Renowned Colleges and Universities
College Graduates Annually
Great American Main Street Award by the National Main Street Center
Lowest Cost of Business in Forbes Best Small Cities for Business


Located directly on the Interstate-81 corridor in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, Harrisonburg is the ideal location for those seeking to successfully balance work and life.  As a university town, Harrisonburg enjoys all the arts and amenities of a big city combined with the ease, recreation and charm of a small city.  

Harrisonburg continually receives national recognition, including:

Ranked #1 in 50 Most Popular Mid-Size Cities People Are Moving To – moveBuddha.com, 2018

Ranked #2 for Lowest Cost of Business in Best Small Cities for Business – Forbes, 2019

#6 in America’s Favorite Towns
– Travel & Leisure, 2016

Named one of America’s Top 10 Mountain Bike Towns – National Geographic Society, 2017

Ranked #1 in the Top Cities for Starting a Business in the U.S. PennyGeeks.com, 2018

Named one of the 25 Best Places to Retire in the U.S. – Forbes, 2017

Ranked #7 out of 325 metro areas in Best Places for Millennials to Move
 Reviews.org, 2019

Ranked #12 out of 325 metro areas
in Best Places to Work in Manufacturing – SmartAsset, 2021

The Harrisonburg City Council is looking for your input on what they should look for in the next Harrisonburg City Manager. What skills, traits or attributes do you believe the next manager should bring to the city, and what do you consider the top priorities the new manager must be able to effectively manage immediately? Your responses to our survey will inform Council members as they interview candidates in the coming weeks. Please take the anonymous survey here: www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZGSSGCY ... See MoreSee Less
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You've probably heard the news: Harrisonburg is welcoming @laufcycling a major cycling brand from Iceland to town. Timothy Rugg, US Operations Manager will be our speaker at the April Caffeinate/Innovate on Thursday, April 28 at 8 am at @theperch_workspace Learn what drew an Icelandic company to the Shenandoah Valley and what it means to have an entrepreneurial mindset within the structure of an established company. You won't want to miss this one! Free @chestnutridgecoffee coffee and networking starts at 8 am, the conversation will begin at 8:15, followed by lots of time fo Q&A. Everyone is welcome!📷Valentin Ruhl ... See MoreSee Less
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📣 ATTN HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS 📣What if you could kick start your career as a commercial or military pilot with FREE online ground school courses? Plus, after completion, you will be eligible to apply for flight training scholarships to finish your hands-on training with a local flight school.This opportunity is open to all high school students in Virginia through the Virginia Space Grant Consortium. Please help us spread the word!For more info visit: vsgc.odu.edu/virginiapilotpathwaysprogram/private-pilot-ground-school/ ... See MoreSee Less
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