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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

Three bedroom one bath brick ranch that features hardwood flooring under the carpet, metal roof, replacement windows, a full basement with a one car garage, a metal carport, paved drive, an outbuilding, and sits at the end of a dead end stree $79,200 Active

53 Cherry Blossom Galax, Virginia

3 Beds 1 Baths 1,025 SqFt 0.300 Acres

Three bedroom two bath brick ranch in the city limits of Galax!  This home features hardwood flooring, brick fireplace, heat pump, oil hot water furnace for back up heat, replacement windows, wood stove insert in the basement, carport, a large deck, several outbuildings, paved drive, and sits on a corner lot with an entrance off of two roads. $139,900 Active

829 Glendale Galax, Virginia

3 Beds 2 Baths 1,368 SqFt 0.570 Acres

Space galore. This custom built home has so much space and character. From the covered front porch you have 2 main entrances. One leads into the huge Formal Living room with nice built ins and gas log fireplace. The other enters the foyer, where you will find oak stair case and all that the main floor has to offer. There's is a large living room with gas log fireplace. Dining room, full bath, breakfast room, and large open kitchen, with built ins. Just off the breakfast room you will see the back deck that overlooks the oversized back yard which has some beautiful mature trees. The back yard is actually an oversized lot that fronts Cherry Street. Back inside there is also another large setting room that could also be used as a master bedroom. In the basement there is a drive under 2 car garage, very large game room, bed room and several other rooms with lots of potential. There's also room for full bathroom. On the upper level you will also find 3 bedrooms and a full bath and storage. $224,900 Active

901 W Stuart Dr. Galax, Virginia

4 Beds 2 Baths 4,072 SqFt 0.700 Acres

Great Location right outside the City limits of Galax, Va. Three bedrooms two full bathrooms, updated kitchen, replacement windows and a newer roof. Hardwood floors throughout main living areas and tile in both bathrooms. Outside amenities include a large  covered front porch, open back deck and a huge level back yard. Close and convenient to shopping, hospital and medical facilities. A short drive to the New River trail and the Blue Ridge Parkway. This one wont last long!! $124,900 U

83 Summerwood Lane Galax, Virginia

3 Beds 2 Baths 1,040 SqFt 0.480 Acres

Historic Jewel Located in Galax VA.This ireplacable beauty is packed full of craftmanship and detail, from leaded glass entry to cloumns, pocket doors and extra large rooms. There are 5 bedrooms, 3 baths, formal living room, dining room, drawing room, den, grand staircase and large, finished area on 3rd floor for playroom, craft studio or exercise room. Extra wide porches surround the house and look over an expansive lawn adding finishing touches to a home that was built for entertaining. Located behind the home, there is a brick building perfectly suited for a home office or workshop. This home is conveniently located in downtown Galax within walking distance to shopping, restaurants, Chesnut Creek School of the Arts, the New River Trail and many seasonal festivals. This property would make an excellent single family home, Bed and Breakfast or event center. $379,900 Active

412 West Stuart Dr. Galax, Virginia

5 Beds 4 Baths 5,198 SqFt 1.360 Acres

PLENTY OF ROOM! This brick home has all the space you need with an open concept of kitchen, dining, and large living room. You will enjoy the spacious living area with large picture windows that let in plenty of light or sit in the front living room with a cozy fireplace. This home has 3 bedrooms with a potential 4th and 2 full bathrooms, jacuzzi tub in the master bedroom, main floor laundry, and a 2 car garage. This ranch style home sits on a 1 acre level lot with a rock patio and mature trees for the perfect evening shade. This home checks all the boxes and is in move in condition just waiting for your personal touch! Enjoy the convience of being located just outside city limits in a quaint community just minutes from shopping, restaurants, and recreational entertainment. $225,000 Active

