Lynchburg, Virginia is an historic city, rich in culture and beautiful landscapes. Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, it has had a prosperous history, serving as a center of trade, the home of numerous notable personages, and the site of the official end of the Civil War.
Lynchburg is located in western central Virginia halfway between Roanoke and Charlottesville and is situated along the James River. The downtown and surrounding five historic districts are situated on seven steep hills and a high bluff giving Lynchburg the rightful nickname of "The City of Seven Hills", or simply "The Hill City". The city has been growing quite rapidly in recent years rising from a population of 75,568 in 2010 to an estimated 81,000 in 2018. Five colleges and universities call Lynchburg home and more than 1 in 4 Lynchburg residents are college students.
Historic Downtown Lynchburg has seen an incredible renaissance over the last few years through the adaptive reuse of historic mills and warehouses. The Craddock Terry Shoe Company and Imperial Tobacco Company, which were both big in Lynchburg in the 19th to early 20th century, have been transformed rather than destroyed. Total downtown public/private investment has exceeded $160 million since 2012 including the $29 million restoration of the Academy Center of the Arts and $25 million restoration of the Virginian Hotel, now called the Hilton Curio hotel.
Lynchburg also has one of the fastest growing Amtrak station in the country with ridership more than doubling to almost 100,000 today (almost as much as Atlanta's station) since the inception of the Northeast Regional line in 2009. A third daily train to D.C. and beyond was added in 2017 as well as an extension of the Northeast Regional from Lynchburg to Roanoke. With the completion of the new state of the art bus transfer plaza at Kemper plaza (1 mile from downtown), Amtrak, Greyhound, city bus and the city's robust multi-use trail path are all in the same location enhancing mobility and creating better travel options for the Lynchburg region.
The city has a robust center city multi-use path and trails network. The Blackwater Creek Trail, Kemper Trail, and James River Heritage Trail are all accessible from downtown and surrounding historic neighborhoods and offer 10 miles of beautiful natural scenery along paved facilities extending from the heart of the city.
Close to Everything
All GRACE PROPERTIES communities are conveniently located in the Forest and Lynchburg area, a short drive away from businesses, shopping, entertainment, and outdoor activities.
Most of the major business are only a short commute, and include Liberty University, Centra Health, BWX Technologies, Harris Corporation, Frito-Lay, and more.
Whether you're a student or an employee, you'll have a short drive to all the major Lynchburg area colleges - Liberty University, Lynchburg College, Randolph College and more.
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