City of Galax

Population and Jobs

The City of Galax is named after the Galax leaf which is native to the area and grows in the mountainous regions of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Galax is one of only forty-two independent cities in the United States. 6,800 people call this city home, and it’s not hard to see why. Steeped in culture and offering lots of unique opportunities, Galax is a unique place in Southwestern Virginia. While manufacturing, health care, and retail are the primary jobs, the city is very open to and supportive of local businesses. This might be the perfect place to start that business you’ve always dreamed of!



The City of Galax is going through an economic revitalization that focusing on their heritage of art and music. Galax is designated as the World Capital of Old Time Mountain Music. Chestnut Creek School of the Arts opened in 2007 as a center whose mission is preserving the art and music heritage of the area. They offer weekend art classes and musical experiences with local legends. They also have a pottery studio that is open to the public, and are in the process of building a woodworking studio to further brand the city as a Music and Art Heritage Hub. Their downtown is robust, offering local shops, antiquing, and restaurants. 


Real Estate

Whether you are looking for a quaint cottage on the edge of town or a home right in the middle of things, Galax has a variety of options when it comes to real estate. Highly connected to the adjoining counties of Grayson and Carroll, you can find properties that can make you feel like you’re in the rural countryside or a home right next to downtown. 

If you are looking for real estate in or around the city of Galax, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Mountain Sky Properties can help you find the home or land you have been dreaming of. Give us a call at (276) 228-8882 or click here to message us directly.

Featured Listings

Nice 3 bedroom 1 bath brick home with full basement in Galax city limits. This home is currently undergoing some remodeling and heat pump soon to be installed. Property also includes a second home that would be great for rental. $139,900 Active

311 Chestnut Dr Galax, Virginia

3 Beds 1 Baths 1,118 SqFt 1.500 Acres

Absolutely amazing custom brick home resting on 1.65 acres in a very desirable neighborhood in the city of Galax. This Immaculent home has many great amenities including 2 full size kitchens, a 3car garage, a laundry room on every level, a large grandmaster suite with large bath, and a heated underground pool. On the main level of this home you will find a newly updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, a double oven, a breakfast area overlooking the pool area, and a formal dining room. The main level also features 3 bedrooms all on suite with bathrooms, a formal living room, a family room, and a one car garage. The second floor of this home holds the grandmaster bedroom suite with a fabulous master bath. The bedroom measures 151x297 with the bathroom measuring 1111x178 complete with a jet tub and electric fireplace. The upper level also houses a media room, an office, and another bath. $645,000 Active

102 Heritage Drive Galax, Virginia

6 Beds 7 Baths 5,190 SqFt 1.650 Acres


121 Mathews Galax, Virginia

3 Beds 1 Baths 1,260 SqFt 0.270 Acres

Very nice 3 bedroom 3 bath brick rancher. Large kitchen and dining room. Laundry room on main floor. Hardwood and tile floors. Full walk out basement with bedroom and full bath. Large den and extra room. Large 24'x30' detached garage. Small garage for lawn mowers. Fenced in back yard and fenced in dog pin. All major appliances stay. $179,900 Active

1312 Fairview Road Galax, Virginia

3 Beds 3 Baths 2,464 SqFt 0.948 Acres

Two Story Colonial style home with beautiful oak hardwood flooring and trim throughout the home. This home is in a very convenient location and is waiting for your personal touch! $179,900 Active

925 W Stuart Dr Galax, Virginia

4 Beds 2 Baths 2,550 SqFt 0.380 Acres

Good price for this 2 Bedroom 1 Bath home.  Great rental or starter. $23,900 Active

617 River Hill Rd. Galax, Virginia

2 Beds 1 Baths 720 SqFt 0.385 Acres

Perfect starter home! This 3 bedroom, 1 bath home sits right outside Galax city limits and is also close to I-77 and Blue Ridge Parkway. Home feature hardwood and tile flooring, beautiful oak cabinets in the kitchen, vinyl siding paved driveway and more! $94,900 U

47 Amber Dr Galax, Virginia

3 Beds 1 Baths 950 SqFt 0.300 Acres

Nice 3 bedroom 3 bathroom home on 1.58 acres. This home features a rock fireplace, hardwood flooring, a loft that leads to a second level deck, 2 car attached garage, fenced-in yard, the potential for long-range views, and much more! If 3 bedrooms aren't enough for you, you have plenty of space to add additional bedrooms if needed. This property offers plenty of privacy and is located on a dead-end road. $178,000 Active

212 Blueberry Lane Galax, Virginia

3 Beds 3 Baths 2,496 SqFt 1.580 Acres

Just 1.7 miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway is the totally remodeled 1940 Gillespie Mansion. This mountain gem is near the 1800 acre Crooked Creek Equine and Recreation Trail Preserve, where you can enjoy fishing, hiking, horseback riding and biking. Inside the home, you will be impressed by the nine foot high ceilings, archways, classic light fixtures, decorator window treatments, as well as the bright and sunny rooms thanks to 35 argon filled Pella insulated windows. All the floors are lovely oak hardwood except for the kitchen and baths which are porcelain tile. Year-round comfort is assured by two almost new heat pumps, one with a 95% efficient propane backup and the other with an electric backup. You will love the kitchen complete with oak cabinets and stainless steel appliances. The setting is private and on a paved road with a stream passing through the property. $199,900 Active

996 Crooked Creek Rd Galax, Virginia

3 Beds 2 Baths 2,227 SqFt 1.155 Acres

ENJOY THE HOLIDAYS And entertain your friends in this spacious and immaculately maintained home!  This home is so inviting and nice!  Some of the features are vaulted living room ceiling, stainless kitchen appliances, a back deck off the kitchen, a beautiful open staircase leading to the huge den/or multi purpose room, bath, storage areas and 2 car garage.  There are two paved driveways, a circle and one leading to the back garage.  The home looks like brand-new, no work needed, just move in.  Quality construction is evident the moment you step inside the home.  Lots of thought and planning went into the building of the home.  Nearby to Galax City Schools, park, medical facilities, and shopping.  Situated on a cul de sac with no thru traffic.   Nicely landscaped. $189,900 Active

114 Carriage Dr Galax, Virginia

3 Beds 3 Baths 2,067 SqFt 0.290 Acres

Very nice house with large rooms, full basement, heatpump. private wooded back yard.  A lot of house for the money. $84,900 Active

976 Savannah Rd. Galax, Virginia

2 Beds 1 Baths 1,032 SqFt 1.360 Acres

Must See! This 1216 sq. ft singlewide is situated on a private .88 acre lot on a dead end road in the Hebron area minutes from the boat landing and the New River Trail access. This home has 3 bedrooms and 2 baths with the master bedroom featuring a large walk-in closet and master bath with his and her sinks and a garden tub. Enjoy cooking in an open kitchen with plenty of cabinet space and beautiful rock work above the oven. Relax on the back porch peacefully watching the wildlife. For storage you have an 12 x 24 outbuilding for all your toys. $74,900 U

945 Sherwood Rd. Galax, Virginia

3 Beds 2 Baths 1,216 SqFt 0.880 Acres

City of Galax SCHOOL DATA

Area School Information

Displaying schools in Galax

Name Grade Range Rating
Baywood Elementary School
Coop Center For Excep Children
Fairview Elementary School
Galax Elementary School
Galax High School
Galax Middle School
Gladeville Elementary School
Landmark Baptist Academy
Oakland Elementary School