We Serve the Staunton, Waynesboro and Augusta County Area

Keyrenter Solutions has proven to be successful time and time again, which is why we are eager to expand in order to offer our services wherever we can.

We know our strategy works, and we hope each one of our customers can experience that strategy firsthand.

By realizing that each person and property has unique needs, Keyrenter is able to find the right tenants, perform proper maintenance, and much more so you can reap the benefits you deserve.

We currently provide our services to select areas in the Staunton, Waynesboro and Augusta County area but may expand to others down the road.

Areas We Serve

Augusta County

Augusta County, Virginia is known for its innovative growth in the manufacturing, food processing, industrial, healthcare, and life sciences industries. It’s a sought-after place to live thanks to the award-winning schools, and excellent dining and shopping establishments.

You can expect quick access to backcountry trails, outdoor recreation, and a vibrant cultural scene. People love living in this area of Virginia because it offers the conveniences of city life without the traffic. The backdrop makes sightseeing, outdoor adventure, and visiting historical sites more enjoyable. Locals and tourists marvel at the natural beauty and rural landscapes Augusta has to offer.

  • Augusta Military Academy
  • Confederate Breastworks
  • Battle of Piedmont
  • Cyrus McCormick Farm
  • Old Providence Stone Church
  • Valley Railroad Stone Bridge
  • Mount Sidney Historic District

Real Estate

The median property value is $200,000 making it an affordable place to live. Most of the properties are farmhouses surrounded by farmland, close to the downtown area and suburban neighborhoods. Over 80% of residents own their homes in this area which is higher than the national average. The average commute time is only 20 minutes long making this an ideal place to work and live. The median household income is $58,000 per year of the 30,000 households in the county.

Education

When it comes to education, there are several highly-rated public schools and several private schools available. Twelve colleges and universities are located within a 45-minute drive including:

  • University of Virginia
  • James Madison University
  • Mary Baldwin University
  • Blue Ridge Community College
  • The Murphy Deming Graduate College of Health Sciences

There are twelve elementary schools, three middle schools, and five high schools as well as a regional head start program and a regional special education program. Riverheads High School, in particular, is named a National Blue-Ribbon School. The award recognizes progress in closing achievement gaps among students on top of academic excellence. Stuart Hall, Fishburne Military School, Grace Christian, and Ridgeview Christian School are independent, coed college prep private schools for kindergarten to 12th grade.

Things to Do

Augusta County, Virginia is close to Shenandoah National Park, Skyline Drive, the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the natural Grand Caverns. It makes for the perfect place to enjoy hunting, hiking, camping, bike riding, golfing, bird watching, and fishing. In the wintertime, you are within close proximity to three resorts: Wintergreen, The Omni Homestead Resort and Spa, and Massanutten. Besides the several outdoor activities for the entire family, there is a wide range of award-winning restaurants that source ingredients locally.

Virginia has a global wine reputation and is known for its wineries and craft breweries. There are many tasting rooms, breweries, and vineyards to choose from including:

  • Seven Arrows Brewing
  • Hunt’s Vineyard
  • Ox-Eye Vineyards
  • Stable Craft Brewing
  • Barren Ridge Vineyards
  • Redbeard Brewing Company
  • Basic City Beer
  • Yelping Dog
  • Bedlam Brewing
  • Queen City Brewing
  • Shenandoah Hops
  • The Wine Cellar

Augusta County is a partner in the Fields of Gold agritourism trail. They encourage their locals and tourists to experience the organic produce by picking, growing, and eating it themselves. There are four areas of farmers’ markets in Augusta County that operate from spring through fall. Each feature summer berries, fresh produce, grass-fed beef, dairy products, and homemade bread.

