"Progressive Small Town Living at its Best"
Christiansburg was once known as Hans Meadow, and was an important stop on the Wilderness Road, traversed by thousands of settlers in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The city was named for Colonel William Christian. The story of the area´s settlement is told at the Montgomery Museum.
Today Christiansburg is the seat of Montgomery County, and the commercial center of the New River Valley. It may be the handiest place to live in the entire valley. Radford, Blacksburg and Roanoke are within commuting range. There are several excellent opportunities for higher education nearby. Family life is enhanced with the schools, shopping, and recreation right in the city. The cost of living is just 86% of the national average. Daycare options are plentiful.
Take a look at a map of Christiansburg to familiarize yourself with the major roads and interstate exits. The New River Valley interactive map is also helpful.
Subdivisions in the Christiansburg area include Arrowhead Estates, Clover Lea, Craig Mountain, Diamond Hill, Diamond Hill South and Diamond Pointe, Heritage Place, New River Village, Stafford Farm, Walnut Creek, Windmill Hills, Windsor Estates. Some have homeowner´s associations, community events, walking trails, and other enhancements to suburban life.
Condominium and Townhome neighborhoods include Cambria, Lionsgate, Oak Tree, Slate Creek Commons, and the Villas at Peppers Ferry.
A mix of local Virginia businesses and major chain stores serve the Christiansburg area. Grocery stores include Wades, a popular Virginia store, as well as Kroger and Food Lion.
Large chains include JC Penney, The Gap, Target, Wal-Mart, Home Depot, Lowe´s, TJ Maxx, Barnes and Noble, Best Buy, Grand Home Furnishings, and Staples.
Restaurants include regional favorites like Summit, Farmhouse, Amelia´s Pizzeria, and Cinco de Mayo, as well as Outback, Olive Garden, Texas Road House, Applebee´s, Panera Bread, and Cracker Barrel.
Christiansburg has created two attractive locations for business. Falling Branch Corporate Park is located at Interstate 81 Exit 118A. Christiansburg Industrial Park is within ¼ mile of Interstate 81 exit 118C.
Existing industries in the city include Ames Textiles, Blue Ridge Timberwrights, C&S Door, Christiansburg Printing, Comprehensive Computer Solutions, Corning, Echo Star Communication, Force/Emcore, Generic Systems, Hubbell Lighting, Lenzkes Universal Clamping Tools, Maco Tool, Marshall Concrete, New Energy, Prestar Packaging, Seibold Security, Turman Lumber, Vatell, and Weiman Co.
A variety of incentives are available to businesses relocating to this area. These include financial assistance, as well as legal, technological, and marketing, consulting through area agencies and universities.
"Progressive small town living at its best" is the motto chosen to describe the city. Here are some of the features that give Christiansburg its appeal.
The Christiansburg Library is part of the Montgomery-Floyd Regional Library System. A paved walking path connects the library with Downtown Park, located on College Street.
The Recreation Center provides free membership to all city residents, and has a weight room, cardio room, racquetball courts, walk / run track, four full-size basketball courts, and community rooms. An area for active seniors includes a lounge, billiards room, and kitchen. Both free and fee-based classes are offered for all ages and abilities.
A brand new Aquatic Center opened in 2010. Adjacent to it is a skate park, and within walking distance is Depot Park, with a modern playground, two full-sized basketball courts, a tee ball field, picnic tables, and a running / walking path.
The Huckleberry Trail is a paved bike and walking trail, which runs from the Christiansburg Recreation Center, past the New River Mall to Blacksburg Public Library, the Virginia Tech campus, and on toward the National Forest. Plans include extending the trail from the Rec Center into downtown Christiansburg.
Harkrader Sports Complex has three multi-purpose baseball / softball fields, two full-size basketball courts, two tennis courts, a walking / jogging trail, a playground, and a picnic area.
Additional parks in Christiansburg include Kiwanis Park, on Roanoke Street, Circle Park, on Ellett Drive, Summit Ridge Park, on Summit Ridge Road, and Wall Street Park, off Radford Road. North of the city, Wayside Park, off Route 460 at the top of Christiansburg Mountain, has picnic area
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