Harrisonburg Real Estate A City Friendly by Nature
The city of Harrisonburg is located 2 hours south of Washington, DC, and is nestled between the Allegheny and Blue Ridge Mountains. The population of the Harrisonburg metro area of Rockingham County is about 50,000 and is rich with possibilities. From education and athletics at James Madison University to outdoor adventures, fine dining, and arts and culture, you’ll find an eclectic mix of activities here.
Our Best Dining Tips
The executive chef of the Golden Pony in downtown Harrisonburg was voted Top Chef for 2021 with his PB&J (pimento cheese, pork belly, and tomato jam on a perfectly toasted baguette). This is a must-get-your-hands-on snack!
Cuban Burger is home to the el Vaquero burger, Esquire magazine’s Most Over the Top Burger in Virginia. Don’t leave town without it.
Bella Luna Wood Fired Pizza was named 1 of the top 10 Italian restaurants in Virginia by the website OnlyInYourState. You’ll love their pizza bursting with flavor.
Our Best Shopping Tips
Be sure to check out Artisan’s Hope in downtown Harrisonburg for food and crafts from around the world. All of their products are fair trade or created in ways that have positive social impacts with minimal environmental damage to the areas in which they’re made.
Another one of our favorite local shops is The Rocktown Gift Shop, which is the ideal destination to find gifts and souvenirs with a local flair. They have a unique selection of Virginia goods that are quite literally the fruits of the area. Don’t leave town without an assortment of jams, jellies, syrups, honey, spices, and more.
Our Best Tips to Keep Active & Healthy
Harrisonburg residents enjoy many city parks and playgrounds including A Dream Come True Playground, Bluestone Trail, Smithland Dog Park, Eastover Tennis Courts, Ramblewood Athletic Complex, Welcome Home Garden, and Westover Skate Park. There is also a senior center, community activities center, and swimming program. Local sports teams and clubs are also available for both kids and adults. Beyond city limits you’ll find the 4-seasons Massanutten Ski Resort, 30 Civil War sites, and the Shenandoah Valley Wine Trail. If you desire an active, outdoors lifestyle, Harrisonburg is a great place to live.
Our Best Tips for Culture and Entertainment
Experience the excitement of the Forbes Center for the Performing Arts at James Madison University, featuring five remarkable venues, each unique and acoustically designed to perfection. The Forbes Center diverse slate of entertainment includes dance, theater and music performances by nationally recognized artists and JMU students and faculty. The center also features rotating art galleries, entertainment for children and more.
Every year, 3,000 people attend the Rocktown Beer and Music Festival to celebrate good beer, good living, good music and a great community.