Actually, Historic Appomattox is in APPOMATTOX COUNTY. The above-described "Wynhurst" is a bit of a joke. Businesses there are not making it (for the most part), the houses are all CRAMMED together on tiny lots. The construction is shoddy (the company who built it has a reputation for structures that look pretty decent when new but do not hold up in the long run), and the homeowner's association is not the easiest to deal with (forget about much originality in landscaping/exteriors).
The place kind of reminds me of the old Zork video games...surreal, fake, creepy, and way overpriced compared to what you get.
You might want to consider Amherst county, just over the river from L'burg and taxes that are HALF that of the latter.
Central Virginia is an ok place to live. There is not much to do in the way of culture/arts. There exists a HUGE redneck-type population. If you are an intellectural sort of person you will not be thrilled with this area, unless you somehow attach yourself to one of the colleges here. However, another important caveat: this burg gets called "Jerryland" due to the overbearing presence of Jerry Falwell and his Liberty University.
As to the restaurants, *please*, *please*, ***PLEASE**, don't lie about it, ok?
The town is overflowing with tacky, nasty chain restaurants...very much a cookie-cutter sort of dining and shopping here, its really quite sad for those of us who have enjoyed great independent restaurants around the globe. Yes, people eat out a lot, but it's because there is fricking nothing else to do, and the choices suck horribly. If you can think of a chain restaurant (except not any neat ones like Cheesecake Factory), L'burg probably has it, more's the pity. but for ambience, and a true dining experience, there is NOTHING here, except possibly the Indian restaurant -- but my British friends say it is not terribly authentic, even though we go there a lot, since it beats the heck out of Applebees, TGIF, Olive Garden and other barfbag chains.
Ok, now if you won't miss cultural perks that you undoubtedly have in Pittsburgh, and just want to live like a hermit, yes, you can find a place to do it here. I can't think of anything else to redeem this place.
You'd be better off in Southern Maryland (country, but near DC), or the Shenandoah Valley (Roanoke, not too far from DC either), or Charlottesville (Nelson and Amherst are still affordable and a fairly short drive to C'ville, which has much more cultural offerings and an educated populace).
If you cannot abide rednecks and bible thumpers, PLEASE save yourself and do not move here.