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Harrisonburg Real Estate

How is it already the end of February?? I hope everyone has enjoyed posts about Harrisonburg City on both my Instagram and here on the blog! To wrap up the month, I thought it would only be right to post about real estate in Harrisonburg.


Located in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley, Harrisonburg (“Rocktown” or “The Friendly City” as it's affectionately known) has history and hospitality, a vibrant community with a diverse population, a thriving local and ethnic food scene, cultural arts, and abounding opportunities for outdoor recreation. Home to James Madison University, Harrisonburg is a bike-friendly town with family-friendly museums, a rich Civil War history, and popular festivals and events that attract both visitors and residents alike. - Population: 54,500 - Location: Two-hour drive from Washington, D.C. - Education: James Madison University, Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg City Public Schools Points of Interest: Hardesty-Higgins House Visitor Center, Harrisonburg Farmers Market, Explore More Discovery Museum, Valley Turnpike Museum, Virginia Quilt Museum, Shenandoah National Park, Rocktown Trails at Hillandale Park, Court Square Theater


Because Harrisonburg's population has grown at a steady rate of 30 percent over the last couple of decades, the Harrisonburg real estate market is very strong. But despite the high demand for housing, the majority of homes for sale in Harrisonburg, VA remain affordable, especially when you consider the price per square foot. The majority of single-family homes are between 1,500 and 3,500 square feet and those homes are generally listed for between $200,000 and $500,000. That said, you can also find some extremely spacious homes that boast well over 4,000 square feet on interior space, with upwards of five bedrooms and four bathrooms, in the $500,000 range.


The houses in Harrisonburg generally have quite beautiful exteriors, with large two-story homes built in a variety of traditional architectural styles, from French Provincial to Colonial to Cape Cod to Federal. A common theme with these homes is the classic red brick exterior wall, although there are also a variety of stone, stucco, and wood homes on the market. You'll also find a nice selection of one-story ranch-style homes that are surprisingly spacious. Almost all single-family homes here boast large front and backyards as well, so they're perfect for families of all sizes, especially when you consider safe atmosphere and low crime rate in the city.

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