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Pros

-Historic interest
-Central location
-Pleasant climate

Cons

-Growth pressure
-Housing costs
-Entertainment


What Bert Has To Say About Winchester Metro Area


Winchester is a rising star in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. For years it has been a stable, prosperous agricultural center and light manufacturing point in the center of a large area of good farm and orchard land. Now, it is just close enough to the ever-expanding D.C. area to support those tolerant of a long commute, especially to the suburbs around Dulles Airport. It has also become a favorite for telecommuters or entrepreneurs needing a city just once in a while. The strategic location allows these individuals to also get to New York in 4 hours or just about any other major eastern city.



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Quick Facts About Winchester


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Winchester is 3.80 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. Winchester jobs have Increased by 1.05 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Winchester's cost of living is 10.30% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Winchester's population is 27,284 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 24.32 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 16 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Winchester is $227,500. Home appreciation the last year has been -17.32 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Winchester public schools spend $13,397 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 12.7 students per teacher in Winchester.

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Winchester Housing Market


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Worst place I have ever lived. My neighbors hate jemmy since I am not a clone. They do not respect other people's property.I put up a fence and the same day the... (read more)
Quality of Life
I have lived in Winchester for about 40 years now. It is a very nice area in the Northern Shenandoah Valley. Our claims to fame would be the birthplace of Patsy Cline,... (read more)
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I have lived here(renter) since 2010. A big mistake! The city has a rising illegal drug problem and a rising assault rate. I have had property stolen from my residence... (read more)
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