20 apartments for rent in Mountain View, Roanoke, VA
The Mountain View neighborhood of Roanoke is located to the north of the Roanoke River. It’s bordered by the communities of Hurt Park to the north, Raleigh Court to the south, West End to the east, and Norwich to the west. The neighborhood’s name is derived from the Georgian Revival house of the same name, constructed in 1907.
Today that building, the former Fishburn Mansion, has been transformed into the Mountain View Recreation Center. This 42-room mansion, located on Thirteenth Street Southwest, was donated to the city for recreational purposes. Today it houses any number of classes and personal enrichment activities. Its grounds are famous for the rose garden with more than 300 bushes, as well as magnolia, white pine, and oak trees. The center is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Many of the homes found in the Mountain View neighborhood were built to house railway executives and their families in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. These homes are dominated by the American Foursquare, an architectural style popular from the 1890s to the 1930s. The tree-lined streets of Mountain View offer a shady canopy and lend to the atmosphere of tranquil beauty.
The newest addition to the community comes with the development of Vic Thomas Park, a 16-acre park that features exercise stations with instructional signage, as well as picnic areas, and a steel pedestrian bridge that spans the river. The bridge’s construction style echoes the freight rail lines of western Virginia and connects Wasena Park and Vic Thomas Park. The 250-foot long bridge is part of the Roanoke River Greenway system, which encompasses ten miles of trails.
Another popular neighborhood feature is the West End Market, a farmers market designed to sell only goods originating within 100 miles of its location.