Why Winchester?


Area Info

Winchester is an area rich in history and beauty. Nestled in the Northern Shenandoah Valley, Winchester offers its residents a close proximity to Northern Virginia and Washington DC. Nearby are Dulles Airport (1 hour drive) and our nation’s capital (1.5 hours). An abundance of shopping in the Leesburg and Dulles areas is only a short drive away.

Winchester is a college town with Shenandoah University located in the city bringing students and faculty together under one campus.

Winchester Medical Center is one of the nation’s top 100 hospitals. Constantly growing and bringing jobs and new employees, our state of the art hospital is a major medical center.

Court House




Sports enthusiast? The Shenandoah Valley has plenty of activities including canoeing, fishing, hunting and swimming on the Shenandoah River. We are bordered by the Blue Ridge Mountains if hiking, bird watching and sightseeing are an interest. Skyline Drive in Front Royal offers some of the best hiking and views in all the valley. Winchester and Frederick County have numerous golf courses to choose from – public and private. And, if you enjoy taking to the slopes, Whitetail Mountain is just an hours drive north.

If you love history, Winchester is the place to come! Winchester is home to the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, The Discovery Museum, Stonewall Jackson’s Headquarters, George Washington Museum, Belle Grove Plantation, Historic Long Branch and a variety of Civil War Battlefields. The list goes on and on…