Property Management

If you are interested in moving to Augusta County, it’s crucial that you contact a reputable property management team, like Keyrenter Solutions. Whether you are looking to rent, or purchase a rental property, Keyrenter Solutions can help you create wealth through real estate. A property management company can take immediate action when a problem occurs. We are committed to providing tenants and owners with the best proactive solutions and excellent communication. Our property managers will interact on your behalf, directly with the tenants. You won’t have to worry about marketing or advertising your rentals, collecting rent, coordinating repair problems, or depositing money. We will act as your first line of defense when having to respond to complaints or pursuing evictions. An excellent property management company like Keyrenter Solutions will voluntarily keep you updated on a regular basis. The goal is to give you peace of mind that your property and investment is being handled with care.

Churchville
There are property management opportunities in every town in America. This is true whether the town is large or small. This is because the size of a town does not limit the opportunities that exist there. One area that has enormous opportunities for growth and property management is Churchville, Virginia.

Churchville, Virginia began its existence in the 1800s. It is located in Augusta County in the north central part of the state of Virginia. It was a popular stop for stagecoaches that were traveling across the lands. The area was also the site of a historic battle during the Civil War. Fort Defiance, Buffalo Gap, Moscow, Spring Hill, and Mt. Sidney are some of the towns that are all located in this part of the state.

Residents, and visitors alike, have a ton of options for things to see and do in the area of Churchville. There are dozens of shops and restaurants in the area that are extremely popular. The town is also home to several museums including, Woodrow Wilson’s Birthplace, Presidential Library, and Museum. The American Shakespeare Center, Creoa Mills Chocolatier, and Redbeard Brewing Company are all located in Churchville and are popular destinations for exciting adventures. Hangers Mill and Mountain House are among the historic destinations that are located here as well.

Individuals who enjoy the outdoors also have a ton of exciting choices to choose from in this lovely eastern town. The North River Gorge Trail, Montgomery Hill Park, and Ramsey’s Draft Wilderness are some of the popular destinations that offer a variety of outdoor activities. Trinity Episcopal Church is among the beautiful churches that located here and offer exquisite views of beautiful architectural styles. The Shenandoah National Park and George Washington National Forest are also located in close proximity to this charming town. These national wilderness areas provide even more options, such as fishing, for people to enjoy.

The housing market in this centrally located Virginia town is quite competitive with the markets in the surrounding areas. There are quite a few houses currently listed on the real estate market for sale. These houses range in prices from around $150,000 to almost $1,000,000. The median housing price in the area is around $200,000. These homes range from small starter homes to luxury estates. There are also several lots of raw land that are also currently listed on the market and are ready to be built on.

The rental market for housing in this area is also quite competitive and offers a variety of property management opportunities. Rental properties in the area range from single family residences, condominiums, townhouses, duplexes, and apartment buildings. The median rental cost in this area is around $1,000 per month. This amount varies depending on the property type and age, unit size, and any amenities that are included. Single family residences typically have higher rental amounts than apartment buildings in this area.

Statistics for the area show that it is an ideal place for families to raise families. The majority of residents in the area are homeowners in their mid-forties. Approximately a third of the residents in the area are single. The median income in the area is around $53,000 annually. This could be due to the lower number of college educated individuals who reside here. According to the last census on record, there are less than 200 individuals currently living in the town limits.

Low crime rates and decently ranking schools appear to be among the key benefits of living in this historic community. There are four elementary schools that serve the town and surrounding areas’ preschool through fifth grade students. These schools are Churchville Elementary, Craigsville Elementary, Beverly Manor Elementary, and North River Elementary. Junior high students are split between two schools, S. Gordon Stewart Middle School and Beverly Manor Middle School. The high school students also have two high schools located here, Buffalo Gap High School and Ft. Defiance High School. There are also several colleges within a short commute of the community.

This area is also a good location for job opportunities. Property management, transportation companies, and various retail shops make up the majority of employers in the area. There are also several offices that include lawyers, medical professionals, and financial institutions. The various museums and recreation facilities also offer a variety of employment opportunities. Pegasus Transportation, Mutual of Omaha, Sysco, Hirschbach Motor Lines, Inc., and Bennett International Group, LLC. are among the employers that have facilities in the area.

