Forest is a suburban part of metropolitan Lynchburg, containing many subdivided properties carved from and around surrounding farms and woodlands.
Family-friendly with outstanding schools surrounded by newer communities. Everything you need is close by and the people are friendly.
Nearby attractions include Point of Honor in Lynchburg, the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, and the Peaks of Otter in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The nearest urban center is downtown Lynchburg, approximately 10 miles (16 km) northeast of town. Forest is accessed via Route 221 and U.S. Route 460. The nearest rail line is Amtrak's Crescent train at the Kemper Street station in Lynchburg. Amtrak Virginia also provides regional service with a Lynchburg stop between Roanoke and Northern VA/Washington, D.C. The nearest major airport is Lynchburg Regional Airport offering commercial service through US Airways Express to Charlotte, North Carolina. Private charter flights are available through Virginia Aviation. There is also a public general aviation (GA) airport, New London Airport, which is open for all GA pilots. Approximately 10,000 reside in Forest, VA.