Located in Virginia’s New River Valley between the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Shenandoah Mountains, Pulaski County includes the towns of Pulaski, Fairlawn, Dublin, and Draper. Home to approximately 35,000 residents and the Pulaski Mariners (a minor league baseball team), the area consists of 327 square miles of land and 13 square miles of water perfect for boating, fishing, hunting, hiking, camping, and bird watching.
A mild climate and numerous outdoor activities make Pulaski County a wonderful place to call home.
Shopping and Dining
Area residents enjoy access to a large number of exciting, locally owned dining options, including: Bella Pizzeria, Steer House Restaurant and Compadres. Local retail and specialty stores include: Pulaski Appliance, Richardson Baits, Emmanuel Bookstore, and The Curiosity & Lock Shop.
Parks and Recreation
Claytor Lake is a defining feature of Pulaski County. With over 100 miles of shoreline, including gentle pastures, hidden coves, and dramatic cliffs, the lake is a favorite summertime destination for local residents. Two of the areas best parks, featuring horseback riding, hiking, biking, and boat and cabin rentals, are on the banks of Claytor Lake: Claytor Lake State Park and the New River Trail State Park. The Virgina Tech Pete Dye River Course, one of Golf Magazine’s best new public access courses in the United States, is also in Pulaski County, just eight miles from Claytor Lake. Looking for something different? Check out the Motor Mile Speedway and Dragstrip.
Living in Pulaski County ensures a low cost of living in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Large, private lots are plentiful and offer picturesque, affordable country living convenient to schools and local dining. Want to live near Claytor Lake? Check out the single-family houses and cozy bungalows in Dublin. Prefer a property near the golf course? The town of Pulaski will have the perfect fit for you.
Schools, Health, Transportation
Children in the area are served by The Pulaski County School System, which has five fully accredited schools and is host to the Southwest Virginia Governor’s School for Math and Science. Adults living in Pulaski County can meet their higher education needs at New River Community College or at nearby Virginia Tech or Radford University. The New River Valley Airport and the Pulaski Community Hospital are both located inside the county.