Living in the Lynchburg Region

Home to outstanding schools, nationally renowned health care services, a mild climate and host of recreational and cultural opportunities, the Lynchburg Region is the ideal place to live and work. All of these advantages come at an affordable cost: the Lynchburg Region boasts the lowest cost of living index (90) in the Commonwealth of Virginia, well below the national average. Success is simple.

In 2016, Gallup ranked Lynchburg #8 of 188 in their list of Cities of Well-Being. This isn’t the first time Lynchburg has been nationally recognized. National Geographic has named Lynchburg one of America’s Best Adventure Towns. The American Institute for Economic Research ranked Lynchburg in the Top 20 Small Metro College Destinations and Forbes has included the Lynchburg MSA on lists of Best Small Places for Businesses and Careers, Cost of Doing Business, Education and Job Growth. 

Transportation in the Lynchburg Region

The Greater Lynchburg Transit Company, Altavista Community Transportation and Paratransit Services provide public transportation service to the residents of the Region.

Greater Lynchburg Transit Company operates 14 bus routes in Lynchburg and Madison Heights, Monday through Friday, and 10 routes on Saturday. The company’s paratransit service is offered to residents whose disability prevents them from taking advantage of GLTC regular service.

Altavista Community Transportation offers fixed route service in the Town of Altavista six days per week.

Attractions in the Lynchburg Region

Rich in history and natural beauty, the Lynchburg region boasts numerous cultural attractions and abundant outdoor recreational opportunities. Our regional attractions include:

Appomattox Court House National Historical Park

In 1865, Appomattox Court House was the site of the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia and the beginning of the end of the American Civil War. Old Appomattox Court House and the surrounding village is preserved today as a national historical park and includes the parlor room where General Robert E. Lee and General Ulysses S. Grant met to sign terms of surrender.

Avoca Museum

Avoca, the principal architectural landmark of the Town of Altavista, is an American Queen Anne-style house, designed by architect J.M.B. Lewis and built in 1901. Designated a Virginia Historic Landmark and listed in the National Register of Historic Places, Avoca is the home site of Revolutionary Patriot Colonel Charles Lynch.

Lynchburg Museum

The Lynchburg Museum at the Old Court House offers both permanent and temporary exhibits designed to preserve and honor Lynchburg’s rich history. The museum’s main gallery boasts a time line of Lynchburg’s history from 1607 through 2007.

National D-Day Memorial

Located in Bedford, VA, the National D-Day Memorial was opened in June 2001 to honor the D-Day invasion of World War II. The memorial receives an average 55,000 visitors per year. The memorial is located in Bedford due to the community suffering the highest per capita D-Day losses in the nation.

Poplar Forest

Located in Bedford County, Poplar Forest is Thomas Jefferson’s secluded retreat. He designed the octagonal home during his second term as President of the United States. Designated a historic landmark in 1970, Poplar Forest continues to be restored to a historically accurate state. Visitors are able to tour the house and grounds while taking in this historic preservation process.

Poplar Grove Golf Course

Poplar Grove, a Sam Snead designed course, was nationally recognized as “#8 Best New Upscale Public Facility” by Golf Digest in 2005 and is home to several championship tournaments. Five sets of tees provide challenges for all levels of golfers to enjoy.

Red Hill – Patrick Henry National Memorial

Red Hill is home to the world’s largest collection of Patrick Henry artifacts. Open to visitors 362 days a year, the 500-acre site includes, Henry’s Grace, original law office, reconstructed home and outbuildings.