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Old 05-27-2007, 12:33 AM
 
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Hi,
We have lived in Bedford Co all our lives (Thaxton area to be specific) The crime rate is virtually nill. People leave doors unlocks, etc. We have mountains around us and you can buy mountain land around here very reasonably. We are close between Roanoke and Lynchburg, there is a Wlamart about 7 miles up 460 and we have a Dr who has hours 8-8:00, 6 days a week. The Parkway is just up the road and we love it here! You should check Thaxton out. Best of luck in finding what you are looking for, oh, and on the mounains, there are great orchards!
Diana D
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Old 05-27-2007, 10:16 AM
 
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I don't know about Bluefield personally but have only heard positive things...as for Roanoke, I lived there as a young single woman for a number of years. I'd say that if you are drawn to 'rural' surroundings you'd be much happier in another area....as for Christiansburg (as someone suggested) it is very close to VA Tech and has its own college (Radford Univ) so it has that 'college' atmosphere (not a bad thing....just not what I think of as 'rural'...and yes, I grew up in a rural, mountainous area in VA so I DO know rural) If mountain scenery is your thing, then you would love areas along the Blue Ridge Parkway......

Hope that helps!
Skylar25
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Old 05-27-2007, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Apex, NC
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Radford College is NOT in Christiansburg. It is in Radford But Radford and Christiansburg are right next door. The metro area over there is called the Blacksburg/Christiansburg/Radford MSA. Christiansburg is rapidly becoming the retail and box store hub between the more affluent Radford and Blacksburg areas.

Sean
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Old 05-27-2007, 04:15 PM
 
Location: north georgia
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we have narrowed it down to 6 towns we need to know more info about-bluefield,va richlands,va tazewell,va big stone gap,va lebanon,va and abingdon,va
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Old 05-28-2007, 01:03 AM
 
Location: Port st. Lucie, FL
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ok...i just moved to south florida from blacksburg, and i must say...that is the place to go. I love that town. it's nice and quiet, but there is plenty to do. Plus there are some of the nicest people in the world there. Great small town atmosphere. but as far as the places you mentioned, please reconsider unless you are looking for a more backwoodsy, redneck type of place. i dont mean this as an insult, some people like that..unfortunately, i am a native of the boston area and a current south florida resident, so i cant say that i necessarily fit in in thast type of an environment. there is also really nothing to do in these areas. and as far a c-burg, as someone mentioned earlier, how can someone who lives in that area pick c-burg over blacksburg, jeez. while there are some nice things about christiansburg, blacksburg is definitely the better of the two. there are more amenities , less crime, and a much more beautiful setting. i dont know, call me biased. by the way, go bruins!!! (and go hokies goes without saying.)
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Old 05-28-2007, 10:21 AM
 
Location: north georgia
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yes i like the backwoodsy redneck areas lol...its quieter, not as much crime more ppl like me there thats the kind of places i have grown up in and thats where i want my daughter to grow up....guess ill have to visit each of them to figure out what one to move to...
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Old 05-28-2007, 10:40 AM
 
Location: north georgia
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are any of the towns i posted in the mountains? is christiansburg in the mountains?
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Old 05-28-2007, 05:00 PM
 
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Sorry..if there was any misunderstanding - I did not mention Roanoke. I was speaking to Abingdon and Bristol VA. I live in Bristol now and when we moved here, we were quite taken by the beauty of the mountains. No one told us about the issues I wrote about and I wish I had done some more research. We had a few friends who lived in Abingdon and they have since moved so that they don't have to drive out to Kingsport or Johnson City just to get to a decent mall.

Again, this is my point of view. There are other people who I know that love the area. They mail order things and don't care about the lack of shopping or issues with the airport. So its all in what you want from the area. Good luck! :-) I hope you find your dream place.
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Old 05-28-2007, 07:06 PM
 
Location: Apex, NC
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Christiansburg and Blacksburg are on a mountain plateau. They are about 2,000' above sea level and drive 10 minutes in any direction and you'll be in the mountains. You might look into Wytheville, VA. There, you're right at the I-81/I-77 intersection although I'm not sure how close to major shopping areas you'd be.

Looking at the Google Maps w/ hybrid satellite enabled, you might want to look into Catawba, VA. Catawba is definitely in the mountains; it's beautiful up there. You're not too far from major shopping in Roanoke (20 minutes) and you're definitely in the mountains. Then it's a 1 hour drive up Rt 311 to White Sulphur Springs, WV. Certainly something to consider.

Sean
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Old 05-28-2007, 10:37 PM
 
Location: Port st. Lucie, FL
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well...if you like the backwoodsy redneck areas, then blacksburg might not be for you, although there are areas just outside of town (like McCoy and ellet valley) that are quite country and beautiful+right in the mountains, but you look like you are set on a lst now. unfortunately, i am not familiar with these areas, sry.
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