The northern part of Virginia is located in a climate that offers residents a chance to experience all four seasons. Winters can often be cold and an average of twenty-two inches of snow falls each year. Summers are often warm with highs in the uppers eighties. Spring and summer months also tend to bring a considerable amount of rainfall to the area too.

Crimora
The unincorporated community of Crimora, Virginia, located in Augusta County, qualifies as a Census Data Place with the U.S. Census Bureau and as part of the Staunton–Waynesboro Micropolitan Statistical Area by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Just two miles west of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Shenandoah National Park, this community offers potential residents many reasons to move here. If you are interested in purchasing rental property in this community, call us to receive an analysis on the potential occupancy rate, return on investment, and the property management services we offer in this community.

History

The community grew out of the Crimora Manganese Mine that operated from 1866 to 1958. Among the largest manganese mining operations of its time, the site is now the location of three manmade lakes that are 20 to 100 feet deep.

The mine was named by Captain William Donald, the mine’s operator, and the community took its name from the mine. The inspiration for the name of the mine was Miss Crimora Frances Withrow, a young lady who lived in the community.

Demographics

In 2010, the United States Census listed the population of Crimora as 2,209. Among those living in the community, 82.3-percent of the population had earned at least a high school degree or higher, and 13.2-percent of the population had earned at least a Bachelor’s degree or higher. The median household income was $41,146, and the median per capita income was $22,047.

In 2016, 94.2-percent of the population owned their homes with a median value of $147,002. The median rent was $1,077 a month. Owners of rental property in this community could benefit from our comprehensive market analysis of their property and our property management services.

Things to do near Crimora, Virginia

Shenandoah National Park

The Shenandoah National Park covers 200,000 acres and offers waterfalls, wetlands, wooded hollows, and rocky peaks, including Turk Mountain. It runs along the Blue Ridge Mountains and includes 128 miles of the Appalachian Trail. The park includes a total of 500 miles of trails for hiking and horseback riding. It provides a home for black bears, deer, songbirds, and a variety of other wildlife. The park includes lodges, cabins, and campgrounds for those who want to stay overnight. You can enjoy fine dining or picnics in the park. Dogs are welcome in most areas.
Address: 3655 U.S. Highway 211 East, Luray, Virginia
Hours: Most facilities in the park are open varying hours from March through November. Some facilities are open during the winter.

The Augusta County Railroad Museum & Model Railroad Club

The museum offers model train layouts in a variety of scales. Club members volunteer at the museum and operate their own trains and trains that belong to the club on the various layouts. Displays include model train collectibles, railroad memorabilia, and art featuring pictures of locomotives and railroad scenes.
Address: Staunton Mall, 90 Lee Jackson Highway (US Route 11), Suite 124, Staunton, Virginia
Hours: Friday 5 to 8 pm Saturday 1 to 5 pm
Grand Caverns

Grand Caverns, the oldest cave attraction in the U.S., opened for tourists in 1806. The walls of the cave boast the signatures of 200 Confederate and Union soldiers. The temperature in the cave stays at 54-degrees year-round. Enjoy a guided tour and learn about the cave formations.

For the adventurous, there is a special two-hour tour of the unlighted Fountain Cave using a rugged path from the 1800’s, or for even more exploration authenticity, you can crawl and climb through the cave. You will don helmets, knee pads, gloves, and headlights for this tour. Participants must be 12 or older and dress appropriately, including long sleeve shirts, long pants, and closed-toed shoes or boots. These tours are offered on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.

The park surrounding the Grand Caverns offers Miniature Golf, fishing, a picnic area, five reserveable shelters, a swimming pool, and fitness, hiking, and cycling trails.
Address: 5 Grand Caverns Drive, Grottoes, VA
Hours: April 1 through October 31 daily 9 am to 5 pm
November 1 through March 31 daily 10 am to 4 pm

If you are interested in investing in residential real estate in this community, call Keyrenter Solutions for a comprehensive market analysis and information on our property management services. Our goal is to provide you with the best return on your investment with the best possible occupancy rate while relieving you of the details of day-to-day property management issues.

