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July
29

6 of the Coolest Concerts in the 'Burg in August

Harrisonburg Concerts August 2019
There are plenty of Harrisonburg homes for sale to choose from, but any of them will put you right in the middle of fun and excitement. One of the best things about beautiful Harrisonburg is its energetic live music scene. Lots of memorable acts originated right here, so there's always a show going on.

Summer is concert season, and the action is in full swing in August.

Our real estate agents are looking forward to these cool August concerts:

  1. Late Bloomer – 181 North Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22802
    Headlining a night of music on August 13 is Late Bloomer, a North Carolina trio with a unique take on hook-driven guitar rock, punk, and indie. Fresh from their successful third full-length album, they have never sounded more dynamic or compelling than they do now. They'll be joined by indie rock duo Bloom, whose May 2019 EP soared to 100,000 views in just two weeks.
  2. Bruce Allen – 1230 Old Furnace Road, Harrisonburg, VA 22802
    Visiting the Fraternal Order of Eagles on Friday, August 16, Bruce Allen will bring his brand of county music to the Harrisonburg stage. Soloist Allen is a veteran of the Nashville music scene known for his versatility, soulful performances, and compelling lyrics. It's all brought to you by one of the most prominent nonprofits from right here in the 'Burg.
  3. Unspoken Tradition – 153 South Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22801
    Bluegrass band Unspoken Tradition celebrates the culture of North Carolina in its music, looking forward to the future while honoring the state's rich past. Now on tour, the five-person band will hit the stage on August 7. Expect to hear their chart-topping radio singles as well as some new takes on their nostalgic, yet sincere sound. You won't want to miss it!
  4. The Seldom Scene – 41 F Court Square, Harrisonburg, VA, 22801
    The Seldom Scene is one of the longest-running and most popular bluegrass bands playing in the Harrisonburg area. Founded in 1971 in Bethesda, Maryland, the Seldom Scene is a leading name in progressive bluegrass. Its five members create shows with bluegrass versions of hot hits from genres like country, rock, and even pop. They'll be in Harrisonburg on Friday, August 16.
  5. Queen of Jeans – 122 South Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22801
    Queen of Jeans headlines on August 7 in Harrisonburg, part of a night of music featuring fresh new sounds from young bands. Bringing their experimental alternative sound to Harrisonburg, these musical pioneers – who got started in the business with a debut album in 2016 – have a style that blends subversive elements with angelic female-led harmonies.
  6. Rockingham County Fair 2019 – 4808 South Valley Pike, Harrisonburg, VA 22801
    No list of cool August events would be complete without the best way to relax and unwind after a day of visiting Rockingham County homes for sale: The one and only Rockingham County Fair. The Fair has been going since 1949 and has grown every year. Fair Week entertainment will include Morgan Wallen, Aaron Lewis, Scotty McCreery, and many others on multiple stages.

There's much more to see and do in Harrisonburg. With help from our team, you'll find the perfect home to experience it all. Contact us today to learn about local real estate opportunities.

July
22

Best Places to Golf Around Harrisonburg

Harrisonburg Golf Courses

From Miniature Golf to PGA

Golf is referred to as a "gentleman's game," but today the whole family can join in the fun. Spend the summer perfecting your short game and giving kids your best putt-putt tips at these top golf courses near Harrisonburg homes for sale.

  • Lakeview Golf Club - 4101 Shen Lake Drive, Harrisonburg, VA 22801
    How popular is Lakeview Golf Club? Its Lake Course was included in the 2018 list of top 25 courses in Virginia from Golf Advisor. Lakeview's trio of 9-hole courses, including Peak and Mountain, were designed by three separate architects to provide different golfing experiences. Spend a rainy day improving your game at one of the club's two HD simulator bays. Individual, couple, family and student annual memberships are available and each includes a range plan. 

  • The Club at Ironwood - 62 Country Club Circle, Staunton, VA 24401
    With its 18-hole championship golf course and a full selection of amenities, The Club at Ironwood is a perfect place to spend the day with family, friends or out-of-town visitors. Get a nice workout on the golf course or tennis courts, then cool off in the junior Olympic pool before relaxing over dinner and drinks at the restaurant. The Club is in close proximity to Staunton homes for sale, creating a welcome sense of community among the members.

