About the Area

Food & Drink

It is easy to satisfy your hunger and quench your thirst in South Roanoke. There are three full-service restaurants (Famous Anthony’s, Fork in the Alley, and The River and Rail), a coffee shop (Sweet Donkey Coffee House), a cupcake shop (Bubblecake), and a convenience store (7-11) all within walking distance of Cumins Corporate Apartments.

Nearby Shops

South Roanoke’s Crystal Spring Avenue is home to a great local grocer, Tinnell’s Finer Foods, where you can get the essentials plus much more (including fresh-cut meats, gourmet cheeses, and a wide variety of beer and wine). To meet your other shopping needs, there are also a men’s clothing store (Garland’s), a fine photography gallery (Elizabeth Perkins Photography), an upscale fabric and home furnishings store (The Second Yard), and two jewelers (Stiles by Design and Goldsmith Jewelers).

For prescriptions, the closest traditional pharmacy is Carilion Clinic’s Pharmacy on Crystal Spring Avenue. There are also 24-hour pharmacies (CVS and Walgreen’s) within 2 miles of Cumins Corporate Apartments.


Must get it in the mail? South Roanoke has its own U.S. Post Office right on Crystal Spring Avenue. Want a haircut and/or color? There are three salons here to serve you, NV Studio, Les Cheveux, and Salon Solutions. In dire need of a massage or other spa or wellness services? Pay a visit to Balance Wellspace or Belle Sante. South Roanoke can also meet your needs for financial planning (Edward Jones or Mid-Atlantic Securities), insurance (Roanoke Insurance), interior design (Stedman House), and/or gem appraisal (Octagon Gemological Services). There’s a little bit of everything here!

Bank branches abound in South Roanoke. Within the neighborhood, you can find branch offices for Valley Bank, SunTrust Bank, First Citizens Bank, and Wells Fargo.

Fitness & Recreation

Getting outside for physical activity, whether it be walking, running, cycling, or other sports, is taken to heart in Roanoke. The Roanoke Valley has an extensive network of greenways. The portion closest to the Cumins Corporate Apartments is the Roanoke River Greenway. Also close by are 12 tennis courts, six at the Crystal Spring Tennis Complex on Jefferson Street and another six at The River’s Edge Sports Complex. In addition to tennis courts, River’s Edge has baseball, softball, and soccer fields.

Within walking distance is Balance Wellspace, a center which offers chiropractic care, private fitness facilities, exercise classes, and day spa services.

Places of Worship

There are several churches within walking distance of Cumins Corporate Apartments, including South Roanoke United Methodist Church, First Presbyterian Church, and Crystal Spring Baptist Church. Many more opportunities for worship are available in Roanoke, you can find out more about them here.


The Greenway