Blacksburg: We’re Friendly Just Because

What’s it like to live in a small town where everyone knows your name? As you might expect, it’s warm and friendly.

What’s it like to visit a town where you represent the rival football team and it’s game day and everyone in that town is sporting orange and maroon and they are totally pumped about their home team playing the top-ranked college team in the nation and you just happen to be the guy wearing the opposing team’s red jersey?

It’s warm and friendly.

That’s exactly what David Schmidt from Dayton, Ohio, experienced as he made his around town and across campus on September 7 when his beloved Ohio State played Virginia Tech at Lane Stadium in Blacksburg, Va. He was kind enough to share his story with the Roanoke Times:

Schmidt: Game Day was surprisingly warm in Blacksburg

Schmidt may have been surprised but to those of us who live here, making visitors feel welcomed is normal. It’s just who we are and it shows. Both the town of Blacksburg and the university are top-ranked for qualities that make this place pretty darn special.

Virginia Tech is ranked 2nd in the country by the Princeton Review as the college with the happiest students; 3rd for best campus food; and 4th for best quality of life.

Blacksburg has also been ranked in numerous surveys as the top to raise a family, the best place to retire, the best college town to live in and, not surprisingly, one of the happiest small places in the country. [Read more]

That’s a lot to smile about. And when you smile, it’s contagious.

Warm and friendly, Blacksburg has a lot to smile about