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Just 21 miles south of the state capital, Petersburg is a historic city and center of industry. Established in 1635 along the fall line of the Appomattox River, Petersburg has invested heavily in preserving its many historic districts. The Petersburg Old Town Historic District and the Pocahontas Island district are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and the beautifully preserved architecture of Petersburg, Virginia land and farms has earned mentions in Southern Living Magazine and on HGTV’s What You Get For The Money. Downtown Petersburg hosts a vibrant arts scene, including an Arts League, the Sycamore Rouge performing arts center, and a monthly “Friday of the Arts'' event, featuring local artwork exhibitions and live music on the second Friday of every month. For outdoor recreation, Petersburg’s Parks & Recreation department maintains parks and public sports fields across the city. Lee Memorial Park offers sports leagues, walking trails, and opportunities to swim and boat on Wilcox Lake.
Land and farms in Petersburg, Virginia offer estates of all sizes and price ranges, historical residences, riverfront land, farmland, acreages, and recreational and commercial land. Petersburg was founded as a transportation hub and has birthed a diverse economy, hosting industries such as health care, retail trade, manufacturing, and finance. Local economic development efforts give good opportunities for commercial development on Petersburg, Virginia land and farms. The city’s location on the Eastern Seaboard puts it exactly halfway between New York and Georgia, at the junction of I-95 and I-85. CSX and Norfolk Southern rail lines run through the city, connecting both passenger and freight lines across the coast and out West. Greyhound Bus routes connect Petersburg to anywhere in the country, while Richmond International Airport is located less than 30 miles north of the city.