Location Profile

Harrisonburg, Virginia

Facility Type
Acute Care - General
Facility Location
Harrisonburg, Virginia
Teaching Facility
Trauma Center
Number of Beds

Hospital Overview

The healthcare provider is located in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Its history dating back more than 100 years, they are a trusted provider of quality care and a variety of services. The facility has been ranked as one of the best in the country and takes pride in its expert care for women’s health, cancer care, cardiac care, and more.

Community Overview

Located in the Shenandoah Valley, Harrisonburg, Virginia is a friendly spot that’s been ranked as one of Southern Living’s best affordable small towns and of the best small towns by Travel + Leisure. The city has embraced its historical roots while also cultivating a rich arts and cultural scene. That plus its family-friendly attractions and quaint shopping options have made it a popular stop for those traveling from Washington D.C. and surrounding areas.

Attracting attention from the likes of Southern Living for its affordable cost of living and friendly nature, Harrisonburg is in a class of its own. The city has been lauded multiple times with distinctions such as “15 Best City to Raise an Outdoor Kid" by Backpacker” and #3 Happiest Mountain Town” by Blue Ridge Country Magazine. This is largely in part due to the abundance of activities in the town year-round.

Learn more about Harrisonburg at the official city website and explore the area at the county website.

Cost of Living


Harrisonburg City Public Schools is the public school district and features 6 elementary schools, 2 middle schools, and 1 high school. The district also offers Pre-K instruction for children age 2-5. Harrisonburg High School is #7 on the Niche.com list of Standout High Schools in Virginia and the school district is as one of the top 20 in Virginia. Nearly 70% of the students are proficient in math and 65% are proficient in reading. Harrisonburg also includes more than 8 private schools.

Click here to read more about public schools in Harrisonburg.
Click here to read about private schools in Harrisonburg.

Once you find the school you are interested in, you will need to contact them directly with any questions you might have.


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Local and Nearby Attractions

Harrisonburg has a nice shopping scene as it contains local specialty shops plus a mall with multiple brand names you know and love. Browse the local shops for gifts, sundries, antiques, clothing, and more, then stop at the mall to shop at favorites like Old Navy and PacSun. If you fancy a family day or a night out on the town, you’re in luck, as Harrisonburg is ready to deliver. The Arts Council of the Valley’s Court Square Theater is a theater made from a 1920’s car dealer and offers a unique place to watch a movie or performance. You can also visit the Forbes Center for the Performing Arts at James Madison University for musicals, musicians, dance performances, and more. Harrisonburg doesn’t lack for museums or other forms of entertainment either. Explore More Discovery Museum is a children’s hands-on museum with interactive exhibits and a STEM lab. Explore More offers weekly programs and classes designed for children have a multi-sensory fun experience while learning. Little firefighting fans can browse through the Harrisonburg Fire Department Museum and see historic fire memorabilia such as medals, equipment, uniforms, and more. The 14,000-square-foot Valley Heritage Museum has a wealth of exhibits and artifacts dating back to the Civil War while the Valley Turnpike Museum contains exhibits and information on the Valley Turnpike. James Madison University also has an interesting museum, the Mineral Museum, and it contains more than 600 crystals and gemstones.

As Harrisonburg played a part in the Civil War, the area features several Civil War sites. Visit the Civil War Orientation Center for a map and information on where to go and what to see. There are also plenty of options for family fun in Harrisonburg including working farms, mini golf, go-karts, and more. Mulligan’s Golf Center features a miniature golf course for families plus a driving range for adult golf fans. Funky’s Skate Center is a family-friendly indoor skating rink that offers skating and skate rental. Love bowling? Valley Lanes offers 32 lanes and an arcade. In the spring, summer, and fall, families flock to Back Home at the Farm, a working farm with a butterfly garden, hayride, farm games, and more. The city doesn’t lack options for outdoor recreation for bikers, hikers, paddlers, golfers, and anyone else who loves the great outdoors either.

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Crime Rate

One of the safest cities in Virginia, Harrisonburg has a crime rate that’s 30% lower than the national average. The city is safer than 50% of the rest of the country and crime in the area has decreased by 25% over the last year.

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