197 reviews
  1. Town in Virginia
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Real Estate
    B-
  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
    A
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$149,200
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$778
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    49%
  • Own
    51%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    233
    273
  • Murder
    3
    6
  • Rape
    44
    41
  • Robbery
    59
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    291
    525
  • Theft
    1,757
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    97
    263

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$39,589
National
$53,889
Children
16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

Lynchburg Reviews

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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!
Lynchburg is possibly the fastest growing city in the state of Virginia. It has become an economic powerhouse that has attracted businesses in every industry and people from all over the country. Lynchburg also has some of the highest ranking public and private schools and is home some of the most prestigious and dynamic colleges and universities in the United States including Lynchburg College, Randolph College, and Liberty University. Local government has made this incredible city family friendly and prosperous for business while providing numerous services to those who are less fortunate. With one of the lowest crime rates in Virginia and convenient access to other major cities it is the perfect balance of small town hospitality and big city success.
My experience in Lynchburg has been nothing but positive. I have enjoyed getting to know the area, network with the people, and emerge in the culture that the city has to offer. One thing that I do feel the town is lacking is diversity. I find that the town tends to be very segregated, and that bothers me as an individual who celebrates and appreciates diversity. The town is also very evangelical. While I consider myself a Christian, I find that sometimes that conservative nature that comes along with evangelism, can hold back a town's progress. However, I think there is a good balance in Lynchburg, and I really do appreciate that about the town. People are very community oriented, philanthropic, and forward thinking for an area of this size. The downtown area is being revitalized, and culture and art are being celebrated. While Lynchburg is no means perfect, it has been a great place to live for the past year, and I wouldn't trade the experience for the world.