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This is Why Blacksburg, VA, Is a Best Place to Live

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Hethwood Apartments, VAAuthor and Blacksburg local Melody Warnick gets to the heart of what makes this tight-knit town so special.

On a spring Saturday night, downtown Main Street in Blacksburg, Virginia, is thronged with people. Brightly lit restaurants buzz with patrons noshing on vegetarian at Gillie’s or upscale farm-to-table fare at The Black Hen. Bars get raucous with live music. The Lyric, a 1929 movie theater restored to its former glory, wafts the scent of popcorn onto College Avenue. It’s a lower-wattage version of the crazy energy that Blacksburg generates on fall football weekends, when 66,000 rabid fans pour into Virginia Tech’s Lane Stadium.

With all that, you’d be forgiven for struggling to believe that Blacksburg is actually a small town, with a population of 43,000 —more than half of whom are students at Virginia Tech. But the pace of the town always turns peaceful again on weekdays, when deer (and sometimes black bears) wander through local yards.

Blacksburg’s two identities — the Southern country town 40 minutes from the nearest mid-size city, Roanoke, and the educated, sophisticated would-be city that’s centered on Virginia Tech’s campus — have a Clark Kent/Superman thing going on. But the alter egos work out well for residents who want easy livability and serious leisure, as evidenced by Blacksburg's appearance on our Top 100 Best Places to Live list.

For instance, the town boasts well-ranked schools, including a brand-new, multi-million-dollar high school, that you can get to with only a smidgen of city-style traffic. And you don’t have to leave behind the serene mountain views or the access to hiking, biking, and horse trails to get yourself a ticket to catch a world-class musician like Yo-Yo Ma performing at the recently built Moss Arts Center on the Virginia Tech campus.

According to Mayor Leslie Hager-Smith, there’s “an ’enoughness’ that permeates town culture. We are a product of our geography as much as our history. We occupy our small patch of Appalachia with gratitude for what we have and not much concern for what we don’t have. This is what makes me proud — in an age when people are hungry for authenticity, Blacksburg has enough to share.“

That authenticity is both cultivated and guarded. A decade ago, residents successfully defeated a proposal to build a Walmart in town, fearful of how a big-box store would affect small, independent businesses. Locals tend to be civically engaged and vocal about the kind of place they want to see.

A recent meeting at the recreation center to launch a downtown master planning project was standing room only. As Hager-Smith explains, “Blacksburg citizens are highly engaged. Citizens staff our town committees, they participate in writing our Comprehensive Plan, they are vocal about bikeways, dark skies, sidewalks, and open spaces. Our Community Relations office is award-winning for the many ways it reaches out to citizens — and the citizens would not have it any other way."

Growth here is inevitable: Virginia Tech has announced plans to expand its student body, and businesses in its Corporate Research Center, including a wealth of technology firms, are expanding. But the growth is carefully shepherded, so new housing, like the urban-style downtown apartment building The Brownstone, blend into their surroundings and offer needed amenities. And no matter what, there’s always Blacksburg’s down-to-earth outdoorsiness to fall back on. The Appalachian Trail passes just a few miles beyond the town borders, and the nearby New River offers a summer’s worth of kayaking, canoeing and tubing.

In other words, Clark Kent serenity and Superman sophistication, right here in Blacksburg.

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Virginia is 9 on the List of Top 10 Best States

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Hethwood Apartments, VAMost Americans do not choose where they grow up and often end up living in the same place as adults, either for financial reasons or because of social and familial connections. Still, many Americans choose to pack up and move to a new state — usually in search of better life.

People who contemplate such a move would certainly consider a state’s overall quality of life. While every person is different and may weigh certain factors more than others, quality of life generally consists of a multitude of factors, including an area’s economy, jobs market, income levels, poverty, crime, education levels, health care, transportation, and whether the area is generally desirable.

Based on these factors and others, 24/7 Wall St. ranked all 50 states for overall quality of life.

9. Virginia

  • 10-yr. population change: +10.1% (21st largest increase)
  • Annual unemployment: 4.0% (tied — 14th lowest)
  • Poverty rate: 11.0% (tied — 12th lowest)
  • Life expectancy at birth: 79.1 years (25th shortest)

Problems with crime tend to be local rather than statewide, but across Virginia crime tends to be low and the state is relatively crime free compared to most of the country. There were just 217 violent crimes reported in the state for every 100,000 residents, nearly half the national figure of 397 incidents per 100,000 people.

Virginians are also among the most likely to have a college degree, which often results in higher incomes and better quality of life across a population. Just over 38% of Virginia adults have a bachelor’s degree, compared to 31.3% of adults nationwide. This high educational attainment rate may help explain Virginia’s relatively low unemployment rate. Last year, average unemployment was 4.0%, well below the national average rate of 4.9%.

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Spacious Apartments in Blacksburg, VA

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Hethwood Apartments, VALocated minutes from Virginia Tech, Hethwood apartments offer spacious rooms, resident services, and a prime location. These apartments in Blacksburg, VA offer clubhouses, swimming pools, basketball and tennis courts, and spacious layouts. We think you'll find Hethwood compares favorably to the other apartment community in the area. In fact, we have been voted the #1 Apartment Community in Blacksburg. We have various size floorplans with many options, each with its own character.

Why You'll Love Us

At Hethwood Communities you will find amenities to suit every lifestyle. Enjoy swimming pools, walking trails, a fitness center, picnic areas, sand volleyball courts, basketball courts, playgrounds, and much more! You won't find another community that compares to the value and luxury of Hethwood. Contact us for more information.

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Why You'll Love These Apartments in Blacksburg, VA

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, April 03, 2018

Hethwood Apartments, VAAt Hethwood Communities you will find amenities to suit every lifestyle. Enjoy swimming pools, walking trails, a fitness center, picnic areas, sand volleyball courts, basketball courts, playgrounds, and much more! You won't find another community that compares to the value and luxury of Hethwood Communities.

Our community of apartments in Blacksburg, VA was built in 1973 and has 3 stories with 1728 units and loads of things to see and do. We are conveniently located just minutes from Virginia Tech and offer spacious rooms and incredible amenities. Some of our on-site amenities are listed below.

  • Pool/Clubhouse Wi-Fi
  • On-Site Maintenance
  • On-Site Property Manager
  • Social Events
  • Car Care Center
  • Business Center
  • Clubhouse
  • Extra Storage
  • Sundeck
  • Picnic Area
  • Pond
  • Fitness Center
  • Swimming Pool
  • Playground
  • Bicycle Storage
  • Basketball Court
  • Tennis Court
  • Volleyball Court
  • Athletic Court
  • Multi-Use Trails

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