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Old 03-09-2015, 07:59 PM
 
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Just went from Lynchburg to Farmville to shop for furniture. Just a short hour drive and easy on 460. Nice small town. But would miss the hills.
Farmville is handsome countryside, though. I always enjoyed driving through Farmville going from Raleigh up to Charlottesville, beautiful rustic drive.
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Old 03-11-2015, 06:30 AM
 
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brava,

As you've found, Staunton doesn't have a Target. Its mall is really poor (I have read before that the locals are frustrated with it). I think the city is trying to recruit more retail, but I am not certain how those efforts are going. I don't know where you shop for groceries, but if you don't like Food Lion or Kroger, you can go to Waynesboro's Martin's or Charlottesville's Trader Joes or Whole Foods.

Obviously, retail's importance is something that is individualized. It may not be your biggest concern. As for me, I like the convenience of having a Target and Whole Foods close by, but to each his own.


Well, where I live now I use Trader Joe's and Whole Foods also. I guess it would be a trip to stock up but that is ok until I am too old and can't get there!! Farmville seemed even more remote to these stores but then again I live the idea of a more remote town. Ugh, decisions.
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Old 03-11-2015, 08:19 AM
 
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Well, where I live now I use Trader Joe's and Whole Foods also. I guess it would be a trip to stock up but that is ok until I am too old and can't get there!! Farmville seemed even more remote to these stores but then again I live the idea of a more remote town. Ugh, decisions.
Like I said before, I believe the fact that Farmville lacks an interstate passing through really hurts the town. Maybe that'll change someday, but then again, Virginia doesn't appear to be growing as fast as the states further south.

Maybe you could look at some remote locations closer to the Richmond metro? Perhaps Powhatan or Amelia Court House?
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Old 03-11-2015, 09:55 AM
 
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Brava,

A point of clarification: What do you mean by "town" and "remote"?

Farmville has 8000 or so people according to the Census....and I wonder how many of those are students. Whereas Staunton has 24000 people. While neither may seem large coming from the area that you live in, I think you'd find that Staunton has a bit more of an urban feel (a little more density in its downtown area, etc.) than Farmville.

So, if you're really going for that "small town" feel, I'd guess Farmville is a little more like that than Staunton.
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Old 03-13-2015, 01:31 PM
 
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I want a bigger town than 8,000. I've lived in small towns like that and although quaint I really prefer a larger population. I think Staunton would be a better fit for me.

Thanks for the info.
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