New Resident Guide

Winchester skyscape

The City of Winchester welcomes you to this beautiful city.

We are honored that you are beginning a new chapter of your life here and invite you to get involved in your new community.


Below is some information that can help you get settled in to and acquainted with your new hometown.

Region:

"Top of Virginia" located in the Shenandoah Valley


Size:

9.2 square miles located within Frederick County


Zip Code

22601


Area Code

540


Average Temperatures:

Average high/low in July = 85/65
Average high/low in January = 40/23


Residential Population:

26,203 (Source: 2010 Census)
Daytime Population: Over 70,000


Median Household Income:

$44,708 (Source: 2010 Census)


Average Yearly Precipitation:

38.42" of rain, 24.3" of snow (9.9 days on average)


City Public Schools:

4 elementary schools
1 middle school 
1 high school

Higher Education:

Lord Fairfax Community College 
Shenandoah University


Public Library:

Handley Regional Library
100 West Piccadilly Street
(540) 662-9041


Airports:

Winchester Regional Airport
70 miles from Dulles International Airport


Major Roadways:

Interstate 81 (North-South)
Interstate 66 (East-West)
US 50 (East-West)
US 11 (North-South)
US 522 (Northwest-Southeast)
VA Primary 7 (East)
VA Primary 37 (Western Bypass)