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Blacksburg

Blacksburg, Virginia, is located on a plateau in Montgomery County between the Allegheny and Blue Ridge mountains. Consistently ranked among the best places to live in the nation, Blacksburg offers exceptional city services, a moderate climate and a variety of leisure activities.

 

The excellent school system attracts many families to Blacksburg, and there are numerous amenities including an indoor pool, community center and nine-hole municipal golf course. Blacksburg is home to Virginia Tech University, and several important technology companies have located in the newly developed Blacksburg Industrial Park.

 

History

 

The “Great Migration” of the 1600s was a cornerstone of the nation’s growth and development as settlers continued to move farther west. Sometime in the mid 18th century, the westward migration reached the Eastern Continental Divide, whose topography proved difficult to traverse. Drapers Meadow, which eventually became Blacksburg, was established as a settlement in an area that provided fertile land and abundant water.

 

Blacksburg was incorporated as a town in 1871. The city was named after William Black, who was the owner of the original 38-acre plot where the town was founded. The Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College (Virginia Tech) was founded in 1872, and the growth of the town of Blacksburg closely paralleled the expansion of the University.

 

Today, Virginia Tech has evolved into one of the country's most respected research universities with the largest student population in the state of Virginia. The city of Blacksburg is home to a number of hi-tech companies that have a symbiotic relationship with the university.

 

Attractions



There are many interesting and fun attractions in Blacksburg, Virginia. Nature lovers can enjoy the numerous hiking trails, bike paths and camping spots. Those interested in culture and history can visit nearby museums, memorials and state parks.

  • Alexander Black House and Cultural Center: Currently under renovation, the Alexander Black House will serve as the community center for Blacksburg and the surrounding area. During construction, the Blacksburg Museum and Cultural Foundation continues to offer intriguing exhibits and other initiatives including the 16 Squares Walking Tour, the historic lecture Series and the Movies on the Lawn.
  • Pandapas Pond: About seven miles outside of Blacksburg, Pandapas Pond is an 8-acre manmade body of water that offers a variety of outdoor activities including hiking, canoeing and fishing. Visitors will find ample space and facilities for picnicking and relaxation. A one-mile trail loop encircles the lake through the surrounding hardwood and pine forest.
  • The National D-Day Memorial: Located an hour away from Blacksburg, The D-Day Memorial honors the brave men that conducted the invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944. World War II historical artifacts are displayed throughout the facility and serve as a tribute to the sacrifice and valor of the Allied armed forces.

 

Demographics

 

The demographics in Blacksburg reflect a college town environment with an educated workforce and thriving service sector.

 

  • Population: 42,627 as of 2012
  • Estimated Household Income: $29,617 as of 2011
  • Median Home Value: $292,206 as of 2011
  • Cost of Living Index: 93.7 (U.S. average is 100)
  • High School Diploma: 96.1 percent
  • Unemployment: 6.1 percent as of 2012
  • Industries: Educational services, accommodation and food services, professional services

 

Schools

 

Blacksburg is served by the Montgomery County Public School District. There are four elementary schools, one middle school and one high school within Blackburn's boundaries.

 

  • Harding Avenue Elementary
  • Gilbert Linkous Elementary
  • Margaret Beeks Elementary
  • Kipps Elementary
  • Blacksburg Middle School
  • Blacksburg High School

 

Better Comfort with Ductless HVAC

 

The weather in Blacksburg, Virginia, can be unpredictable, and it is important to have a dependable heating and cooling system to help keep the indoor environment comfortable and healthy. A ductless air conditioner includes inverter technology that provides the highest SEER ratings in the industry. A ductless mini split is effective for a variety of applications including media rooms, garage conversions, attic build outs and anywhere supplemental cooling is required.

 

Our factory authorized Mitsubishi Diamond Contractors can help explain the many advantages of a ductless HVAC system. We invite you to explore the Mitsubishi Electric website and learn how a ductless air conditioner or heat pump can help improve indoor comfort and lower monthly utility costs.