Crozet
Fishersville
Grottoes

Located in Augusta and Rockingham Counties in Virginia, the town was first discovered in 1890 and was known as the city of Shendun. By the 1900’s, the town was beginning to thrive in commerce with entities such as a woodworking plant, mill, bowling alley and real estate offices. The Bank of Grottoes was founded in 1908. Four years later, the town’s General Assembly agreed to switch the name from Shendun to its current name. The city is home to the oldest show cave in America. This show cave is known as the Grand Caverns. The Grand Caverns has been in operations since 1896 and was declared a National Natural Landmark by the National Park Service in 1973 as a result of its standout flowstone, stalagmite and stalactite features. For any outside tourist that is looking for something to do in Grottoes, a visit to the Grand Caverns should certainly be on the top of anyone’s list.

The Grand Caverns opens up to the public for tours four times on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The facility allows school groups and those on field trips to tour as well. School groups are subject to special pricing. The place is a great spot for company picnics and even offers shelter rentals for corporate retreats. The Grand Caverns offers great amenities that include miniature golf, swimming pool, fitness trail, cycling trail, hiking trail and access to the South River for fishing. They are in the midst of building a new playground.

Another option for park lovers in this town is Mountain View Park. The amenities in this facility include a fishing pond, walking trails and tennis courts. Golf enthusiasts can take a few swings at the park’s driving range. Park-goers can get access to the river with a boat ramp. Horseshoe pits, baseball fields and a volleyball court are included.

Another cool part of this town is the Something Cool Shops on 340 on Augusta Ave. It’s a great option for a change of pace after a trip through the Grand Caverns. The shop is located less than a mile away from America’s oldest shop cave. This shop has been the recipient of rave online reviews. This shop is a perfect place for antique lovers, comic book enthusiasts, toy collectors and gamers. If you are looking for a vintage Gi-Joe playset or a vintage video game system, this is the place to be. This collectibles shop has some great deals and is definitely worth a visit for those in search of hidden gems. If you are looking for great dining options in Grottoes, try the Wood Fired Oven. This has a tremendous Yelp rating due to its trademarks of providing great food, quality customer service and a great atmosphere. Their pizza has gotten rave reviews.

A key sustainable turning point for the town occurred when its centralized water system was installed in 1948. 35 years later, the town received two grants to build the centralized water system in a way so that the town wouldn’t have to rely on the restraints of individual water systems. Surely, this move pleased those who were responsible for property management within the town. The town’s expansion has recently continued in recent years with the recent establishment of a wastewater treatment facility as well as the major extension of their major highway known as route 256. The town’s growth is expected to continue thanks to their recent annexation of land from nearby Rockingham County.

The town boosts a small population of 2,779 and is an attractive place to live due to its safety. The town’s crime rate is 3x less than the average crime rate in the State of Virginia. Interestingly enough, a significant portion of the town’s population has German ancestry. The town is suitable for those looking for employment in the manufacturing and retail industries.

Grottoes Property Management

The town has a median home value of $188,700. This value is in line with average values in the state of Virginia. Interestingly, 50% of homes in the town are priced within the range of $109,537 and $219,261. 70% of the town’s residents are homeowners and nearly 80% of the homes that are owned are single-family homes. The majority of the population live in 3-bedroom homes. Additionally, the age of homes in this town is ideal for the task of property management. The majority of homes that are owned in this town were built between 1970 and 1999. Additionally, 18% of the homes were built after the year 2000. Thus, potential homeowners will be pleased to know that they have a high likelihood of finding a modernized home in this town. This will certainly alleviate the hassles that come with property management.

Staunton
The city of Staunton is situated within Virginia’s beautiful Shenandoah Valley and has played an important role in the state’s history. Named after Lady Rebecca Staunton, the city was officially founded in 1747 and today has a population of just over 23,000 residents. Many people move here to attend school or work in one of the city’s thriving industries. The cities of Richmond and Charlottesville can be reached in less than two hours by car.

