Radford Real Estate Resources
Discover the Radford Community
Once home to the Lovely Mountain station on the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad, the community of Central, Virginia became incorporated in 1885. Soon after, it changed its name to Radford in honor of the prominent area physician John Blair Radford. Located on the New River in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and home to a number of beautiful parks and pathways as well as Radford University (RU), Radford occupies approximately 10.2 square miles of land and is home to roughly 16,000 people. It’s this small college town atmosphere, coupled with the natural beauty of the New River Valley, that makes real estate listings in Radford so very appealing.
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The Radford Lifestyle
Fishing enthusiasts thrive in Radford with the opportunities to reel in smallmouth bass and muskie from many public locations on the river. Do it yourself or book a guided fishing trip. For those looking to get even closer to the river, canoeing, kayaking and tubing are all wonderful ways to fill an afternoon with equal parts of splashes and scenery. Of course there are also plenty of sights to enjoy from dry land. Perhaps its history as a major rail station town earned Radford its wilderness crossroads status. The Wilderness Road, Appalachian Trail and Virginia Wildlife and Birding Trail can all be picked up or continued from the city or its surrounding area. Another fun and educational way to spend an afternoon is browsing through Glencoe Museum. Originally the home of Garbriel Wharton, a Civil War general, this mansion was donated to the city in 1996 and restored into a local history museum. Among many interesting exhibits, visitors can expect to see Native American artifacts, historic photographs of Radford and even blueprints thought to be originals for the city.
Visit Radford for its many natural and community resources and you’re likely to stay for all the richness this community has to offer.
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