Blacksburg and Christiansburg – the second and fourth largest towns in Virginia – offer all the luxuries you would expect to find in a metropolitan area. There’s great shopping and dining, an emerging arts and music scene, vibrant neighborhoods, award-winning public transit system and a quality education system. Numerous quaint villages surrounding the towns offer the beauty and serenity of the Montgomery County countryside with all the conveniences of an urbanized area nearby.

  • No. 1 "Best Place to Raise a Family" (Bloomberg Businessweek, 2011)
  • Top 25 "Best Place to Live: Where the Singles Are" for its high percentage of singles (CNN Money, 2007)
  • No. 2 "Best Retirement Town" (Blue Ridge Country, 2013)

Center for the Arts

The Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech is located in downtown Blacksburg and features a state-of-the-art 1,300 seat performance hall.  The center offers a variety of programs, ranging from music, theatre, and dance performances to visual arts galleries for traditional, digital, and new media exhibitions.  READ MORE

Christiansburg Aquatic Center

The Christiansburg Aquatic Center is a state-of-the-art facility featuring a 50 meter competition pool with diving platforms for 1 and 3 meter springboards and a 5, 7 ½, and 10 meter platform. The center also has a family leisure pool with a beach entry that includes a triple loop water slide, spray features, and fountain with dumping water buckets. READ MORE

Hokie Football

Virginia Tech is widely considered to offer one of the best game day experiences in all of college football. The pregame tailgating atmosphere is full of southern hospitality and the delicious smells of food smoking on the grill. The experience of watching the Hokies roar into Lane Stadium during Metallica's Enter Sandman is extremely electrifying.  READ MORE

The Great Outdoors

Home to some 19,000 acres of the Jefferson National Forest, over 20 miles of the New River – the oldest river in North America – and the award-winning Huckleberry Trail, Montgomery County and the surrounding region offer plenty of opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors.  READ MORE

Contact Us

The Montgomery County Department of Economic Development (MCDED) offers a number of free and confidential services and resources to help companies large and small. We welcome the opportunity to provide direct assistance to companies interested in starting, expanding or relocating a business in Montgomery County, Blacksburg and Christiansburg. Contact us today!