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Overview
Population:11,121
Pop. Change:-2%
State: Virginia
Metro Area: Lynchburg Metro Area
County: Amherst County
City:Madison Heights
Zip Code:24572
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Madison Heights's Real Estate Market
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 • Most Expensive Listing
 • Million Dollar Houses
 • Homes from $750,001 to $1,000,000
 • Homes from $500,001 to $750,000
 • Homes from $250,000 to $500,000
 • Homes under $250,000
 • Median Priced Homes
 • Median Condominiums


Lynchburg Metro Area

Profile: Small city

Location: West-central Virginia along James River, 50 miles east of Roanoke

Elevation: 648

Time zone: Eastern Standard Time

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Lynchburg is a small Virginia city with an Old South feel and views of the Blue Ridge and Appalachian mountains. Downtown is a mix of old and new, and the city is known for the historic districts of refined homes on the surrounding hilltops. Five of these districts are included in the National Register of Historic Districts. Additionally, five small colleges give a minor college town feel. The area has a few good museums and modest entertainment assets. Mountains to the west and Smith Mountain Lake to the south offer above average outdoor recreation. Cost of Living and housing are moderate among Virginia’s metropolitan areas. The economy is not among Virginia’s best, but not the worst either, supported by steel pipe and furniture manufacturing, health care and an assortment of smaller businesses. The city has had problems with urban sprawl, particularly to the southeast and in the downtown area, to the extent that it became a court battleground for the sprawl-producing practice of annexation. Downtown is on the mend, and the city won a 2006 National Trust for Historic Preservation Great American Main Street Award, but there are still areas of neglect.

Lynchburg is situated in the James River Valley at the eastern edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Nearby terrain is hilly with deciduous forest and sheltered valleys. The marine-influenced continental climate is usually pleasant. Summers are warm and fairly humid with cool evening breezes and cooler conditions in nearby hills. Rainfall is evenly distributed throughout the year with frequent summer thunderstorms. Fall brings periods of cloudy, cool weather with high humidity and light rain or drizzle. Winter cold fronts bring dry, invigorating air with clear skies. There are snow showers, but the mountains to the west block many storms, high winds, and blasts of bitter cold. First freeze is late October, last is mid-April.

Interesting Facts about Madison_Heights, Virginia

As of 2014, Madison Heights's population is 11,121 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -2.28 percent.

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The median home cost in Madison Heights is $140,300. Home appreciation the last year has been 0.70 percent.

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Compared to the rest of the country, Madison Heights's cost of living is 9.60% Lower than the U.S. average.

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Madison Heights public schools spend $9,851 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 12 students per teacher in Madison Heights.

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The unemployment rate in Madison Heights is 5.30 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Madison Heights jobs have Increased by 0.26 percent.


Ranked #5 America's Best and Worst Cities for Crime (Mid-Size Metro Areas)
Ranked #9 Most Secure Places to Live in the U.S. (Mid-Size Metro Areas)
Ranked #15 2005 Best Places to Live
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Average Commute time is 21 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.

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Madison Heights's Real Estate Market (click to see properties)

 • Newly Listed Homes
 • Most Expensive Listing
 • Million Dollar Houses
 • Homes from $750,001 to $1,000,000
 • Homes from $500,001 to $750,000
 • Homes from $250,000 to $500,000
 • Homes under $250,000
 • Median Priced Homes


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