Tag: Christiansburg

How Many Homes Are For Sale in Blacksburg and Christiansburg?

As Realtors, we get asked a lot “what’s the market like right now?”. I was in Richmond last week, meeting with Virginia Senators and Delegates from our district, and every single one of them asked “how’s the market?”. It can seem disingenuous to always be saying that the real estate market is moving quickly, but as you can see from the graph below of single family homes south in Blacksburg and Christiansburg, as of this post the market is moving quickly. We’re not making this up. (The graph is interactive, and therefore should update automatically over time; what it’s detailing is how many …

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Christiansburg Named A Best Place To Live in Virginia

CreditDonkey says Christiansburg VA is the second-best place to live in the state of Virginia. Admittedly, the name CreditDonkey is hard to say with a straight face, but it isn’t hard to admit that Christiansburg is a great place to live, and CreditDonkey has said as much. From the press release: 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 …

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Time for Fall Cleanup, Christiansburg

Christiansburg residents, it’s time for Fall cleanup, aka the annual purge of items you’ve been too lazy to haul off to the dump yourself, or give away on Craigslist and Freecycle! From the Town’s web posting: The 2012 Fall Clean-Up will take place from October 1- October 13. During this time, residents of the Town desiring special trash pick-up must place these materials with their garbage on the regular pick-up day. Special trucks will pick up extra items not appropriate for normal weekly pick-up. While there is no charge for items picked up during this time, there will be a charge …

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What Do People Love About Living in the New River Valley?

A couple of weeks ago, I asked on Facebook and Twitter “what do you love about living in the New River Valley?”  I was overwhelmed with responses, both in messages on Facebook, or tweets, or emails and in one case, a text.  Here’s a list, unedited, of some of the reasons why people are so in love with the New River Valley (well, bolding or links are mine … so it’s partially unedited).  Leave some more reasons in the comments? When you drive down the back roads and people wave I love coming over a hill and seeing the Blue …

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An Interesting Way To Determine Christiansburg’s Budget

Christiansburg is undertaking what is, in my opinion, an interesting way of determining how they'll allocate spending in the next budget cycle. They're giving residents $100 hypothetical tax dollars to spend as they see most appropriate: We are inviting the people who live, work and pay taxes in Christiansburg to participate in an exercise designed to understand their priorities for town spending. In the exercise, you are given $100 hypothetical “tax dollars” to allocate among the goals Christiansburg thinks are most important, so we can evaluate which services are of the highest value to our community. It's called priority based …

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The Christiansburg Town Code is Good Reading Material

Ever wanted to read the Town Code for Christiansburg?  In all its 654-page glory? Well now you can. Click here for fine government-goodness. I’m not knocking the Code, not at all.  In fact, some of the stuff I skimmed I found interesting, and thought you might as well: Residential garbage service costs $13.00 per month (Section 24-44, page 308).  Incidentally, that’s more than one full-year of curbside recycling. There’s a section that deals specifically with disturbing a school (Section 17-9, page 256). A church must have one light per 5 seats (Section 30-9, page 428). Enjoy.  I downloaded this copy from www.Christiansburg.org.

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Huckleberry Trail To Be Expanded Even Further

Thanks to a large gift by a late Christiansburg resident, that is. In March 2008 I asked how the Town of Christiansburg should approach the problem of dealing with Peppers Ferry Road, and in October asked for help. Seems like Renva Weeks Knowles had the right idea all along – she donated money to the problem. I’m looking forward to seeing the Trail move forward, and I hope the Town will focus on ways to do that as I truly believe we’re going to see a lifestyle shift occurring in our homes over the next 10 and 20 years.

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Where Are You Voting, Christiansburg?!

It’s the day before election day in Christiansburg, but do you know where you’re voting? From this press release, dated April 29th (links and bolding are mine): Montgomery County, Virginia – The Christiansburg Town election on May 4, will be held at the Christiansburg Armory, 15 College St., Christiansburg. The polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Citizens will be voting to fill three open seats on the Christiansburg Town Council, as well as the position of Mayor. There are five candidates on the ballot for Council and two for Mayor. For candidate information, visit MontgomeryCountyVa.gov/vote. If …

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Christiansburg Town Council Candidate Forum

If you live in/work in/drive-in/drive-through/worship in Christiansburg, you’ve surely noticed the political signs that have sprouted everywhere. On May 4th, Christiansburg residents will hit the polls to vote for several races, including Council and Mayor. The League of Women Voters has posted videos of the Candidate Forum, held April 15th, on their website … sure wish they would let you embed them. Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Now’s as good a time as ever to get caught up on where the candidates stand.  There are a lot of issues on the table – how are you going …

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Spring Clean-Up in Christiansburg

Christiansburg residents – get rid of that junk! That is why we recommended Vale Carpet Cleaning services in Cardiff. April 3rd through April 17th, the Town will be providing special trash pick-up on your trash days.  There is no charge for the service. You can see more about the program here, including a list of things they will – and will not – take.  If you have any questions, call the Town at 540-382-6120 for more information. ** And don’t forget that Valley Curbside Recycling is now serving all neighborhoods within Town limits! (shameless plug)

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