake, Medoc Mountain State Park, a 2,300-acre natural wildlife preserve, and the Roanoke Canal Museum and Trail, where you can step back in time to the end of the 18th century, there is something for everyone to enjoy in Halifax County.

Attractions abound in Halifax County. Historic Halifax explores revolutionary history and is the birthplace of our nation’s independence. Sylvan Heights Bird Park takes you to continents far away to explore their birds and offers a unique experience in North America.

Roanoke Rapids is the ideal spot for retirees on the East Coast. Located exactly halfway between New York and Miami and adjacent to I-95, it is the perfect location for easy access for family and friends. We are 90 miles from two international airports, RDU and RIC, which also means we are 90 miles from two premier southern cities, Raleigh, NC and Richmond, VA. Beyond being a preeminent location, we offer a mild climate and a small-town feel. The fact that we sit on the banks of the mighty Roanoke River allows for beautiful nature walks, fishing and canoe and kayak opportunities. Additionally, Lake Gaston and Roanoke Rapids Lake offer lakeside living for retirees to enjoy year-round. Attractive tax rates and home prices make this a retiree’s dream location.

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Latitude: 36° 27' 41.5434" / Longitude: -77° 39' 14.925"

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