One of the best parts about living in the Shenandoah Valley is its proximity to some of the finest wineries in Virginia. The crisp fall weather offers the perfect time to tour the local vineyards and taste all the different wines. Here are some Shenandoah Valley wineries you definitely need to check out this season.
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If you've been looking at Augusta or Rockingham County homes for sale recently, odds are good you've learned about one of the many things that makes our area special: The flourishing craft brewery scene. Nowhere is that more evident than on the local Beerwerks Trail here in the Shenandoah Valley.
Many birds reside in our region during all or part of the year, and local lakes, parks, and trails provide unparalleled opportunities to cross rare and unique birds off your checklist. Our real estate agents are excited to share their favorite birding spots in Rockingham County.
The Rockingham County area features some fantastic golf courses. And when summer returns to the Shenandoah Valley, you can bet that our real estate agents will be out on the links every chance they get.
With that in mind, we're excited to share some of our favorite golf courses in Harrisonburg, VA, and the surrounding areas. We hope to see you out there this summer!
Harrisonburg is known for having some of the best culinary options that Virginia has to offer, with everything from upscale international cuisine to casual family fare. Many of your favorite dining destinations around Harrisonburg County also feature excellent brunch menus, perfect for a family meal, an outing with friends, or a morning date with your special someone. Our real estate agents have all of the delightful details on 8 of the best places to enjoy a morning brunch around Harrisonburg.
Spring naturally brings out the desire to clean, and if you're interested in selling your home, it couldn't come at a better time. Before your home is listed for sale with one of our real estate agents, make sure it will look its best. Spring cleaning can make your home shine and look fresh and clean! This is sure to make it more appealing to prospective buyers and help it stand out from other Rockingham County homes for sale.
The holidays are a wonderful time in Staunton, with local businesses, homeowners, and community organizations going all out to put on some amazing holiday displays. Touring the light displays around Staunton is a great way to enjoy some quality time with your family and get everyone in the holiday spirit. Staunton's Celebration of Holiday Lights is the biggest light display near Staunton, with a variety of ways to get involved yourself or simply drive through and enjoy the show. Our real estate agents have all of the festive details on the best holiday light displays near Staunton this year.
Harrisonburg is known as many things, from the county seat of Rockingham County to the first city in Virginia to be home to its own culinary district. But residents and visitors alike refer to Harrisonburg by a nickname that has stuck with the city for centuries – the Friendly City. Harrisonburg is the 12th largest city in Virginia, known for the warm, welcoming nature of its diverse residents, as well as its mix of urban amenities and small-town feel. Wondering why Harrisonburg is known as the Friendly City? Our real estate agents have the details on the friendly atmosphere you can expect in Harrisonburg and the reasons why you'll love calling the city home.
The holiday season is a time of celebration and also a time of reflection. There are people in the Shenandoah Valley who could use some help for the holidays this year, and there are many nonprofit organizations in the area working to provide that vital assistance. Whether you donate your time, money, or both, helping local nonprofits is a great way to make a positive difference in your community and bring a little bit of holiday cheer where it's needed most. Our real estate agents have the details on 7 Shenandoah Valley nonprofits where your donation can make a difference this year.
Harrisonburg, lovingly called Rocktown or The Friendly City by locals, has earned its reputation as a home for foodies, arts and culture aficionados, and history buffs. Located in the Shenandoah Valley region of Virginia between the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains, Harrisonburg is the perfect combination of city and rural living.
If you're in the process of searching Harrisonburg homes for sale, and you're questioning about whether to buy or build a home, our real estate agents are proud to say we've helped clients buy existing homes and lots for over 50 years. Harrisonburg has a number of subdivisions with lots ready to build your dream home. We're here to introduce you to the Highland Park neighborhood.
The Highland Park subdivision in Harrisonburg is no exception with its convenient location on the outskirts of Harrisonburg on its beautiful lots. An ideal site for building a home, Highland Park has been around for more than two decades and offers its residents a welcoming neighborhood feel with plenty of mature trees and a softly rolling landscape. The neighborhood has easy access to shopping, schools, and other popular amenities like the Lakeview Golf Course, Shenandoah Lake, and Sentra RMH Hospital.
We feel confident saying our featured Harrisonburg neighborhood, The Springs at Osceola, is just the right combination of serene country living with magnificent views in a family-oriented living community.
Peaceful settings, walking trails, spring-fed ponds, and seven generous acres of green space make Ana Marie Estates an ideal location for you and your family to call home.
Located in Waynesboro, Virginia, Ana Marie Estates has gorgeous mountain views of the Blue Ridge Mountains with winding roads that run naturally along the contours of the area's rolling hills. Ana Marie Estates is a signature community developed by W. Boutros & Co.
