Virginia is for lovers, so they say, and if you visit the spectacular Shenandoah Valley, you'll probably understand why. Nestled into its heart, and bounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains, Harrisonburg, Virginia, is a vibrant city with a colorful past. The lifestyle is relaxed, people are friendly and the average listing price of a home here is $198,102.
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Harrisonburg boasts a vibrant arts community, specialty shopping, a farmers market featuring local produce, entertainment venues, Civil War history sites and a variety of museums. The must-see Shenandoah National Park includes 196,000 acres of protected wilderness and recreational opportunities. Visitors converge on the area every autumn to take a drive on the Blue Ridge Skyline Parkway, which affords the best view of the changing colors. Downtown Harrisonburg also offers excellent dining choices from local cuisine to Thai-fusion, Greek, Ethiopian and more.
Residents here are proud of the city's heritage. They support their neighbors, from patronizing a favorite shop to buying from a unique local business such as the White Oak Lavender Farm or the Bluestone Vineyard. The median family income in the area is $45,159 and the average listing price is $198,102. You can find a three-bedroom, single-family home of 1,264 square feet for $185,000, or a four-bedroom, 2,995 square-foot home for $345,000. Popular zip codes here are 22801 with an average listing price of $299,511, and 22802 where the average home price is $172,284. Parents give a five-star rating to both Waterman and Lacey Spring Elementary Schools as well as Skyline Middle School. As for institutions of higher learning, Harrisonburg, Virginia, is the home of JMU, James Madison University. Because of its mild range of temperatures-high 80s in summer and 40s in winter-residents enjoy many outdoor activities, such as hiking and biking, and the rare mountain air usually gets just cold enough to participate in snow sports at the nearby Massanutten Ski Resort. All things considered, Harrisonburg, Virginia, is just the place for lovers, and others.