Harrisonburg, VA, is located less than 3 hours west of Washington DC. The town is next door to Shenandoah National Park/ Skyline Drive, a 105-mile drive along Blue Ridge Mountain.
The small town is a favorite of millennials; ethnically diverse, culturally abundant, and full of family-friendly activities.
It is no wonder Harrisonburg was nicknamed "The Friendly City": It is home to Virginia's first culinary district and known for having warm and friendly residents.
The city's renaissance program revived the Harrisonburg downtown with vibrant shops and diverse restaurants a decade ago.
Harrisonburg is about 100 miles from the nearest major military facility. Marine Corps Base Quantico and Andrews Air Force Base (Joint Base Andrews) are the closest. Marine Corps Base Quantico offers access to an exchange, a commissary, and an MWR. Andrews Air Force Base is the nearest Space-A terminal. Harrisonburg also has a VA Outpatient Clinic.
For those looking to live in an area with a variety of food and culture, Harrisonburg is an excellent retirement choice.
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