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

Location! Location! Location! Nestled in between Galax and Independence in the desired area of Baywood is this 5 bedroom 2 bathroom brick ranch home with over 4 acres. The home had an addition added with a large living room with vaulted ceilings, spacious bedrooms, fireplace, and plenty of storage. This home offers one level living with larger rooms, laundry on the first floor, and fenced in yard. Don't miss out on an opportunity to grab a home in this beautiful area of Grayson County. $205,000 Active

1120 Beech Grove Rd Galax, Virginia

5 Beds 2 Baths 2,738 SqFt 4.300 Acres

LOCATION LOACTION LOCATION!  Spacious Cape Cod home on Commonwealth Rd. situated on a gorgeous lot just outside the City of Galax in Carroll County. This spectacular custom built home on the main floor includes: Living room and dining room with chair railing & hardwood flooring, Kitchen with oak cabinets, bar and all major appliances convey, Den with exposed beams and access to the back deck with privacy, bedroom or office, half bath, 2- car garage and huge storage room that could be made into a large master bedroom & bath. Second level offers 4 or 5 bedroom and 3- full baths & large office space. Outside you have a  stunning lot with extravagant landscaping, circle concrete drive in front and concrete drive parking outback. Enjoy the quietness and countryside views from the covered front porch. Located within minutes to Blue Ridge Country Club, The New River, New River Trail, Felts Park, Galax and I-77. $389,900 Active

437 Commonwealth Rd Galax, Virginia

6 Beds 4 Baths 3,866 SqFt 0.770 Acres

Check out this 4 bedroom, 2 bath singlewide mobile home located just minutes from the in town amenities of Galax/Hillsville. This could be a great investment or rental property. $75,000 Active

442 Boxwood Lane Galax, Virginia

4 Beds 2 Baths 1,064 SqFt 0.400 Acres

Looking for an investment property?  This house has HUGE potential! This fixer upper has 3 bedroom 1 bath home and  has big BOLD  Chestnut Creek frontage! With a little update this would make a great ARBNB or weekend get away. Metal roof, some vinyl replacement windows, and a brand new Mini split heating/cooling unit. Plenty of outdoor space overlooking the waterfront or a RV pad.  Only minutes from the City of Galax and all downtown parks and recreation,  the  New River, New River Trail and Blue Ridge Parkway and the Blue Ridge Music Center. Priced to sell! $89,900 Active

98 Coal Creek Rd Galax, Virginia

3 Beds 1 Baths 768 SqFt 0.620 Acres