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Life in Blacksburg


Home to Virginia Tech's main campus and approximately 42,000 local residents, Blacksburg offers the charm of a small town combined with the modern conveniences of a metropolitan area.  The Town of Blacksburg has been ranked among the "25 Best Places to Retire," by Check Blacksburg's most popular festivals and events:  Fork & Cork, Art at the Market, Farmers Market, Steppin' Out, Summer Solstice, Summer Arts Festival International Street Fair, and more...


Live and enjoy the maroon and orange. As members of the elite Atlantic Coast Conference, the Hokies provide fans a chance to attend some of the most competitive games in the nation. Virginia Tech offers facilities and a wide range of fitness activities, wellness education and assessment, intramural sports, extramural competition, and special events for all students, faculty, and staff and their families.


Performing arts venues offer performances for all ages and types of audiences. Check: Moss Art Center, The Lyric Theatre, Virginia Tech School of Performing Arts, New River Stage.




Located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the community has arts venues, historic attractions and museums, sporting events, outdoor recreation, and a moderate climate. The town of Blacksburg features activities for all ages: comedy shows, live performances, outdoor movies, special happy hours, and community gatherings. See here for more details...


If you are an outdoors person, Blacksburg is surrounded by outdoor beauty and opportunities for lots of adventure. See here for recommendations.   


Check here for the best places where to stay while visiting Blacksburg.