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Living in South Boston, Virginia

South Boston, Virginia, sits just north of the Dan River in south central Virginia. Once known as Boyd's Ferry, South Boston is home to a thriving, historic downtown area. South Boston is a tight-knit community with small-town charm, yet is two hours or less from the amenities of Richmond and Roanoke, as well as Raleigh, North Carolina.

South Boston offers a wide variety of shopping and entertainment options for young and old alike. Dozens of shops, restaurants, and other businesses inhabit Downtown South Boston, encouraging a self-sustainable community. You can find your favorite fare at one of the quaint mom-and-pop cafes, or an upscale meal at one of the finer eateries. After your meal, take a stroll down Main Street for an afternoon of leisurely shopping, enjoying the different wares this unique part of town has to offer.

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Things to Do in South Boston

Both indoor and outdoor recreational activities are also abundant in South Boston, Virginia. Explore Paul C. Edmunds Jr. Memorial Park, where you can observe a wide variety of birds and butterflies, or test your links skills at Green's Folly Golf Course. South Boston Speedway is a 4/10th-mile short track that hosts races in NASCAR's regional series. The Prizery is an arts and cultural center that houses a theater, a gallery, and a historical exhibit on the Crossing of the Dan. Other attractions include the South Boston-Halifax County Museum of Fine Arts and History and Halifax County War Memorial Park.

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Housing in South Boston

There are a variety of homes for sale in South Boston, Virginia. Suburban streets are filled with a nice mix of architectural styles, including Colonial, Tudor, Georgian, 1950s ranch, and just about any classic style in between. Some of these homes are historic and others are more modern builds, offering something for every home buyer looking at South Boston real estate. Families will find that kindergarten through high school are located right in town, with a handful of private schools also available. Danville, the nearest city, is a 40-minute drive away, making South Boston a good choice for commuters.


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  • Observe the area’s natural beauty at Paul C. Edmunds Jr. Memorial Park, where a wide variety of birds and butterflies can be found.
  • Those who love speed can visit the South Boston Speedway, a 4/10th-mile race track that hosts races in NASCAR’s regional series.
  • Take in arts and culture at The Prizery, which offers a theater, gallery, and a historical exhibit, as well as hosts events for all ages.


South Boston Real Estate at a Glance

  • 18 Homes Sold*
  • 92 Avg. Days on Market*
  • $227,450 Median Price*

*over last 3 months

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