Front Royal, Virginia

Front Royal​ VA Real Estate, Front Royal​ area and Community Information

Front Royal, Virginia, is a suburb in the metropolitan Washington D.C. area. This Warren County community is today home to about 13,000 residents. Many commute to jobs in northern Virginia and the District of Columbia. Front Royal has been named the "canoe capital" of Virginia.

Front Royal's past includes an interesting bit of charity from Bing Crosby. In 1953, Frank Nesbitt coached the Front Royal Little League team to a third place finish a world tournament. Crosby got to know him, and the crooner and actor subsequently donated the funds needed to build a baseball stadium here.

History

What eventually became Front Royal was known to European settlers as early as the 1670s. The community was formally created in 1754 as LeHewtown. It was incorporated as Front Royal in 1788. By the 1790s, the settlement became known as "Helltown," thanks to the numerous livestock wranglers and Shenandoah River boatmen that were pouring into the area. The Alexandria, Orange and Manassas Gap Railroad was completed between Manassas and Riverton in 1854. Because the line was then extended all the way to Strasburg, it played a role in the Battle of Front Royal on May 23, 1862.

Parks and Recreation

Those that invest in Front Royal real estate will be well situated to partake of the wonders of Shendandoah National Park, because the northern entrance to the park is found here. The expansive facility offers 200,000 acres of panoramic vistas, wooded hollows and cascading waterfalls.

Attractions and Activities

On a rainy or snowy day, those that live in Front Royal VA real estate can head to Skyline Caverns for a true escape. The underground tour takes intrepid explorers past the very rare Anthodites in the caves that are unlike anything else between here and the nation's capital.

Events

The Virginia Wine & Craft Festival has been held in historic downtown Front Royal for 28 years. This mid-May event offers live music, kids' games and wine tastings. Did someone say wine tastings? Attendees can sample the creations of no less than 20 Virginia wineries. A seven-block-long phalanx of food vendors, artists and craftsmen greet the thousands of visitors. Unique items include handcrafted guitars and hand-painted wine glasses.

Amidst the hundreds of Front Royal VA homes on the market at any one time, there will be a number of fairly new Front Royal homes for sale. Some of these Front Royal properties will offer more than 4,000 sq-ft of living space, all-brick facades and gorgeous lots.

The discriminating Front Royal home buyer will find an occasional multi-million dollar piece of residential real estate in Front Royal. Such homes will often be on dozens of acres of land. Our team can also show you homes for sale in Front Royal that offer everything from Georgian architecture to full log construction. We can tell you much more about all of the opportunities in Front Royal real estate.

Wendy Conner
Wendy Conner
Realtor, Associate Broker