Lynchburg, located in the heart of Virginia and at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, is a vibrant and growing community full of outdoor activities, dining, arts and entertainment, and several local colleges and universities. Established in 1786, Lynchburg offers various historical sites around the city and within the surrounding communities. Located within 2 hours drive of Richmond, 3 hours from Washington DC or Charlotte, NC, makes Lynchburg perfect for anyone that enjoys a great weekend getaway. Lynchburg has been voted one of the top 10 healthiest, happiest cities.