Blacksburg is nestled on a plateau between the Blue Ridge and Alleghany mountains. Because of the reasonable cost of living, safety, moderate climate, and abundant leisure activities, Blacksburg is consistently ranked among the country’s best places to live. Vibrant and engaging, Blacksburg downtown offers unique stores, art galleries, and eclectic restaurants.

Hover over the images below to learn more about some of the things Blacksburg has to offer to students and faculty alike.


The ferris wheel at Gobblerfest, an event welcoming students back to Virginia Tech where hundreds of student organizations showcase what makes them unique.


Students cheer on their favorite football team at Lane Stadium.

Outdoor Activities

A student enjoys the view after reaching the top of McAfee Knob, one of the several mountains near Blacksburg available for hiking.

Outdoor Activities

Students fresh off a relaxing float down the New River with their rented tubes.


The Hokie Bird energizes the crowd during a football game.


Students enjoy the concert held by Diplo in 2016 on the Drillfield.


Performance in Remembrance held at the Moss Arts Center, which is the cultural epicenter of campus with plays, symphonies, modern music and dance.

Town and Campus

Shoppers out and about in downtown Blacksburg attending one of the many events the town holds throughout the year.


Enjoy the sights and smells of the Blacksburg Farmers Market, held throughout the year just off campus.

Explore more:

Go on a virtual campus tour (from the Graduate School)

Discover Blacksburg (from Virginia Tech)

Virginia is for Lovers (touristic information about Virginia and the region)