  • Heritage Oaks Golf Course - 680 Garbers Church Road, Harrisonburg, VA 22801
    Heritage Oaks Golf Course bills itself as "The Friendliest Course in the Valley." It seems golfers agree, as they have voted this par-70 municipal course "Best of the Valley" in the Daily News Record's annual poll eight years in a row. Heritage Oaks is open to guests of all ages, who will be pleasantly challenged regardless of skill level. You're likely to have an audience comprised of some of the 85+ species of birds who call Heritage Oaks home. 

  • Mulligan's Golf Center - 141 Carpenter Lane, Harrisonburg, VA 22801
    When you visit a center named after a do-over golf shot, you know you're in for a good time. Mulligan's Golf Center boasts the only 18-hole miniature golf course in Harrisonburg. Enjoy unlimited play for only $10 for adults and $8 for kids ages 5-12. Looking for a unique party venue? The adjacent 864 square-foot pavilion can be rented for birthdays, reunions and other special events, either as-is or with a selection of golf and food packages.

  • Waynesboro Golf and Games - 2296 Jefferson Highway, Waynesboro, VA 22980
    Kids sometimes have short attention spans, so give them some variety at Waynesboro Golf and Games. In addition to a recently refurbished 18-hole miniature golf course, the center features a clubhouse with concessions and arcade games. Be sure to check out the amazing 60-in-1 arcade cabinet where you can play 80s classics such as Centipede, Donkey Kong, and Galaga for only 25 cents. After a day of viewing Waynesboro homes for sale, stop in at 8:30 Friday and Saturday evenings from June through August for night golf with super-bright LED balls.

  • Westover Park Disc Golf Course - 305 S. Dogwood Drive, Harrisonburg, VA 22801
    Is traditional golf a bit too leisurely for you? Pump it up with a round or two at Westover Park Disc Golf Course. Disc golf is a mash-up of golf and Frisbee in which you navigate the 21-hole course using a disc instead of a ball. Expand your circle of friends by participating in doubles and bag tag tournaments during summer months.

There are always exciting activities to be found around Harrisonburg. Contact us at Old Dominion Realty and let our real estate agents help you find or sell your Harrisonburg home.

July
15

Six Donation Centers Around the Shenandoah Valley

Shenandoah Valley Donation Center

What to Do When Your Home is Jam-Packed with Stuff

Comedian George Carlin had a classic routine about the "stuff" we all accumulate over time. If you're buying or selling a home and wondering what to do with all your "stuff," our real estate agents have the answer. Take your excess items to one of these handy donation centers around the Shenandoah Valley.

  1. Habitat for Humanity ReStore - 434 Richmond Rd., Staunton 24402 
    Habitat for Humanity ReStore benefits the worldwide affordable housing program founded in 1976 and notably championed by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter. These nonprofit shops sell a wide variety of donated home improvement items ranging from household furnishings to building materials. All profits are used to support Habitat's mission of helping poor and underprivileged people become self-sufficient homeowners. The ReStore is centrally located to Staunton homes for sale but they also schedule pickups of donated items. 
  2. Mercy House Thrift Store - 1005 S. High St., Harrisonburg 22803
    Mercy House Thrift Store is a retail offshoot of a local charity dedicated to assisting homeless families with dependent children. The shop was launched in 1996 with all proceeds going to support the works of Mercy House. Donations of clothing, household goods, furniture, and even vehicles are accepted. Mercy House has since opened two more stores, including a building supply store right next door to the thrift shop and a boutique at 463 University Blvd selling higher-end items. All stores are within easy access of Harrisonburg homes for sale.
  3. Page One Thrift Store - 42 W. Main St., Luray 22835
    Donations from buyers and sellers of Luray homes for sale are gratefully accepted at Page One Thrift Store. Page One is a charitable organization that takes its name from the Page County area it serves. In addition to the thrift store, which sells donated books, toys, and other household items, Page One operates a boutique at 10 E. Main St. which offers new and gently used clothing, jewelry and accessories.
  4. On Second Thought Consign & Thrift - 476 N. Main St., Woodstock 22664
    Bargain hunters viewing Woodstock homes for sale love to stop by On Second Thought Consign & Thrift. The massive 10,000+ square-foot store has a constantly changing inventory of clothes, shoes, housewares and home decor items, including new, vintage and one-of-a-kind pieces, at prices up to 90 percent off. Want to unload old DVDs, CDs or records? On Second Thought is a favorite spot for collectors to browse for hidden gems. 
  5. Salvation Army Family Store - 604 Cherry Ave., Charlottesville 22903
    Salvation Army bell ringers are a traditional holiday sight near Charlottesville homes for sale, and the Salvation Army Family Store carries on the organization's charitable work year-round. Proceeds from resale of donated clothing, furniture, electronic equipment, and household goods fund the various programs conducted by the Salvation Army. People and families in need may also apply for vouchers to receive donated items at no charge.
  6. Timberville Thrift Store - 297 New Market Rd., Timberville 22853
    Timberville Thrift Store is a family-owned business giving back to the community through the sale of donated items of all kinds. A portion of the profits benefits local schools, and the owners accept requests for specific classroom needs along with support for field trips and other educational programs. The store is just minutes away from Timberville homes for sale, but they can often provide pick-up service for furniture and other large items.

