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

Located in a very quiet neighborhood in Galax this brick home features 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, Kitchen/Dining combination, the Master Bedroom has a spacious bath with laundry room. Finished Family room in the Basement with fireplace. Central Oil Hot Air Heat and Air Conditioning. Single Car Carport, nice lot and is convenient to Schools and shopping. $154,950 Active

216 Cherry Street Galax, Virginia

3 Beds 2 Baths 1,739 SqFt 0.350 Acres

Immaculate, Pristine, Perfect! located in one of the best neighborhoods in Galax, this brick home has it all! Breakfast room laundry room, Spacious Kitchen with granite counter tops, tile floors, beautiful laminate floors, formal living room with a wood burning fireplace and moldings you would expect. Formal dining room, a master bedroom with plenty of closet space and complete with his and hers bathroom. Upstairs you will have 3 more bedrooms, two baths, and bonus room. Covered Wood Deck Patio, covered front porch, landscaping, central heat and air, double car garage, convenient to shopping, schools and recreation, great house in a great neighborhood! $314,950 Active

102 Ford Galax, Virginia

4 Beds 3 Baths 2,276 SqFt 0.350 Acres

Very clean and ready to move into three bedroom two bath home. with front porch and rear deck. Home has new vinyl siding, new replacement windows, guttering all installed in the last year. Metal roof is about 5 years old. Home has been remodeled inside. Storage building .Private on 1.756 acres. Close to the New River and New River Trail, downtown Galax and Walmart just a short drive away. Home was set up 2021 with new septic system and county water. $159,900 Active

285 Live Oak Ln Galax, Virginia

3 Beds 2 Baths 1,080 SqFt 1.756 Acres

Welcome to this stunning 3 bed 1 bath secluded home with an extraordinary view of the rural countryside.  Move-in ready, newly renovated home perfect for its new owners.  Entire flooring is a dark luxury vinyl all throughout the home except the upstairs which has carpet.  In this quiet, nice home you are surrounded by an open landscape with plenty of space for new additions.  Brand new insulation throughout the home with a kitchen containing updated new cabinets.  Kitchen appliances are like new and match the rest of the room with dark colors.  New front steps to ensure safety walking up and down, with a covered deck going from the front of the home to the side.  The newer paint in the home gives off a sleek finish complementing the rest of the home highlighting a more "modern" look. An attached carport is on the side of the home with enough capacity for 1 smaller vehicle and some space left over for storage.  Come see this beautiful home in the relaxing area of Delhart.. $179,900 Active

1485 Link Rd Galax, Virginia

3 Beds 1 Baths 1,228 SqFt 0.810 Acres