Lynchburg - Voted #17 Best Places to Retire
Lynchburg is more than a city of trees, hills and gorgeous mountain views. It is a great place to live, work, raise a family and experience life. This area of Central Virginia is rich in history and culture offering small town values and big city conveniences. An abundance of educational opportunities allows residents to see beyond themselves and exhibit concern for earth, air and water which have sustained the community. Our goal is to protect this community for ourselves and the future generations. Longtime residents have always known why Lynchburg was voted #17 best places to live and retire. Newcomers also have come to know and soon you will too. Come experience Lynchburg...
Downtown Lynchburg is framed by the Langley Fountain in the James River, and the impressive Civil War Statue high atop Monument Terrace. Visitors can hike the challenge of the Terrace's 139 steps, take in museums and shops, visit art galleries or just enjoy the panoramic view from the top.
Lynchburg's seven Historic Districts offer some of the most impressive and unique architecture you'll find. Take a tour and step back in time to a by-gone era of grand and historic homes.
14 paved miles of Blackwater Creek Trail meander through the heart of the city. Explore the old rail bridge over the James River, Percival's Island, a stone tunnel or Hollins Mill waterfall as you walk, hike, bike, roller-blade, or even do some nature-watching from your wheelchair.
Lynchburg offers a diverse selection of quaint, specialty shops and antiquing here is a sport unto itself! With floors and floors of repurposed buildings for your browsing pleasure, it's a memorable day for the shopaholic!
Lynchburg recreational opportunities can help you relax or get your adrenaline pumping! You'll love kayaking the James River or Hot Air Ballooning... indoor rock climbing or year-round snowsports! That's right...Snowflex is the only outdoor, artificial snow sports slope in the nation, and its right here in Lynchburg!
Historic Sandusky and Civil War Center is just one of twelve sites on the Civil War Trails. Taken over by Gen. David Hunter, the home was used as Union headquarters for the Battle of Lynchburg. The Civil War Center offers displays of authentic Civil War memorabilia and dynamic video presentations in the surround-sound theatre.
Jefferson Street Brewery is located in the Bluffwalk Center along the city's riverfront. It is one of the region's micro breweries, producing finely crafted beers and ales that are served in the onsite dining venues.
If you are looking for a diverse choice of eateries, look no further. From home-town 'Best burger' favorites like the Cavalier, to top level international cuisine, Lynchburg's got your taste buds covered!
Old City Cemetery with its antique rose gardens, 5 interactive museums, walking trails and more is a 'must see' when visiting Lynchburg. An annual event each October is the popular 'Candlelight Tours' where professional actors in period costumes portray true stories of Cemetery residents. The tours are always a 'sell out', so get your tickets early!
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