Winchester provides the best of both worlds for those who want to be close, but not too close to the Washington DC metro. Just one hour from Dulles International Airport but a world away from the hustle and bustle of the city, Winchester sits nestled in the picturesque Shenandoah Valley of northern Virginia.
A small city with a rural atmosphere, Winchester is also within easy driving time to Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Baltimore and Richmond, thanks to easy access to a number of major highways including Interstate 81.
Located within Frederick County, the 9.2 square miles city of Winchester has an estimated population around 27,284 (https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/table/PST045215/51840).
The median home value in Winchester has gone up nearly 5% in 2016 to $229,800, with Zillow predicting home values will rise another 2.5% within 2017.
Winchester, VA is home to 4 elementary schools, 1 middle school and 1 high school, as well as Shenandoah University and Lord Fairfax Community College.
The city plays host to the annual Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival, celebrating its 90th anniversary in 2017. Once a year this family-friendly festival draws a crowd in excess of a quarter million visitors to celebrate the spring bloom. The historic festival features a series of more than forty events including bands competitions, dances, carnival, dinners, luncheons, wine festival, a 10K Race, the Coronation of Queen Shenandoah, two large parades, and celebrity appearances.
Browse our Winchester real estate listings and check out our resource links below to learn more about what Frederick County Virginia has to offer you and your family.
City of Winchester - Official Website
City of Winchester - Official Tourism Page
Winchester Public Schools
Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival
Stephens City - Official Website
Stephens City - Official Tourism Page