Quality of Life and Lifestyle


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Detail of an old brick paver in downtown Lexington

The Lexington, Virginia area attracts many types of people from all walks of life. It’s the kind of place where professors, artists, farmers, college students, and retirees all feel right at home. Some people move to Lexington, VA to work for a college. Some people move here to be closer to their grandchildren. Some people move here because they randomly took the exit off the interstate and happened to fall in love with the area. A good number were born and raised here, with family roots that go back multiple generations.

Beautiful natural surroundings and a strong sense of community enhance the quality of life for Lexington, Buena Vista, and Rockbridge County residents. There are many reasons to move to Lexington, Virginia and the surrounding area. When you decide to make your move, Lexington Real Estate Connection’s Lexington, VA real estate agents are here to help!


Kayaking on the James River near Glasgow

The Outdoorsy Life

Take a hike. Cast your line. Ride a bike. Tube down the river. Outdoor adventures are part of the lifestyle here in Lexington and Rockbridge County, Virginia. Whether your idea of fun includes high-adrenaline kayaking through Goshen Pass or an easy morning walk on the Chessie Trail — the area’s mountains, forests, and rivers offer countless opportunities for your active outdoor lifestyle.





Family fun on a local farm during Harvest Season

All in the Family

Kids playing soccer or lacrosse on Saturday mornings. Families making s’mores over an open fire. Teens walking downtown for ice cream after school lets out. Raising children in our mostly rural areas can be much simpler than the frenzied parenting that occurs in metro areas. The school principal gives high-fives in the morning and the police captain helps organize the July 4th Kids’ Bike Parade. Lemonade stands, family-friendly movies at the local Drive-In, and hanging out at the library — it’s good to grow up here!



Retired, NOT Tired

Retirement is no longer defined by rocking chairs and bingo. Retirees in Lexington, VA often have more energy than the average 30 year-old! Lexington offers countless ways to stay active, engaged and connected during retirement. Lifelong learning is highly valued here, so you’ll often find retirees auditing classes at Washington and Lee University, or attending public lectures at VMI. Yoga, classes at the Y, walking trails, golf, and bicycling are some of the ways to stay fit. Volunteerism is also important to area retirees. Make friends and give back to the community by joining a service club, becoming a museum docent, building housing through a Habitat for Humanity chapter, or volunteering at the local animal shelter.

Housing options in the Rockbridge Area abound, whether you want to build a dream home, need a single-level house, plan to restore a Victorian home, or are looking for an upscale condo or townhouse without a yard.  You’re sure to meet many other retirees who’ve also moved here for a high quality of life, low taxes,, and a welcoming community.


Homes for sale near Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, VA

College Connections

Washington & Lee University and Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, and Southern Virginia University in Buena Vista, all have devoted alumni and tightly-knit communities. Whether you’re a recent grad, a new professor, a proud college parent, or a nostalgic alum, you’ll be warmly welcomed to the neighborhood.


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Mountain views near Fairfield, VA

Down on the Farm

If you’re dreaming of establishing a horse farm, vineyard, alpaca farm, orchard, or family homestead, you’ll find suitable land in our area. Country roads meander by acres of fertile cropland, bucolic pastures, and tidy stables. This is a part of Virginia where large tracts of quality land can still be obtained for a reasonable price. Why live on a lot the size of a postage stamp when you can own a farm in the idyllic Rockbridge Area?