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Living in Waynesboro, VA

Located on the eastern side of the picturesque Shenandoah Valley, Waynesboro, Virginia, is a quiet town surrounded by dramatic scenery. A designated Appalachian Trail Community, the town gives access to more than 600 hiking trails, 100 overlook spots, and spellbinding views. Partly due to its location, Waynesboro has a laid-back, leisurely feel, with plenty of resources for residents and thru-hikers.

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Things to Do

Although there are plenty of suburban homes for sale in Waynesboro, it is better known as a classic "main street" community. Downtown has a reputation for being both lively and walkable, and a variety of shopping, housing, and major businesses make the central district a charming place to live, work, and explore. Spandex was invented in Waynesboro, Virginia at the DuPont plant, which remains a major employer in the area.

If you're a history buff, the Heritage Museum on West Main Street has plenty to offer. Featuring artifacts from the town's founder and a complete regional history told in postcards, this historic building is a great place to relive the city's past. On the same street, Plumb House was built during the time of Thomas Jefferson's presidency. The house was embroiled in the 1865 Battle of Waynesboro, a short-lived skirmish that lasted only 20 minutes, but delivered a major blow to the defeated Confederate army.

After exploring the eclectic museum collections, go and grab a quick lunch. The central district has plenty of one-of-a kind restaurants, as well as the usual food chains, so you're sure to find something to satisfy your appetite.

Downtown businesses in Waynesboro, VA

Housing in Waynesboro

Waynesboro, Virginia, has been inhabited in some form since the 1700s, but the community really took off in the 20th century. As a result Waynesboro real estate consists of a mix of family homes, townhomes, and condos built in the last 100 years, with the odd Colonial home thrown into the mix. Properties in the older neighborhoods tend to be grand, boasting mature landscaping and majestic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. For those who like the idea of luxury living in Waynesboro with the personal touch, there are plenty of lots left for custom building in the Waynesboro neighborhood.

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Transportation and Travel in Waynesboro

Interstate 64 crosses southwest Waynesboro, VA, and connects with Interstate 81 just 8 miles west of the city, for easy access across the state. Public transportation is provided by the Coordinated Area Transit System that circles the city. For those traveling further afield Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport is located 35 miles from Waynesboro and offers daily non-stop flights to Atlanta, Charlotte, New York, and many more cities.


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What Locals Love

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  • With breathtaking views of the Shenandoah Valley, Waynesboro features 100 overlook spots perfect for picnics, bird-watching, and sightseeing. The more than 600 hiking trails keeps nature lovers and fitness buffs plenty busy.
  • The Heritage Museum offers a complete retelling of the regional history told exclusively with postcards. History buffs also love the Plumb House, a key destination involved during the 1865 Battle of Waynesboro.
  • Downtown Waynesboro offers residents a variety of restaurants and shops all within walking distance of each other.


Waynesboro Real Estate at a Glance

  • 88 Homes Sold*
  • 96 Avg. Days on Market*
  • $347,500 Median Price*

*over last 3 months

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