54 Apartments for rent in Lynchburg, VA

Last updated November 23 at 8:30pm UTC
29 Countryplace Lane
Blue Ridge Farms
Lynchburg, VA
Updated November 10 at 11:20am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$650
103 Capital St
Richland Hills
Lynchburg, VA
Updated November 16 at 12:33pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$850
137 Portico Street
Richland Hills
Lynchburg, VA
Updated November 23 at 9:47am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$1,500
120 Portico Street
Richland Hills
Lynchburg, VA
Updated November 23 at 9:47am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$950
604 Northwynd Cir
Richland Hills
Lynchburg, VA
Updated November 16 at 2:01am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,275
1715 Taylor St
White Rock Hill
Lynchburg, VA
Updated November 16 at 12:35pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$625
329 Wyndhurst Dr.
Richland Hills
Lynchburg, VA
Updated November 21 at 11:57am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,400
612 Capstone Dr
Richland Hills
Lynchburg, VA
Updated November 23 at 9:46am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,050
107 Lawton Lane
New Towne
Lynchburg, VA
Updated November 14 at 10:53am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,295
208 St. Augustine St.
Dearington
Lynchburg, VA
Updated November 23 at 12:22pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$995
779 Wyndhurst Dr
Richland Hills
Lynchburg, VA
Updated November 23 at 5:26pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,150
800 Wyndhurst Dr
Richland Hills
Lynchburg, VA
Updated November 23 at 5:29pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$800
1200 Greenview Dr
Richland Hills
Lynchburg, VA
Updated November 16 at 2:03am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$850
2009 Lakeside Drive, Unit 204
Lynchburg
Lynchburg, VA
Updated November 22 at 12:00pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$1,200
716 Middle Street
Vista Acres
Lynchburg, VA
Updated November 23 at 12:10pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$995
119 Cornerstone St
Richland Hills
Lynchburg, VA
Updated November 8 at 6:08pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$995
102 Capstone Dr
Richland Hills
Lynchburg, VA
Updated November 16 at 12:27pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$850
105 Cornerstone St
Richland Hills
Lynchburg, VA
Updated November 21 at 6:05pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$995
1466 Tenbury Dr.
Blue Ridge Farms
Lynchburg, VA
Updated November 16 at 12:03pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$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

November 2017 Lynchburg Rent Report

Welcome to the November 2017 Lynchburg Rent Report. Lynchburg rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Lynchburg rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

Lynchburg rents declined over the past month

Lynchburg rents have declined 0.6% over the past month, but have remained steady at 0.1% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Lynchburg stand at $690 for a one-bedroom apartment and $860 for a two-bedroom. This is the second straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in August. Lynchburg's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 1.0%, as well as the national average of 2.7%.

Rents rising across cities in Virginia

Throughout the past year, rents have remained steady in the city of Lynchburg, but other cities across the entire state have seen rents increase. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in Virginia, all of them have seen prices rise. The state as a whole logged rent growth of 1.0% over the past year. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the state.

  • Looking throughout the state, Arlington is the most expensive of all Virginia's major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $2,030; of the 10 largest Virginia cities that we have data for, all have seen rents rise year-over-year, with Newport News experiencing the fastest growth (+3.4%).
  • Chesapeake, Portsmouth, and Virginia Beach have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (2.3%, 2.0%, and 1.8%, respectively).

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; in contrast, rents in a few cities have actually declined. Lynchburg is still more affordable than most large cities across the country.

  • Lynchburg's median two-bedroom rent of $860 is below the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.7% over the past year compared to the stagnant growth in Lynchburg.
  • While rents in Lynchburg remained moderately stable this year, similar cities saw increases, including Seattle (+4.2%), Phoenix (+4.1%), and Dallas (+2.6%); note that median 2BR rents in these cities go for $1,690, $1,020, and $1,100 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 more than three-and-a-half times the price in Lynchburg.

For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.

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