One of America’s Coolest Small Towns…

By Brett Twitty
IMG_7561 recently rated Lexington, Virginia one of America’s coolest small towns. As the review’s author noted, “Every now and then, you stumble upon a town that’s gotten everything right—great coffee, food with character, shop owners with purpose.” However to W&L Law students and alumni, as well as Lexington residents, this is hardly news.

Lexington, Virginia is a beautiful and historic hamlet located in the Shenandoah Valley just three hours southwest of Washington, D.C. and a forty-five minute interstate drive from Roanoke, Virginia. A town of roughly 7,000 residents, Lexington is home to Washington and Lee University and the Virginia Military Institute. There are more than 100 culturally and historically significant sites in the Rockbridge County area.

Whether it’s great restaurants, or shopping, or outdoor activities or one of America’s last remaining drive-in movie theaters, or art galleries or a chocolate shop recognized by the Wall Street Journal for purveying the nation’s best truffle (an honor earned despite competition from industry heavyweights such as Godiva and Harry & David) or nearby wineries or even a foam rendering of Stonehenge, Lexington offers something for everyone. But then again don’t take our word for it.

Check out the article here. For more about Life in Lexington, check out our webpage dedicated to all things Lexington. And if you’re planning a trip to Lexington, consider this compendium of things to do compiled by our students.

We think Lexington, Virginia is a special place, and we encourage you to visit our law school and learn more about W&L Law and life in Lexington. To schedule a visit, please see our Visit page.

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