Known as the “Queen City of the Shenandoah Valley,” the picturesque city of Staunton is undergoing a renaissance of restoration and renewal. Situated among rolling hills between the Blue Ridge and Allegheny mountains, Staunton boasts five distinct historical districts that reflect 250 years of architectural heritage. Nearly 24,000 residents enjoy the combination of old and new as this modern city continues to grow and prosper as it begins the 21st century. Downtown Staunton is replete with thriving businesses, unique shopping and fine dining. A wealth of distinctive buildings in Stuart Addition, Gospel Hill, Newtown, Beverley and The Wharf are being restored and walking tours through these historical districts are a favorite local and tourist attraction. Modern Staunton is a transportation hub with a superior telecommunication infrastructure, which lies in the heart of Virginia’s education and technology corridor. There are nine regional colleges and universities nearby and Staunton City Schools has twice been named a “Blue Ribbon School System” by Expansion magazine. SCS serves more than 2,800 students. The city is also an oasis of public and national parks and scenic campgrounds from Gypsy Hill Park to the Blue Ridge Parkway to the George Washington/Jefferson National Forest. Staunton residents enjoy a rich tapestry of homes built on and around prominent hills in diverse neighborhoods throughout the city.
The real estate market in Staunton is as unique as the city itself. Many of the homes in the five historical districts feature a distinct variety of architecture such as Italianate, Folk Victorian, Queen Anne and Colonial Revival. One-and-one-half story bungalows are also a popular and affordable form of housing. Bungalows and ranch-style homes can be found in the older more established neighborhoods of Cherry Vale, Greenspring Valley, Glen Burnie, Staunton Park, Overbrook, Stuart Heights and Beverley Grove. Traditional Cape Cods, colonials and Victorians with acreage are popular at Baldwin Place, Farmington Estates, Apple Hill and Westwood. Prices in these neighborhoods range from around $100,000 to more than $550,000 for estate properties with acreage. The historical Merrillat House is a three-level detached single-family home priced at $950,000. A wide variety of condominiums and townhouses priced from $130,000 to more than $200,000 are available in Hickory Run, College Park, Fair Oaks, Spring Lakes and Red Oaks. Land and lots are also available for custom building. If you are thinking of buying or selling your home, just fill out the FREE REAL ESTATE INFORMATION REQUEST FORM. Then, top real estate agents Virginia Real Estate will provide you with any information or assistance with your home. All contents on this and related web sites are provided by Virginia Real Estate, the home and property specialists, specializing in Staunton real estate and home values in Augusta County, Virginia.