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.


"Top of Virginia" located in the Shenandoah Valley


9.3 square miles located within Frederick County

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Average Temperatures:

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

Residential Population:

27,349 (Source: Census Bureau 2017)
Daytime Population: Over 40,000

Median Household Income:

$46,466 (Source: Census Bureau 2016)

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:

Laurel Ridge Community College 
Shenandoah University

Public Library:

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


Winchester Regional Airport
(70 miles from Dulles International Airport)
491 Airport Rd. Winchester, VA 22602
(540) 662-5786

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)