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South Boston includes 11.31 square miles in South Central Piedmont Virginia. Its 8500 residents enjoy living in a small town with the convenience of being strategically located between Lynchburg, VA (59 miles) and Durham, NC (60 miles). The average annual temperature is 57.8 degrees and we have a moderate climate which includes four distinct seasons. 

South Boston and Halifax County have a quality of life that includes a pace of country life reminiscent of bygone days. Living in South Boston/Halifax County is a rich and rewarding experience for people of all ages, backgrounds and tastes. There are lush, green rolling hills with vast scenic vistas at nearly every turn. Recreation abounds with Buggs Island Lake nearby which offers world class fishing and boating with miles of accessible shoreline including public access and state park facilities. Come enjoy the golfing, fishing, hunting, hiking, water sports, and camping that our area has to offer. This area is also home to one of only two areas on the East Coast that support a spawning of landlocked striped bass. 

Stay in South Boston/Halifax County and tour a Civil War historic site, watch a theatrical production, enjoy a NASCAR race, relax along hiking trails, view the natural wonders, enjoy an old fashioned afternoon concert at Constitution Square, choose from a list of local festivities to enjoy in all seasons, or stroll down a historic Main Street enjoying the Victorian architecture and the charm of a small town atmosphere. Some of the richest collections of original Victorian architecture in the country can be found in South Boston.

South Boston is a great place to spend a day......a week......a lifetime!

A way of life you'll come to love!