The Town of Christiansburg is tucked between the slopes of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the winding path of the New River in southwest Virginia. With our tight-knit community; numerous recreational, commercial and cultural destinations; and proximity to higher education institutions, it's no wonder we are known as "the place to be."
Originally a concentration of taverns and rest stops along the Great Wilderness Road (now U.S Route 11), the 1.1 square mile town was established in 1792 and later incorporated in 1833. Christiansburg is now 14 square miles and is the fourth largest town in Virginia with 21,041 residents (2010 census). The Town serves as Montgomery County’s county seat and retail hub.
Christiansburg enjoys a mild climate, with an average high of 63.6° F and an average low of 42.8° F. In addition to attracting students and young families, Christiansburg is a popular place to retire because of its low cost of living. The median household income is $52,979.
We are proud to provide our residents and visitors with quality services and amenities, including the Christiansburg Recreation Center, to which all residents receive free memberships; the Christiansburg Aquatic Center, a state-of-the-art aquatics facility; and the Huckleberry Trail, an eight-mile paved path that connects Christiansburg with the neighboring town of Blacksburg. Our police, fire and rescue departments are also consistently recognized for their excellence.
Christiansburg has always been a bustling center of commerce, and businesses continue to play a vital role in our community. Between local restaurants and mom-and-pop antique shops, to brand-name stores and car dealerships, there’s something for everyone here. The Town of Christiansburg is always interested in opportunities to work with businesses to promote economic development and growth in Christiansburg.
Whether you are looking for a place to raise your family, start a business, or are simply seeking a quick bite to eat before getting back on I-81, we look forward to welcoming you to our town.