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Virginia's New River Valley

A Natural Fit

For those searching for a beautiful place to live and do business, Virginia’s New River Valley provides both a small-town atmosphere and an innovative, collaborative and business-friendly culture. It also offers a loyal, highly skilled, and educated workforce. With magnificent mountains, cutting-edge research, and exceptional arts, entertainment, and education—Virginia’s New River Valley is quite simply, A Natural Fit.


Virginia’s New River Valley is located in southwestern Virginia in the Blue Ridge and Appalachian Mountains. It consists of five counties, one city, and 10 towns. The total population is almost 200,000 people. The 1,458 square mile region is designated the Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford MSA.

The region is home to two universities: Virginia Tech and Radford University. It’s also home to an exceptional community college: New River Community College. These institutions contribute to the region’s cultural and social offerings, plus they add to a steady pipeline of talent for area companies.


Virginia’s New River Valley is made up of 15 unique small-town communities, each with their own unique and welcoming vibe. The region caters to the outdoor enthusiast and those that love the mountain lifestyle. It offers abundant recreation activity options for those who like to bike, trail run, hike, kayak, and more. It also provides easy access to world-class art at Virginia Tech’s Moss Arts Center and several independent theaters. A thriving local restaurant and venue scene provide stellar down-to-earth entertainment. The area is also host to a number of well-recognized regional festivals.

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