Frederick County, VA

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Frederick County, VA

About Frederick County, VA

Frederick County, Virginia is home to historic battlefields from the Civil War era as well as plenty of outdoors recreations like mountain biking through George Washington National Forest or exploring Shenandoah River on a kayak. Tourists will also find several wineries in this county along with charming small towns filled with antique shops and restaurants. Small town - Northern Virginia, north end of Shenandoah Valley 7 miles south of the Maryland border.

Location Details

State: Virginia
County: Frederick County
Metro Area: No Metro Area
City: Shawneeland, Lake Holiday, 6 total
Zip Codes: 22602 22655 22603 22645 22625 22656 22624 22637 22654
Cost of Living:
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 717 ft above sea level
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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.

This geographic advantage isn’t just a recent realization, as Winchester changed hands 72 times during the Civil War. As that might lead one to think, the town sits in the middle of an area of considerable historic interest. The downtown core with its historic buildings is attractive and interesting. The exceptional central historic district could be used as a 19th century or Civil War movie set is occupied by small businesses, artisans and minor entertainment venues. Some sprawl has emerged outside of town, particularly to the south towards the connection I-66 freeway.

The immediate area around Winchester is a flat mix of typical agriculture and orchard land. Low, wooded foothills and mountains of the Blue Ridge and the main Appalachian range are visible to the east and west respectively. The mountains produce a notably mild climate for the region. Summers are warm, mostly calm and humid with periodic rainy spells and thunderstorms. Winters are cold and can be wet, but severe effects of northwesterly cold blasts are moderated by the mountains. Periods of heavy rain or snow may occur with storms moving up off the Atlantic. Spring and especially fall are quite pleasant. First freeze is late October, last is mid April.

frederick Cost of Living

Historic interest, central location, and pleasant climate make frederick a great place to live.

+4.4% higher than avg
+18.1% higher than avg
$958 /mo
Monthly rent (2br)
-19.8% lower than avg
frederick Crime
21 / 100
Crime is ranked on a scale of 1 (low) to 100 (high). US average: 35.4
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Pros & Cons of frederick
   Historic interest
Growth pressure
   Central location
Housing costs
   Pleasant climate
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