Communities

Virginia currently has 28 designated Main Street communities, each offering a unique historic commercial district. All of them are well worth a visit!

Abingdon

Altavista

Ashland

Bedford

Berryville

Blackstone

Bristol

Culpeper

Danville

Farmville

Franklin

Fredericksburg

Gloucester

Harrisonburg

Hopewell

Lexington

Luray

Lynchburg

Manassas

Marion

Martinsville

Orange

St. Paul

South Boston

Staunton

Warrenton

Winchester

Wytheville

NEW! Introducing Virginia Downtowns (VaD), a new tier for Virginia communities that provides targeted services to Commercial District Affiliates exploring designation in the next round.

Cape Charles

 

DHCD Commercial District Affiliates (CDA)

Not every community is ready to undertake a comprehensive Main Street effort. But for those with the desire and energy to improve historic downtown commercial districts, Virginia Main Street (VMS) has resources to assist them through the affiliate program. There are currently over 80 affiliates of the VMS program.

Virginia communities with pedestrian-oriented commercial districts can become affiliates by completing a brief, noncompetitive application at any time. Affiliated communities must participate in at least one Main Street training each year. At the training, community leaders network with leaders from the program’s more mature communities, learning from personal experiences and best practices in the field. For more information on the program, contact Virginia Main Street at (804) 371-7040.

The VMS Commercial District Affiliates

Appomattox
Big Stone Gap
Bluefield
Boones Mill
Boykins
Broadway
Brookneal
Buchanan
Buena Vista
Burkeville
Callao
Chase City
Chatham
Chincoteague
Cleveland
Clifton Forge
Colonial Beach
Columbia Pike
Covington
Crozet
Crewe
Dante
Dayton
Dillwyn
Drakes Branch
Edinburg
Elkton
Emporia
Exmore
Fincastle
Floyd
Fries
Front Royal
Galax
Gate City
Glade Spring
Gretna
Halifax
Haysi
Herndon
Hillsville
Honaker
Independence
Jonesville
Kenbridge
Keysville
Kilmarnock
La Crosse
Lawrenceville
Lebanon
Leesburg
Madison
Mathews
Mechanicsville
Montross
Mount Jackson
Narrows
Nelson County
New Market
Norton
Occoquan
Onancock
Pearisburg
Pembroke
Pennington Gap
Petersburg
Pocahontas
Pound
Pulaski
Purcellville
Radford
Remington
Richlands
Rocky Mount
Salem
Saltville
Scottsville
Shenandoah
South Hill
Smithfield
Stanardsville
Strasburg
Stuart
Suffolk
Tappahannock
Tazewell
Vinton
Warsaw
Waverly
Waynesboro
West Point
White Stone
Wise
Woodstock

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