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Home Buying in Staunton, Waynesboro, Augusta County

Premier Properties has two offices in historic Staunton, Virginia, the county seat of Augusta County, in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley. Staunton is centrally located between the Blue Ridge Mountains to the East and the Appalachian Mountains to the West at the crossroads of Interstates 81 and 64.

Traditionally an agricultural area, in recent years the Shenandoah Valley has seen the development of wineries, organic farms and the "farm to table" movement. Augusta County is home to nationally known Joel Salatin's Polyface Farm. The county is distinguished by its pastoral views, quiet country villages with antique shops, Civil War and other historic sites, and the many recreational opportunities afforded by the expanse of the George Washington National Forest.

Augusta County's government is based in Staunton, a city of about 25,000 with five nationally recognized historic districts. Neighborhoods are brimming with architectural gems from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, with many designed by the noted local architect T.J. Collins. Historic preservation is an important theme in the city, which has a bustling downtown filled with shops, restaurants, galleries, and entertainment venues.

The City of Staunton is home to Mary Baldwin College, a private women's liberal arts institution. Eight other colleges and universities, including the University of Virginia, James Madison University, Virginia Military Institute and Washington and Lee University, are within a 45 minute drive and afford a variety of educational, cultural, and athletic opportunties.

Staunton has a strong artistic and cultural base centered on the American Shakespeare Center's Blackfriar's Playhouse. Numerous venues offer dining and live music. The restored Visulite Theater offers live broadcasts of the Metropolitan Opera. Organizations such as ShenanArts and the Oak Grove Theater showcase the performing arts.

Just east of Staunton, the City of Waynesboro with a population of about 18,000 is nestled at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains near Shenandoah National Park, the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Appalachian Trail. Located on South River, Waynesboro is home to Fishburne Military School and the Waynesboro Players, a community theater organization, and is well known for its Fall Foliage Festival and Art Show.

Our area is known for its historic character and scenic beauty. The local economy is diversified with a strong sense of community pride. Our quality of life is enhanced by an award winning medical facility, Augusta Health, and a selection of fine public and private primary and secondary schools.

Let us help you make Staunton, Waynesboro, or Augusta County your home.


School Systems
Augusta County School System
Staunton City School System
Waynesboro City School System
Stuart Hall School

Attractions
American Shakespeare Center
Woodrow Wilson Birthplace
Frontier Culture Museum
R.R. Smith Center for History & Art
P. Buckley Moss Museum
Shenandoah Valley Art Center

Information
County of Augusta
City of Staunton
City of Waynesboro
Chamber of Commerce
State of Virginia
Staunton Downtown Development Association
Waynesboro Downtown Development

Accommodations
Olde Staunton Inn
Stonewall Jackson Hotel

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