What’s it like to live in beautiful Blacksburg, Virginia?
Situated on a plateau between the Blue Ridge and Allegheny mountains, Blacksburg is continually ranked as one of the best places in the United States to live.
Home to about 42,600 residents and ample attractions, it’s a town that perpetually earns its good reputation. With abundant leisure activities, a reasonable cost of living, safety, moderate climate, and award-winning services, Blacksburg is known nationwide as a well-managed, forward-looking community.
Founded in 1798, Blacksburg is rich in history and offers a vibrant culture. Resting in Montgomery County, Blacksburg has a delightful downtown, paved with wide red-brick sidewalks and lined with Victorian street lamps and park benches. Visit unique stores, art galleries, and eclectic restaurants as you explore.
Strolling downtown not your thing? Don’t worry: There’s plenty to do outdoors. Outside magazine named Blacksburg as one of the top 10 places to live in the country because of its proximity to some of the best hiking, camping, rafting, golfing, climbing, and caving in the region. From the Appalachian Trail to the Washington-Jefferson National Forest, check out all that Blacksburg has to offer at Venture Out, Virginia Tech’s outdoor recreation program.
Blacksburg at a glance
- Safe: The nationally accredited Virginia Tech Police Department operates 24 hours a day and provides full police service to the university community.
- Welcoming: Blacksburg residents gave the highest ratings to their town’s appearance, openness, and acceptance, as well as its many cultural opportunities, safety, and low crime rate in the National Citizens Survey.
- Connected: Award-winning Blacksburg Transit provides town-wide public transportation at a reasonable cost and a game-day shuttle for football and basketball games.
- Wired: As a high-tech, professional environment, Blacksburg is one of the most “wired” communities in America.
Step into Blacksburg!