A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$149,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$782
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    49%
  • Own
    51%

Lynchburg Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    257
    283
  • Murder
    2
    6
  • Rape
    44
    41
  • Robbery
    71
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    327
    500
  • Theft
    1,780
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    140
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$40,728
National
$55,322
Children
16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    14%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%
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Lynchburg is a great city if you have a growing family. There are plenty of things to do whether you enjoy indoor or outdoor activities. Hiking is amazing here with all the mountain views. State parks are plentiful. Children can enjoy Amazement Square which is a fantastic children's museum. They can also go to Putt putt Fun Center, Snowflex (year round ski slope), Funquest, bowling, and the new indoor trampoline park. There's even more to do than I can list. Also, Liberty University offers Broadway level plays , concerts, and excellent sporting events! Come for a visit!
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Lynchburg is growing, expanding and renovating, it is a quant city with public awareness meetings. I love it! Friendly people, Innovative schools. It's nice because you do not see drug dealers on the corners, police department did a wonderful job of cleaning it up! The judicial system really needs a lot of work. I feel that most lawyers forget about the client itself because they are so caught up in the I want to win competition.
I love how Lynchburg is a small town. I also like how you don't have to take the highway everywhere you go here, you can go through town. It is a "feel at home" kind of place. The thing I would change about Lynchburg is Liberty's traffic because Wards road is a terrible road to go down when they are in college. Otherwise it's a great place to live and it's very family friendly!