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Blacksburg, Roanoke, and New River Valley

Nestled in the heart of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, Blacksburg, Roanoke, and the New River Valley offers the charm of small towns combined with the modern conveniences of a metropolitan area. The area boasts a plethora of unique and chain restaurants and stores, symphonies, theatres, historical attractions, museums, a vibrant night life, sporting events, outdoor recreation activities, and a temperate climate.

The Town of Blacksburg is home to Virginia Tech's main campus, founded in 1872, and features award-winning services, reasonable cost of living, safety, moderate climate, and abundant leisure activities. The town is consistently ranked among the country's best places to live and has earned a prestigious reputation nationwide as a well-managed, and forward-looking community. The Montgomery County School System is consistently recognized as a top school district, recently earning the #10 best school district in the Commonwealth, and Blacksburg High School currently ranks as the 15th best public high school in Virginia with an A+ rating.

Home to nearly 100,000 residents and the location for the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC, Roanoke is a mountain city and hub for innovation offering award-winning outdoor amenities, endless trails, friendly neighborhoods with character, public art, the famous Roanoke Star, museums, craft breweries, one-of-a-kind shops and restaurants, and historical attractions. 

Relocation Resources

This is not a comprehensive list of child care options, rather a resource. For additional information, visit the university's caregiving resources website

The list of resources, programs, and organizations, external and not affiliated with the university, are for informational purposes and are not endorsed by Virginia Tech. Please consult the necessary professionals, including medical and financial, to determine what is most suitable for your particular needs.






  • Milestones Childcare: 540-745-2445



The American Moving and Storage Association provides resources regarding finding reputable moving companies. Employees should research all companies carefully before selecting.