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Old 06-25-2015, 10:21 AM
 
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Question goes out to those familiar with both towns: Staunton and Lexington.

Which town seems more lively, busy, fresh, fun to live in? (for 50 y/o)
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Old 06-25-2015, 12:26 PM
 
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Anybody?? Husband and I want to enjoy strolls down "Main Street". Enjoy festivals, participate.
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Old 06-25-2015, 03:15 PM
 
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Well, Staunton has over 3 times as many people than Lexington so that would make for more activity. It also has a lovely downtown for walking, farmers market etc.
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Old 06-25-2015, 06:08 PM
 
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Oo a farmers market. Do you know how long the farmers market season is?
Fresh eggs and produce makes summertime so memorable. Thanks for that nice tid-bit.

Do you know if there is any swimming in the area?

I'm very interested in Staunton.
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Old 06-25-2015, 06:35 PM
 
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I would say Staunton. Plus it places you closer to Charlottesville, a nice place to visit, too.
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Old 06-25-2015, 06:50 PM
 
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Lots to do... check it out!!



Staunton/Augusta Farmers Market

Staunton Music Festival

Staunton Downtown Development Association | Staunton, Virginia

Visit Staunton Virginia
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Old 06-26-2015, 08:22 AM
 
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👏👏👏 brava to you for sharing those great links!!

Wow Staunton is a true gem! Yes, a lot going on there and a train station too!

Thank you for the enlightment.. Road trip!!
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Old 06-26-2015, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Roanoke, VA
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Visit them both. I like both, but I prefer Lexington. Lexington is home to VMI and Washington & Lee. The Virginia Horse Center is there too.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lexin...t/302763089563

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rockb...34687889939243

Lexington, Virginia Visitor's Center promoting all of Rockbridge County

Virginia Horse Center Foundation - Home

Good luck!
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Old 06-26-2015, 08:52 AM
 
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Lexington- beautiful small town with 2 colleges in it, gets crowded fast. You will have to drive most anywhere for more to do. If your looking long term the hospital is small and you will most likely have to deal with the main hospital in Roankoe, VA for major issues, something to think about.

Staunton- larger, more annual festivals, farmers market every Saturday downtown 'til October, I think.(some merchants have year-round stores also). It's a bit closer to more cities that have many events throughout the year. More opportunities than Lexington.

Both are beautiful cities with lots of history, low crime, and fairly quiet. Staunton is geared more towards middle aged folks, most kids leave ASAP, not much for them. Lexington gets old fast in my opinion because of it's size and location, the colleges keep it alive. Granted one is a well respected military college, so it's not all wild parties.

Most every town around has a farmers market. All around Staunton, Waynesboro, & Harrisonburg areas you can go direct to a number of farms and buy fresh almost all year round also. Swimming, yes. Lots of lakes, rivers and public pools throughout the areas.

Last edited by emsman; 06-26-2015 at 09:15 AM.. Reason: more info added
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Old 06-26-2015, 09:34 AM
 
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A definite drive to discover both towns is in order... both sound lovely in their own right.

Let's see if I am getting this right:

Lexington is closer to Roanoke for big emergencies, city arts and culture, symphony, mall, major airport.

Staunton's 'go-to' city is Charlottesville then? In case of hospital needs, Charlottesville, mall...
...and major airport, or is that solely in Roanoke (for the area)?

Oh, and does the Amtrak train from Staunton go to Roanoke (since the airport is there)?
What is the usual destination one goes to when boarding the train in Staunton?

I am ready to start packing... (why did it take me so long?)
The scenery on Route 81 corridor is exceptionally beautiful.

Brings me tears... melts my soul. Thanks.
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