- Excellent Water Our drinking water meets or exceeds all state and federal regulations. In fact, for the last nine consecutive years the City of Lynchburg has received the Virginia Department of Health’s Excellence in Waterworks Performance Award for producing water that is at least three times cleaner than the EPA requires.
(Source: Lynchburg Water Resources, FY 2017 Rate Study & Annual Report)
- National Geographic listed Lynchburg as one of its “Top Adventure Towns.”
- The news website MSN.com recently praised Lynchburg for its “many architectural marvels,” listing the city among “18 American Towns Every Old House Lover Should See.” In its seven historic districts, Lynchburg boasts examples of Queen Anne, Greek Revival, Federal, Second Empire and Colonial Revival architecture from as far back as the 1790s. It’s no wonder Thomas Jefferson once called Lynchburg the “most interesting spot in the state.”
- Gallup-Healthways State of American Well-Being 2016 Community Rankings, Lynchburg is one of the top 10 cities for health and happiness.
- Lynchburg: Great Place to Retire The Lynchburg Region is not only a great place to work and raise a family, it’s a great place to retire. In a 2016 article titled, “7 Low-Cost Cities,” Where to Retire magazine listed Lynchburg.“Manyplaces across the country have qualities and amenities that appeal to retirees, but cost of living often is a primary factor in the relocation decision,” editor Annette Fuller said. “Our seven cities, keep retirees busy with cultural events, varied shopping and dining experiences, and outdoor adventure, without a heavy cost-of-living burden.”
- In 2016, Country Living magazine listed Lynchburg among its “30 Small Towns to Visit,” citing attractions such as the James River Heritage Trail, Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest, Liberty Mountain Snowflex, and an abundance of antique shops and boutiques.
- Each year, more than 90,000 people visit Lynchburg’s award-winning children’s museum, Amazement Square, which will begin work on its Education Center in 2017, enabling them to better serve the Region’s families.