A true small-town experience of the United States, Independence provides its own unique take on culture and architecture. An area filled with historical significance and friendly locals Independence is a welcoming area that will leave you captivated. Sitting close by to the George Washington and Jefferson National Park, those looking for adventure will not have to travel far to get amongst America's wild side. The park is a gateway into the Blue Ridge Mountain Range. The Blue Ridge Mountains provide an ideal opportunity for those looking to explore the flora and fauna of Virginia. It is home to hundreds of miles of lush greenery and wildlife. Packed with hiking trails, unique rock formations and a number of idyllic water features, a journey into the mountain range is something that cannot be missed.