City of Galax

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. It was incorporated in 1906 when the Norfolk and Western Railway extended the railroad to the Galax Station as a lifeline for furniture, lumber, mining, glass and textile industries. The City is located between Carroll and Grayson Counties, and is approximately 8.2 square miles. Galax has long been famous for its music and arts. The Old Fiddlers’ Convention is world famous and brings visitors and music lovers to Felt’s Park in Galax every August.
The City of Galax is going thru 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.
Galax is rich in Appalachian history and home to innumerable musicians, luthiers, and artisans. Summers are abundant with festivals, including: Houston fest, the Old Fiddlers’ Convention, the VA State Barbeque Championship, Smoke on the Mountain, and the Leaf and String Festival.
The City is also the home of the Rex Theatre where they have weekly Friday night Live Radio broadcasts from the Rex. WBRF 98.1 FM sends out 100,000 watts of live music from the stage of the Rex into 5 states and across the web.
Whether you want to enjoy beautiful scenery, listen to the live music, shop the downtown district, or hike the New River Trail, Galax is a great place to live. If you are looking for real estate in or around the City of Galax, Mountain Sky Properties can help you find the property of your dreams.



Featured Listings

Gorgeous home overlooking the Blue Ridge Country Club. Great views. Home is located on #10 tee box and come with three bedrooms, two full baths and open floor plan, with large screened in back porch to sit on and watch the golfers go by. The home has been totally updated. Stone fireplace with hardwood and ceramic tile. All major appliances stay. Immaculate landscaping. All hardwood floors have been refinished, new carpet and fresh paint. Walk in closet with safe. Double garage with key pad. Large storage area in the basement. $315,000 Active

1979 Commonwealth Road Galax, Virginia

3 Beds 2 Baths 1,614 SqFt 0.580 Acres

GREAT STARTER HOME OR INVESTMENT PROPERTY! 3 BEDROOMS. LIVING ROOM, KITCHEN/DINING, FAMILY ROOM WITH SILDING GLASS DOOR TO WOOD DECK PATIO. HARDWOOD FLOORS, CENTRAL HEAT AND AIR, DETACHED GARAGE, OVER AN ACRE OF LAND. COVERED FRONT PORCH. $104,950 Active

3702 POPLAR KNOB Galax, Virginia

3 Beds 1 Baths 1,571 SqFt 1.620 Acres

GREAT LOCATION IN THE FAIRVIEW COMMUNITY! 3 BEDROOM 1 BATH BRICK RANCH WITH FULL WALKOUT BASEMENT. METAL ROOF, CARPORT, UPDATED KITCHEN, NEW FLOOR COVERING, CENTRAL AIR, GAS LOGS & WOOD FURNACE. LARGE COVERED BACK PORCH, OUTBUILDINGS AND FENCED IN YARD FOR YOUR PETS! EASY ACCESS TO HWY 89. $117,900 Active

127 FOREST LN Galax, Virginia

3 Beds 1 Baths 1,102 SqFt 0.690 Acres

Very secluded! This three bedroom brick and wood sided ranch is nestled back on private 2 acre wooded lot. Move in ready  with new roof, new carpet and new paint. Home offers open living-room, kitchen and dining room with beautiful  wood-burning stone fire place. Covered porches and large open deck to enjoy the outdoors as well as a 20x30 Storage shed. Great mountain retreat or one level full time residence! Close and convenient to the Blue Ridge Parkway. $110,000 Active

1064 Dickey Drive Galax, Virginia

3 Beds 1 Baths 1,296 SqFt 2.150 Acres

Gorgeous contemporary home in Fancy Gap with amazing long-range views right off the Blue Ridge Parkway! 14 ft. beamed ceiling in living room and kitchen with a wall of sliding glass doors to take in the view and let in the natural sunlight along with the high windows in the living room too. The glass sliding doors open up to the upper wood deck overlooking the Piedmont mountain view. The winding staircase leads you downstairs to the laundry, second bath, and bonus room with beautiful rock walls which would be great as a game room with sliding glass doors leading out to the concrete, covered lower deck for grilling out. There is also a room on the lower concrete patio for storage. The driveway is paved. The location is quiet. The view is amazing. $139,000 Active

