If you are considering a move to an apartment in Lynchburg, there is even more reason to do so. An economic upturn in the city is on the horizon. More people are moving to the Lynchburg area, and businesses are reaping the benefits.
Some business owners say downtown Lynchburg is on the verge of a full comeback. A lot of credit can be given to revitalization efforts that seem to be breathing new life into the city.
In 11 years, Jeff Gray has moved his skateboard and biking business Scene 3 four times. He says he's had his best success in downtown Lynchburg.
More and more people are just walking around the city. It's a far cry from the Lynchburg he once knew.
Gray is part of a string of new owners who have set up downtown in the past year and half. Everything from interior design shops to eclectic clothing boutiques are cashing in on downtown's upswing. And they are banding together to keep it going.
They aren't the only ones banking in on downtown's surge.
"We have a huge influx of people living downtown. It really changes the dynamic down here. There's people down here walking dogs, eating, out at night. It makes downtown so much more vibrant," said Anna Bentson, executive director of Lynch's Landing.
This is what Lynch's Landing has always hoped for, and they say the city is helping to spur this revival.
There are certainly incentives with the city if you want to start a business here. There are historic tax credits if you wanted to revitalize a building.
Lynch's Landing expects this trend to continue. They say when the Bluff Walk downtown is completed they are expecting two to three more loft developments and even more foot traffic.