Housing

As of June 2018, the city’s median home value is $172,200 with an average listing price of $195,700. After experiencing sharp drops in 2013 and 2014, local median home values are expected to continuously rise over the coming years. The city’s higher than average foreclosure rate is a great advantage for buyers who are looking for great deals on homes. There are many historic homes throughout the city that have been renovated to include modern amenities. The average two-bedroom apartment in Staunton goes for around $800 per month. A property management company in the area can help real estate investors manage their properties.

Top Employers

Excellent jobs can often be found in the city’s education, retail and health care industries. Top employers include Western State Hospital, Mary Baldwin University and Walmart. The Virginia Department of Transportation also employs some of the city’s residents.

Education

Some local schools have received high rankings for their excellent academic programs, and many students in these schools have shown aptitude in math and reading. The city’s average student-teacher ratio is 12 to 1. Top schools include Thomas C. McSwain Elementary School and Robert E. Lee High School. Mary Baldwin University can prepare college students to work in fields like business, health sciences and the performing arts. A property management specialist can provide more detailed information on the city’s best schools.

Average Weather

This part of Virginia is characterized by its hot summers and cold winters. Low temperatures in the winter usually hover around 22 degrees Fahrenheit, and the city gets 23 inches of snow on average during the season. Temperatures are known to rise into the 80s and higher during the humid summers. The city’s average rainfall is 39 inches per year, which matches the national average. There are also 216 sunny days in the city per year on average, and this is greater than most other parts of the country.

Transportation

The BRITE Bus Transit Service provides public transportation to some of the city’s residents. People who own vehicles can take interstates 64 and 81 to reach many places throughout the area. There is also the option of catching the Downtown Trolley, which passes through the historic district. Amtrak service can take passengers by train to other cities in the area as well as Washington, D.C. and New York City. Approximately 15 miles outside the city is Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport.

Health Care

Residents who require medical treatment can visit Augusta Health for surgical, emergency and urgent care services. This premier medical center also provides occupational health and cancer care services. There are smaller medical centers in the city where patients can go for checkups and other standard care services. Western State Hospital is one of the top psychiatric centers in Virginia.

Things to Do

Despite its rather small size, the city still boasts many attractions that are suitable for people of all lifestyles. Outdoor and history enthusiasts will likely find the city’s attractions to be particularly appealing.

One of the city’s most popular green spaces is Gypsy Hill Park. The park spans 214 acres and features walking and cycling paths along with a community swimming pool, golf course and dog park. Baseball fields and basketball courts can also be found on the park’s grounds. Anyone who wants to come here for an outdoor cookout can use the park’s grills and picnic tables. Other popular city parks include Montgomery Hill Park and Betsy Bell Wilderness Park.

The city is also home to historic structures that have been standing for more than a century. The Stonewall Jackson Hotel, which is still in operation, is an early 20th-century building that was designed with a Colonial Revival architectural style. In 1901, construction was completed on the Augusta County Courthouse at the site of an original courthouse that stood in the 18th century. Many other historic structures can be seen within the Beverley Historic District.

If you have bought a property in Staunton, a property management company can help you keep your premises in order. Contact Keyrenter Solutions today to request a complete market analysis of your rental property.

Stuarts Draft
Stuarts Draft is a small Virginia town in the Shenandoah Valley about an hour outside of Richmond. Often referred to as the hub of Augusta county, this friendly rural community offers breathtaking mountain views and plenty of outdoor activities. Residents enjoy a slower pace of life, away from the hustle and bustle and big chains found in larger cities. Although, the community is growing with major retail and food chains being attracted to the area.

The town’s start dates back to 1736 when William Gooch, Commander in Chief of the Colony and Dominion of Virginia granted William Beverly, Richard Randolph, and John Robinson a tract of 118,491 acres called the Manor of Beverly. Thomas Stuart received a grant of 353 acres in 1749 and Robert Stuart ran a chopping mill, one of the first industries in the area. Today, the town covers just under 20 square miles with a population of 9,235 (as of the 2010 census). The median family income was $52,308.

