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The Community

The shops of downtown Lexington, VALexington has received many accolades in the national media including the #2 spot on Budget Travel's list of the "10 Coolest Small Towns in America." Southern Living magazine has twice featured several of our local restaurants, the Lexington Coffee Shop, and the unique downtown shops. Lexington is located approximately 95 miles east of Richmond in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. Residents enjoy an outstanding quality of life with attractive housing options and plenty of outdoor recreation opportunities with parks, lakes and mountains for exploring, boating, hiking and hunting, all within minutes of town. The vibrant downtown is full of unique shops, boutiques, galleries and restaurants. This community offers good educational opportunities--public and private--for grades K-12. Washington and Lee and neighboring Virginia Military Institute (VMI) students help to create an exciting college town environment. Rockbridge County, together with nearby cities of Charlottesville, Roanoke and Staunton, offer exceptional healthcare, an active arts community, numerous events and festivals, thriving wineries and an abundance of farm fresh produce, meats and cheeses.

For more information on Lexington and Rockbridge County, please visit: www.lexingtonvirginia.com, www.lexrockchamber.com or www.downtownlexington.com. You also may take a look at a printable publication produced for incoming law students called "Life in Lexington." This guide to Lexington, while specific to incoming law students, offers useful information applicable to anybody interested in learning more about Lexington.