Ok, so in the next 5 months I will be moving to the Blacksburg area. My wife has accepted a position with Virginia Tech, and will be starting in mid August. I will most likely be moving out sometime in June to start looking for house/property. I would like some information from those that live in the Roanoke/Blacksburg/Christiansburg area. We are looking for about 10-20 acres of land with or without a house. From what we have seen so far on the internet, land is still reasonable, and we have found some property near Christiansburg that looks promising. We actually think that we would rather buy just land and build a new house on it. If anyone has any recommendations for builders around there to talk to would be great. Any input as too good/bad areas to look? We will need to stay 15-25 minutes drive from Blacksburg. What do you like/dislike about the area? I already have some knowledge of that area from living in Maryland all of my life and camping/wheeling around there for many years. I am going to miss living out here, but I am looking forward to getting closer to family (tired of paying $300.00+ roundtrip to visit), and back to some good old fashioned humidity.