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Life in a College Town


Living in a college town comes with many perks that you won’t find anywhere else. Sports, the arts, great restaurants, educational opportunities, and a lively culture are just some things that make living in a college town so wonderful. Recently, Blacksburg, VA, home of Virginia Tech, was named as one of the best affordable college towns for recent graduates…and everyone else. With a median home list price of $231,400, achieving the American dream of home ownership is easily within reach in Blacksburg and the surrounding area. Many graduates of Va. Tech head to big cities like Washington DC or Charlotte, NC to pursue careers, but if you prefer an outdoor lifestyle and fresh mountain air, Blacksburg just may be the perfect home sweet home for you! The Appalachian Trail is only a short drive away and nearby Claytor Lake State Park is fantastic for fishing and boating. Not only does Blacksburg offer a great quality of life for people who love the outdoors, it also enjoys all the benefits of having the university there. There are many employment opportunities at Va. Tech, but there are other options too. For example, The Dish Network employs about 1000 people and aerospace/defense company MOOG also has a presence there. While historic, single family homes in Downtown Blacksburg are popular, they can also be pricey. So many people opt to live in the outskirts. The New River Valley includes Blacksburg, Radford, Christiansburg and Pulaski.

Desi Sowers is an experienced Realtor who knows the New River Valley like the back of her hand. If you are thinking about living the good life in a college town, contact Desi at 540-320-1328 and she can help you find your dream home today!

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