Lynchburg : Virginia

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What it's Like to Retire in Lynchburg

Sometimes referred to as "Hill City" because of its rolling landscape, Lynchburg (population 73,000) is located in central Virgina and often lands on the "Best Places to Live" lists. Thomas Jefferson built his personal retreat here, Poplar Forest. Nowadays it is a subdued but lovely town with working class values. Five lively college campuses make Lynchburg a vibrant college town. Filled with monuments, parks, natural island areas, widespread historical preservation, and many cute shops and art spaces.  Photo courtesy of wikipedia and Bill Hathorn.

 

Where to Retire in Lynchburg and Home Prices

Neighborhoods are classic and leafy, with many Colonials and Jeffersonian homes, from single-stories to bungalows.
The median home value in late 2017 was $142,000 according to Zillow.

 

What is special about Lynchburg

Lynchburg's sense of history and Southern character are its biggest draws.
 

What is not special about Lynchburg

Nightlife is relatively limited, jobs are few, and the hilly terrain is not for all.
 

Who will like retirement in Lynchburg

Those who like a more relaxed, but still invigorating Southern vibe retire to leafy, hilly Lynchburg.
 

Local economy is driven by

the colleges
 

Climate and Physical Environment

Winters are cool, summers are hot.
 

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

While definitely low key, Lynchburg does offer things like the Ellington Fellowship Playhouse, a community theater and a symphony orchestra.
 

Crime

Crime is about the national average.
 

Medical facilities

Lynchburg General Hospital and Virgina Baptist Hospital are two award-winning care providers here.
 

Transportation

Getting and leaving here by plane is notoriously time-consuming and expensive, since Lynchburg is off the path of the main airways.
 

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City of Lynchburg
 

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