Exploring Harrisonburg’s Suburbs: Elkton

Exploring Harrisonburg's Suburbs | Elkton

Elkton is a small town nestled on the doorstep of the Shenandoah National Park and Skyline Drive to the east and Massanutten Peak to the west. It sports a picturesque backdrop of gorgeous mountain views. The South Fork of the Shenandoah River snakes through and around the town adding to Elkton’s rustic charm.

Elkton has a rich local history as the first permanent settlement west of the Blue Ridge. During the Civil War it was General Stonewall Jackson’s headquarters for his Shenandoah Valley campaign. The Jennings House, site of the makeshift hospital during the war, still stands today. Elkton was incorporated in 1908 and now has around 2900 residents. Major corporations in the area are Merck and the Miller Coors Brewery.

Exploring Harrisonburg's Suburbs | Elkton

Highlights of things to do in Elkton include shopping at SoLace Studios (art & gifts store), going on a guided wilderness horseback trail ride at Mountaintop Ranch, visiting the museum of local history, canoeing, tubing, or picnicking at Stonewall Riverside Park, or simply relaxing at one of the town’s restaurants after taking advantage of the many outdoor activities available nearby in the National Park or at Massanutten Resort.

Elkton also boasts a vibrant Community Center (with exercise equipment, games, dance studios, and large gathering rooms) available to its residents and those of eastern Rockingham County.

Exploring Harrisonburg's Suburbs | Elkton

As would be expected in a town that is over 100 years old, Elkton has many historic and older homes. The main subdivisions in the town are South Fork EstatesWoodbridge, Willow Oaks, and Quail Run. But the majority of homes in Elkton are not found in subdivisions. Since August 1st of last year, 72 homes have sold in Elkton with an average sales price of $183,901 after having spent an average of 141 days on the market. (The highest priced home sold for $491k and the lowest sold for just $25k).

Data Source: Harrisonburg Rockingham Association of Realtors Multiple Listing Service

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Emily takes impressive photos, interviews interesting locals, and keeps things organized for Harrisonblog. She also works on special marketing projects, transaction management, and event management for The Harrisonburg Homes Team. Emily loves dogs, her friends and family, dancing, and getting outdoors.

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