Where is the nearest Home Depot or Lowe's? Where is the nearest Walmart or Target? Where is the nearest shopping mall? These are common questions about Smith Mountain Lake which we answer in this section.
Regarding general shopping, the Smith Mountain Lake Community has virtually everything you need right here at the lake. Below we highlight some of the major shopping areas and stores that are most often asked about. In addition to having a variety of local shopping, other shopping opportunities are available within a reasonable driving distance.
SHOPPING AREAS AT SMITH MOUNTAIN LAKE
Westlake Corner "Westlake", as it is referred to by locals, is Smith Mountain Lake's primary shopping area. Westlake Towne Center is the largest shopping center, but the Westlake area extends beyond this one collection of stores. Some of the popular shopping at Westlake is highlighted below.
Bridgewater Plaza Located at Hales Ford Bridge, Bridgewater Plaza has a lot of shopping in addition to restaurants, a marina, miniature golf, rock climbing, and other attractions. Below are some recommendations for shopping at this fun location.
Moneta Commons Shopping Center One of Smith Mountain Lake's newest shopping centers, the second major supermarket in the community, Food Lion, is located here. Just a short drive north on RT. 122 from Hales Ford Bridge. Most visitors on the Bedford County side of the lake shop here.
Where is the nearest shopping mall? What other nearby areas offer shopping? These are also common questions visitors to Smith Mountain Lake have. Please see below.
ROANOKE, VIRGINIA Roanoke is only 45 minutes from the lake, and offers 2 large shopping malls with a variety of stores and services.
LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA Lynchburg is about an hour from the lake, and offers 2 large shopping malls with a variety of stores and services.
In addition to shopping in nearby Roanoke and Lynchburg, there are virtually limitless other opportunities for shopping in areas such as Greensboro, NC, Raleigh/Durham, NC, Richmond, VA and others. Check our Nearest Cities/Airports page, or our About SML page for specific driving distances to these destinations.