Shenandoah County, VA was officially established in 1772 by the Virginia's last royal governor. From its rolling hills dotted with vineyards and ski slopes, Shenandoah County invites visitors to join their local communities. The county's quaint, small towns encourage you to stay awhile. And once you do, you may find you can't wait to make Shenandoah County your home.
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As of the 2010 census, Shenandoah County was home to 41,993 people living in 14,296 households. Shenandoah County's small towns and community lifestyles are a major reason people buy homes in the area. With rolling hills and beautiful views, it's easy to fall in love with living in Virginia. You will easily be able to find the perfect Shenandoah County home in one of the area's towns—Strasburg, Woodstock, New Market, Mount Jackson, Edinburg or Toms Brook. Home buyers will find small to medium-sized, single family homes, perfect for the growing family. Search Shenandoah County homes for sale by city.
Students living in Shenandoah County attend the countywide district, Shenandoah County Public School System. The school district operates three elementary schools, three middle schools and three high schools. In addition to the traditional schools, students may attend public schools at Triplett Tech, a technical and business school offering students career-focused education or Massanutten Regional Governor's School, a research-based school for gifted students. Local families also have access to a number of private schools. Two of the main private schools include Shenandoah Valley Academy and Massanutten Military Academy.
The top industries in Shenandoah County include manufacturing, education, healthcare, food service and retail. Local government also employs many Shenandoah County residents. The top five employers in the county include the Shenandoah County School Board, George's Chicken, Bowman Andros Products, Iac Strasburg, LLC, and R.R. Donnelley and Sons. The County of Shenandoah is the area's sixth largest employer.
Shenandoah County's beautiful, natural scenery, array of outdoor activities, rich history, shopping, restaurants and vineyards attract many people to the area. Begin your tour at Cave Ridge Vineyard on a Friday night for live music from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. North Mountain is another family-friendly vineyard worth visiting. Wednesday through Sunday, North Mountain opens to visitors from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
History buffs delight in the Civil War destinations and historical small towns found throughout Shenandoah County. Explore downtown Strasburg and visit the Strasburg Museum for Civil War memorabilia. You can also head down Route 11 to explore the historic and shopping districts in Woodstock and Edinburg.
Recreational destinations abound throughout the county, making it a perfect place to spend quality family-time. Bryce Resorts features year-round fun. In the summers, the slopes come alive with grass skiing and tubing, a zip line, a mountain bike park and euro-bungee. Explore Shenandoah Caverns and it's America Celebration on Parade, housing historic parade floats.
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