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114 Peppers Ferry Road, Radford, Virginia
In Radford, the summers are warm and humid, the winters are very cold, and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 27°F to 85°F and is rarely below 13°F or above 92°F.
The wetter season lasts 4.4 months, from April 14 to August 27, with a greater than 32% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 44% on July 15. The drier season lasts 7.6 months, from August 27 to April 14. The smallest chance of a wet day is 20% on October 30.
The hot season lasts for 3.7 months, from May 26 to September 17, with an average daily high temperature above 77°F. The hottest day of the year is July 21, with an average high of 85°F and low of 65°F. The cold season lasts for 3.1 months, from November 30 to March 1, with an average daily high temperature below 52°F. The coldest day of the year is January 29, with an average low of 27°F and high of 44°F.
Cost of Living
The overall cost of living in Radford, VA is 12% lower than the Virginia average and 5% lower than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of Radford, VA, the city’s goods and services are 1% higher than the Virginia average and 1% higher than the U.S. average.
Getting to Know the Area
Radford is a small town in Montgomery County, Virginia. It is home to Radford University with a student population of approximately 3,800. Radford has four parks: Bisset Park, Wildwood Park, Riverview Park, and Sunset Park. The area also has two movie theaters, the Glencoe Museum, and a farmer’s market. Bisset Park is the largest of the four parks, located on the New River, and Wildwood Park is a wildlife and plant reserve for the city. Clayor Lake is a popular destination for boating, fishing, swimming and camping.
Some other points of interest include Green Heron Art Center, Lane Stadium, Hahn Horticulture Garden at Virginia Tech, Huckleberry Trail, Whitebarrel Winery, and Christiansburg Aquatic Center.