Where to Live

City of Lexington

With two picturesque college campuses, beautifully preserved historic homes, and mountain vistas in all directions, Lexington often looks like a movie set or a Norman Rockwell illustration. Downtown Lexington invites you to browse through art galleries, book stores, and boutiques. The distinctive patterned brick sidewalks will make you feel like you’ve stepped back in time.

Lexington, VA has a population of just over 7,000 people. Smiling locals will greet you on the street as if you are an old friend. You’ll experience small town hospitality in a community that is intellectual, creative, friendly, and charmingly eccentric. Washington and Lee University and Virginia Military Institute are both located in historic Lexington.

Families, professors, retirees and nature-lovers are drawn to Lexington’s aesthetic beauty, low crime rate, history, and lifelong learning opportunities. Many W&L and VMI alumni are choosing to purchase a second home or spend an active retirement here. Lexington, VA offers the perfect combination of small town charm and college town intellect.

Rockbridge County




Natural Bridge




City of Buena Vista

Buena Vista means “good view” but this moniker doesn’t adequately capture the area’s stunning landscape.