Christiansburg ranked No. 2 best place to live in VA
Montgomery County, Virginia – Christiansburg is the No. 2 best place to live in Virginia, according to CreditDonkey. The California-based credit card analysis website recently compiled its list of the Top 10 Best Places to Live in Virginia using statistics on violent crime, income, educational attainment, restaurants per capita, and commute time.
Christiansburg outranked several heavy hitters on the list from Northern Virginia, Richmond and Hampton Roads, but was edged out by nearby Salem for the No. 1 spot.
Rebecca Lake, a financial journalist for CreditDonkey, offered the following commentary about Christiansburg:
Christiansburg sits just off I-81, centrally located between Blacksburg, Radford, and Roanoke. The town of just over 20,000 is convenient to the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Jefferson National Forest as well as two major universities: Virginia Tech and Radford University. The atmosphere of Christiansburg is best summed up by its motto, Progressive Small Town Living at its Best, which reflects the town’s low-key feel.
CreditDonkey isn't the first third-party to recognize Christiansburg as one of the best places in Virginia. Over the past year, the town was ranked the No. 10 Best Place in Virginia for Job Seekers by NerdWallet.com and the No. 16 Safest Place in Virginia by Movoto.com.
County, Virginia - home of Virginia Tech and the towns of Blacksburg
and Christiansburg - is a progressive, technology-driven community with
an abundance of outdoor amenities. The Montgomery County Economic
Development Department actively supports the startup, retention and
expansion of companies in Montgomery County as well as the recruitment
of new businesses to the community. To learn more, visit www.YesMontgomeryVA.org.