I can't even begin to imagine how Troutville was given a rating of 74. We moved here in 2004. We have disabled children. Just one of them has been stepped on and had his sternum cracked. He just had surgery this week because a bully kicked his leg in and broke it in 3 places bending the large titanium rod in it. Neither violent student was removed from school. No suspensions. In fact the first incident my son was asked to move to a different class instead of the bully who they protected. Even the boy scouts are unfriendly as a whole.. no one has even come by to see my son after his assault and surgery, and he has been a boy scout for 7 years.
I live on a very busy farm road, I see the same people everyday. I wave when they go by but yet when I do wave they look at me like I have horns and a tail.
The people are clichish, unfriendly, unwelcoming and rude.
I would not recommend Botetourt County or Roanoke County to anyone.
If you want a wonderful mountain town, try Hendersonville NC, Asheville, NC..
I can't tell you how disappointed we are in this area.
This was to be our retirement home. Now we are avidly seeking the quickest way out.