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Harrisonburg, VA Real Estate

Harrisonburg Virginia Real Estate

Nestled between the Allegheny Mountains to the west and the Shenandoah Mountains to the east, Harrisonburg, Virginia sits smack in the heart of the breathtaking Shenandoah Valley.  Founded in 1779, today Harrisonburg is a thriving city of over 50,000 inhabitants, who enjoy a historic city that is the county seat of beaucolic Rockingham County.  Located just of Interstate 81, it sits only 2 hours away from both Washington, DC and Richmond, VA, yet is worlds away in terms of livability, where you get all the modern conveniences of a 21st Century city, along with the peace and serenity to be found in the hills, farm lands, woodlands, and mountainsides that envelop the city.

Whether your interests lie in the arts, museums, libraries, higher education, dining, shopping, theater, outdoor sports, hunting, fishing, parks and recreation, Harrisonburg has you covered.  Harrisonburg was listed as “the #7 Best City to live in the south after the coronavirus pandemic” by Business Insider, and ranked 7th out of 350 metros as best places for millennials to move to in the United States – and only 1 of 2 located on the east coast!).  Harrisonburg is also known for the first designated Arts & Cultural District and the first Culinary District in Virginia.   

One of Virginia’s top universities, James Madison University, founded in 1908, is located here, bringing a vibrancy to the city with its nationally recognized sports programs and 19,000 exuberant students – Go Dukes!  Further demonstrating its commitment to higher education and training, Harrisonburg is also home to:  Eastern Mennonite University, Bridgewater College, Blue Ridge Community College, American National University, and Massanutten Technical College.

Harrisonburg and its surrounding area offers a wide variety of homes and places to live, accommodating to those who prefer the in-town, suburban feel, as well as those who yearn for the quiet countryside at the foothills of the mountains, while still being “in touch” with the city.  Harrisonburg offers a lot of bang-for-the-buck, with its medium home value sitting below the national average.

Virginia Estates has been assisting buyers and sellers across Virginia for over 30 years.  Put our local expertise and experience to work for you in your search for that perfect home in Harrisonburg, VA.  Contact our Shenandoah Valley regional expert, Bryan Orr, at bryan@virginiaestates.com, or 703-727-7794 to begin your search.