Local Universities

Experience All the Innovation

Montgomery County is an epicenter of culture, growth and innovation in Southwest Virginia due in large part to our local universities: Virginia Tech and nearby Radford University. The universities bring in inventors, renowned performers, and an energy with the students that lights up the community. Whether youโ€™re visiting campus or coming to town for a game, the lively atmosphere will welcome you with a โ€œHokie, Hokie, Hy.โ€

 

As part of the massive Innovation Campus program, Virginia Tech will increase undergraduate enrollment at its Blacksburg campus by 2,000 students in computer science, computer engineering, software engineering, and related disciplines over the next eight years. The culture of the region will continue to evolve as these tech thought-leaders become further integrated into a region proud of its agricultural history and roots.

With more than 11,000 students, nearby Radford University offers a wide range of academic, cultural, human service and research programs. With more than 300 clubs and organizations, Radford University offers many opportunities for student engagement, leadership development and community service, further enhancing the culture of the New River Valley.

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A warm, sunny day + a Love Potion milkshake from @sugarmagnoliashops = perfection ๐Ÿ’–

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Come to the Blacksburg Community Center on Monday, January 29th from 4:30-8:30pm to learn more about the NRV Passenger Rail Project and share your input!

This project will bring passenger rail service to the region for the first time since 1979! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

In addition, a survey will be open from January 29th-February 28th for community members to share their priorities for the project.

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Have you visited the Montgomery County Coal Mining Heritage Park? โš’๏ธ๐ŸŒฟ Located along the Huckleberry Trail between Christiansburg and Blacksburg, the park offers a 1.5 mile loop trail and the opportunity to learn more about the historic Merrimac mining community, which was in operation until 1935.

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Happy 2024! ๐ŸŽ‰ If your resolutions include being more active, we've got plenty of outdoor options to help you get out and explore! ๐Ÿšตโ€โ™€๏ธ

Pictured: Pandapas Pond, Jefferson National Forest

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Happy Holidays! ๐ŸŽ„ Wishing you safe travels in Montgomery County and beyond. We'll look forward to seeing you again in 2024 for new adventures! โœˆ๏ธโ 
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It might be chilly outside, but at the Christiansburg Aquatic Center, it's summer year-round! Escape the cold and have a blast on the giant two-story water slide, or kick back and relax in the 95-degree heated therapy pool! ๐ŸŒŠโ˜€

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