395 Shady Square Galax, Virginia

3 Beds 2 Baths 2,680 SqFt 1 Acres

Rare find in the city! This sprawling ranch home sits on 7.8 acres. This beautiful home has been update and offers refinished hardwood floors, and new tile in the upstairs bathrooms and laundry room. Newer roof and windows and blinds. The custom farmhouse kitchen with breakfast nook,  includes stainless steel appliances, a stainless steel farmhouse sink, a large pantry with a custom barn door, a center island, gas logs in a featured kitchen brick fireplace, updated kitchen cabinets and  leathered marble counter-tops finish off the  kitchens uniqueness. Off the kitchen you will find an original dutch door. One bathroom features a marble tub, new vanity, sink, hardware, and commode and the second features a marble walk in shower with a bench, new sink, vanity and commode also.  The master-bedroom is a retreat that  boast a custom fireplace with gas logs. The dining room is bright  place for family to enjoy all meals. The living room has a large fireplace with gas logs and lots of room. $359,900 U

180 Roseland Road Galax, Virginia

4 Beds 4 Baths 3,032 SqFt 7.820 Acres

Small home perfect starter home for first time home owners or investors looking for rental property. 825 sq. ft. home with 2 bedroom and 1 huge bath with laundry hook-up. Conveniently located and within walking distance to everything downtown Galax has to offer. Public water and sewer. Cable high speed internet available. $60,000 Active

604 W. Center St Galax, Virginia

2 Beds 1 Baths 825 SqFt 0.140 Acres

Brand new construction with three bedrooms and two full bathrooms.  This home has an open floor plan with vaulted ceilings in the living area and features hardwood/ceramic/carpet & flooring, granite counter tops in the kitchen, all kitchen appliances included, tile shower in the master bath, covered front porch, rear deck, full unfinished basement, and a two car garage. $234,900 U

4104 Glendale Galax, Virginia

3 Beds 2 Baths 1,500 SqFt 0.502 Acres

Premier home in Fox Run Development. Home features: 5569 sq. ft., 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms. hardwood and tile floors throughout and beautiful crown molding. On the main level you have a 10' x 10' foyer with a double stairway, living room with a gas log fireplace, kitchen with new granite counter tops and all appliances conveying, dining room with a bay window, sunroom, office/study, bedroom, bath and a very nice laundry room with sink & folding area. On the upper level you have a balcony overlooking the living room, the huge master bedroom with a tray ceiling, gas log fireplace, sitting area and 2 large walk-in closets, master bath with a jetted tub, double shower & sinks and lots of cabinetry, you have another master suite with bath and 2 other bedrooms with a Jack and Jill bath. The lower level you have a large family room, bedroom with bath & wet bar area, 2 craft rooms and an utility room. $649,900 Active

159 Willow Bend Dr Galax, Virginia

6 Beds 5 Baths 5,569 SqFt 5.100 Acres

Remodeled 156 year old farmhouse just outside the city limits in the Pipers Gap Community!  This three bedroom two bath home features hardwood and ceramic tile flooring, tile shower and a soaker tub in the master bath, tile backsplash in the kitchen, gas log fireplace, dual heat pumps system, wrap around porch, and metal roof that is only two years old! $184,900 U

588 Shepherds Galax, Virginia

3 Beds 2 Baths 2,002 SqFt 0.984 Acres

Nice home in a nice neighborhood. Home has a circle drive out front, with beautiful mature shade trees and landscaping. Vinyl siding and permanent brick foundation. Open front porch and covered rear deck. The rooms inside are good sized with walk in closets. Seller stated she has burned wood in the fireplace. Updates include: newer windows, hot water heater, showers, vinyl floors and heatpump. There's a nice outbuilding in the back yard, and an above ground pool. Also included is a wooden swing set as well as the clothes line. Seller says there are beautiful sunrises and sun sets, that can be enjoyed from the front and rear decks. this home would make a great family home or investment property. Some blinds and curtains convey. The location is amazing, country feel but only minutes to downtown Galax, Also in close proximity to the Blue Ridge Parkway. $99,900 Active

1410 Fairview Road Galax, Virginia

3 Beds 2 Baths 1,620 SqFt 0.720 Acres

City of Galax SCHOOL DATA

Area School Information

Displaying schools in Galax

Name Grade Range Rating
Baywood Elementary School
Coop Center For Excep Children
Fairview Elementary School
Galax Elementary School
Galax High School
Galax Middle School
Gladeville Elementary School
Landmark Baptist Academy
Oakland Elementary School