Christiansburg

A peaceful, urban town and New River Valley’s commercial hub.

Welcome to Christiansburg

 
A peaceful, urban town and New River Valley’s commercial hub
 
Nestled between the Blue Ridge Mountains and New River Valley, Christiansburg, Virginia, is a peaceful and urban town with a population of around 22,000. Named for famed frontiersman and brother-in-law to Patrick Henry, Christiansburg has since evolved from its 1972 establishment into the valley's commercial hub. Before then, Christiansburg was primarily a collection of taverns and rest stops, but it has since become one of the best places to buy a home due to the relatively low cost of living. 
 
Residents appreciate the city's accessibility, with the popular Huckleberry Trail providing easy access to and from neighboring Blacksburg. Home to a historic downtown district, ten diverse parks, 70 restaurants, 15 hotels, and one of the last remaining drive-in theaters, there is plenty to love about Christiansburg. Residents have their pick of places to shop, dine, live, and play.
 

What to Love

 
 

People & Lifestyle

 
Christiansburg is a welcoming, friendly place to live with many diverse, tranquil neighborhoods and an impressive shopping district. Those looking to retire will find a wide range of affordable housing amid small-town charms and picturesque natural scenery. 
 
This community is close, tight-knit, and loving. You'll find an abundance of beautiful parks and trails and an endless list of things to do. Every year, Christiansburg hosts an annual Fourth of July celebration, several parades (Christmas, Veteran's Day, and Fire Prevention), a farmers market from May to October, and most businesses even host Halloween events such as Trunk-or-Treating.
 

Dining, Shopping & Entertainment

 
With at least 70 restaurants to choose from, a historic downtown district, and multiple malls and marketplaces, there is a seemingly endless array of options when it comes to dining, shopping, and entertainment. The Farmhouse, a repurposed 1800s home with caboose annex features, is a Christiansburg staple. Enjoy a date night dining on traditional American cuisine while surrounded by charming, rustic decor. 
 
For something more funky and lively, hit Fatback Soul Shack on the weekends to listen to live music and sample classic soul food and seafood. Kick back and relax with one of the eatery’s fantastic contemporary cocktails while listening to smooth jazz. 
 
Summit Restaurant was once a Victorian manse but later reopened as a restaurant. Perched in a gorgeous, picturesque setting, this historic eatery serves gourmet scratch-made fare and houses three distinct dining rooms. 
 
As New River Valley’s regional retail hub, Christiansburg has plenty of shopping choices. Downtown and Cambria boast various antique shops, toy stores, locally-owned cafes, restaurants, and more, while Uptown Christiansburg is one of the best local malls around. It’s anchored by stores like Belk, Homegoods, Dick’s Sporting Goods, and Kohl’s.
 

Things to Do

 
Huckleberry Trail is one of Christiansburg’s most notable attractions because of its continued growth and connection to Blacksburg. A paved bike and pedestrian trail, Huckleberry extends from the recreation center and extends over nine miles, with additional expansion plans in the works. 
 
Starlite Theater is a real-deal drive-in theater that has remained open since 1953. One of the last remaining drive-ins in the country, Starlite shows a mixture of new and old films alongside the snack bar and classic car show.
 
The award-winning Sinkland Farms might have started as a dairy farm in the 1980s, but it has since transformed into an elegant wedding venue and fun place to visit with the family. Sinkland has hosted 30 years of fall family fun with their annual Pumpkin Festival, and they also host the Sunflower Festival.  
 
Wine connoisseurs will want to visit the historic WhiteBarrel Winery. Committed to eco-friendly practices, Whitebarrel consistently produces award-winning wines. They guarantee quality service and offer a wine club and tours.
 

Schools

 
Christiansburg residents attend schools within the Montgomery County Public School System, including Christiansburg High, Christiansburg Middle, Falling Branch Elementary, Christiansburg Elementary, Christiansburg Primary, and Belview Elementary. 
 
Additionally, Christiansburg neighbors three higher education institutions, Radford University, Virginia Tech, and New River Community College. 
 
 
 
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