133 Bella Vista Galax, Virginia

2 Beds 2 Baths 1,728 SqFt 1.480 Acres

Great neighborhood! Clean, neat four bedroom, two full bath doublewide has open great-room kitchen dining combination with vaulted ceilings. Updated kitchen cabinets and laminate flooring throughout and low maintenance vinyl siding, windows and stone foundation exterior. Home sits on a beautiful wooded lot with a circle driveway off a paved state maintained road.  Just minutes from down town Galax and the Blue Ridge Parkway. $94,900 Active

295 Forest Lane Galax, Virginia

4 Beds 2 Baths 1,152 SqFt 0.370 Acres

Nice 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath home in desirable neighborhood in Galax. This home features hardwood floors, a full unfinished basement, a small cellar under the carport and a utility room off the carport. $129,900 Active

334 Kenbrook Drive Galax, Virginia

3 Beds 2 Baths 1,181 SqFt 0.780 Acres

House and 54 acres in the Baywood/Delhart area. $425,000 Active

2426 Cross Roads Dr. Galax, Virginia

4 Beds 2 Baths 1,615 SqFt 54.968 Acres

The classic red brick colonial with white columns sitting atop a gentle rolling hill surrounded by 39 acres of well- groomed lawn and pastures is located in Grayson County, Virginia.  Galax is a small-town farming community away from the rush of big city traffic and overcrowding yet easy drive to Interstate. The Virginia mountains sprinkled with small towns and national forests are a haven for those seeking a slower pace or a quiet place for that second or third home near good golf courses. This elegant home built in early 1950 features formal living room with fireplace, dining room, library with fireplace, remodeled kitchen and butler pantry, amazing sunroom with fireplace overlooking the back pastures, and a bedroom with dressing room and bath, all on the main floor.  The second floor has a large master suite with fireplace in bedroom, two full baths, closets including large walk-in and steps away from laundry room. Two guest bedrooms with bath also on this floor. $850,000 Active

241 Old Baywood Road Galax, Virginia

5 Beds 7 Baths 7,603 SqFt 39.800 Acres

Coal Creek Community--Nice farm house situated on 14 acres. $139,500 U

2053 Coal Creek Rd. Galax, Virginia

4 Beds 2 Baths 1,972 SqFt 13.750 Acres

3 BEDROOM, 1 BATH HOME WITH 1536 SQ. FT., A FULL, UNFINSIHED BASEMENT, 224 SQ. FT. DECK, AND AN OUTBUILDING $60,000 Active

1232 PIPERS GAP RD. Galax, Virginia

3 Beds 1 Baths 1,536 SqFt 0.290 Acres

Sprawling 3 bedroom (could be 4 bedroom), 2.5 bath, ranch home on surveyed level land. Home boasts beautiful recently redone all hardwood floors, large rooms, tile floors, updated large stainless wall oven, oversized glass cooktop, side by side refrigerator/freezer, dishwasher & new countertops in huge farmhouse country eat in kitchen. Enjoy the Blue Ridge Pkwy close by. Relax on 2 covered decks & 2 covered porches to enjoy the views, wildlife & gardens. Just off the kitchen is a sunken dining room area that flows into the great room. Stone/rock hearth has a wood stove insert that heats the entire home. Home is also efficiently served by electric ceiling heat, two oil monitors, electric baseboard heat. One large window unit cools the home also. The walk up attic can also be finished for additional living area as well as the walk out basement. There is a second wood stove in the basement that seller has enjoyed in Autumn & Winter. Home has attached garage plus rear drive under garage. $129,500 Active

8022 Pipers Gap Road Galax, Virginia

3 Beds 3 Baths 1,432 SqFt 0.835 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