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

LOTS OF EXTRA COMFORTS HERE!  This quality built home features so many amenities.  You will love the space for large gatherings in the 20'x28' room with cathedral ceiling, walls of windows, a fireplace, adjacent to the kitchen-dining area.  A great home for the holiday entertaining.  3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, Jacuzzi tub in Master, laundry on main level and basement level.  There is a barn storage building in the back, with it's own paved driveway, for mowers and/or sports equipment.  Rocks/cement floor surround the back of the home, with stone retaining wall.  There are beautiful hardwood floors, tiled floors in baths, plush carpet.  The kitchen comes with all major appliances,  island for food prep.  Nothing has been overlooked in making this home comfortable for everyone.  This home is in move-in condition. The rec room could be used for many purposes, a man's cave, hobbies, media and more. $219,900 Active

395 Shady Square Galax, Virginia

3 Beds 2 Baths 2,680 SqFt 1 Acres

BUYER DETERMINES INTERNET PROVIDER. $50,000 Active

Galax, Virginia

3 Beds 2 Baths 1,512 SqFt 0.460 Acres

Great Location! Nice 3 bedroom 1 bath home right outside of Galax. Close to all amenities, I-77 and the Blue Ridge Parkway. $129,900 U

24 Issacs Dr. Galax, Virginia

3 Beds 1 Baths 960 SqFt 0.700 Acres

VIEWS, private 3 bed, 1 bath, 1308 SF, farmhouse on 1.88 acres, The home was built in 1947 and the family has taken great care of it. Updated with a shingle roof and vinyl siding. The eat in large country kitchen boasts plenty of counter space and cabinets as the original owners of this home raised their family here. The rear entrance welcomes you into the enclosed porch just off the kitchen where it appears to have been the sitting place for snapping beans and canning their garden produce. The living room looks out to some pretty beautiful pastoral mountain views which are a pleasant surprise upon getting up the drive and getting out of your car.  You would not know this pretty little homestead is up here. The home has carpet and vinyl flooring and does need some updating. The walk out basement is unfinished. Also 15x24 separate garage plus 12x14 storage building. You can enjoy sitting on the covered front porch to enjoy the views & sunsets. Medicaid sale the Price is firm. $61,400 Active

519 Chestnut Drive Galax, Virginia

3 Beds 1 Baths 1,308 SqFt 1.880 Acres

UPGRADED!!!  A beautiful home was remodeled and upgraded to the max!  Beautiful custom cabinetry with quartz countertops, a kitchen island the size of a small car and appliances to make a chef jealous are just a few of the updates to the kitchen.  A gorgeous weathered beam separates the kitchen from the living area.  The living room has vaulted ceilings with lots of windows, and the german smeared fireplace has gas logs to keep the living area toasty!  The master bedroom has two closets with custom shelving, and the master bath is totally remodeled with double vanity, soaking tub and beautiful tile shower.  The formal dining room off the kitchen, a half bath and the office area round out the first floor.  Upstairs you will find the three bedrooms, additional bath and huge bonus room.  An enclosed porch with vaulted tongue and grove ceilings looks out at the inground pool. $699,000 Active

122 Forest Ave Galax, Virginia

5 Beds 3 Baths 3,312 SqFt 3.980 Acres

Exceptional quality log cabin, with just over 8 acres in the Blue Ridge Mountains near Chestnut Falls.  Outdoor living is easy with three decks and a spacious front porch.  Sun lit indoor space feels welcoming with floor to ceiling stone gas log fireplace and a stunning open floor plan. Beautiful, functional kitchen with plenty of cabinets.  Primary living area on first level.  Well maintained hardwood floors including maple, Brazilian cherry and oak.  Three full baths, 2 on the main level and one in the 450 square foot finished portion of the basement.   Ample storage with large closets and outbuildings, and a home workshop/office on the lower level. The 8.51 acres include flower beds, gardens, fruit trees, blooming perennials, and three springs...just minutes to the New River Trail access located in Carroll County, VA  Perfect for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts, check it out today! $244,900 Active

542 Chestnut Falls Lane Galax, Virginia

2 Beds 3 Baths 2,136 SqFt 8.512 Acres

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!! 3/4 BEDROOM 2 BATH HOME ON COUNTRY CLUB LANE WITH LOTS OF CHARACTER! FEATURING HARDWOOD AND TILE FLOORING, NEW HEAT PUMP, FULL FINISHED BASEMENT, HUGE BACK PATIO AND BACK DECK! AFTER A LONG DAYS WORK, ENJOY A LARGE IN GROUND POOL TO RELAX! PAVED DRIVEWAY AND FENCED IN BACK YARD FOR THE PETS! CONVENIENCE TO THE GOLF COURSE, SCHOOLS AND HOSPITAL IN JUST MINUTES! $189,000 Active

116 Country Club Ln Galax, Virginia

3 Beds 2 Baths 2,930 SqFt 0.500 Acres

Move in ready! In Galax, on 1 1/2 acres, 3 bedroom, hardwood floors, full basement, all new appliances & conveniently located. $96,500 Active

1148 Glendale Rd Galax, Virginia

3 Beds 1 Baths 1,178 SqFt 1.500 Acres

Nice 3 bedroom 1 1/2 bath home in city limits of Galax! Great location convenient to shopping, entertainment, and schools. $149,900 Active

122 Roseland Road Galax, Virginia

3 Beds 2 Baths 2,146 SqFt 1 Acres

Looking for a good deal this one is priced below tax value. Fixer upper with a lot of potential in a great location only minutes from New River Trail and close to WAL-MART. $49,900 Active

1116 Hebron RD Galax, Virginia

4 Beds 1 Baths 1,764 SqFt 0.800 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
N/A
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