Best Places to Live

Blacksburg, VA

Population: 43,530
LIV
SCORE
620
Kevin Young

With gorgeous scenery, the Blacksburg area features 60 mountain peaks and a myriad of trails that are ideal for hiking and biking. Home to Virginia Tech, the college town atmosphere in Blacksburg has helped foster affordable housing options along with a robust downtown district, fantastic restaurants, boutiques, and entertainment venues.

The Blacksburg Historic District draws admirers of Greek revival, Gothic and Colonial American architecture, and the local economy is bolstered by innovative technology hubs like Virginia Tech Transportation Institute's Automation Park, a sprawling testing ground for drones and self-driving cars.

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Blacksburg, VA Ranking Data

Civic
70
Demographics
35
Economy
61
Education
86
Health
61
Housing
68
Infrastructure
57