Where I'm At

Downtown Lynchburg; Diamond in the Rough.

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What city do you live in? What neighborhood?

Lynchburg, Virginia.

What are some adjectives that describe your neighborhood?

The downtown district is very old and you can tell, once was the crowning glory of the town. For a long time in my childhood, businesses and private shops went out of business soon turning this glorified central hub, into an obsolete desecration of the city. Now, things have changed and the city is starting to realize that it could be a real attraction once again, with just a little elbow grease.

How long have you lived there, and what brought you there?

It's a great city to live in growing up and i've lived here in the same neighborhood in the same house my entire life. From where i live, its about a 3 minute drive to reach downtown.

What is your favorite thing about this place? Your least favorite?

My absolute favorite part of downtown is all of the little antique stores made out of old warehouses and new eclectic coffee shops that host live music each Friday.

Do you feel that you belong there?

I do feel like i belong here, because i enjoy, so much, the historic ambiance and charm that is unique to Lynchburg.

What is the most common misconception about where you live?

Most people that drive through, or even live here without taking the time to look around, don't realize that Lynchburg has a lot of little surprises off the beaten path. That's why Downtown is so much fun to walk through now, because you wouldn't expect to find the jewels that are nestled within the old maze of streets.

What is a special fact about your city that you have to live there to know?

It's situated a bout 15 minutes away from Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest.

What aspect of your city do you secretly love?

I secretly love the fact that if you drive 5 minutes away from downtown or even 15 minutes to a different part of Lynchburg, you'll find yourself at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Parkway or the Blackwater Creek biketrail that crosses the train trestle. Also, Lynchburg has always been a supporter of the arts and the old architecture has never been defaced or erased.

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