About Blacksburg, VA

Blacksburg, Virginia
 
Blacksburg, VA near Berglund Ford in Salem, VA

Customers from all sorts of cities and areas around Salem, VA come to our dealership looking for a new or used car. One of these cities happens to be Blacksburg, VA. With a population of about 39,000 (as of 2000 census), Blacksburg is an incorporated town and is the largest town in Virginia by population, due to the fact that many larger Virginia municipalities are incorporated as cities. Along with Christiansburg and Radford, Blacksburg helps make up the Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), one of the faster growing MSAs in Virginia. The town, officially established and founded on January 13, 1798, was named after Samuel Black and his family. Blacksburg was later officially incorporated in 1871. The town is best known as the home of a famous Virginia land-grant university, the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, also known as Virginia Tech.

 
  Blacksburg, Virginia  
 
While visiting Blacksburg, stop by the Armory Art Gallery and take in the beautiful art there. The Lyric Theatre, a not-for-profit movie theatre and community center, is a must for any fan of live music, singers, and movies both old and new. Caboose Park Recreation, named after the old train caboose that has called the park home for over 30 years, has something for every sports player of every age: playgrounds, swings, slides, ball fields in the Blacksburg Community Center, and even swimming in the Blacksburg Aquatic Center. Visitors who want to take in the sights and smells of all kinds of plants, flowers, trees, and man-made waterfalls can stop by the Peggy Lee Hahn Horticulture Garden located on the Virginia Tech campus. At 7 acres, it is the largest public garden in western Virginia and is the home of the Peggy Lee Hahn Garden Pavilion. If you happen to be in Blacksburg on the first Saturday of April, take in the annual International Street Fair & Parade, which represents over 110 countries and features food stands, craft booths, and musical performances from all over the globe. Finally, there is Steppin' Out, the town's first annual street festival. Held on the first Friday and Saturday of every August since 1976, Steppin' Out sports local merchants, local restaurants, live performances, unique handcrafted items from over 150 artists and crafts people from around the country, and the one-mile road race for runners of all ages known as the Draper Mile Run.

 
  Blacksburg, Virginia  
 
Around 33 miles away from Salem, Blacksburg is only a short drive from Berglund Ford, new Ford and used car dealer. If you are interested in acquiring a new Ford or used car and want to take a test drive, stop by Berglund Ford at 834 E Main Street, Salem, VA 24153 or give us a call on our sales line at 888-335-8571 today!

To get here from Blacksburg, just merge onto US-460 E and drive 5 miles, then continue onto Parkway Dr for 0.7 miles. Take the I-81 N/US-460 E ramp to Salem/Roanoke and drive for 2 miles. You then merge onto I-81 N and drive 20.7 miles. After that, take exit 140 for VA-311 toward Salem/New Castle and go 0.3 miles. Turn right onto VA-311 S/Thompson Memorial Dr and stay on this road for 1.5 miles. Finally, turn left onto E Main St and, after 0.4 miles, our dealership will be on the right.
 
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