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!

 

Amenities

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, 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

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. $194,900 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

The ultimate escape on 10+/- private acres. Your own mountain top. Expansive views just minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway close to the New River. This serene property is home to deer, wild turkey and grouse who make frequent appearances. Perennial gardens overflow with lavender and a seat on the front deck asks you to stay. This very well cared for home and multiple outbuildings offer space to grow...room to breathe. $254,000 Active

469 Maple Leaf Ln Galax, Virginia

3 Beds 2 Baths 1,620 SqFt 10 Acres

Over 300 degrees of mountain top views surround this 10+/- acre  property perched near the Blue Ridge Parkway. Minutes from the New River, hardwood forest and wildlife will keep you company without the din of civilization encroaching. Year round or as a vacation escape...this home and acre yard have been lovingly cared for. Only 15 minutes from shopping...yet far enough to get away from it all. $199,000 Active

374 Maple Leaf Ln Galax, Virginia

3 Beds 2 Baths 1,300 SqFt 10 Acres

GREAT HOME TO START OUT IN OR RENTAL PROPERTY! LOCATED ON 2 LOTS JUST OUTSIDE GALAX CITY WITH A DETATCHED GARAGE! $40,000 Active

77 OLD QUAKER RD Galax, Virginia

2 Beds 1 Baths 890 SqFt 0.750 Acres

STUNNING 5 BEDROOM 2.5 BATH HOME OVERLOOKING THE BLUE RIDGE GOLF COURSE JUST OUTSIDE THE CITY OF GALAX! BOASTING 3778 SQ FT FEATURING  A GORGEOUS KITCHEN WITH GRANITE COUNTER TOPS AND CUSTOM CABINETS, FORMAL DINING ROOM WITH TREY CEILINGS, LIVING ROOM WITH GLEAMING HARDWOOD FLOORS, CROWN MOLDING  & GAS LOGS, LARGE MASTER BEDROOM & BATH WITH SOAKER TUB, SHOWER, HIS AND HER SINKS AND LAUNDRY ROOM ON THE MAIN LEVEL.  BEAUTIFUL STAIRCASE LEADING TO THE 2ND LEVEL WITH A DEN, TWO BEDROOMS AND A BATH. THE 3RD LEVEL HAS 2 BEDROOMS OR OFFICE SPACE. ALSO HAS AN ATTACHED TWO CAR GARAGE WITH PAVED DRIVEWAY.  EXTENSIVE LANDSCAPING  WITH FENCED IN BACK YARD FOR COMPLETE PRIVACY AND BACK DECK IS GREAT FOR ENTERTAINING.LOCATED AT THE END OF A CUL-DE-SAC. SCHEDULE YOUR SHOWING TODAY TO VIEW THIS ONE OF A KIND HOME AND ALL IT HAS TO OFFER! $415,000 Active

155 Fairway Oaks Dr Galax, Virginia

5 Beds 3 Baths 3,778 SqFt 0.910 Acres

Neat and clean as can be. This home has many updates including new paint, new floor coverings, new kitchen cabinets and countertops. 3 Bedroom (One doesn't have a closet), 1 Bath with a full basement (outside access only) A basic ranch style home with 1 level living. Cozy and charming. Huge living room with a big picture window and a nice front porch. This home also has a carports for your convenience. The home is heated with an oil furnace that has ducts running throughout the home so a heat pump would be a possibility if you wanted to do an upgrade). There's also a nice concrete patio off the back of the home so you can relax out back while you watch the kids play in the treehouse. A storage building that conveys to keep your tools and lawn care equipment in or for extra storage. Conveniently located in the City of Galax and near all main amenities including grocery stores, cinema, parks, downtown shopping, hospital, medical clinics, and many restaurants,  Priced to sell. $78,500 Active

115 Allen Ln Galax, Virginia

3 Beds 1 Baths 1,050 SqFt 0.200 Acres

Great starter home! This three bedroom, one full bath, vinyl sided home is situated on a partially wooded lot just under an acre. This home offers hardwood floors, and oak kitchen cabinets. partially covered deck and front porch.  Nice level front yard with paved road frontage, just outside the Galax City Limits. Property has been used as a rental. $79,900 Active

397 Boxwood Lane Galax, Virginia

3 Beds 1 Baths 960 SqFt 0.920 Acres

Cute Cottage just on the outskirts of town offers 4 bedrooms, one large bathroom, kitchen, separate dining room and small enclosed sun porch off the back. Home offers pine floors throughout, newer roof, replacement windows and a new furnace. this home also has a full basement large two car detached garage with storage. Paved road frontage and shared driveway.  A little paint and TLC would do wonders for this little gem. This would make a great rental or investment property.   Close and convenient to downtown Galax, and just a few minutes to the New River. $69,900 U

681 Nuckolls Curve Rd Galax, Virginia

4 Beds 1 Baths 1,020 SqFt 0.460 Acres

City of Galax SCHOOL DATA

Area School Information

Displaying schools in Galax

Name Grade Range Rating
Baywood Elementary School
PK-5
8
Coop Center For Excep Children
n/a
N/A
Fairview Elementary School
K-5
8
Galax Elementary School
PK-4
5
Galax High School
8-12
4
Galax Middle School
5-7
5
Gladeville Elementary School
PK-5
7
Landmark Baptist Academy
3-12
N/A
Oakland Elementary School
PK-5
6