Augusta County Area and Community Information:

Augusta County is known for its convenient location to the Blue Ridge Mountains. Many towns within Augusta County are located within the valley. According to the latest Census, there were over 73,000 individuals living within this third largest county in all of the state. Both residents and visitors alike will find plenty to enjoy in the area including a wide range of parks, attractions, events and more.

History of Augusta County

Augusta County dates back to the year of 1738 when it was formed from Orange County. This county was named after the Princess of Wales, Augusta of Saxe-Gotha. When this county was first developed, it was much larger than it is today. It stretched into areas of Kentucky and West Virginia, all the way to the Pacific Ocean. In the year of 1770, reductions started to be made to Augusta County. Surrounding areas became known as Rockbridge County, Rockingham County and more. Augusta County also served as a major importance during the civil war and acted as the agricultural center. Through the Shenandoah Valley ran the The Virginia Central Railroad which connected the country to Richmond, making it easy to transport agriculture and goods. Today, Augusta County is made up of 971 square miles of total land and water area combined. Learn more about Augusta County's history by visiting the county's website.

Parks and Recreation

Those who are looking for Augusta County homes for sale, are sure to be satisfied with the surrounding parks and recreational facilities that they will find in the area. Many Augusta County homes are conveniently located just a few minutes from one of many area parks. These quality and leisurely parks increase the value of real estate in Augusta County.

Some parks that residents and visitors can enjoy in this county include Augusta Springs Park, Crimora Park, Stuarts Draft Park, Berry Farm and Natural Chimneys. These Augusta County properties and parks each offer their own unique features. From beautiful limestone formations found at Natural Chimneys to fun-filled playgrounds and picnic areas at Crimora Park, here you will find it all. In addition, camping, senior activities, K.I.D.S Camp and youth recreational activities such as karate and gymnastics are offered at locations throughout Augusta County. Learn more about parks and recreation by visiting this website.

Attractions and Activities

The Shenandoah Valley is home to sightseeing spots, hiking trails and educational attractions, all within minutes of top Augusta County VA real estate properties. Some spots of interest within Augusta County include historical attractions and historic Augusta County VA homes such as the R. R. Smith Center for History and Art, Augusta Stone Church, Valley Railroad Stone Bridge and McCormick Farm. Those looking to enjoy all that the outdoors has to offer will appreciate the many overlooks located on the Blue Ridge Parkway, Crabtree Falls, Humpback Rocks, the Frontier Culture Museum and horseback riding. Other major attractions nearby Augusta County real estate include Barren Ridge Vineyards, Ox-Eye Vineyards and Sugar Loaf Farm. Each of these attractions is open seasonally. To learn more about each attraction, simply visit the Augusta County tourism website.

Local Events

One of the most popular events within Augusta County is the Good Times, Tastes and Traditions festival, held in late September. Other area events include the African American Heritage Festival, Oktoberfest, Christmas Parade, Holiday Lantern Tours, Virginia Chili, Blues & Brews Festival and Sunsets at the Vineyard, each held annually. When searching for homes for sale in Augusta County, be sure to wok with a reputable Augusta County realtor who can help you during your search. Local events may play a huge part in choosing where to live.

James Wm. Moore Real Estate Company can help to provide you with more information on the county and all that it has to offer. 
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