Farmville, Virginia, is an attractive, friendly, college town located in Prince Edward County (the Heart of Virginia) - the prime central Piedmont region of southern Virginia. Serving as county seat, the Town of Farmville, Virginia has a population of approximately 7,000 residents, including 4,000 Longwood University students.
The college community and its surrounding area are alive with recreational opportunities such as High Bridge Trail State Park-bike trails, Southside Virginia Family YMCA, The Manor Golf Resort, Briery Creek Wildlife Management Area-fishing, Wilkes Lake, Appomattox River- canoe and kayaking, and Feather Fin Wildlife Management Area - hiking trails. The area is rich with history, being the location of the surrender of the Civil War and a birthplace of the Civil Rights Movement.
Residents of Farmville enjoy Lee's Last Retreat, Appomattox Courthouse National Historic Park, Saylor's Creek Battle Field, Virginia Civil Rights Memorial, Robert Russa Moton Museum, Civil Rights Education Heritage Trail and Historic Downtown Farmville. Arts and educational opportunities are abundant with Longwood University, Hampden-Sydney College, Southside Community College, Hampden-Sydney Music Festival, Longwood Center for the Visual Arts, Waterworks Players Community Theater, and Yogaville.
The winding Appomattox River runs through the town providing a scenic backdrop to this historic town. Farmville's Historic Downtown District (home to Green Front Furniture) is a thriving shopping and tourist district. The proximity of Farmville to the cities of Richmond, Charlottesville and Lynchburg, Virginia, and towns of Appomattox and Blackstone, Virginia, (the home of U.S. Army Fort Picket) offers residents the option of an easy commute while enjoying a small college town lifestyle and its lower cost of living.
The adjacent community of Hampden-Sydney (5 miles outside of the town of Farmville) is home to Hampden-Sydney College, a private liberal arts men's college founded in 1775. Scenic and family friendly communities neighbor the college's 1,340-acre historic campus featuring Federal style brick buildings.
Farmville and its surrounding communities offer quiet, family-oriented suburban life within minutes of bustling cities and countless entertainment opportunities. Whether it's the Main Street small-town feel, friendly people or the central location, Farmville and Hampden-Sydney afford a quality of life second to none.
Farmville, VA Real Estate Market: Prices of Farmville Houses
Farmville, VA offers diverse housing options including starter family homes, historic properties, farms and luxury estates on rolling hills. Single family homes start under $150,000 and can go up to $300,000, ranging near $1 million for luxury or equestrian properties. Town homes and condominiums, though rare, start from $250,000. Land property prices ranges from $30,000 to $125,000 depending on acreage, location and topography.
Farmville Real Estate Stats and Trends for the week of August 18th, 2014: homes priced around $245,756 compared to $164,622 the previous week, showing a increase of more than +33%. For Wednesday, August 20th, the current national mortgage rate for a 30 year fixed mortgage is 4.25%; the 15 year fixed rate is at 3.21%. For a loan larger than conventional conforming loans, or 'jumbo' loan, the 30 year rate is 4.54%, while the 15 year jumbo rate currently is at 3.68%. You can calculate your mortgage rate with our mortgage calculators. Get local info and homes for sale in Farmville VA. View active real estate listings for different types of properties including new homes, houses for sale, foreclosures, short sales, and price reduced listings. Find information and property resources including prices of recently sold homes, neighborhood information, crime stats, home values, and schools in Farmville to help you find the best home!