Community & Services


Christiansburg is a member of the NRV Water Authority and water is supplied to residents through a town-owned distribution system. Christiansburg also owns and operates its own wastewater treatment plant, which has been operating on Crab Creek Road since 1980. 

The Town is a member of the Montgomery Regional Solid Waste Authority and the New River Valley Emergency Communications Regional Authority. The Town is also responsible for the operation of Sunset Cemetery.

Police, Fire and Rescue

Christiansburg residents enjoy the security of an accredited police force, a committed volunteer fire department and volunteer rescue department. Christiansburg Rescue is a member of the Virginia Association of Volunteer Rescue Squads and is regulated by the Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services. In 2010, Christiansburg earned designation by the Department of Criminal Justice Services as a Certified Crime Prevention Community. 


The Town is fortunate to be served by two notable hospital systems, Carilion Clinic and HCA / LewisGale Regional Health System, which both offer specialized physicians and a full range of services. A myriad of quality medical and dental offices are also located within Christiansburg and the greater New River Valley, often working in coordination with one or both hospital systems.

Urbanized Area

The Town of Christiansburg is part of the Blacksburg Urbanized Area as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau and is classified as a compact area (as opposed to suburban or rural) by the Virginia Department of Transportation. It is additionally classified by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget as part of the Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) and is also part of the New River Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO).


Major employers within Montgomery County include Virginia Tech, Radford UniversityCarilion New River Valley Medical Center, LewisGale Hospital at Montgomery, Moog Components Group (fiber optics and security components), Corning, Inc. (ceramic fibers), Hubbell LightingAlliant Techsystems, Inc. (explosives), Shelor (auto sales) and Rowe Furniture, among others.

The Montgomery County Department of Economic Development supports existing businesses and continues to recruit national companies to the area as part of its overall mission to ensure the continued success and growth of the local economy.

Local Assistance

Residents requiring assistance may contact the following agencies for a comprehensive list of resources. 

Montgomery County Emergency Assistance Program (MCEAP) 

Virginia Department of Social Services