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When a community fits, you feel it. The scenery inspires, the people connect, and the work feels easy. The benefits of living here surround you. People choose to live and work in Virginia’s New River Valley, and it’s not hard to see why. It’s simply “A Natural Fit”. Use the buttons below to find a job, calculate your cost of living, and explore our region.


No matter where you are in the New River Valley, you’ll always feel at home. The beautiful and safe outdoor landscape and local colleges and universities provide a family-friendly, academically-enriched environment for all ages. Residents are hospitable, kind, and open-minded; they chose to be here and actively support the region’s continued success. The area is full of artisans, craftsmen, and people who truly appreciate their contributions to the community.

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Community Calendar

  • 09/21-Little Farmers: Farm Fun for Preschoolers (Ages 3.5-6)
  • 09/21-Master Class with Brentano String Quartet
  • 09/21-Opening Reception for Fall 2023 Art Exhibitions
  • 09/21-Bobby Parker in Concert
  • 09/21-Micah's Music, Drama & Arts Classes & Production for Ages 7-14
  • 09/21-Jared Stout in Concert
  • 09/21-Chad Cox in Concert
  • 09/21-Renate Kehlenbeck in Concert
  • 09/21-The Fork Mountain Ramblers in Concert
  • 09/21-An Evening with Author Beth O'Connor and Wendy Welch
  • 09/21-Tech Talk Live: Football Edition 2023
  • 09/21-Cocktails & Comedy with Headliner Cliff Cash
  • 09/21-Underground Springhouse in Concert
Virginia’s New River Valley: A Natural Fit
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