Lexington, Virginia Land and Farms

Land and farms in Lexington, Virginia offer rural life in a historical setting. The city was first settled in 1778 and has become known for its various roles in American history. The local economy rests primarily on higher education and tourism, which attract visitors around the country to the city’s many historic sites, museums, and downtown historical district. Local theater Hull’s Drive-In is the first community-owned non-profit drive-in theater in the United States, which nods to the city’s movie history. Movies like Steven Spielberg’s War of the Worlds have taken advantage of Lexington’s picturesque location for filming. The city’s historic sites have also provided a backdrop for several historical documentaries. Outdoor offerings include many city parks and lakes and proximity to the Maury and James rivers that offer fishing opportunities. The city’s natural surroundings provide an excellent environment for horses, and equestrians can find a home at the Virginia Horse Center.
 
Lexington is surrounded by Rockbridge County, which it shares with Buena Vista. Land and farms in Lexington, Virginia benefit from a lush rural environment mixed with city amenities, offering estates of all sizes as well as hunting land, acreages, forested lots, and farms. The city is also home to many successful small businesses and opportunities for local commercial development, with Lexington, Virginia land and farms benefiting from the city’s position on two major roads, historic U.S. Route 11 and U.S. Route 60, as well as I-64 and I-81. RADAR Transit operates the Maury Express, which provides local bus service to Lexington and the Virginia Breeze offers intercity bus service between Blacksburg and Washington, DC, with a stop in Lexington. The city hosts two sites of higher education: the Virginia Military Institute and Washington and Lee University.

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