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Finding a Great Harrisonburg Neighborhood to Make Your Home

Harrisonburg VA Neighborhoods
As the summer season kicks into full swing, our REALTORS® typically notice an upswing in inquiries about Harrisonburg homes for sale. We always look forward to introducing newcomers to the charms of this iconic Virginia community.

Whether you're interested in buying a home in Blue Stone Hills, Heritage Estates, Preston Heights, or any of Harrisonburg's other welcoming neighborhoods, we're eager to help you find the perfect home in one of these great neighborhoods. 

There are some things that are common to most great neighborhoods. They are part of the local culture--while difficult to pin down--but can be felt everywhere you go. That's what we'd like to talk about today!

Five Things That Make Harrisonburg's Neighborhoods Great

When you are looking for a home, choosing the right neighborhood is essential. Your neighborhood will influence everything about your experience, including how far you have to travel to access all the things that are important to you. It is worth taking time to research and make an informed decision.

Throughout Harrisonburg, you'll find vibrant neighborhoods with all the following great traits:

  1. Education
    Harrisonburg boasts a full spectrum of private and public schooling options for students of all ages. It's also the home of James Madison University, a private coeducational university that focuses on cutting-edge research and community service.

  2. Amenities
    Harrisonburg is home to some of the best shopping and dining in the area. Restaurants run the gamut from classic Virginia fare like crab cakes, oysters, and flounder to some of the region's top tastes of Italian, French, Japanese, and other world cuisines.

  3. Safety
    Safety is a high priority when you're choosing a new home, and Harrisonburg won't disappoint in this regard. By virtually all measures, Harrisonburg is notably safer from crime than the national average. A healthy police relationship with the community helps to protect residents, too.

  4. A Vibrant Downtown
    Harrisonburg has a very active Chamber of Commerce where businesses of all sizes join together to boost the local economy. Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance, a community organization that cultivates the downtown area, has helped to facilitate millions in local investment.

  5. A Strong Economy
    Harrisonburg's top employers include big names like James Madison University, Rockingham Memorial Hospital, Cargill Meat Solutions as well as many others. With a growing number of small businesses and startups, terrific employment options and quick commutes are the norm.

Old Dominion Realty is Ready to Help You Find Your Harrisonburg Dream Home

From Crossroads Farms to The Springs at Osceola, our team knows Harrisonburg real estate inside and out. When you work with us, you can rest assured that you're getting personalized advice from experts who care about your success.

Contact Old Dominion Realty today to get your home search started.

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