Small-town charm makes Frederick County a big draw for those who enjoy a taste of history and hospitality with plentiful farms and animals. Locals enjoy apple and cherry picking, wineries, and plentiful historic attractions. Around 80,000 people call this county home.
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Frederick County is located in what is known as the Shenandoah Valley on the Virginia-West Virginia border. Cities within the county include Winchester, Stephens City, Shawnee Land, Mt. Pleasant, Mt. William, Whitacre, Cross Junction, White Hal, Clear Brook, and many more small towns. The population is just under 80,000 people. It is the northernmost county in all of Virginia.
Frederick County has both single-family detached homes and plentiful condos. The median cost of owning a home in the county is $267,000. Find homes in Frederick County by city.
The Frederick County School District has eleven elementary schools, four middle schools, and three public high schools. It is also the home of Shenandoah University, a well-known private liberal arts university in Winchester, VA.
Frederick County is easily accessible by car. Major highways include I-81, I-66, US-11, US-17, US-17, US-50, US-340, and State Route 227.
The beloved Alamo Drafthouse—located in Stephens City—is the go-to place to enjoy mainstream and eclectic films while enjoying beers and a full dinner menu right from your seat. From hiking, camping, day trips, and drives along famous Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park and the Appalachian Trail, there are countless attractions to explore.
Old Town Winchester is a historic, functioning marketplace that has served locals for over 250 years. The walking mall provides plenty of dining and shopping options and outdoor seating all summer. Old Town also has a Farmer’s Market, with produce sourced within a 100-mile radius of the area.
Marker-Miller Orchards in Winchester is a favorite place for families, and is especially busy on the weekends. This destination has everything from seasonal apple and pumpkin picking to a playground and free cow train that runs in the fall for kids. Locals love their bakery with homemade apple cider donuts, rum buns and ice cream and fresh farm market produce. They also have over 30 different wines from the Peaks of Otter Winery including unique flavors like elderberry, peach, and hot pepper.
Dinosaur Land amusement park is an adventure for children of all ages. Guests can see life-sized replicas of their favorite dinosaurs, King Kong and some sea creatures. Fun for the whole family!
Both the Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum and the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley are in Frederick County. The Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum is a traditional children’s museum, with exhibits that educate on topics such as music, arts & crafts, design, health, and history. The Museum of the Shenandoah Valley gives a historical look at the Valley, its former and current habitants, and the Appalachian Trail, to name a few. It is an indoor-outdoor facility packed with art exhibitions, galleries, and more! Antiquing is also big in this area. There are many spots to find treasures to add to your collection.
The Annual Apple Blossom Festival has been an honored tradition in Frederick County for over 90 years. The ten-day festival begins in late April and ends in early May and offers numerous events ranging from Red Hat Society luncheons, beauty pageants, concerts, shopping, carnival rides and food, and a two-day parade, and has a different featured celebrity each year. Also, Winchester holds a mid-August Peach Festival. Let’s not forget that Belle Grove Plantation is a staple in the community—a working 17 th Century farm that hosts everything from Civil War reenactments to beer festivals!
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