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Lynchburg, VA: A Great Place to Live for People of All Ages

Lynchburg, VA: A Great Place to Live for People of All Ages

Joseph Coupal - Monday, October 30, 2017

Walden Pond Apartments, Lynchburg, VALynchburg is located amid rolling hills along the banks of the James River in central Virginia. It is an affordable small city that often lands on "Best Places to Live" lists.

Today, Lynchburg boasts traditional, working class values, a mellow pace and an unassuming Southern character. Thirty-seven percent of the population is age 45 or better, and 19% of residents have at least a four year college degree. The crime rate is below the national average, and the city is racially diverse. The cost of living is 13% below the national average. Politics lean to the right.

When it comes to taxes, Virginia is a mixed bag. Social Security is not taxed, and, depending on income, people age 65 and better may deduct up to an additional $12,000 in retirement income. All other income is taxed at rates between 2% and 5.75%. Long term care insurance premiums are deductible. The state sales tax is 4.3%, but another 1% is added at the local level. Prescription and non-prescription drugs are not taxed, but food for home consumption is taxed at 2.5%.

Lynchburg is home to five colleges, including Lynchburg College and Liberty University. Most of these institutions are small, but Liberty University has 14,000 students on campus, another 90,000 students online and is the largest Christian evangelical university in the world. It wields considerable social and political clout throughout the city and even buses its students to polling places so that they may vote in local, state-wide and national elections.

Today Lynchburg has many churches. The city, sometimes called "Hill City" for its hilly terrain, is in a pretty location with the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance. The downtown is small but attractive with shops, banks, bookstores and coffeehouses nestled along tree-lined streets. Old industrial buildings sport modern facades, and the inviting River Walk path meanders along the James River not far from downtown. The 56-acre Percival's Island Natural Area is a popular park right in the middle of the river. In 2006 the city even won a Great American Main Street Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation for its preservation efforts.

The downtown, however, is not just about shops and preservation. The most prominent feature is the distinctive Monument Terrace, stretching from Church Street up a hill to Court Street. It uses the landings of its 139 steps to commemorate the Lynchburg citizens who fought and died in the Civil War, the Spanish American War, World Wars I and II, the Korean War, Vietnam War and current conflicts.

History is really the draw here, with reminders of the past all around. In fact, the city has 40 structures on the National Registry of Historic Places. Just outside of town, Appomattox Courthouse, where General Robert E. Lee surrendered to General Ulysses S. Grant in 1865, is a must for any history buff. The Old City Cemetery has an extensive section of Confederate graves and an interesting, if somewhat gruesome, medical museum. Booker T. Washington's birthplace, with a recreated farm and slave cabin, is worth a visit. The Natural Bridge, a 215-foot natural stone arch bought by Thomas Jefferson from King George in 1774, is a fun excursion. Jefferson's wonderful Poplar Forest is open for tours.

The surrounding mountains peek through the haze, and the drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway is always a treat. Also nestled in the mountains are numerous wineries and vineyards. Lynchburg College and Liberty University both have athletic teams, and the Lynchburg Hillcats are the Class High-A professional baseball team in the Carolina League. They are also the farm team for the Cleveland Indians.

Lynchburg has a few events as well. The James River Batteau Festival in June is a week-long event that celebrates the flat-bottom wooden craft that hauled tobacco downstream in John's Lynch's day. Garden Day is part of Historic Garden Week in Virginia, the largest house and garden tour in the country. The Bean to Bar Chocolate Tour and Tasting explores the wonderful world of chocolate.

The dining scene includes a number of very good restaurants, including Rivermont Pizza and the Shoemakers Grille, which has an open air courtyard overlooking the river. Lynchburg also boasts the Lynchburg Community Market, the third oldest farmers' market in the country. It is open year round from Tuesday through Saturday. For shoppers, there are strip malls, a small indoor mall with national retailers.

The Park and Recreation Department's Fifty Plus Program has a good selection of services and activities for people age 50+, and transportation to the programs, many located in neighborhood centers, is provided. The Commander Templeton Senior Center has been newly designated as the first city building just for adult programs and is ramping up its services. Meals on Wheels is also active.

The Lynchburg Public Library has public computers with Internet access, an interlibrary loan program, a book discussion group, a public law library and a genealogy department. It also has plenty of volunteer opportunities.

Lynchburg General Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission, is a Primary Stroke Center and is a Level II Adult Trauma Center. It is award winning for excellence in patient safety, overall patient experience, joint replacement, general surgery and more and has been named a Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospital by Thomson Reuters. For military veterans, Lynchburg has a VA outpatient clinic, but the closest VA hospital is in Richmond, 100 miles to the east.

The public bus system (GLTC) offers regular, fixed-route service as well as a para-transit service. People age 65 and better ride for $1.00. The Lynchburg Regional Airport is served by regional carrier American Eagle. Amtrak has trains to major points east (New York, Washington, D.C., etc.) and south (New Orleans).

Lynchburg has a humid, four-season climate with hot summers and cool winters. July temperatures are in the 70s, 80s and 90s, while winter temperatures are in the 20s, 30s and 40s. On average, the area receives 40 inches of snow and 18 inches of rain per year. The sun shines 220 days of the year.

