Living in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley

A mosaic of vibrant cities and productive family farms forms the essential character of the Shenandoah Valley.

Serving up the best of small city cool and rural charm, the Shenandoah Valley sacrifices neither to the congestion and sprawl typical of so many larger metropolitan regions. Our town and country topography integrates the exuberance of university centers with the tranquility of mountain trails. Here, you can roam from the networks of coworking collaboratories to the graceful gridlines of heirloom apple orchards, evoking a regional architecture beloved from the villages of traditional Europe to the bold visions of modern, mixed-use designers.

We invite you to drink in a local flavor that is one part cosmopolitan, one part outdoor adventure, and one part love for the hills and ridges we call home. Welcome to the Shenandoah Valley.

Welcome to the Shenandoah Valley

Ringed by the fields and farms of four of the top five agricultural producing counties in the state, eleven colleges and universities weave together academic achievement and student engagement, all as the majestic ridgelines of the Shenandoah National Park look on.

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