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Westlake Towne Center


Westlake Towne Center, located at Smith Mountain Lake in Franklin County, Virginia, was begun in 2001. This 140-acre, $45 million architectural-style development quickly became the Lake's key destination for shopping and retail, with anchor tenants including Kroger and Westlake Cinema. The Center has afforded our region access to business-support services including legal services, patent-intellectual legal services, engineering firms in a variety of disciplines, prototyping, machining, testing, accounting and marketing/advertising.


Westlake Towne Center includes Westlake Professional Park and Office Complex, offering easy access to many of the region’s preeminent medical service providers as well as legal and financial services. Our Four Square complex is an innovative hybrid center for service providers who require additional inventory space.


Westlake Towne Center is an ideal home for businesses that want to relocate to the rural, resort community of Smith Mountain Lake. We are fortunate to be in close proximity to major markets, with high technology connections to Virginia Tech in telecommunications, engineering, wireless, life sciences, biotechnology, and agriculture. The Smith Mountain Lake area is also near Lynchburg, Va., Richmond, Va., Greensboro, N.C. and Raleigh, N.C.​


  • Westlake Towne Center has access to dedicated Fiber Optic Solutions for your business. Your business can use this access for VPN connection to home offices as well as access to offices from home.

  • You can log all maintenance requests online at:

  • Westlake Towne Center can accommodate individual solutions from Verizon, Shentel, CenturyLink, etc.

  • Regional cell tower on the property ensures the highest quality wireless calls.

  • Tenants of Westlake Towne Center enjoy the highest traffic count at Smith Mountain Lake and a full-time maintenance staff.

Westlake Towne Center is owned, marketed and operated by The Willard Companies. This innovative group of companies represents excellence in construction, planning, development and marketing. The Willard Companies was founded by Franklin County native Ronald L. Willard Sr., who was among the first to realize the potential of the lake and actively pursue making Smith Mountain Lake a great place to live, work and play.

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