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Move to Virgnia: "Best States for Education"

Move to Virgnia: "Best States for Education"

Joseph Coupal - Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Walden Pond Apartments, Lynchburg, VAWhen it comes to educating students, state governments play a vital role - from the allocation of funding to passing laws on school choice and basic curriculum. Among the Best States For Education, the Eastern Seaboard stands out. This education ranking was determined by performance in Pre K-12 and higher education.

Metrics considered include the percentage of the population that is college educated - with an Associate's degree or higher - and average undergraduates tuition and fees for in-state students at public institutions.

#10 on the list: Virginia

College Educated: 45%
Average undergraduate tuition and fees: $11.057
Public High School Graduation Rate: 85.3%
Best Overall Rank: 11

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Where to Enjoy Fall in Lynchburg, VA

Where to Enjoy Fall in Lynchburg, VA

Joseph Coupal - Monday, October 16, 2017

Walden Pond Apartments, Lynchburg, VAIf you live in our apartments in Lynchburg, VA fall may be one of your most favorite times of year. There may be no better fall weather in any state and Virginia also has some of the best vistas; fall foliage makes them even more spectacular. Here is a look at the top 5 places in Lynchburg parks and trails where you can enjoy the next few weekends.

1. Miller Park

Miller Park is a great place to spend a fall afternoon. Bring friends and play in the leaves or take the family’s fall photo with an elegant backdrop of the Aviary. Miller Park is full of red and orange this season.

2. Blackwater Creek Trail

Leaves are falling down all along the trail of Blackwater Creek. Come take a walk and hear the crisp sound under your feet. Don’t forget the parks and trails are dog friendly! Bring your furry friend with you on your next outing.

3. Hollins Mill Park

Hollins Mill is a real treat in the fall season–a beautiful mix of green, red, and orange backdrop against the Dam. Bring a blanket and pack a few sandwiches and relax in the grass for an old fashioned picnic. The weather can get cool so don’t forget a light jacket and some hot chocolate!

4. Ivy Creek Park

Tucked away in the west side of the city, Ivy Creek Park offers more than just a great view. Bring your fishing pole and enjoy catching trout and catfish at Clemmons Lake, or enjoy a stroll on the trail following the edge of the lake.

5. The Stone Overlook at Riverside Park

This is the ideal location to experience a few moments of serenity in one of our most popular parks. The site overlooks the James River from the south side. Whichever park or trail you end up on remember to capture the radiant scenery. Happy leaf-peeping.



Luxurious Apartments in Lynchburg, VA

Luxurious Apartments in Lynchburg, VA

Joseph Coupal - Thursday, October 12, 2017

Walden Pond in Lynchburg, VAAs a place to live, work, and play, Lynchburg, VA is one of the best. It is a vibrant and historic area located in the eastern foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. This area offers scenery, things to do, mountains, lakes, nightlife, and a mild climate with four seasons. Lynchburg is an excellent place to find a job, a fun place to live after college, the perfect place to retire, and has a below average cost of living.

If you are relocating here, consider renting an apartment in Lynchburg, VA. With so much to offer, Walden Pond Apartments is a great place to live. Walden Pond Apartments lie in a quiet section of Lynchburg City close to retail, restaurants and less than a mile from Route 29, 501, and 460. Centrally located to Lynchburg College and Liberty University, Walden Pond Apartments offers a tranquil park-like setting with the conveniences of the city lifestyle.

We have spacious one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments. Located right near downtown and in a gorgeous part of Virginia, you’ll have plenty to do with outdoor activities like biking, water sports, and hiking. There are plenty of cultural options too. Contact Walden Pond for more information.


October is Virginia Wine Month

October is Virginia Wine Month

Joseph Coupal - Monday, October 02, 2017

Walden Pone, Lynchburg, VAOctober is Virginia Wine Month, and a great time to discover why Wine Enthusiast magazine named us one of the 10 best wine travel destinations in the world. Each turn of our scenic roads brings a new adventure. In one afternoon, you can go from rolling vineyards, to picturesque horse farms, to cozy country inns. A mouthwatering barbecue stand to a five-star restaurant. A stunning Viognier to a world-class Cabernet Franc. This is Virginia. It’s how we roll. The more time you take, the more you’ll discover ― every region, every vintage, every winery in Virginia is unique. The one constant is a warm welcome. Virginia wines are now recognized among the world’s best, and there are over 250 local wineries ready to show you why. There are exciting events and special promotions going on all month long. Be sure to visit VirginiaWine.org for a complete list of October Wine Month activities.

Drink Local October Challenge Be true to your roots, Virginia! In celebration of Wine Month, please choose a Virginia vintage when enjoying wine during the month of October. Whether at home or in a restaurant, be sure to support our local wineries. Tell us about your Virginia Wine crush at #VAWine and #OctVAWineMonth.

Here is a list of five local vineyards:

DeVault Family Vineyards – Concord, VA

Lazy Days Winery – Amherst, VA

Peaks of Otter Winery – Bedford, VA

Hickory Hill Vineyards – Moneta, VA

Rebec Vineyards – Amherst, VA

Always drink responsibly. VirginiaWine.org

Article/Image Source:Lynchburg Living Magazine

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