Forest, VA

Forest, VA in Bedford County surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountain with views of the Peaks of Otter Sharp Top and Round Top Mountains is a great place to raise a family and thrive. Forest is the home to Jefferson Forest High School and new home development. Homes average range from $265,000 to $850,000 with equestrian properties to farms with local and franchise businesses.

Forest is a suburban part of metropolitan Lynchburg, containing many subdivided properties carved from and around surrounding farms and woodlands. The Ivy Hill community is the largest development and is built around the Ivy Hill Golf Course. The community has been experiencing rapid growth and development over the past 10 years, especially after Rte 221 was widened to 4 lanes in 2009. The recent construction of shopping centers such as Cavalier Corner and the large Forest Square strip mall beside the post office evidence this recent growth. Forest is home to Jefferson Forest High School (the Cavaliers, ~1400 students), Forest Middle School (the Knights, ~1100 students), Forest Elementary School, Thomas Jefferson Elementary School, and New London Academy.

The Center for Advanced Engineering and Research (CAER) off Hwy. 460 in New London is a small but increasingly significant business incubator developed with partnerships by private industry, regional governments, the Tobacco Commission, in addition to academia. Existing businesses in the park have a Forest mailing address. With the expansion of nearby Liberty University in Lynchburg and new waterline infrastructure investments by Bedford County, the site should be an attractive location for increased development.

The most popular attraction of the town is Poplar Forest, the summer home of Thomas Jefferson, which is open to the public for visitation and is the subject of ongoing archaeological studies. The home is also used for events. Nearby attractions include Point of Honor in Lynchburg, the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, and the Peaks of Otter in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The nearest urban center is downtown Lynchburg, approximately 10 miles (16 km) northeast of town. Forest is accessed via Route 221 and U.S. Route 460. The nearest rail line is Amtrak's Crescent train at the Kemper Street station in Lynchburg. Amtrak Virginia also provides regional service with a Lynchburg stop between Roanoke and Northern VA/Washington, D.C. The nearest major airport is Lynchburg Regional Airport offering commercial service through US Airways Express to Charlotte, North Carolina. Private charter flights are available through Virginia Aviation. There is also a public general aviation (GA) airport, New London Airport, which is open for all GA pilots.

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$820,000
LEESBURG, VA
4
beds
4
baths
Listing courtesy of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty
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$340,000
LEESBURG, VA
2
beds
2
baths
Listing courtesy of Keller Williams Realty
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$399,000
Forest, VA
4
beds
4
baths
Listing courtesy of Legacy Realty and Development
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$589,000
LEESBURG, VA
3
beds
3
baths
Listing courtesy of Century 21 Redwood Realty
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$539,900
LEESBURG, VA
4
beds
4
baths
Listing courtesy of Pearson Smith Realty, LLC
Lynchburg listings last updated Oct 15, 2019 1:51:am.
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