Exploring Harrisonburg’s Suburbs: McGaheysville

If you enjoy living (or even just visiting) a place that is outside of the city hustle, a place where you can breathe, a place with incredible mountain views, then you’ll love McGaheysville, Virginia.

This “suburb” of Harrisonburg is located in Rockingham County on Route 33 East and is situated at the base of Massanutten. It is not an incorporated town — though it does have its own post office — but it is a very desirable area and has grown immensely in the past decade because of its easy access to Rockingham Memorial Hospital, the City of HarrisonburgMassanutten, and Skyline Drive.

Hanks Smokehouse, McGaheysville, VA | Dining in McGaheysville | Harrisonblog

Dining in McGaheysville //

McGaheysville boasts a large handful of popular restaurants, such as Hanks Smokehouse, Log Cabin BBQ, Jack Brown’s Single WideThunderbird Cafe, Skyline Cafe & Art, and Romano’s Italian Bistro.

If instead of dining out you’d like to get fresh produce and a few other grocery items to prepare your own meal, be sure to visit Massanutten Produce or the Village Farmers Market.


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Things To Do in McGaheysville //

Looking for some fun in McGaheysville? Within a 10 minute drive, you’ll find amenities such as the ever-popular four-season resort of Massanutten — featuring two golf courses, mini golf, an indoor/outdoor water park, tennis, skiing and snowboarding, zip line, bike park, and more — plus Massanutten AdventuresWhite Oak Lavender Farm, Lakeview Golf Course, the Stoney Run Artisans Gallery, and Lake Shenandoah.

The History of McGaheysville //

This area of Rockingham County boasts rich history, with the founding of this unincorporated town in 1802 by a surveyor named Tobias Randolph McGahey, who came to the area as part of a Scotch-Irish colonization effort in 1801. (source) Also full of historic significance — as is the case for most of the Shenandoah Valley — are the nearby towns of Elkton and Port Republic.

McGaheysville Real Estate //

Real estate in McGaheysville is nicely spread out with an abundance of farmland still in tact. There are newer neighborhoods scattered throughout the rolling countryside, offering an array of home sizes, land masses, and property features. Many homes in McGaheysville offer peaceful views of the countryside and mountains beyond.

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Lisa is the creative mind behind The Harrisonburg Homes Team, providing streamlined content management, quality authorship, and graphic design for Harrisonblog. She's passionate about blogging, enjoying life, and a good cup of coffee.

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