Industries names Blacksburg Best City to Raise a Family

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Blacksburg ranked ahead of 2) Raleigh, N.C.; 3) Plano, Texas; 4) Tampa, Fla.; 5) Boston; 6) Rochester, Minn; 7) Pocatello, Idaho; 8) Phoenix; 9) Honolulu; and 10) Lincoln, Neb.
In its write up on Blacksburg, noted that Business Week named Blacksburg the Best Place in the U.S. to Raise Kids in 2011. “Home to Virginia Tech, Moog Inc. and the National Weather Service, Blacksburg has a great educational base as well as plenty of economic opportunities. The city is known for its affordable living costs, low crime rates and exceptional schools. Blacksburg is brimming with family-friendly amenities and features a community center with an indoor pool and a nine-hole municipal golf course.”

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