Star City Living has officially launched. A group of us decided to launch Star City Living after feeling like the city lacked a lifestyle type news magazine that was updated on a regular basis. The closest type blog that kept us informed when it comes to the fun things to do in this area is Visit Virginia’s Blue Ridge. They do a fantastic job targeting their audience, who are understandably tourists. We also welcome tourists to our blog, but also want to offer the latest news on events, up and coming restaurants/businesses, and hyperlocal news that directly impacts those that are proud to call the Roanoke Valley and surrounding areas home.
We want to offer the latest news on events, up and coming restaurants/businesses, and hyperlocal news that directly impacts those that are proud to call the Roanoke Valley and surrounding areas home. Since our initiative is just a baby right now, we don’t have very much posted on our website, but we are working on it! Eventually, we hope to post several articles a day and include video and photos.
We are a volunteer-based staff who are already doing fun things out in the community and now are excited to write about it and share our adventures.
If you would like to submit an article to us and become a contributor, we welcome it!
Feel free to message us on Facebook with any article ideas.
We are millennials, so some of these articles will be targeted toward fellow millennials but we hope our content will be universal enough to reach all audiences and age groups.
We are targeting a millennial audience right now, not only because we can relate, but also because there is a need right now. Let’s face it, young people are jaded by traditional news outlets. Why tune into the news when their target audience is people twice our age? The world is digital and I don’t know a lot of people my age that sit around waiting to see the evening news or willing to pay for newspaper content on a website hidden behind a paywall.
Some traditional news outlets are struggling to adapt to this digital era and as a result, are losing an entire audience. We are hoping to fill that void. At the same time, we aren’t pretending to be an online news magazine, we will have a more casual lifestyle type vibe.
We hope to fill you in on the following:
- Things to do/events worth and not worth your time
- Outdoor adventure reviews
- Up and coming projects that may affect your home values or quality of life
- Spotlights on hardworking people in our community working to change Roanoke for the better
- Fun day trips within driving distance
- New restaurant/brewery reviews
- Relevant financial advice from experts who will break it down in a way that is easy to understand.
- Well-being (Having a quarter-life crisis? Some of us have been there, we can help out)
and so much more…
Not Roanoke natives
Some of us on staff are brand new to the area and are experiencing and seeing the city with fresh eyes and appreciation. Roanoke is a beautiful up and coming city that has seen incredible growth in recent years. Many are just now taking notice of this area and realizing all of the wonderful things this hidden gem of a city has to offer. So whether you are a new resident or a native Roanoker, let’s discover and rediscover this city together.
Stick with us, we have big plans for Star City Living.