Bridgewater, VA is located in the Shenandoah Valley along the northern and western banks of Dry River and North River in Rockingham County. Bridgewater is home to Bridgewater College, a diverse range of businesses, and comfortable neighborhoods.
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Bridgewater is a fairly small town featuring less than 6,000 residents, almost equally divided among blue collar and white collar workers. Buyers will find this town dotted with picturesque single-family homes. While, the market features single-family homes of all sizes, the majority of homes are small to medium sized, with three bedrooms or less. More than half of Bridgewater homes were built between 1970 and 1999. Browse the latest real estate listings in Bridgewater.
Students in Bridgewater attend the countywide school system—Rockingham County Public Schools. The school district operates an elementary school, middle school and high school within Bridgewater limits, preventing students from traveling long distances to and from school. Additionally, Bridgewater is home to Blue Ridge Christian School.
Many Bridgewater residents find employment in one of the top industries in Rockingham County. These industries include health care, manufacturing, government, food service, construction and transportation. Some of the largest employers in Bridgewater and the surrounding county include Rockingham Memorial Hospital, Rockingham County School Board, Cargill Meats and Wal-Mart. More than 29,000 county residents commute outside Rockingham County. Workers often commute to Harrisonburg, Augusta County and Shenandoah County.
People flock to Bridgewater to experience the lush beauty of the Shenandoah Valley. It's no wonder that agri-tourism is popular, allowing people to get out and experience the great outdoors. Visit the Bluestone Vineyard to experience one of the most popular byproducts of the area's fertile soil. Experience the beautiful landscape and plenty of outdoor adventures at Wildwood Park and Edgebriar Park. Additionally, Bridgewater is home to the liberal arts college, Bridgewater College. This establishment serves as a hub of arts and cultural entertainment for local residents and visitors. There are also a number of community amenities available, including Little League and the Ashby Pool.
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