53 Apartments for rent in Lynchburg, VA

Last updated September 25 at 9:46AM
800 Wyndhurst Dr
Richland Hills
Lynchburg, VA
Updated September 25 at 9:46AM
2 Bedrooms
$800
1418 Tenbury Dr.
Blue Ridge Farms
Lynchburg, VA
Updated September 14 at 10:17PM
2 Bedrooms
$695
1123 Wise Street #B
Dearington
Lynchburg, VA
Updated September 25 at 8:55AM
2 Bedrooms
$450
235 McWane Circle
Westend
Lynchburg, VA
Updated September 19 at 9:27AM
2 Bedrooms
$650
6332 Pawnee Drive
Sandusky
Lynchburg, VA
Updated September 14 at 10:17PM
3 Bedrooms
$1,050
105 Cornerstone St
Richland Hills
Lynchburg, VA
Updated September 25 at 9:46AM
3 Bedrooms
$1,250
819 Main Street Unit 3
White Rock Hill
Lynchburg, VA
Updated September 21 at 11:43AM
1 Bedroom
$1,100
111 Northwynd Cir
Richland Hills
Lynchburg, VA
Updated September 25 at 9:46AM
2 Bedrooms
$800
1509 Taylor Street
White Rock Hill
Lynchburg, VA
Updated September 18 at 9:20AM
3 Bedrooms
$595
2106 Rivermont Avenue, Apt. A
Dearington
Lynchburg, VA
Updated September 16 at 10:51AM
1 Bedroom
$650
2908 Langhorne Rd.
Dearington
Lynchburg, VA
Updated September 14 at 10:17PM
2 Bedrooms
$600
2960 Trents Ferry Rd.
Lynchburg
Lynchburg, VA
Updated September 12 at 10:24AM
4 Bedrooms
$1,695
3403 Westbrook Circle
Linkhorne
Lynchburg, VA
Updated September 21 at 12:19PM
3 Bedrooms
$650
698 Wyndhurst Drive
Richland Hills
Lynchburg, VA
Updated September 14 at 10:17PM
2 Bedrooms
$1,125
604 Northwynd Cir
Richland Hills
Lynchburg, VA
Updated September 25 at 9:46AM
3 Bedrooms
$1,275
122 Cornerstone St
Richland Hills
Lynchburg, VA
Updated September 25 at 1:32AM
Studio
$600
1715 Taylor St
White Rock Hill
Lynchburg, VA
Updated September 24 at 6:09PM
1 Bedroom
$625
803 Federal Street
White Rock Hill
Lynchburg, VA
Updated September 21 at 10:42AM
3 Bedrooms
$725
4615 Oakdale Dr.
Perrymont
Lynchburg, VA
Updated September 22 at 10:44AM
5 Bedrooms
$1,695
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City Guide
Lynchburg
Dang Union Invaders

Lynchburg, Virginia, is nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and all 75,000 inhabitants will tell you what makes this place special is that the War of Northern Aggression isn’t over. Lynchburg retains the dubious designation as the only city in the south that never fell to the Union during the Civil War, but these days it’s mostly talk and people are generally of the friendly, southern, front-porch sitting variety. Lynchburg has a lot to offer besides 19th century American history, however: from inexpensive row homes to elegant mansions to renovated warehouses, Lynchburg rental options are its real southern treasure. So, slow down and wait a minute, or as they say, "hold your ‘tater," (yes, they really say that) because this guide has the local Lynchburg lover’s best advice on renting around the City of Seven Hills.

The Little Things

In a city like Lynchburg with little in the way of metropolitan pleasures, it's the little things that count, so make sure your new home is in a neighborhood that tickles your fancy. There are great areas with scenic drives through woodsy hills, along mountain ridges, and through historic neighborhoods. There are places where you can feel a strong sense of community in the local restaurants, bars, markets, bookstores, and in the streets. There are typical suburban areas, typical urban areas, college-kid neighborhoods and neighborhoods for the hermit-minded where you will see more trees than people. So, stick around and I'll tell you a tale of the neighborhoods in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Seven Hills Area

The first neighborhoods sprung up on the hills around John Lynch's ferry landing. These historic neighborhoods are full of old brick row houses, restored-mansion duplexes and apartments, as well as remodeled warehouse lofts. These first seven hills and their neighborhoods are College, Daniel’s Diamond, Federal, Franklin, Garland, and White Rock. The neighborhoods surrounding this area are also steeped in history, but have also gone through a cultural renaissance and created a more "downtown" atmosphere:

Rivermont A neighborhood on the river, full of old 19th Century homes, community kindness reminiscent of better times, and an awesome little spot called The Ellington, where you can catch great live blues, rock, and jazz.

City Center The place to see live music, art, theater, and historic buildings on the James River. Be sure to get your fresh food from the Community Market, housed in the Old City Armory.

