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Old 11-14-2006, 12:14 PM
 
Location: NJ
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I was in Lynchburg over the weekend visiting friends and my husband and i decided that we would most definetly think about moving there from nj. We are very laid back people we dont like material things and we love to ride motorcycles so with that said does anyone know where we should not go in lynchburg,the area we were in was right off of 501. we have 2 girls 9 and 17 which we are waiting for my oldelst to graduate before we move. she has one more year. so school is most important. im in real estate and finances so im sure i'll find employment. any input would be great.

eagerly waiting to leave this ****hole in jersey
deb
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Old 11-15-2006, 12:44 PM
 
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I moved to Lynchburg about a year and a half ago after living in Roanoke, VA Beach, and Norfolk. Lynchburg is a great place to live, maybe almost as nice as Roanoke. Depending on your interests however, you may be able to find places around Lynchburg that may better suit you other than right in the city. I'm 25 and coming from the beach I was used to a nightlife. The nightlife in Lynchburg is poor, afterall this is the home to Jerry Falwell. I love the outdoors and motorcycles as well, so I bought my first house - a 10 acre farm in neighboring Amherst County with a pond for 130G's!!! Its a couple of miles from the Blue Ridge PKwy and next to the George Washington Nat'l Forest... Snow Skiing, hunting, 4x4, fishing & swimming, mountains, App. Trail, etc. I LOVE IT, but its 15min. from any type of shop.

Other places to check out in this area are -

Bedford County (between Lynchburg & Roanoke)
Timberlake Area (SW of city)
Rustburg (S of Lburg)
Madison Heights (in Amherst, NE of Lburg)
Wyndhurst Area (N of Timberlake)(W of Lburg)
Boonsboro

Avoid:
Downtown Lburg

Hope this helps
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Old 11-15-2006, 01:54 PM
 
Location: NJ
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yes i understand about being away from the nightlife. we are not big bar people or nor do we like to dance but we would be ok with driving 15 min to get to a store. i lived in az for 5 years and we were 30 min from anything so im kinda used to it..

thanks for your input. and your property sounds nice. anymore around there like that? how about realtors in that area?

deb
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Old 11-17-2006, 06:06 AM
 
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I tried to reply to you with some information regarding the REaltor I used, but it was removed... must not be able to "advertise" someone who did a great service for me. Anyway, try the LynchburgMLS site, which you can search for on google... or try the main RE company in Amherst. They can probably give you more ideas about where to look. Good Luck
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Old 11-21-2006, 06:34 PM
 
Location: Triad, NC
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I lived in Bedford County for a year at Smith Mountain Lake. My wife and I have owned a lakefront condo there for the last 5 years. It is great for sightseeing and motorcycling. Only reason I moved to Greensboro, NC was because I work near Danville and the commute from the Lake was too much. We are both Hunterdon County, NJ natives.
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Old 12-29-2006, 10:26 PM
 
Location: Lynchburg VA
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I think Amherst, Bedford, Forest, Wyndhurst, Boonsboro,Timberlake.. nice places, good schools. If you're used to driving 30 minutes away then you could live in the country if you wanted to.
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Old 01-28-2009, 05:58 PM
 
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I was born in lynchburg in 87', lived here until 95' (moved to Newark DE)...came back in 98'. I then moved to Spartanburg SC in 2000, came back in 2001. There is my introduction, so on the the Lynchburg facts. This city is really what you make it. Most of the residents choose to stay inside, go out to eat and spend time at Lowes and Walmart. You have business oriented individuals who live like people i know from up north,fast paced lifestyles or whatnot. The "ghetto" that many people tend to speak about isn't a ghetto at all. It is actually neighborhoods of less fortunate individuals who make a living the best way they can. They do what they have to do to survive. This city has "big-city qualities" and "small town comfort". Also racist cops, and idiot leaders downtown. A city with so much potential would blossom with the right leadership and more opportunities for the youth.
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Old Today, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Madison city, alabama
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I spent my high school years at "jerry falwell's hight school and I was miserable, but I lived in Rustburg and loved it. My husband and I have finished raising our children and got the last one off to college and are ready to move and we are ready to make that move. We have considered moving to the VA/Maryland Area, but I think going back home to Rustburg might be a great thing, but I have to find out about the racism problems. I am a white woman married 20+ yrs to a black American and we have biracial children and it was the reason we left. I just wonder has the place changed. My husband family is a much shorter drive up to Maryland than it is here in Madison Al.
We want to buy a home again and we know it's much lower cost to do so in Va counties than where we are now, plus we want land. I am just seriously wondering about the racist in the area and the religious junk I can over look since my kids are grown.
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