Downtown Living

Won’t You Be Our Neighbor?

More and more residential living opportunities continue to pop up in Downtown Lynchburg, and we are stoked to be able to offer so many different options. Although downtown living has been a big thing for a couple years now, there are some new properties that you may not be aware of. We’ve put together a list of the best up-and-coming places, so you can find the set-up that’s ideal for you—whether you love the historic character of a 100-year-old building or the ease of a brand new condo – there’s something that is just right for you.

If you love living close to fabulous restaurants, bars, and attractions isn’t enough to convince you to take up the downtown living lifestyle, we’ve got another reason. It’s good for you! A recent article from City Lab notes that “living near community-oriented public and commercial spaces brings a host of social benefits such as increased trust, decreased loneliness, and stronger sense of attachment to where we live.” So, from new construction to historic renovations, and in almost every configuration you can imagine—lofts, condos, townhomes, luxury suites—keep reading to discover your future “home sweet home.”  

Name: The Krise

Location: West corner of 9th and Main Streets
Rent or Buy: Rent

One of Main Street’s most iconic corners is the site of a highly-anticipated renovation. Lynchburg’s first “high rise” built in 1905, the Krise Building will soon house 21 units on floors two through seven with a commercial space on the main level. The prominent location will provide unparalleled views of Monument Terrace and the intersection of 9th and Main. Plus, with 10 ft. ceilings, original, interior archways and plenty of natural light (some units boast floor-to-ceiling windows), this project promises a high-end, cosmopolitan experience. Bonus: Parking options are available! Look for these to be available for rent by the end of 2019.

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Name: Parkview on the Bluff

Location: Entrances along the Bluffwalk and Commerce
Rent or Buy: Buy

Steps from El Jefe, My Dog Duke’s Diner and much more, these 19 luxury condominiums are currently for sale—though you better hurry, several have already been claimed! This new construction offers one-bedroom options on the lower level (which opens directly onto the Bluffwalk) and two-bedroom layouts on floors two through six (which have a main entrance on Commerce). The upper units also include balconies overlooking the Bluffwalk. Another great perk in this building is the dedicated, private rooftop space reserved for owners plus plans for a public, rooftop wine bar. Units are currently for sale while construction is ongoing.


Name: 801 Church

Location:  801 Church Street
Rent or Buy: Rent

Want all the historic charm? Your search is complete. Another renovation from local developers at Penny Lane, this circa-1877 building has been reconfigured to now host a commercial space on the main level with eight lofts in the floors above. Plans for these one and two bedroom lofts will highlight the original, exposed brick and the floor-to-ceiling windows; they will also have parking behind the building allowing for safety and privacy. With The Virginian Hotel right across the street (and their in-house coffee shop and rooftop restaurant), the convenience and accessibility of this location are easy to see. Look for these lofts available for rent summer 2019!

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Name: 500 Court Street

Location: 500 Court Street
Rent or Buy: Buy

The only downtown project to offer brand new townhomes, the plans for this location are even better because every unit will include dedicated parking for not one but two cars! Designed by the team at Atelier 11, these three-story buildings will include 13 townhomes total, each featuring three bedrooms and two and a half baths. This development will offer unbeatable views of the Blue Ridge Mountains from each unit’s private balcony. Plans also include hardwood floors on the main levels, granite countertops and tiled showers in the master en suites. Look for these to go on sale in 2020. Contact Consensus Real Estate for more information.

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Name: The Estates on Commerce

Location: Entrances on 12th (139) and 13th (107) streets
Rent or Buy: Buy

Those with a taste for the finer things in life will appreciate the luxury of these European-inspired condominiums. These spaces are being built out and designed by the ever-elegant Interiors by Moyanne design firm, and under Moyanne Harding’s experienced guidance, these 21, single-level units will combine high-end finishes—think marble and moldings!—with neutral, soothing colors for a timeless result. Built in 1899, the original Booker’s Warehouse has soaring ceilings and numerous sky lights, meaning plenty of natural light throughout. Each condo will also have private, covered parking; to say they thought of everything is putting it mildly. Buyers can purchase now, and plans are to start construction in mid-2019.


Name: Lofts on Church

Location: 1100 Church Street; corner of Church & 11th
Rent or Buy: Rent

Downtown’s newest Pocket Park sits right across the street from this historic building, whose windows provide a great view of the newly installed bright seating and garden area. Located a block from Main Street and right next to local shops and eateries (i.e. Urbavore and Crisp), the former Clark Building was renovated throughout 2018 to now house 15 one-bedroom rental units. Exposed brick, high ceilings, and an abundance of natural light are the main draws here; the rich, navy blue cabinetry and copper lighting fixtures are the finishing touches. A shared outdoor common area is an added bonus for second and third floor units where you can find great views of Church and Main streets.

For a complete directory and interactive map of downtown accommodations, visit our Live Here page.