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, 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

Immaculate home in the Baywood Community. Featuring 3 bedroom 1 large bath, spacious living area with oak hardwood flooring, gorgeous kitchen with custom cabinets and pantry. Covered back porch great for grilling out, 2 car detached garage & 2 outbuildings. Nice landscaping, paved driveway and convenience to Galax and Independence. $149,900 Active

1087 OLD BAYWOOD Galax, Virginia

3 Beds 1 Baths 1,455 SqFt 0.635 Acres

This home has been completely remodeled with elegance throughout! Take a look at the beautiful Acacia hardwood flooring throughout the main level. Beautiful Brazilian granite countertops too! You have an open concept that is perfect for entertaining. The main bath has a deep tub, new flooring and fixtures, and the master bath has a marble walk-in shower, and new fixtures as well. There are 2 heat pumps for dual zone central heating and cooling. There is a good size wood stove in the family room downstairs. There's beautiful new Luxury Vinyl Plank flooring in the family room and laundry/half bath downstairs. Spacious 2 car garage with openers! You are conveniently in town limits. You are in the suburbs, but are only 8 minutes to Walmart and Lowe's. Even closer to other shopping amenities, and less than 5 from downtown Galax! You're less than 5 minutes to the start of the New River Trail, close to the New River, 5 minutes to the hospital, and the schools in Galax. OWNER/AGENT $199,900 Active

111 Greenhaven Dr Galax, Virginia

3 Beds 3 Baths 1,821 SqFt 0.340 Acres

Imagine this: Get your cup of coffee, walk down the street and you are at Chestnut Creek and the New River State Park Trail, that you just looked down on from your front porch.  Rather you want to scale down, have a cabin in the mountains on a major stream,or have a profitable rental income from an approved VRBO and AirBNB this one has it all.  Situated on over 3 acres of growing room, this property overlooks Dannelly Park,Chestnut Creek and The New River State Park Trail.  It does not get any better than this.  This listing is shown by Appointment Only.  Call the listing office or agent to show. $224,900 Active

1271 Creekview Dr. Galax, Virginia

1 Beds 1 Baths 572 SqFt 3.321 Acres

3 bed 1 bath home conveniently located in the City of Galax and in close proximity to the New River Trail. This home features hardwood flooring, newer carpet, newer floor covering, newer water heater, unfinished basement, covered porch, attached carport, and a nice level lot! $64,900 U

115 Allen Ln. Galax, Virginia

3 Beds 1 Baths 954 SqFt 0.200 Acres

BUYER WILL DETERMINE INTERNET PROVIDER. $208,000 Active

130 BLUEBERRY LN Galax, Virginia

5 Beds 3 Baths 2,600 SqFt 1.400 Acres

This home has been completely remodeled with elegance throughout! Take a look at the beautiful Acacia hardwood flooring throughout the main level. Beautiful Brazilian granite countertops too! You have an open concept that is perfect for entertaining. The main bath has a deep tub, new flooring and fixtures, and the master bath has a marble walk-in shower, and new fixtures as well. There are 2 heat pumps for dual zone central heating and cooling. There is a good size wood stove in the family room downstairs. There's beautiful new Luxury Vinyl Plank flooring in the family room and laundry/half bath downstairs. Spacious 2 car garage with openers! You are conveniently in town limits. You are in the suburbs, but are only 8 minutes to Walmart and Lowe's. Even closer to other shopping amenities, and less than 5 from downtown Galax! You're less than 5 minutes to the start of the New River Trail, close to the New River, 5 minutes to the hospital, and the schools in Galax. OWNER/AGENT $199,900 Active

111 Greenhaven Drive Galax, Virginia

3 Beds 3 Baths 1,821 SqFt 0.340 Acres

COMPLETELY RENOVATED THREE BEDROOM TWO BATH BRICK RANCH HOME SITUATED ON 6.65 ACRES IN CARROLL COUNTY WITH A CREEK! FEATURING NEW HARDWOOD AND TILE FLOORING THROUGHOUT, SPACIOUS KITCHEN/DINING AREA WITH CUSTOM COUNTER TOPS, NEW CABINETS & APPLIANCES CONVEY. MASTER BEDROOM AND BATH WITH TILE SHOWER. LARGE LIVING AREA, LAUNDRY ROOM, UTILITY ROOM AND NEW HEAT PUMP. NEW CONCRETE PATIO FEATURING OUTDOOR FIREPLACE WITH GAS LOGS. OUTSTANDING VIEWS FROM THE COVERED FRONT PORCH, PEACEFUL SETTING, LISTEN TO THE RUNNING WATER OF THE NEARBY STREAM. PERFECT PLACE TO HAVE A FEW HORSES AND LOADED WITH WILDLIFE. LOCATED IN CLOSE PROXIMITY TO THE BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY AND GALAX. $199,900 Active

1472 SOAPSTONE Galax, Virginia

3 Beds 2 Baths 1,508 SqFt 6.654 Acres

The work has already been done!! Great location in the Pipers Gap area with main level living. Home features:1539 sq. ft., 3 bedroom, 1 bath, living room with a gas log fireplace, family room with new carpet and an oil monitor, updated eat in kitchen, laundry on the main level and a basement. Home has new paint throughout including the basement and refinished hardwood flooring in the living room and all bedrooms. Heat pump. Nice level yard with easy access into the home. Paved drive. 12' x 16' outbuilding with power, Small creek on back corner of property.  8' x 25' open deck. Private $129,000 U

3337 Mallory Rd Galax, Virginia

3 Beds 1 Baths 1,539 SqFt 0.896 Acres

Very nice, 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath home in Fairview community, Situated on over an acre and is located between Galax City and Blue Ridge Parkway. Featuring hardwood floors, updated bathrooms, thermopane windows, vinyl siding, metal roof., full unfinished basement, 2 car garage and paved driveway. $129,900 U

452 Faith Dr Galax, Virginia

3 Beds 2 Baths 1,098 SqFt 1.280 Acres

NICE HOME WITH LOTS OF CHARACTER IN A GREAT LOCATION IN THE CITY OF GALAX! 3 BEDROOM 2 BATH HOME SITUATED ON 2.25 ACRES AND PRIVATE! HARDWOOD FLOORING, NEWER ROOF AND REPLACEMENT WINDOWS. LEVEL YARD AND BARN FOR YOUR HORSES! THIS KIND VERY SELDOM COMES ALONG IN THE CITY LIMITS. $89,900 U

111 Petty Rd. Galax, Virginia

3 Beds 2 Baths 1,460 SqFt 2.250 Acres

This fully furnishe log home is privately nestled on 59 acres, yet is only 10 minutes to town, and 15 minutes to the Galax Hospital. You have an absolute mountain paradise here! The newly stained log home is surrounded by the abundant forestry around it that features a diverse mixture of native hardwoods, evergreens & mountain foliage, as well as fruit trees, & gorgeous mountain views. You have trails throughout the property, as well as a few streams. This home is perfect for either a full time resident that is looking for peaceful and private upscale mountain living, or those that want a serene mountain retreat to get away from it all. You are about 5 minutes to the New River, and the New River Trail. Only about 15 minutes to Walmart & Lowe's, and are about an hour and 10 minutes to Winston Salem, NC. More features include a whole house generator, upscale gourmet kitchen, and a beautiful over-sized deck to truly take in the natural ambiance! This place is paradise, you need to see it! $499,999 Active

2429 Beech Grove Rd Galax, Virginia

3 Beds 3 Baths 2,087 SqFt 59.340 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