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Gina Chatham
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Winchester, Virginia Real Estate Analysis

Whether you are a history buff, an architecture lover, a restaurant connoisseur, a boutique shopper or someone who simply likes to take a walk, Winchester is a wonderful place to live, work and play. Located in the Shenandoah Valley, between the Blue Ridge and Appalachian Mountains, Winchester is 9.3 square miles and features a 45-block National Register Historic District. A step into Winchester-Frederick County is a step into history. This is the community that shaped a young George Washington and where he had his first job, first military post and first elected office.

Winchester Quick Facts:

• Winchester is located approximately 75 miles west of Washington, D.C. at the crossroads of Routes 81, 50, 7 and 522.
• Once a Shawnee Indian camping ground, Winchester was founded in 1744 by Colonel James Wood and is the oldest city in the Commonwealth west of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
• During the Civil War, Winchester was a strategic prize of great importance and changed flags around 70 times during the four year conflict.
• As of the 2010 Census, there were 26,203 residents in Winchester.
• The City of Winchester is the county seat of Frederick County.
• A vital marketplace for more than 250 years, Old Town Winchester features a quaint pedestrian walking mall.
• Winchester is the location of the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival which has existed since 1924 and draws approximately 250,000 visitors to the area.
• Winchester was once dubbed the apple capital of the world and this heritage is still very much part of the community.
• Country/Pop Music Vocalist and Icon, Patsy Cline, was a Winchester native.
• Winchester is home to the Winchester Royals of the Valley Baseball League.
• Winchester was designated as a Virginia Main Street Community in 1985 by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development.
• Shenandoah University in Winchester is a private university with approximately 3,800 students in more than 90 programs.
• Winchester is home to one of the top 100 hospitals in the United States.
• In 2008, U.S. News named Winchester as a “Best Place to Retire.”
• In 2009, Winchester was named one of Forbes’ “Best Small Places for Business and Careers.”
• In 2011, AARP The Magazine listed Winchester as one of “10 Affordable Cities for Retirement.”

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Winchester School Data

Winchester School Districts

Northwestern Reg Education Program
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Frederick County Public Schools
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Winchester City Public Schools
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Winchester Schools

Northwestern Reg Ed Program
K-2, public
Armel Elementary School
K-5, public
Gainesboro Elementary School
K-5, public
James Wood Middle School
6-8, public
Apple Pie Ridge Elementary School
K-5, public
http://www.frederick.k12.va.us/education/school/school.php?sectionid=6
Frederick County Middle School
6-8, public
James Wood High School
9-12, public
http://www.frederick.k12.va.us/education/school/school.php?sectiondetailid=145&
Senseny Road Elementary School
K-5, public
Redbud Run Elementary School
K-5, public
Indian Hollow Elementary School
K-5, public
Daniel Morgan Middle School
5-8, public
Frederick Douglass Elementary School
K-4, public
Garland R. Quarles Elementary School
PK-4, public
John Handley High School
9-12, public
John Kerr Elementary School
K-4, public
Virginia Ave. Charlotte Dehart Elementary School
PK-4, public
Sacred Heart Academy
PK-8 & ungraded, private
http://www.sacredheartva.org/
Timber Ridge School
6-12, private
Lighthouse Baptist Academy
PK-12, private
Mountain View Christian Academy
K-12, private
http://www.ccmv.com
Winchester Montessori School
PK-6, private
Orchard View Elementary School
K-5, public
Millbrook High School
9-12, public
Northwestern Regional Juvenile Detention Center
K-2, public
Grafton School
2-12, private

Posted on January 2, 2014 at 8:59 pm by Gina Chatham