It’s challenging to define a city like Lynchburg, Virginia in simple terms. Its interests are as diverse and beautiful as its inhabitants — and we love that. Lynchburg is many things to many people, but at the center of all of these pursuits is a single, forward-looking notion: Opportunity.
Lynchburg’s small-city population size, low cost of living, ongoing economic growth and its proximity to natural and historic attractions make this city an ideal location for personal growth, professional achievement and all-around good living.
Opportunities for the Family
If you’ve been here for any period of time, you’ve probably heard the phrase: “Lynchburg is a great place to raise a family.” As our industries continue to grow, that claim becomes ever the more true.
Lynchburg has long been known as an adventure town. Just within the city itself, we have a snowless ski slope, several public parks, a cycling and running trail system, and a national award-winning children’s museum. Within a short drive, we have some widely sought-after outdoors offerings, such as the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Appalachian Trail and Smith Mountain Lake.
Also, you and your family have plenty of nearby options to experience and explore historical attractions. The Appomattox Courthouse, Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest and the National D-Day Memorial are just a few of the notable sites in and around Lynchburg.
Opportunities for Education
With a number of collegiate institutions within the city limits (Sweet Briar College, Randolph College, Liberty University, Virginia University of Lynchburg, Central Virginia Community College and Lynchburg College), Lynchburg is a hotbed for higher learning.
Want to be a doctor, a lawyer, a nurse, a teacher, a filmmaker, a graphic designer a member of the clergy, an engineer, an athlete or most anything else? Lynchburg’s educational infrastructure has you covered.
Opportunities for Businesses
If you own or are thinking about opening your own small business, there are a number of grants and programs in Lynchburg to help bring your entrepreneurial vision to life. One such program is 2014’s INOV8 Business Competition, in which several downtown businesses participated to compete for three $10,000 cash grants — and that’s just one of the several such opportunities.
Additionally, our historic downtown is in a perpetual state of exciting revitalization and growth. You can rent or buy commercial and residential property for a fraction of what it would cost in most any nearby city, and become the next downtown Lynchburg staple.
Opportunities for All
So, what’s your dream? Do you want to raise a family in a happy, health-centered community? Operate a fleet of food trucks? Start a grocery co-op? Open up a late-night eatery or a tech startup? All of the above?
Well, then you’ll be right at home here. Lynchburg, Virginia is a city of opportunity — the opportunity for you to pursue your passions and discover where they’ll lead.