Local Amenities

In the Heart of Blacksburg

Blacksburg captures the best of small-town living. Proud to be the home of the Virginia Tech Hokies, the college lifestyle unites our entire community. Blacksburg has that spark that comes from being an intellectual, cultural and economic hub of excitement. The pace is slower, people are friendlier and life is better.

The College Lifestyle

Rekindle your youth and start living like a freshman again. Watch or attend college sports. Check out student showcases from the theater, dance and art departments. Book tickets to the many concerts, speakers and comedians hosted by Moss Art Center. Sign up for classes at the Lifelong Learning Institute at Virginia Tech (no tests, no grades, mostly held on the Warm Hearth campus). Or if you are 60 years old or better, audit or take courses at Virginia Tech or Radford University for free. Nearby schools include:

Dining

From fresh Baja fish tacos so tender they fall apart in your mouth to French-inspired cuisine that will transport you to a whole new world, Blacksburg's culinary scene will not disappoint. And, if you like craft beer, some of the best are brewed here. Our Farmers Markets can't be beaten for the freshest local and organic produce, homemade delicacies, and flowers and plants. Grab your loved ones, pull up a chair and take a minute to savor the flavors of the Blacksburg food scene.

Entertainment

In Blacksburg, we love to throw a party and we celebrate just about everything. On any given day, you'll find festivals, concerts, street parties, art shows, symphonies and sporting events...just to name a few. There's something to do all the time in Blacksburg, don't plan on being bored when you're in town!

Medical

You are in good hands in the New River Valley. With two cutting-edge medical research universities and two major healthcare institutions, we've got the health care resources that can improve your overall well-being. Resources include Carilion New River Valley Medical Center, LewisGale Hospital at Montgomery and Carilion Clinic at Warm Hearth Village, our on campus healthcare clinic.

Hotels

It won't be hard to find the perfect place to kick up your feet and rest your head in and around the New River Valley. From historic inns and bed & breakfasts to value-based properties, you'll find great deals and genuine hospitality. If your pursuits take you far from home, you'll find a regional airport in nearby Roanoke to take you to new places far and wide.