Real Estate in VA & WV
Gina Chatham

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.”

Walk Score for Winchester

Winchester School Data

Winchester School Districts

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

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
Frederick County Middle School
6-8, public
James Wood High School
9-12, public
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
Timber Ridge School
6-12, private
Lighthouse Baptist Academy
PK-12, private
Mountain View Christian Academy
K-12, private
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