The home of the Hokie Nation, Blacksburg is where Virginia Tech University comes to study and play in western Virginia. The scenery in the mountains is spectacular, and so are the recreation possibilities. Blacksburg is a great college town and an excellent place to retire. The population is growing, about 44,000 people live here. There are 2 shopping malls: the University Mall and the New River Valley Mall. There are more than 500 acres of parks, an aquatic center, and a Community Center. Photo of downtown downtown Blacksburg courtesy of Wikipedia and Phuriphat Dejsuphong. Photo of town against mountains courtesy of Wikipedia and Bburg.
Best thing about Blacksburg is being the home of Virginia Tech University in the beautiful mountains of western Virginia. There is always something going on around campus and the town has the advantages of a college town. The Hokies are an especially proud university with tremendous success in the classroom and athletic fields. Blacksburg Electronic Village.
What is not special about this retirement community
A killing spree a few years ago at the University by a disturbed student was an extremely unfortunate incident for students, the administration, and the town. Blacksburg is fairly remote and might not appeal to everyone.
The Lyric Theatre and Armory Art Gallery are in Blacksburg. Virginia Tech provides cultural and sports entertainment for the town. There are also several festivals throughout the year, such as the International Street Fair & Parade and Steppin' Out.
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