Situated on the East Coast and centrally located in Virginia, Lynchburg is an easy drive to major hubs like Washington DC, Richmond, Raleigh, Greensboro, and Charlotte. 
With a population of 80,000 residents, Lynchburg has an array of housing options from apartment complexes, rentable and owned townhomes, unique downtown lofts, and single-family homes.


Our Average Commute Time is 17 minutes
Our Average Commute Time is 17 minutes
Our Median House Value is $162,900
Our Median House Value is $162,900
Our population is 80,000
Our population is 80,000
There are 8 designated historic districts in LYH
There are 8 designated historic districts in LYH

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Our Neighborhoods

Lynchburg is known as the “hill city,”, with seven historic hills and neighborhoods that brought Lynchburg to life. Now, Lynchburg is so much more than just its original hills and neighborhoods, while still honoring its unique and iconic history. With over 40 miles of biking and walking trails, river access and beautiful parks, Lynchburg is a nature-lover’s dream.

Our downtown is vibrant and full of shops, restaurants, and activities for all ages, from concerts and community events to splash parks, ice cream, and an award-winning children’s museum. Monthly events like First Fridays showcase Lynchburg’s booming art and food scene, and the Academy Center of the Arts showcases arts and culture performances large and small. Our neighborhood centers act as the central hubs for each of our historic seven hills, providing a gathering space for their communities. LYH has so much to offer, and we can’t wait for you to see it all!

Our Historic Districts

There are eight designated historic districts in LYH. The historic districts are Court House Hill, Daniel’s Hill, Diamond Hill, Garland Hill, Federal Hill, Pierce Street Renaissance, Rivermont, and the Virginia University of Lynchburg campus. Our beautiful historic districts include walkable neighborhoods that are conveniently located near our trail system and retail and commercial districts. 

Courthouse Hill

A major part of Lynchburg’s historical district, this hill is home to the Monument Terrace steps and memorial. Area zip code: 24504

Daniel’s Hill

This hill is bounded by the James River, Blackwater Creek Trail, and H Street. Area zip code: 24504

Diamond Hill

Known as one of the most diverse parts of the Historic District, it’s located just on the edge of Downtown Lynchburg. Area zip code: 24504 

Federal Hill

The smallest of the seven hills, this hill is bounded by steps uphill on Twelfth Street. Area code: 24504

Garland Hill

Situated Northwest of Fifth Street, Garland Hill was originally the farm of William Lynch, Sr., the son of Lynchburg founder John Lynch. Area code: 24504

Pierce Street

Consisting of two blocks, Pierce Street is the smallest historical district. Area code: 24501

Rivermont Avenue

The largest of Lynchburg’s seven historic districts and home to Riverside Park, delicious eateries, and beautiful historic homes. Area code: 24503

Other Neighborhoods

A subdivision and popular neighborhood for single-family homes located next to Rivermont. Visit the Boonsboro Shopping Center, a popular shopping destination with small businesses and eateries. Tee off or swim down the road at Boonsboro Country Club. Area code: 24503


Cornerstone is one of the newest subdivisions located near Timberlake and Wards Road. Cornerstone offers a wide variety of housing options like single-family homes, townhomes, and luxury condominiums and apartments. Enjoy some local food at the Texas Inn or grab a poke bowl next door. Don’t forget about coffee and breakfast at Mission House. Area code: 24502

Downtown Lynchburg

Downtown Lynchburg is the main commercial district and urban core of the City. There are over 1500 renovated loft-style apartments and condos for sale and rent. The downtown area is walkable and features attractions like the Community Market, Academy Center of the Arts, Pervical’s Island, and plenty of eating and shopping options. Area code: 24504

Fort Hill

Located on either side of Fort Avenue and a few blocks away from Lynchburg City Stadium and the Hillcats. This neighborhood is home to the historic University of Lynchburg. It is comprised mostly of single-family homes and townhomes. Area code: 24502


Sandusky served as Union Headquarters during the Battle of Lynchburg. It is located off of Fort Avenue and diagonal from Wards Road. Historic Sandusky is one of the first homes in Lynchburg to display formal Federal-style architecture in Virginia’s Piedmont region. Area code: 24502


This neighborhood is on the edge of Lynchburg and backs up into neighboring Campbell County. It’s closest to Fort Avenue, Fort Hill, and Sandusky. This neighborhood has housing options like single-family homes, townhomes, and many apartment complex choices, which are often popular picks for the surrounding college students. Area code: 24502


Wyndhurst is located on the edge of Lynchburg, touching the town of Forest and Bedford County. Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest entrance is located in Wyndhurst with beautiful walking trails lining the road to the house. Wyndhurst is also a great place to grab a bite to eat at local eateries. Area code: 24502

Nearby Cities

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113 miles

Raleigh, North Carolina

150 miles

Washington D.C.

180.9 miles

Nearby Attractions
Appalachian Trail

Virginia has more miles of the Appalachian Trail (AT) than any other state, and the AT is conveniently close to Lynchburg. The closest hiking trails are located in the counties of Bedford and Amherst – the Blue Ridge Parkway also offers several trailheads. 

Appomattox Court House National Historical Park

Located about 25 minutes from Lynchburg, this State Park offers visitors historical sites, including the Appomattox Court House National Historic Park, serene views, walking trails, and areas to picnic. 

Blue Ridge Parkway

Lynchburg is a gateway community to the Blue Ridge Parkway – offering scenic routes, breathtaking views, attractions, and hiking trails along the way. The closest access points are the Peaks of Otter and the James River Visitors Center. 

Natural Bridge State Park 

Natural Bridge State Park is a captivating natural wonder in Virginia, featuring a massive, 215-foot-tall limestone arch, formed by the forces of nature over thousands of years, making it a popular geological attraction.

Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park offers a variety of activities such as hiking, camping, picnicking, fishing, and wildlife watching, making it a popular destination for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts.

Smith Mountain Lake State Park

Smith Mountain Lake is a picturesque reservoir known for its clear waters and scenic beauty, making it a popular destination for boating, fishing, and lakeside relaxation.

Living in the City

Living in the City of Lynchburg offers many benefits for residents including dedicated public safety, enhanced municipal services, amenities for high quality of life, a regional health care system, and public transportation options.

City Services: water and sewer, trash removal, bulk and brush pick-up, recycling centers, leaf collection, snow removal and more
Public Health and Safety: dedicated 911 center for the City of Lynchburg, professional police, fire and EMT
Quality of life: Parks and trails, public library system, Lynchburg Museum System
Transportation: Greater Lynchburg Transit Company, Lynchburg Regional Airport, Amtrak (Crescent and Northeast Regional)

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