W. Boutros &. Co. joined the Shenandoah Valley real estate community in 1984 founding their business on a commitment to providing new home buyers with high-quality, value-added homes. After building several hundred homes and developing three successful residential communities, Boutros' son and daughter joined him in the family business. With a strong work ethic and commitment for integrity, W. Boutros & Co. continues today as an innovator in the real estate development and new home construction industry.
Lillian Boutros, Old Dominion Realty REALTOR® and Ana Marie Estates Representative talked about how the community originated. "It all started with the land. Almost 300 rolling acres with mountain views, peaceful settings, spring fed ponds, and generous acres of Green space suggested how the community should evolve, thus the plan for Ana Marie Estates emerged naturally. The vision was clear: to create a destination where natural features, manmade amenities and neighborhood activities would bring family and friends together like no other community in the Waynesboro area." commented Ms. Boutros.
"In addition to developing the real estate subdivision itself, we also serve as the community's home builder. Our homes' floorplans are designed with one purpose: 'real living for today's modern families.' Let me explain: We've incorporated 'smart space' design into our plans using larger kitchen, open family rooms, nine foot ceilings, and more windows to give our new home buyers more natural light and a more useful space for their families."
W. Boutros & Co. has several different home collections from which new home buyers may choose or to use as a starting point for their custom-designed homes. The few samples of their home collections include:
For more information about Ana Marie Estates, email Old Dominion Realty real estate agent, Lillian Boutros or call her at 540-910-0300.
Cedar Point is Rockingham County's newest development. Cedar Point is a new community of luxury townhomes located just minutes outside the city limits of Harrisonburg, Virginia. "This is an exciting new community of townhomes. Our townhomes are each individually designed so your townhome is different from your neighbors," said Gail Mitchell, Realtor with Old Dominion Realty. "It's just 2.8 miles north of Harrisonburg with easy access to Interstate 81." According to Mitchell, Cedar Point will feature a total of 81 townhome units with maintenance free exteriors of brick and stone. The design of Cedar Point incorporates beautifully landscaped common areas, individual parking and visitor parking.
There are two floor plans to choose from at Cedar Point. One is a very open floor plan. The second features individual living and dining rooms. Floor plans offer either two or three bedrooms. All floor plans are designed with 2.5 baths.
"Each home will feature hardwood floors," said Mitchell who is the exclusive listing agent. "Each townhome will have special touches such as 9-foot ceilings, arched doorways or cathedral ceilings."
Depending on the floor plan and site location, each townhouse will offer either a patio or a deck.
The new neighborhood will protect buyers with covenants and restrictions to keep the property prim and proper.
Prices for these affordable townhomes are $153,000 and lower. "We are pleased to introduce Cedar Point," said Mitchell. "This is the perfect location for a homebuyer who wants to be close to the city but in the county. It is minutes from Harrisonburg's dining, shopping and entertainment."
Harrisonburg offers a revitalized downtown with historic buildings, quaint shops and delicious restaurants. A historic district was named to the National Register of Historic Places in 2004. Harrisonburg is home to James Madison University and Eastern Mennonite University, offering residents a selection of arts, culture and college sports. Greater Harrisonburg area residents enjoy all of the amenities and outdoor recreation of the central Shenandoah Valley. Cedar Point's proximity to Interstate 81 provides residents with easy access to Richmond and Washington D.C.
Cedar Point is located in Rockingham County, the home to Endless Caverns and George Washington National Forest. Central is the Massanutten Peak, the southern tip of the Massanutten Mountains. Rising more than 1,500 feet, the peak is an outdoor lover's dream with hiking and spectacular views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Mitchell, the winner of the 2011 Harrisonburg-Rockingham Association of Realtors Top 5 percent Production Award and the 2011 Top Transaction Award Winner, said the website featuring Cedar Point homes is available for additional information. Cedar Point Townhomes for Old Dominion Realty.
Old Dominion Realty serves the greater Harrisonburg, Virginia, area. For more information about Cedar Point Townhomes, call Gail Mitchell at 540-810-2983 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the Old Dominion Realty website at www.olddominionrealty.com to make a move to a new Cedar Point luxury townhome.
Spacious lots and spectacular views of Massanutten Peak are just a few of the amenities Harrisonburg's newest subdivision, The Springs at Osceola, have to offer.
"The Springs at Osceola is just two miles outside of Harrisonburg," said Bea Miller, an Old Dominion Realty agent who has served the community's real estate needs for 34 years. "Those mountains you see are the Blue Ridge, the Alleghany Mountains and Massanutten Peak. It's beautiful here."
Located off Spaders Church Road, The Springs at Osceola is located not far from the new hospital. It is very close to the Lakeview Golf Course and Lake Shenandoah.
"The Springs at Osceola is unique because the lot sizes are estate size," said Courtney Crummett, an agent who has worked with Old Dominion for nine years. "There's more room for the kids to play and the lots will accommodate larger homes."
