Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains along the banks of the James River, Lynchburg is known as the "City of Seven Hills" or the "Hill City". In the 1860s, Lynchburg was the only major city in Virginia that was not recaptured by the Union before the end of the American Civil War.
Lynchburg lies at the center of a wider metropolitan area close to the geographic center of Virginia. It is the fifth-largest MSA in Virginia, with a population of 260,320. It is the site of several institutions of higher education, including the Virginia University of Lynchburg, University of Lynchburg, Randolph College, Central Virginia Community College and Liberty University. Nearby cities include Roanoke, Charlottesville, and Danville.
The revitalizing has been ongoing and is getting stronger. Love how this community takes care of its residents as a community should. The art scene is vibrant and fun and worth walking the streets on the water-front with new restaurants, shops, pubs, and businesses.