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Old 11-15-2009, 12:17 PM
 
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My company is transferring me to Lynchburg, Va. from the Charlotte area. I've been there a couple times but do not know much about it other than the whole conservative bible belt thing. Reading the prior threads, I see that you get people that either hate it to extremes or love it to extremes. I'm mid-forties, divorced, socially active on occasion, other times more low key. I realize this may create a flame war, but i have to know because I may take the option of keeping my place in Charlotte and renting a cheaper place up there during the work week. That can be expensive, but am willing to do so if it is a better option than being bored and sheltered in life

I was playing in a rock band around Charlotte clubs, how is that scene in Lynchburg? (clubs, music, rockers) Are there places to see live bands?

How much does the Falwell culture REALLY dominate Lynchburg? Or is that only if you run in certain circles? People that are overly religious creep me out, sorry to say

Cheap, clean places to rent? Best part of town to live - not rich, but middle class professional, prefer an area of transients as opposed to natives

What is the common activity that people do here on weekends and such?

How is Roanoke? Charlottesville?

Good restaurants and ethnic foods?

People friendly and cool?
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Old 11-15-2009, 02:28 PM
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Maybe move to Roanoke and commute to L-burg
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Old 11-15-2009, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Spartanburg, SC
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I'd agree with J1N. I think you'll have a hard time finding all that in Lynchburg.
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Old 11-16-2009, 01:34 PM
 
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There is a lot to do in Lynchburg and the Falwell followers don't bother anyone at all. They aren't passing out mini bibles in the Wal-Mart parking lot. Check out Moderator cut: link removed, please read our terms of service This is an upscale community that was built 5 years ago in Forest, VA (5 minutes from Lynchburg). If I could afford to live there I would. Lots of good places to eat, coffee shops, the nicest YMCA facility in this area, is all located there. Plus if you live in Bedford County the taxes are cheaper than Lynchburg. Hope this helped!

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Old 11-16-2009, 07:26 PM
 
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Just do a search on the forums for extensive comments on Lynchburg, should answer the questions you are asking and allow you to come to a pretty reasonable conclusion.

Here's one to start with:

https://www.city-data.com/forum/roano...chburg-va.html

My advice: Suck up the expense and commute back to Charlotte on the weekend. Cha!
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Old 11-17-2009, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Roanoke VA
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If your company is transferring you to Lynchburg, do you have a choice?
I've known guys like you who live in Lynchburg and they settled in o.k.
When you get here check out some of the live band scene in the area(Smith Mountain Lake & Roanoke also). You will have to re:adjust your lifestyle somewhat but you would have to do that anywhere you move. Sometimes change is a good thing.
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Old 11-17-2009, 03:00 PM
 
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Little to no choice.

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Old 11-17-2009, 08:04 PM
 
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Just google Wyndhurst, VA and it will bring up the link that they took away from my post. Good luck!
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Old 11-18-2009, 06:15 AM
 
Location: Roanoke VA
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I agree with the Wyndhurst community also. I liked the walking access to the Y, restaurants, shops etc. Since its in the Forest area, its accessible to just about everything in the region. If I were moving to Lynchburg it would be my first choice. Also, while you are in the area look at the Smith Mountain Lake area. Its rather pricey but you might find some unique housing with boat docks, etc. Get a realtor to show you around. There is a lot of variety. Good Luck!
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Old 11-19-2009, 09:20 AM
 
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My company is transferring me to Lynchburg, Va. from the Charlotte area. I've been there a couple times but do not know much about it other than the whole conservative bible belt thing. Reading the prior threads, I see that you get people that either hate it to extremes or love it to extremes. I'm mid-forties, divorced, socially active on occasion, other times more low key. I realize this may create a flame war, but i have to know because I may take the option of keeping my place in Charlotte and renting a cheaper place up there during the work week. That can be expensive, but am willing to do so if it is a better option than being bored and sheltered in life

I was playing in a rock band around Charlotte clubs, how is that scene in Lynchburg? (clubs, music, rockers) Are there places to see live bands?

How much does the Falwell culture REALLY dominate Lynchburg? Or is that only if you run in certain circles? People that are overly religious creep me out, sorry to say

Cheap, clean places to rent? Best part of town to live - not rich, but middle class professional, prefer an area of transients as opposed to natives

What is the common activity that people do here on weekends and such?

How is Roanoke? Charlottesville?

Good restaurants and ethnic foods?

People friendly and cool?


You are going in the reverse cycle of me. I just came from Lynchburg for a few years and am now in Charlotte!

If you can afford it, recommend staying in the lotte!
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