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

Named 1 of the 10 Most Livable College Towns in America – Strategistico.com, 2022

#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

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Attend the Harrisonburg International Festival this Saturday and then hear the story behind it on Thursday! ... See MoreSee Less
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The Harrisonburg Half Marathon is less than a month away! Whether this is your first half marathon or you are training for a PR, VA Momentum welcomes you to experience an energetic event in a vibrant community. Run past idyllic pastoral scenes and a pristine golf course through hospitable neighborhoods. Traverse the newly constructed Friendly City Trail and enjoy a lively beer garden and high-quality swag at the finish line. Runners who register before Oct. 2 will be guaranteed to get a free t-shirt! Follow VA Momentum for more updates. 📍 Westover Park + Friendly City Trail📅 October 15⏰ 7:00am-11:00amExcel Rocktown Running #Run #Runners #RunnersWorld #Marathon #HalfMarathon #Race #RunningCommunity #RunHappy ... See MoreSee Less
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Harrisonburg businesses with fewer than 250 employees - you are going to want to check this out! The JMU Small Business Game Changer promo is back! JMU Sports Properties provides the winning small business a valuable marketing package worth $20,000. Entries are due by November 21.Appeal Production is again sponsoring the "Game Changer" initiative. See the invite below for a hoops happy hour to learn more. To submit entry, go to: jmusports.com/sb_output.aspx?form=3439 ... See MoreSee Less
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Vote now!!!HDR is in the running for a major grant to bring more live, outdoor music to Harrisonburg! ... See MoreSee Less
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