Buena Vista Reviews
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.
Review Buena Vista
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.
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.