Embracing progress while holding on to small town values makes Farmville a great place to live, work and grow. The Town, in cooperation with the Farmville Development Partnership, sponsors events such as the Christmas Parade, Dogwood Festival, Taste of Farmville, and Hometown Halloween that bring residents together.
With safe and secure neighborhoods, Farmville features a small town ambience and a dedicated sense of community.
Business and Culture
Farmville’s Central Business District features businesses that have been on Main Street for more than 50 years as well as brand new ones.
Farmville’s Historic District encompasses more than 330 contributing buildings in the Central Business District. The district encompasses 330 contributing buildings, 1 contributing site, and 2 contributing structures in the central business district and surrounding residential sections of Farmville. It includes buildings dated from about 1860 to 1942 and notable examples of Colonial Revival, Classical Revival, and Queen Anne style architecture. Notable buildings include the James W. May House (c. 1860), Fields-Rasberry House (c. 1900), Dr. David Morrill House (c. 1909), Warren Parker House, Nannie Smith House (c. 1884), First Christian Church (1910), Emmanuel Episcopal Church (1920), St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, Municipal Building (1928) possibly designed by Benton & Benton, Bank of Farmville (1921) designed by Benton & Benton, Pollard Auto Company Building, Paramount Theatre (1930s), J. Y. Monk Tobacco Warehouse, and East Carolina Railway Office and Freight Station.
It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1993.
( Allison H. and David R. Black (May 1993). “Farmville Historic District” (pdf). National Register of Historic Places – Nomination and Inventory. North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office. Retrieved 2015-02-01.)
Located within the greater Farmville area are two medical clinics and a pediatric center, two dental facilities, two optometrists, three pharmacies, one veterinary clinic and other specialties that serve the community. Farmville is just a short distance from Vident Medical Center as well as other medical specialists.
Farmville offers a quality of life unmatched in other small towns. Recently named a finalist in the All America City competition, Farmville’s vibrant Main Street, excellent schools, effective government, affordable housing, active churches, outstanding library and museum, six parks and country club, and a creative Arts Council all combine to make the community a wonderful place to live, work and prosper.