Employment

Augusta County’s economy is diverse with 30% of the jobs in manufacturing and strong representation in the governmental, service, and trade sectors. Agriculture is also an important part of the economy. According to statistics from January 1, 2000, there were close to 1700 farms covering more than 300,000 acres of land.

Employment centers in the area include several warehouse and factory facilities with major retailers such as Target Distribution Center with 1.6 million square feet of factory space, Hershey Chocolate factory, McKee Foods, and Hollister, Inc. It’s no surprise that because of key transportation access points due to its location near I-81 and I-64, Stuarts Draft is part of what is known as the “Warehouse capital of the U.S.” However, agriculture and industry live side by side in this area as you see cattle grazing near the industrial plants and warehouses.

Property Management in Virginia

There is a wide variety of housing options in Stuarts Draft, Virginia. Beautiful farmland dots the landscape as well as custom and newer homes on acreage. The average price of a 2-bedroom home is just under $135,000 (as of June, 2018) and the average price of a 4-bedroom home is $357,100 for that same time period. Homeowner’s can use qualified property management to advertise their investments, screen tenants, and manage the rentals.

For renters, prices run from the low to mid $1000’s range for a 3-bedroom home, with an overall median gross rent of $766 and a property management company is a good resource to use when deciding where to live.

Where to Shop

Many people love this community. The small-town feel is a breeding ground for the friendliness you would expect to find in a family-friendly community. Hometown businesses are a welcome site. The Cheese Shop, started on the Hershberger family’s back porch in the early 1960’s, is the go-to stop for Amish-style cheeses and bulk foods. The Miller family is proud of their garden center and greenhouses at Milmont. Sunrise Farm and Sunrise Feeds provides grass-fed beef, brown eggs, free-range chickens, farm-fresh turkey and all-natural feed to hungry families in Stuarts Draft who are looking for a healthy alternative. Country Connections will be happy to help you furnish and decorate your home with Amish made furniture, gifts, and quilts.

Thing to Do

You could say this Virginia town is a special blend of country life. Rich in tradition and history while bringing some of the important modern conveniences and lifestyles for today.

You can cool off in the Olympic-sized pool located at Stuarts Draft park. Participate and enjoy the annual Sweet Dreams Festival each June. Enjoy area activities just as wine tasting at Marceline Vineyards, sipping at Bold Rock Hard Cider, hiking the Humpback Rocks, or traveling back in time at the Frontier Culture Museum.

Just 30 minutes from town you can explore the “Grottoes of the Shenandoah” also known as the Grand Caverns. In addition to be a cool place to visit in order to escape the heat (the caves’ average temperature throughout the year is 54 degrees), it’s a cool place to discover history since its accidental discovery in 1804. You can see the scrawled-out signatures of over 200 civil war soldiers from both sides of the Mason-Dixon line.

Nature lovers will rejoice in the fact that the Rockfish Gap Trailhead for the Appalachian Trail is nearby. The A.T. trail (as hiking aficionados call it) runs from Georgia to Maine. The stretch running through Shenandoah National Park is frequently given an enthusiastic 5-star rating.

Landmarks

Harper House is a privately owned historic landmark built circa 1888. The two-story brick home is constructed in Italianate style, which was popular in the 19th-century phase of Classical architecture. The home is surrounded by farmland and a view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The home was originally built for John J. Harper, a farmer, and his wife Sarah and family. The home is still in the Harper family today and includes several historic outbuildings including a summer kitchen, meat house, mortise-and-tenon frame granary, and laundry.

Bare House and Mill Ruins are located on the banks of the South River. This two-story stone mill operated from 1795 to 1850. The only thing left of the mill is the limestone ruins showing evidence of an undershot wheel. The original home was destroyed by fire and a new home was constructed in the 1850’s in the Greek Revival and Italianate designs so popular in that time period.

What’s Next?

