Farmville : Virginia


What It Is Like to Retire in Farmville

Farmville is a small town of about 7,000 people in south-central Virginia. It is home to Longwood College, a college offering master degrees with an enrollment of 3,500.  Hampden-Sydney College, 5 miles out of town, is the 10th oldest college in America, an all-male private school founded in 1776. Crime is extremely low in Farmville. The historic downtown has just been upgraded with the addition of brick sidewalks and trees along Main Street.

Where to Retire in Farmville and Home Prices

The median home value was $191,515 in 2021 according to Zillow. There is at least one active adult community in Farmville (see link at top left)

What Is Special about Farmville

Work has been done to restore the historic downtown. Farmers markets are held there twice each week.  The Manor Resort Spa is a new addition to the town. Being home to 2 colleges is a plus. Crime is low. Farmville attracts upscale furniture shoppers to the 12 warehouses of the Green Front Furniture Company.

What Is Not Special about Farmville

Farmville is a very small town.

Who Will Like Retirement in Farmville

Retirees who want a very small college town would like it here.


Local Economy Is Driven by

The two colleges in Farmville contribute heavily to the economy. Farmville is also used as a bedroom community.

Climate and Physical Environment

Farmville is located near the geographic center of Virginia.  The average July high temperature is 89 and the average January low is 24. The wettest month is March (4").


Restaurants & Cultural Scene

The Heart of Virginia Festival happens in Farmville the first weekend in May. First  Fridays features concerts and bands. Longwood College and Hampden-Syndney College offer cultural programs.


Crime in Farmville is about 2/3 the national average.


Medical Facilities

Southside Community Hospital serves Farmville.


The closest airport is in Lynchburg, about 50 miles away.


Valuable Links

Town of Farmville


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