Should I Move to Blacksburg, Virginia?

Oct 9, 2023

Should I Move to Blacksburg, Virginia?

One of the first questions you’re likely to ask yourself when searching for your new home is, “Where should I move to?” While there are thousands of options, Eagle Construction of VA knows some pretty incredible cities across Virginia. One of those cities is Blacksburg, VA!

Living in Blacksburg, VA offers everything you could need for a well-roundedlife full of fun things to do, multiple job options, an affordable cost of living, and a diverse population. Combined with the exceptional homes we build here, it’s worth adding Blacksburg to the top of your list!

Living in Blacksburg, VA

Blacksburg’s small-town charm, affordability, natural beauty, and diversity make it an attractive place for families, young professionals, and active retirees. It’s not surprising that so many working families make the move to Blacksburg, VA. 

Cost of Living 

The cost of living in Blacksburg is quite affordable compared to the national average and most cities in the state. The overall cost of living index score is below the national average, so it is no surprise that Blacksburg is a popular place to live. Utilities such as electricity and natural gas are cheaper than most parts of the country. Additionally, low taxes also make Blacksburg a great place if you are looking to save money or stretch your dollar. Overall, the cost of living in Blacksburg is a great option for residents who want to keep their budget in check while still enjoying all that this vibrant college town has to offer.

Job Market

Blacksburg is located in Montgomery County, a progressive, technology-driven community. Virginia Tech is located in downtown Blacksburg. The 230-acre Virginia Tech Corporate Research Park is home to over 180 research, technology, and support companies, which employ more than 3,000 workers. Carilion Clinic is the largest medical center in the area and provides substantial employment opportunities. There are a variety of manufacturing companies in the county, too. And most residents live within 15-25 minutes from home - talk about an easy commute! 

    Schools in Blacksburg, Virginia

    The Montgomery County Public Schools System offers quality education. The town of Blacksburg has seven public schools: five elementary, one middle, and one high school. (Blacksburg High School consistently ranks in the top 5 percent of public high schools in America!) There are also several private schools and full and part-time daycares and preschools. Blacksburg is home to Virginia Tech, which has 110 bachelor's degree programs, 170 master's and doctoral degree programs, and over 25,000 full-time students. 

    Housing Market & Real Estate

    In Blacksburg, there are a variety of housing options including starter homes in older neighborhoods, low to moderate-income homes, classic historic architecture, and custom-built homes. While each neighborhood is unique, all are within a short walk or drive to downtown and many of them have walking trails, parks, and playgrounds. Eagle Construction of VA communities offers a variety of homes (townhomes and single family homes), and a range of price points for every budget.


    Blacksburg offers a fun and diverse lifestyle.  There are diverse music, visual arts, and performing arts throughout the year. The community hosts an eclectic assortment of annual festivals. Whether you’re a young professional or a family with kids, you’ll have plenty to choose from. The Christiansburg retail district is the shopping hub of the New River Valley, while downtown Blacksburg offers a unique mix of local boutiques and dining options. In addition to Hokie football at Lane Stadium, basketball at Cassell Coliseum and swim meets at the Christiansburg Aquatic Center, locals attend numerous collegiate and recreational sporting events. Home to over 19,000 acres of the Jefferson National Forest, over 20 miles of the New River, and the award-winning Huckleberry Trail, Montgomery County and the surrounding region offer plenty of opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors.

    Picturesque Single Family & Townhomes for Sale

    Eagle Construction of VA has manytownhomes for saleandsingle-family homes for sale in the New River Valley region. The communities are just as diverse as the city, with options that cater to many lifestyles. You’ll always have easy access to everyday conveniences, beautiful nature, and popular amenities.

    Midtown is Blacksburg’s newest community, setting a unique stage for vibrant living. Designed for today’s modern lifestyles, Midtown’s walkable, urban-inspired neighborhood is the ideal place to live, gather, work, and play. Located on the southern edge of downtown Blacksburg, residents enjoy the unique “Midtown mix” of business, retail, dining, and upscale in-town living. Imagine meals at local restaurants, walks on the beautiful Virginia Tech campus, and meeting up with friends to cheer on the Hokies. The condos and townhomes here offer up to 3,500+ square feet of living space and up to 5 bedrooms. There’s plenty of room and storage, perfect for growing families.

    The Preserve (Townhomes and Single-Family Homesoffers life’s simple pleasures in a place that is simply perfect for living. A place that nurtures. Traditional yet modern. Remote yet convenient. A picturesque postcard located on 35 acres of natural beauty, with stunning mountain views, fun recreation, a dog park, walking trails, and one-of-a-kind new homes. The Preserve is just minutes from Virginia Tech and Downtown Blacksburg, with convenient access to 460 and close proximity to schools. Our 2-story townhomes, priced from the low $300s, come with 2- or 3-bedroom options. Our single-family plans, priced from the upper $400s, offer first or second-floor primary bedrooms, opportunities for one-level living, basements, and plenty of ways to personalize.

    The Meadows is awash in natural splendor, a landscape of sweeping views and stunning sunsets, nestled in the hills of Christiansburg. Close to everything yet secluded enough to escape it all, you’ll feel connected to the things that matter most. Located off Round Meadow Drive, it offers easy access to area schools, shopping, restaurants, entertainment, and more. The Meadows is a vibrant neighborhood featuring estate-sized lots and single-family homes ready for personalization, with first- or second-floor primary bedrooms, and up to 3,375 square feet of living space. 

    Givens Farm offers the best views in town! You’ll wake up to stunning postcard-perfect mountain vistas just minutes north of downtown Blacksburg, with easy access to 460. At Givens Farm, you’re close to everything that matters. Community bike paths connect to other paths in Blacksburg, and Primrose Park is within walking distance. Our beautiful single-family homes include a mixture of both legacy and new floorplans, and a deck or patio. There are options for first and second-floor primary bedrooms, single- and multi-level layouts, walk-out basements, and a wealth of ways to personalize. 

    Connect with Eagle Construction Today!

    What are you waiting for? An incredible life in Blacksburg, VA is waiting for you! A diverse population, affordable cost of living, competitive job market, highly-rated schools, and fun things todo are just the beginning of wonderful reasons to look at our homes for sale in Blacksburg, VA

    And now that you’ve learned a little more about what Eagle Construction of VA can offer you here, it’s time to make your move! We have many amazing communities and homes available. Explore our floor plans and get inspired for what your new life could be. We’re always here to answer any questions you have, so connect with us today by phone or online!

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