The city of Harrisonburg is located centrally (2 hours from Washington D.C., 2 hours from Richmond, and 2 hours from Roanoke). The city sits in the Shenandoah Valley, with National Forests to the east and west. The beauty of Harrisonburg, along with it’s close proximity to large metropolitan areas, makes it an amazing place to call home.
The Town of Bridgewater is located along the northern edge of the North River near the southern border of Rockingham County. The City of Harrisonburg, the county seat, is located approximately five miles to the northeast. Other nearby urban areas include the City of Staunton (25 miles southwest), the City of Charlottesville (60 miles southeast), and the City of Winchester (75 miles northeast). The Washington D.C. and Richmond metropolitan areas are within a two and one-half hour drive.
Situated in the historic Shenandoah Valley, the Town of Broadway (pop. 3,748) is located within Rockingham County and is approximately 12 miles north of Harrisonburg. Broadway is served by several U.S. highways, as well as Interstate 81, which provides a direct access route (Rte. 259) to Broadway.
Elkton is a small town of approximately 2,900 residents nestled on the east side of Rockingham County, Virginia in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. Situated between Massanutten Mountain and Skyline Drive, the connections between our fair town and the rest of the world are endless. Located just a few minutes from Interstate 81 between Harrisonburg and Charlottesville, Elkton is a crossroads for progress and small-town living.
The population according to the 2000 census data for the Town is 1,878. For more information, please visit http://factfinder.census.gov/home/saff/main.html and enter Shenandoah, Virginia. The 2010 census is currently being conducted. Updated information will be forthcoming as soon as it becomes available. The Town of Shenandoah implemented a boundary line adjustment, effective January 1, 2007, which added to our population. No official count has been received, but the unofficial count was 2,335 with the newly incorporated areas.
Dayton, Virigina is a small town in Rockingham County that was first settled by Daniel Harrison, brother of Thomas Harrison who founded nearby Harrisonburg, VA. While Dayton’s footprint is small, the impact is has through agriculture is great. The local farmer’s market as well as the annual “Dayton Days” festival are some of the biggest draws to the community, along with its largest employer, Cargill.
As you drive east and west on U.S. 33 if you’re not paying attention you might miss it. As you pass the Massanutten Peak on the north side of the road if you look south you will see McGaheysville, a community that has grown where the Massanutten Mountain ended. While McGaheysville was once incorporated, it is currently unincorporated.
The Town of Grottoes, Virginia is situated in the Shenandoah Valley in Rockingham County, and nestled at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
The Town of Timberville is nestled among the rolling hills of the Shenandoah Valley, with panoramic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains to the east and the Appalachian Mountains to the west. The Town is located in northern Rockingham County along the banks of the North Fork of the Shenandoah River, just minutes from Interstate 81. While experiencing positive growth, Timberville maintains the quaint feel and friendliness of a small town, making it a great place to live, work, or visit.