The Commonwealth Regional Council presides over the south-central region of Virginia that is nestled between the metropolitan cities of Richmond and Lynchburg. This region harbors the best of rural Virginia’s natural beauty, charm, and recreational opportunities. This region has a long agricultural heritage that is demonstrated with crops and pastures, affordable land, vast forests, and river access. The various higher educational institutions like Hampton Sydney, Southside Community College, and Longwood University to train various students from across the region and nation. The region lies at the crossroad between three major regional economies: Lynchburg to the east, Richmond to the west, and Charlottesville to the north. This provides access to larger urban centers for employment opportunities or other needs.