Local Guide

Discover all that this 
amazing region has to offer

IN SOUTHERN VIRGINIA YOU'LL FIND A PLACE RICH WITH CULTURAL HISTORY, BREATHTAKING LANDSCAPE, INNOVATION ACROSS INDUSTRIES AND SO MUCH MORE. 

OUTDOOR RECREATION

FIND THE ADVENTURE YOU'RE LOOKING FOR
Stretching from the scenic overviews of the Blue Ridge Parkway to the Eastern shores of Smith Mountain Lake, lie tens-of-thousands of acres of mountains, forests, rivers, lakes and pastures, all waiting to be discovered. Whether you prefer the adrenaline of descending a mountain bike trail or the bright calm of a morning paddle in a canoe, there’s something here for you.

ARTISAN CULTURE

REAL MAKERS AND ARTISTS STILL EXIST...HERE
Virginia’s Southern Region is defined in part by a commitment to preserving a historical way of life. Artisan culture thrives in this area due to local artisans and craftsmen and women. Many carry on family traditions, using techniques passed down from generation to generation to create everything from food to art.

AGRICULTURE

OUR FOOD COMES FROM RIGHT OUTSIDE OUR DOOR
With a greater interest among consumers to know where their food comes from and with access to thousands of acres of rural farmland, SOVA has remained a region ideal for agriculture. This ranges from beef and dairy farming to niche market segments such as wineries, nurseries and even beekeeping.

HOUSING

FIND YOUR WAY HOME TO SOUTHERN VIRGINIA
Measuring and analyzing trends in housing can have a profound impact on economic and social conditions. In Southern Virginia, we’re taking an active approach in addressing housing and homeless issues. By working with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development our communities have been able to assist low-to-moderate income families with home purchasing and rehabilitation.
Tourism/Relocation
COMMERCE
Economic Development

Find your way to SOVA

Whether you're coming here for the weekend or for the rest of your life, the links below will help you get settled in. 

Access all of our area Chambers of Commerce

Get connected to the heartbeat of SOVA communities by building connections to our various Chambers of Commerce. 

Interested in moving your company to SOVA?

If you're considering relocating to Southern Virginia, we encourage you to connect to Economic Development efforts that are being made throughout the region. 
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