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What They Say About Blacksburg, VA

Joseph Coupal - Monday, February 13, 2017

Foxridge apartments, Blacksburg, VAIn the beautiful New River Valley region of Virginia, Montgomery County is a progressive, technology-driven community with an abundance of outdoor amenities. The county is home to Virginia Tech - an internationally renowned research university - and the Towns of Blacksburg and Christiansburg.

The community is the perfect place to live, raise a family and grow a business.  Don't just take our word for it, here is what others are saying about our community.

  • Blacksburg named the "Best Place in the U.S. to Raise Kids" (2016, 2012, 2011)
  • Blacksburg named the No. 1 "Best City to Raise a Family" by (2012)    
  • Blacksburg named a "Best Mountain Town" (2013)
  • Blacksburg named the No. 1 "Best Southern College" (2016).
  • **Readers' Choice Winner** Blacksburg voted the "Best College Town in the South" by Southern Living Facebook fans.   
  • Blacksburg and Christiansburg ranked Top 25 "Best Places to Retire" in America (2016)
  • Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford Metro ranked the 7th "Most Secure Small Place to Live in the U.S." by Farmers Insurance Group.  Blacksburg moved up from being ranked number 19th in 2010. (2014)   
  • Blacksburg named the 7th "Best City for Singles" (2016).
  • Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford Metro named one of the top 72 “5-star Quality of Life Metros” in the United States (2007, 2006 and 2005).   
  • Blacksburg recognized as a “Top 50 Place to Live” (2005).
  • Blacksburg named a “Top Ten Dream Town for Outdoor Enthusiasts" because of its proximity to the Appalachian Trail and the Washington-Jefferson National Forest. (2001).
  • Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford Metro remains "Best-Performing Small City" in Virginia.  The Blacksburg MSA moved up from 32nd in 2013 and 21st in 2014. (2015).
  • Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford Metro ranked No. 2 "Top City for Job Growth" (2012)
  • Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford Metro ranked the the No. 2 "American City Adding Jobs" by 24/7 Wall St (2012).    
  • Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford Metro ranked the 32th “Best Small Place for Business and Careers” (2012) Blacksburg metro was ranked 28th in 2010, 31stin 2009 and 10th in 2008. 
  • In 2016, the Blacksburg MSA ranked 30th in the nation for "Leading Locations" and ranked 12th in mid-sized metros.  The Blacksburg MSA was one of only two metros in Virginia to make the Top 100 list. 
  • Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford Metro named 5th “Best Small City for Jobs” (2012).   
  • Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford Metro named 4th “Top Metro by Number of Projects” in both 2011 and 2015.  The Blacksburg metro ranked 10th in 2010, 8th in 2008 and 5th in 2005. (2015).   
  • Blacksburg named a "Best Tech Hub" in Virginia. (2016)   
  • Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford Metro ranked the 6th “Top Small Counties for Recruitment and Attraction”
  • Blacksburg ranked 43rd “Best Place to Live and Launch" (2008).
  • Blacksburg named to list of "6 Tech Launching Pads" (2008).
  • VT KnowledgeWorks dubbed "Most Promising New Incubator" at the 2008 Science Alliance Conference on Best Practices in Science-Based Incubation.
  • The Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford Metro designated a "5-Star Business Opportunity Metro” (2006).
  • Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford Metro listed as one of 74 “Five-Star Knowledge Worker Metros” (2005).
  • Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford Metro ranked the 18th “Fastest Growing Retail Market” from 1998 to 2003 (2005).
  • Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford Metro ranked the 8th “Best Emerging Metropolitan Statistical Area” (2004). 
  • Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford Metro ranked No. 14 "Smartest City in America" (2013) 
  • Montgomery County Public Schools designated a “Best Community for Music Education” for the ninth consecutive year by the NAMM Foundation (2016).
  • Wall Street Journal report ranks Virginia Tech among the "Top 25 Schools for Best-Qualified Graduates" (2010).
  • Blacksburg High School - a Montgomery County Public School - ranked in the “Top 5% of the Nation's Schools” (2003, 2008 and 2009).
  • Blacksburg ranked 14th on Forbes' list of "America's Most Educated Small Towns" (2009).
  • Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford Metro ranked the 2nd "Top Metro for Ph.D.s Per Capita" (2005).
  • Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford Metro ranked the 14th “Best Educated Technical Workforce” (2005)
  • Several Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford Metro outdoor amenities were named to the "Blue Ridge Outdoor Bucket List" by Blue Ridge Country, including: New River Junction (tubing), Appalachian Trail (hiking), New River Trail State Park (biking) and the New River (canoeing/kayaking). 2011
  • Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine has recognized several outdoor amenities of Montgomery County and the surrounding region in its Best of the Outdoors series, including:  
  • The Poverty Creek Trail System at Pandapas - a 17-mile trail system that traverses Brush and Gap mountains in Jefferson National Forest - named a "Best Mountain Bike Trail" (4th 2010 and 3rd 2008).
  • Pandapas Pond - an 8-acre manmade pond in Jefferson National Forest - named a "Best Running Trail" (2010).
  • Cascade Falls - a 69 ft. waterfall in Giles County - 4th "Best Swimming Hole" (2010).    
  • Carvins Cove Reserve - 30 miles of hiking and biking trails in nearby Roanoke, Va. - named the "Best Urban Park" (2010).
  • Explore Park - located off of the Blue Ridge Parkway in nearby Roanoke, Va. - named the 2nd "Best Mountain Bike Trail" (2010).    
  • Dragon's Tooth and McAfee Knob - located in nearby Roanoke, Va. - named "Favorite Sections of the Appalachian Trail." (2010).
  • Huckleberry Trail - a six mile greenway that runs between downtown Blacksburg and the New River Valley Mall in Christiansburg - named the 9th "Best Rail-Trail for Running" (2008)
  • FloydFest - a world music and arts festival held annually in Floyd County - named a "Top 20 Outdoor Festival" (2008).
  • Lane Stadium - home of Hokie Football - named the "Toughest Place in College Football for Opponents to Play" (2005).
  • The New River - which makes up Montgomery County's western border - is the oldest river on the North American continent and second only to the Nile River in Africa as the oldest river in the world.
For more information on apartments in Blacksburg, VA contact Foxridge.


Foxridge Collegiate Apartment Homes

750 Hethwood Blvd. 100G, Blacksburg, VA 24060
Call: (888) 532-1809 (540) 951-9302
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