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.