Nestled on a plateau between the Blue Ridge and Allegheny mountains, the Town of Blacksburg is part of Montgomery County in the heart of Southwest Virginia’s New River Valley. Because of the town’s award-winning services, reasonable cost of living, safety, moderate climate, and abundant leisure activities, Blacksburg is consistently ranked among the country’s best places to live and has a nationwide reputation as a well-managed, stable, and forward-looking community. Blacksburg is located on the I-81 corridor approximately 45 minutes from Roanoke and is also home to Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, more commonly known as Virginia Tech. As the commonwealth’s most comprehensive university and its leading research institution, Virginia Tech offers 240 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 31,000 students and has plans to grow those numbers steadily over the coming years. Blacksburg is home to over 43,000 residents and is the 15th largest municipality in the State of Virginia.
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