As individual as a mountain range or a scenic river, each of Southwest Virginia's communities has its own personality and its own pace. What they have in common is the friendliness of the people who make their homes here. These are places where they know your name, where you can make a difference, where you can count on help from neighbors in time of need. Historic downtowns are remaking themselves into cultural centers, with local live music, galleries and shops, small restaurants and coffee shops. Explore them – or make them home.