None of the lots in The Springs at Osceola are smaller than one-acre, said Miller. The developers have not carved away at the landscape but instead used the gently sloping terrain to create winding roads and areas of green space. The streets are lined with sidewalks, curbs and gutters.
When developers platted The Springs at Osceola, they wanted to build a neighborhood their own children would enjoy growing up in.
The subdivision is served by public water and sewer services.
"The development has Protective Covenants and an Architectural Review Committee," said Miller. "Buyers can bring their own builder and we can recommend builders." One builder on the list of recommendations is Gary Crummett and Sons, the father-in-law of Old Dominion Realty agent Courtney Crummett.
"His company builds quality homes," said Courtney. "We're very proud of the homes built by Gary Crummett and Sons.
"Gary Crummett builds nice homes," Miller agreed. She is pleased to offer the beautiful lots at The Springs of Osceola and to assist families seeking to have a new home built for them.
The subdivision of The Springs of Osceola is located in the Spotswood School District. But Miller emphasizes, "We have excellent schools with a fine reputation. I can't say enough for our area schools."
"It's a great location to the city," said Crummett of Harrisonburg, Virginia. Harrisonburg is home to James Madison University and Eastern Mennonite University. The downtown has been revitalized, offering quaint shops and eateries. The downtown historic district is listed on the National Register of Historic Place. With a population of 48,914 according to the 2010 U.S. Census, Harrisonburg is located in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley region of Rockingham County.
Harrisonburg is home to 13,133 households and 6,448 families, according to 2000 U.S. Census data. The median income for a Harrisonburg household was $29,949 and the median income for a Harrisonburg family was $45,159. The per capita income for Harrisonburg was $14,898.
The Springs of Osceola is conveniently located near Harrisonburg's superior restaurants, cultural arts and quilt museum, boundless outdoor activities, shopping and boutiques shops, and Civil War history. Beautiful Massanutten Resort, known for its skiing, snow sports, golf, dining and spa, is nearby.
Old Dominion Realty was founded in 1962 by Clyde Pugh. Today his son, Michael, continues to grow the company. Old Dominion Realty is a full-service real estate company, offering residential real estate services, property management, residential and commercial appraisal services, consulting, relocation services, commercial sales and leasing services. The company has more than 90 agents and staff who operate from six offices in Virginia and West Virginia.
The magnolia, a beautiful flower indigenous to the southern regions of the United States, is now the name of an equally beautiful neighborhood, Magnolia Ridge. Located east of Harrisonburg in Rockingham County, Virginia, Magnolia Ridge offers breathtaking views of Massanutten Peak.
Magnolia Ridge is the top-selling community in the Harrisonburg area for the last several years. Gail Mitchell of Old Dominion Realty specializes in offering properties in Magnolia Ridge. Affordable lots are available in the housing development and property owners are not restricted to any one builder.
Gail Mitchell described the Magnolia Ridge subdivision as a beautiful planned neighborhood.
Just minutes from Harrisonburg, Old Dominion Realty agent Gail Mitchell said Magnolia Ridge provides a relaxing atmosphere with gorgeous views of Massanutten Peak.
Residents of Magnolia Ridge have access to numerous amenities. Magnolia Ridge is near shopping, cultural events, and the new Rockingham Memorial Hospital Campus (RMH Campus).
Magnolia Ridge residents enjoy a walking trail to Lake Shenandoah, a 36 acre area owned by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.
The neighborhood development is near Lakeview Golf Course, named one of Golf Digest's "Best Places to Play". Lakeview Golf Course features four nine-hole courses, the Lake, Peak, Mountain and Spring, all with varying degrees of challenges.
Students in the Magnolia Ridge neighborhood attend Rockingham County Public Schools, with nearby Peak View Elementary and Cub Run Elementary. Five private schools, Victory Baptist Church Academy, Redeemer Classical School, Eastern Mennonite School, Conerstone Christian School and Blue Ridge Christian School are four to eight miles away from Magnolia Ridge. Magnolia Ridge is a short drive from Harrisonburg's James Madison University and Eastern Mennonite University.
Magnolia Ridge residents enjoy all of the amenities of Harrisonburg, Virginia. Located in the central Shenandoah Valley, Harrisonburg is situated along Interstate 81 with access to Richmond and Washington D.C. Harrisonburg is the county seat of Rockingham County, the home to Endless Caverns and George Washington National Forest. Central is the Massanutten Peak, the southern tip of the Massanutten Mountains. Rising more than 1,500 feet, the peak is an outdoor lover's dream with hiking and spectacular views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. An estimated 126,562 people call the greater Harrisonburg-area home.
For more information about Magnolia Ridge, call Old Dominion Realty's agent, Gail Mitchell, at 540-810-2983 today.