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This experience has been life changing. I previously went to school in an area that was considered a "constant party environment." This place is the complete opposite and exactly what I needed. The area is quiet and very peaceful. The LDS school environment is accepting of all faith and does not force you to do anything outside of follow the Honor Code. Since there is not much to do in Buena Vista itself, it is very easy to focus and get what you need to get done. I like how the sports teams and city support each other. It is very affordable to live in Buena Vista as well. If there was anything that I could change, it would be to bring a couple more big name companies here such as Chase Bank. Since it is a small town, a lot of the normal places that you would see in a big city are not in Buena Vista.
There really aren't any jobs in town aside from manufacturing.
The schools are really bad as far as taking care of the issues (bullying, teacher pay - we lose a lot of good teachers due to pay) but they are huge on sports, especially football. That is something the town has going for it, there is huge turn out even at away games for the football team, I just wish all the sports were praised as much.
Real estate is bad due to such high taxes in town and the water bills are horrendous. It's bad when your water bill is higher than your electric bill each month. There are tons of houses for sale in town if you are okay with paying the high taxes & water bills. But don't dare try to sell a home in town, it will sit forever unless you take a loss on it.
There is nothing for kids/teens to do in town or even outside of town really.
Burns Vista has been a great town to live in. It's pretty quiet here and the crime rate isn't that high at all. The only thing that I wish was different here was the number of jobs, there's not too many jobs around here unless they are factory businesses.
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I live here and it used to be a great place to grow up and have your kids grow up as well but it has gotten to the point that everyone wants to leave. This place is beautiful but the people need to stop being nosy. They need to put the school back to the way they used to be.
I would like to see more small businesses. There is a lot of empty buildings in the city. I am not aware of many organized events aside from what happens at Southern Virginia University.
The city has lost a lot of jobs in the past 20 years. The taxes are the highest around. Poor city planning has lead to many people moving away. There are a lot of home for sale.
Not much crime if any
I am currently studying here and the campus is wonderful and the community is very supportive of the school. It is not a big city at all but it is cozey and a fun place especially for participating in outdoor activities.
this is a wonderful place to live and raise a family
Rarely do we have any worrisome cases
Its a quiet town that needs more business and restaurants
Many of the single family residences are older, and have a lot of character. Not all of them have been properly maintained though. The ones that have been are very attractive. The lot sizes are large. It is a very quaint town.
The overall feeling in the community is one of safety and being at ease.
Local businesses are very friendly and interested in maintaining a good relationship with their customers
This is a small community and most people end up moving after college to find employment. There is some growth in some areas, but it is slow.
There is not a very large selection of types of restaurants in this area. Many times we drive to Lexington for eating out. But the restaurants in town are nice and have fairly good food.
There are many local shops and businesses, but they are discriminatory and sometimes very over-priced. Just about everything you need is accessible in this area, except the nearest Wal-Mart is 15 minutes away.
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There are few places that will hire anyone, and if you are hired, it is likely that you will not be paid adequately. Since it is such a small area, the managers are very biased in who they hire because they know everyone.
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