Winston Ridge Farther south, this area has low cost, old rentals, convenient access to the city center, and two neighborhood parks.

Tyreeanna A hermit's haven close to the city center, with few residences, lots of woodsy areas, but some air traffic noise from Falwell Airport.

The North

Peakland A neighborhood of families, retirees, and college students with exercise addictions. You will see lots of runners here, from sunrise to sunset. Culture seekers can find many artsy and educational events at the Randolph College campus, as well as some unique performances at the college's weekly No Shame Theatre.

Boonsboro Pricey, beautiful, and quiet, this area is perfect for people who just want to simmer down and enjoy the simple life. Horseback-riding students can get their fix at the Randolph Riding Center nearby. Also, be sure to check out The Farm Basket on Langhorne Road for gifts, food, and gardening goods.

Forest Hill An affordable neighborhood spotted with shopping centers, big, beautiful parks, and suburban homes.

Blue Ride Farms Another affordable neighborhood, with small rental homes and newer apartments.

The West

West Lynchburg A great spot for college students, with Lynchburg College, College Lake, and the large Blackwater Park nearby. Sports fans can catch games at Lynchburg Stadium.

Fort Hill An older suburban area, with walkable streets and lots of college students and families. Lynchburg College is nearby. Miller Park Pool is also close, with a big pool, waterslide, and a mushroom waterfall.

Montview Hardly ever a vacancy here, with lots of nice smaller houses and townhomes in an affordable, and walkable neighborhood. With mostly college students renting here, your best bet at finding a vacant apartment will be during the summer breaks.

Timberlake Located along Timberlake Road, this neighborhood has some great, down-home, neighborly bars and restaurants. The Neighbors Place has fine music, fine brews, and finer dining. The Restoration Family Cafe provides live music and worship services.

Beechwood Hills The most pleasantly boring suburban neighborhood around.

Amtrak-ability abounds

Like many cities in the U.S., getting around Lynchburg is much easier with a car. However, in more central neighborhoods, the bus service (GLTC) can be convenient for commuting. Students at the myriad local universities can also benefit from the GLTC, with a shuttle bus service on the Liberty University campus. Intercity commuters are in luck, with convenient passenger rail and bus services at the Kemper Street Station. Skip the traffic and take the Amtrak Crescent to New York City or New Orleans. For you Boston commuters, you can always take the Amtrak Virginia, which also provides daily round-trips. Those with cars will have few issues with traffic within the city. Your biggest challenge will be driving those hills in the snow and rain, which is every bit as fun as it sounds. Also, try to keep your eyes on the road and not those breathtaking mountain views.

Bills, bills, bills

Virginia's cold winters and hot summers can run up an electric bill above $300, easily. Especially in those beautifully restored mansion-apartments and warehouses, the bills can skyrocket. So, when getting excited about an inexpensive apartment in a beautiful historic building, be sure to budget in the extra money you will be paying for heat and air conditioning.

Enjoy the Easy Life

If a quiet and peaceful, community-minded hometown isn't sounding appealing yet, well then, I guess it's just a Lynchburg thing. It’s not an urban paradise, but it’s no slouch in the entertainment department either. You’re sure to find what you’re after in Lynchburg, whether it’s a noisy diner, mountain hike, or just an affordable spot to call home after a long day of Civil War reenactments. Lynchburg has got something for everyone (except Yankees) so come on down and start pounding that pavement in search of your new home sweet home!

-By Katy Comal

Rent Report
Lynchburg

September 2017 Lynchburg Rent Report

Welcome to the September 2017 Lynchburg Rent Report. Lynchburg rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Lynchburg rental market, including comparisons to similar cities nationwide.

Lynchburg rents increased slightly over the past month

Lynchburg rents have increased 0.3% over the past month, and are up moderately by 2.6% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Lynchburg stand at $710 for a one-bedroom apartment and $880 for a two-bedroom. This is the second straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in June. Lynchburg's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 1.6%, but trails the national average of 3.0%.

Lynchburg rents more affordable than many large cities nationwide

Rent growth in Lynchburg has been relatively stable over the past year - some other large cities have seen more substantial increases. Lynchburg is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

  • Other cities across the state have seen rents increase, with Virginia as a whole logging rent growth of 1.6% over the past year.
  • Lynchburg's median two-bedroom rent of $880 is below the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 3.0% over the past year compared to the 2.6% rise in Lynchburg.
  • While rents in Lynchburg remained moderately stable this year, similar cities saw increases, including Seattle (+5.4%), Phoenix (+4.9%), and Denver (+3.0%); note that median 2BR rents in these cities go for $1,710, $1,020, and $1,350 respectively.
  • Renters will find more reasonable prices in Lynchburg than most large cities. For example, San Francisco has a median 2BR rent of $3,070, which is nearly three-and-a-half times the price in Lynchburg.

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