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What Renters Like and Dislike

What Renters Like and Dislike About Blacksburg

There are a lot of good restaurants here. One of my favorites is PKs. I also like 622 North Main. We have several playgrounds and walking trails.

I live 5 minutes from Va Tech, not that I like that but the town and busy areas are kept clean and decorated beautifully. There are several things to do with kids.We like the trampoline park and the skate park. I love the walking/hiking trails. I mean I'm in the mountains, what's not to love?!

We like having a walkable park. We like the mountain views. We like the unique architecture. We like being close to our jobs and schools.

I like all the trees in the area. They are blooming flowers and it's very pretty. I also really like the walking path.

Our neighborhood has 2 bank branches. It has a grocery store and beauty parlor/ spa. We have walking/bike trails that connect to national park.

Who Lives Here

Blacksburg Demographics

Education

High School

11%

Associate's

10%

Bachelor's

22%

Master's

16%

Doctorate

41%

Family Size

2 people

49%

3 people

22%

4 people

23%

5 people

3%

6+ people

3%

Household Income

0-50k

52%

50-100k

23%

100-150k

10%

150-200k

6%

200k+

8%

Age

0-10

5%

10-20

27%

20-45

50%

45-65

11%

65+

7%

Affordability

How expensive is it in Blacksburg?

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

Rent Trends

Studio1 Bed2 Beds3 Beds
-$1200-$1350$1818
-$1200-$1350$1695
-$1225-$1350$1695
-$665-$1288$1500
-$665-$1225$1500
-$665-$1238$1735
-$665-$1250$1800
-$665-$1275$1695
-$1080-$1400$1620
-$1080-$1350$1620
-$1200-$1350$1575
-$1145-$1450$1650
-$525-$1350$1750

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Getting Around Blacksburg

Blacksburg Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

59%

15-30 Mins

30%

30-40 Mins

7%

40-60 Mins

3%

60+ Mins

2%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 4040

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 9 of 11 renters

Has Sidewalks

No

Say 8 of 11 renters

Percentage: 5757

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 8 of 11 renters

Top Scores: Grocery, Restaurant, Coffee

Things To Do In Blacksburg

Top Score

Grocery Stores

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The food shops around here are few and far between.

  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. 38% fewer grocery stores than average
  3. 34% fewer grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Blacksburg serves up a dining scene that's only lukewarm.

  1. A high number of restaurants per resident
  2. An average number of restaurants
  3. 22% more restaurants than areas of a similar size

Coffee

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The coffee scene is lukewarm in Blacksburg.

  1. A high number of coffee shops per resident
  2. 58% more coffee shops than average
  3. Significantly more coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Parks

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not too many park perks in Blacksburg.

  1. A high number of parks per resident
  2. 24% fewer parks than average
  3. 43% more parks than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll have to workout somewhere else to keep fit.

  1. A high number of gyms per resident
  2. An average number of gyms
  3. 60% more gyms than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Blacksburg could do with more oppawtunities for pets.

  1. A high number of pet facilities per resident
  2. 72% more pet facilities than average
  3. 52% more pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You gotta Van Gogh somewhere else for art.

  1. A high number of fine art centers per resident
  2. An average number of fine art centers
  3. 100% more fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

We have a bone to pick with this Blacksburg's access to medical care.

  1. A high number of medical facilities per resident
  2. 6% fewer medical facilities than average
  3. Significantly more medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Disco is definitely dead around here.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. 70% fewer bars and clubs than average
  3. 74% fewer bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

This place is great for recovering shopaholics - a low retail score.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. 100% fewer shops than average
  3. 100% fewer shops than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Fasten your seat belt, it's a long way to get gas.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. 62% fewer gas stations than average
  3. 64% fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

What Renters Are Saying

Blacksburg Features

Area Has Litter

No

Say 11 of 11 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 10 of 11 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 10 of 11 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 10 of 11 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 10 of 11 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 10 of 11 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 9 of 11 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 9 of 11 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 9 of 11 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 9 of 11 renters

Maintained Yards

Yes

Say 9 of 11 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 8 of 11 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 8 of 11 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 8 of 11 renters

Nice Views

Yes

Say 8 of 11 renters

Near Highways

Yes

Say 7 of 11 renters

Tree Lined Streets

No

Say 6 of 11 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 7 of 11 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 8 of 11 renters

Well Lit

No

Say 8 of 11 renters

Blacksburg Education

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in Blacksburg

8/10

Back Creek Elementary School

Grades PK, K-5 • Public

7/10
7/10

Fort Lewis Elementary School

Grades PK, K-5 • Public

6/10

Falling Branch Elementary School

Grades PK, K-5 • Public

6/10

Kipps Elementary School

Grades K-5 • Public

6/10

Gilbert Linkous Elementary School

Grades PK, K-5 • Public

Information provided by GreatSchools. To verify school enrollment eligibility, contact the school district directly.

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