Welcome to Blacksburg, Virginia. Established in 1798, Blacksburg is a Special Place to live, work, and visit. Nestled between the picturesque Blue Ridge and Alleghany Mountains, the natural beauty surrounding Blacksburg offers a vista for residents and visitors to enjoy, while taking in the many unique stores, art galleries, and restaurants.
Consistently ranked among the country’s best places to live, Blacksburg is known for award winning services, a reasonable cost of living, safety, moderate climate, and abundant leisure activities. Blacksburg is proud to be the home of Virginia Tech and major technology companies located in the Corporate Research Center and the Blacksburg Industrial Park, as well as the Edward Via School of Osteopathic Medicine, which all contribute to the town being recognized as one of the best educated work forces in the country.
While proud of our commitment to the future, we also celebrate our history. Blacksburg’s past plays a significant role in how we view the decades ahead. Our respect for the people and the traditions of those who helped build this region gives us a base. We build upon that base to form a dynamic, diverse community, ready to face the challenges ahead.
The town is fortunate to have an energetic and civic-minded citizenry which supports a local government at the forefront of providing progressive services. Because of the abundance of natural beauty surrounding Blacksburg, environmental consciousness is a way of living in the community. The town also treasures its rich history that includes numerous properties listed on the National Register of Historic Properties.
Residents and visitors continuously discover the blending of the past with the dynamic present, making Blacksburg a truly Special Place. Whether you’re a full time resident, a student, or a visiting guest, we hope you enjoy all Blacksburg has to offer.