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Living a Small town Lifestyle in Christiansburg, Virginia

Located just 5 miles from Virgina Polytechical University in nearby Blacksburg, Christiansburg is a small town in Virginia's southwestern hills. With a population of 20,000, the town, whose motto is "Progressive Small Town Living at its Best," appears to be relatively affluent.

Photo of .downtown Christiansburg courtesy of and per license of Wikipedia and DwayneP.

Where to Retire in Christiansburg and Home Prices

There are several active adult communities in or near Christiansburg and nearby Blacksburg (see link at top right).  Median home value was $183,200, in early 2019, according to Zillow .  Property taxes are low.

What Is Special about Christiansburg

This is a beautiful part of Virginia in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Booker T. Washington once resided at and was principal of Christiansburg Institute.

What Is Not Special about Christiansburg

This is a rural area with a climate that is cold in winter (for Virginia).

Climate and Physical Environment

Christiansburg is a suburb/small town near Blacksburg in southwestern Virginia. The average July high temperature is 83 and the average January low is 21. The wettest month is May (4").

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

The Montgomery Museum & Lewis Miller Regional Art Center is in Christiansburg. The Starlite Drive-in is one of the few surviving drive-in theaters in Virginia


Crime is below average.

Medical Facilities

The nearest hospital is 7 miles away in Blacksburg.


Roanoak Regional Airport is 35 miles away.

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