Are you looking for a home in an area with a strong sense of community? Contact us at Old Dominion Realty to learn more about what makes the Shenandoah Valley such a special place to live.

July
8

Where to Go Horseback Riding in the Shenandoah Valley

Shenandoah Valley Horseback Riding

The Shenandoah Valley is blessed with some of the most breathtaking scenery in the country, and traveling through it on horseback truly makes you feel at one with nature. Explore the Valley the eco-friendly way with an exciting horseback ride.  Our real estate agents take a look at five spots to go horseback riding in the Shenandoah Valley.

  1. Star B Stables - 2926 Barterbrook Rd., Staunton 24401
    No experience riding horses? That's not a problem at Star B Stables, located just minutes away from Staunton homes for sale. Beginners and long-time riders alike can enjoy a leisurely one-hour ride led by Star B's friendly and experienced guides. Rides are scheduled by appointment only year-round and anyone aged 6 and up is welcome, regardless of skill level. Cost is $40 per person and please note payment is by cash or check only.

  2. Mechums View Farm - 1107 Mechum View Dr., Charlottesville 22903
    Mechums View Farm is a 250-acre working farm and equestrian center that has been family-owned through four generations. Its name comes from the farm's scenic location alongside Mechums River. Morning Star Stables conducts guided tours through the farm's miles of trails to the top of the Blue Ridge Mountains, while Pine Ridge Stables offers private, semi-private and group riding lessons for ages 5 and up.

    If you're looking for a unique summer vacation opportunity for the kids, Pine Ridge also features one-week camp sessions with riding lessons and clinics on grooming, tacking, and other basic horsemanship skills. It's a great opportunity for them as you tour Charlottesville homes for sale.

  3. Mountaintop Ranch - 608 Weaver Rd., Elkton 22827
    Mountaintop Ranch
    is close to Elkton homes for sale, but you'll feel worlds away as you tour the Blue Ridge Mountains on horseback. One- and two-hour themed rides include the "Sound of Music Ride" featuring 360-degree views and an incredible trip through the stunning 350 acres of Mountaintop Ranch. Riders as young as 4 years old are welcome. 

  4. Shenandoah National Park - 3655 U.S. Highway 211 E., Luray 22835
    Luray homes for sale have enviable access to Shenandoah National Park, ranked in the top 25 of national parks by Thrillist. A great way to see the spectacular views is on a guided horseback ride with Skyland Stables. Riding season runs from April until November with departures scheduled seven days a week. Choose from a one-hour ride for $50 or a two-and-a-half-hour ride for $100. Reservations are required and there is no age limitation, but riders must be at least 4'10" tall. Pony rides are available at a price of $8 for those who don't make the cut.

  5. Camp Horizons - 3586 Horizons Way, Harrisonburg 22802
    Do you have a child who is fascinated with horses? Let them indulge their passion at the one- or two-week equestrian camps held at Camp Horizons, not far from Harrisonburg homes for sale. Kids between the ages of 8 to 16 receive up to three hours per day of English riding lessons along with extensive training in stable management, care and grooming of horses and show preparation. Programs are individually tailored to accommodate each child's experience and skill level. Campers also get to participate in classic activities such as swimming, arts and crafts, and campfires.

Outdoor activities in the Shenandoah Valley provide the ideal relief from today's fast-paced lifestyles. When you're ready to make the move, contact us at Old Dominion Realty for help finding your new home.

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