Harrisonburg Apartments for Rent
When Thomas Harrison donated roughly 52 of his impressive 12,000 acres to a community known as Rocktown in 1779, he probably had little idea how important that move “for the public good” would become. The donated land soon became the courthouse and downtown of what is today the city of Harrisonburg.
Harrisonburg is located in the Shenandoah Valley between the George Washington National Forest and Shenandoah Valley National Park. It is roughly two hours southwest of Washington, DC and two hours northwest of Richmond. This ideal location provides a unique combination of natural beauty, history, and culture. Hike or go cycling along the Appalachian Trail, go fly-fishing on Lake Shenandoah, follow the footsteps of the past along Civil War trails, go skiing at Massanutten Ski Resort, or enjoy the flavor and beauty of the Shenandoah Valley Wine Trail.
The Shenandoah Valley’s amazing landscape is inspiring – especially for the students who populate the area. Harrisonburg is a college town, home to James Madison University, a high-ranking public research university, and Eastern Mennonite University, a private liberal arts university affiliated with the Mennonite Church.
After you’ve discovered the ideal Harrisonburg apartment to rent, be sure to stroll down Main Street and visit the art galleries, shops, theaters, restaurants, and museums that line this popular and historic area. Take a walking tour, visit the historic sites, or spend some time at a pocket park. Downtown Harrisonburg is a charming, pedestrian-friendly area filled with places listed on the National Register of Historic Sites. While enjoying the 19th and 20th century architecture of downtown, be sure to stop in at the Harrisonburg Farmers Market – it is open year-round and features locally-grown produce as well as crafts and other items.