Blacksburg: A small town that lives surprisingly large. If you’ve lived in Blacksburg for some time, you already know what makes it special. But if you’re just discovering what lies within that small dot on a map, prepare to be surprised.
Blacksburg is a vibrant, growing town that elegantly balances natural beauty, outdoor recreation and a small-town atmosphere with many of the elements you’d expect to find in much larger cities. Enjoy shopping—from national chains to one-of-a-kind specialty shops—and restaurants offering everything from home cooking to fine dining. Musical and theatrical performances, art galleries, classes, lectures and other cultural offerings abound. And the presence of Virginia Tech adds even more, including opportunities to cheer on championship athletic teams.
This scenic mountain town also offers an abundance of one priceless commodity: fresh air. Walk outside, breathe deeply, clear your mind and see why Outside magazine named Blacksburg one of the top ten places to live in the U.S. Take a walk or ride your bike on the Huckleberry Trail—better known as the scenic route—which connects WoodsEdge to downtown Blacksburg. Or, if you’re feeling a little more adventurous, try hiking, camping, canoeing or white-water rafting. Whatever interests you, you’re likely to find it in or around Blacksburg.