Living in South Central

South Central Virginia’s skilled workforce is rooted in a tradition of manufacturing and agriculture and takes pride in producing quality products. The region’s excellent transportation network means that commute times are low – even over long distances – and traffic congestion is virtually non-existent. Employers can expect to attract workers from approximately a 60-mile radius.

Known primarily for its outdoor recreational opportunities, South Central Virginia is a hunter’s and fisherman’s paradise, with an abundance of wild turkeys, whitetail deer, and large-mouth bass. The rivers and lakes are the perfect setting for countless outdoor activities on land or water. Buggs Island Lake and Lake Gaston are known for water sports, boating, fishing, camping, and beautiful lakeside homes. Twin Lakes Park, Holliday Lake State Park, and Bear Creek State Park all offer swimming, boating, fishing, and camping.

The region also hosts art, theatrical, and musical events and visiting lecturers’ programs. Many residents enjoy participating in dramatic, comedic, and musical productions staged by various local theaters.