Did you move to the Farmville, VA, area recently? This small college town has a lot to offer its residents, whether you are moving here long-term or only for a few semesters. Take a walk through our mover’s guide to Farmville to get to know the neighborhood and what it offers. Storage Sense loves our home and our neighbors, and we hope you will, too!
Midway between Lynchburg and Richmond is our home of Farmville. A densely suburban college town, Farmville charms residents and visitors with its classic Main Street and local historic ties. The town holds a significant place in American history. It’s known for its role in two pivotal moments: the end of the American Civil War and the beginnings of the Civil Rights Movement.
The nearby Appomattox Court House is where General Robert E. Lee surrendered to General Ulysses S. Grant in 1865, marking the end of the Civil War. The R.R. Moton Museum is dedicated to the history of African Americans in Farmville and Prince Edward County. The museum is named after Robert Russa Moton, who was the principal of Moton High School, a historically black high school in Farmville. It educates visitors on the beginning of the student-led Civil Rights Movement in Farmville, and visitors can learn more about the area’s role in the country’s history.
Longwood University is right off Main Street in town. It serves about 4,800 students, with a little more than 60% of undergraduate students living on campus. Longwood University is the third-oldest public institution in Virginia. Just outside of Farmville is Hampden-Sydney College, an liberal arts college that enrolls more than 1,000 men and is the 10th oldest college in the U.S. It has been in continuous operation since 1775.
In addition to the courthouse and museum, High Bridge is one more historic landmark that needs to make your Farmville bucket list. The railroad bridge, built in 1853, was partially burned during Confederate soldiers’ retreat during the Civil War but was later able to be repaired. Today, the bridge is part of High Bridge Trail State Park, a 31-mile rail trail that runs from Farmville to Burkeville, Virginia. Enjoy a bike ride, or horseback ride if you prefer, from downtown to the High Bridge, and check out the spectacular views of the Appomattox River from the 125-foot tall bridge!
More of a downtown shopper than nature adventurer? Farmville has a charming downtown scene where you can purchase handmade goods, uncover new and old treasures, and check out local art. In addition to Farmville’s downtown clothing boutiques and niche stores, Green Front Furniture is major shopping attraction in the area. Spread across six blocks and 12 buildings, the discount furniture store features enough rugs, accessories, and furniture for you to visit multiple times and still have plenty of styles from all around the world to explore. See it for yourself!
Let Storage Sense help you settle into your new home by setting you up with affordable storage solutions nearby. We offer indoor and drive-up storage units, so you can choose the storage features that will best protect your belongings for your specific storage situation. Take advantage of our month-by-month leases for flexible storage space when you need it. We also have outdoor parking spaces that can take over as your secondary vehicle storage. Find the closest Storage Sense location to get started. Then browse the available storage units with that address. From there, our online storage rental process will have you moving into your new storage unit in just a few clicks.
You do not have to come all the way down to our facility to rent or even to browse our storage options. We give you everything you need right on our website. Look through the storage units we have available to find your next storage space, and use online tools like our storage calculator to assist with your decision! Once you know which storage unit you would like to rent, you can choose to reserve it for a future move-in date or rent it to move in immediately.
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