When a move to Augusta County is in your future, contact Keyrenter Solutions to help you find, rent, and manage your home.

Waynesboro
Waynesboro, Virginia is nestled within the Shenandoah Valley region of Augusta County. It is the largest city in the Staunton-Waynesboro Metropolitan Statistical Area, with a population of over 21,000 people. The area is home to several industrial facilities, including a DuPont plant, Benger Laboratory, textile mill Wayn-Tex, nTelos phone service, and General Electric.

Besides being the center for many of the resident’s employers, the city is surrounded by the Shenandoah National Park. (insert). The Appalachian Trail, Skyline Drive, and Blue Ridge Parkway are all less than five miles from the heart of the city and provide a plethora of outdoor activities. Sports lovers can watch the local minor league team, the Generals, play in the Valley Baseball League Stadium.

Rockfish Gap has been a local favorite for generations. The area is reserved for hiking, camping, and scenic drives. Visitors may also choose to pack a picnic lunch by a waterfall, dine at a local restaurant, or visit the 100-year-old marble palace, Swannanoa. There are also breweries, wineries, art studios, local craft stores, blacksmith forges, and several bed and breakfasts to visit here.

Historical landmarks from the Civil War and American Revolution remain dotted around the city, especially those of the city’s namesake, General Anthony Wayne. Breweries, vineyards, and wineries take advantage of the temperate weather and provide tours or samplings year-round. Veritas Vineyard, Afton Mountain, Barren Ridge, Pollak Vineyards, Valley Road, and Silverback Distillery are just some of the locations dotted around the countryside. The rich cultural history can be seen in a variety of museums, like the Augusta County Railroad Museum, Waynesboro Heritage Foundation Museum, P Buckley Moss Museum, and several historic war sites.

The city covers an area of almost 15 square miles but retains that small-town feel the residents have come to love. Every year, a variety of special events and occasions are held throughout the area. The Summer Extravaganza is the biggest annual party, celebrated in the middle of July. Enjoy entertainment, food, arts, crafts, and a firework display every year.

On Saturdays, enjoy a trip to the local farmer’s market at Constitution Park. Homemade baked goods, fresh produce, specialty meats, flower bunches, and crafts are just some of the items available. Afterward, guests often roam around the park and soak in the former history and current tranquility. Kayaks and other water sports are available for renting during the warmer months, and many locals enjoy taking them out for a spin on the weekends.

The city’s crime rate is below the nation average and the surrounding cities. Over 22% of the adult population has a bachelor’s degree, and 89% have at least a high school diploma. The University of Virginia Main Campus is 22 miles outside of the district. The city is serviced by the Waynesboro Area School District, which is a mid-sized suburban district. There are four elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school in the area. High school students may alternately choose to go to the Franklin County Career and Technology Center for mechanical and construction training.

Virginia Property Management

Waynesboro is one of the younger cities in the country, incorporated only in 1834. After the Union invasion in 1864 and the end of the Civil War, the city was transformed by the industrial revolution. Now many plants, factories, and company headquarters are located in the area and employ a large portion of the city’s residents.

The city is also home to a plethora of chain restaurants, including Red Lobster, Starbuck’s, Outback, and Domino’s. There are also several locally owned dining options that range from Japanese and Indian foods to standard American fare and steakhouses.

The latest US Census Bureau reports the median household income between 2012-2016 was $45,097. As of 2016, the median home value is $158,800. While single bedroom apartments are the least common, they can be rented for up to $700. A 2 bedroom, 1+ bath apartment rentals cost an average of $1000 per month. The average cost of a 3-bedroom, 2 bath rental property is around $1,200 per month. Four or more bedrooms in a house or apartment typically cost between $1600-1900 per month.

Key Renter Property Management has many different houses, apartments, and condos to choose from when looking for a rental location. From studios to 5-bedroom apartments, we have a variety of floor plans and layouts available to suit your housing and property management needs.

Call Keyrenter Solutions for a comprehensive market analysis of your rental or owned property in Waynesboro today.

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