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The Area

Located in the picturesque Shenandoah Valley, Bridgewater offers a vibrant small-town atmosphere with a strong sense of community.

Discover what makes life in the Shenandoah Valley so grand.

The Shenandoah Valley is alive with history, culture, and natural beauty. Whether you’re hiking in Shenandoah National Park, enjoying a meal at a farm-to-table restaurant, or simply enjoying the view, the Shenandoah Valley will nourish your soul and replenish your spirit.

Natural Splendor

Enjoy four distinct seasons—each as spectacular as the last.

Clean Air and Water

Clean air and water are essential for human health, and the Valley offers both in abundance.

Welcoming Community

Meet friendly and hospitable people who are proud to call the region home.

Around Town Get to know Bridgewater

There’s a lot to love about Bridgewater! Our campus sits right at the heart of town and is within easy walking distance from Bridgewater College, the Sipe Center, Generations Park Ice Skating Rink, and a quaint main street with shops and eateries.

You’ll find so much to love about this charming riverside town—public golf courses, numerous parks, charming restaurants, and resident amenities like free rec center access, monthly movie tickets, free ice skating and more.

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Easy Access to Great Cities


Home of James Madison University, Harrisonburg is known for its vibrant downtown area, which features a variety of shopping, dining, and entertainment options. Harrisonburg is also home to a number of cultural attractions, including the Hardesty-Higgins House Visitor Center, which offers exhibits and information about the history of the Shenandoah Valley, the Valley Brethren-Mennonite Heritage Center, which showcases the history and culture of the Mennonite community in the region, and the Edith J. Carrier Arboretum, which is home to a variety of native plant and flower species.


Staunton is a vibrant and welcoming city with a variety of attractions and amenities to enjoy. It’s home to a number of cultural attractions, including the American Shakespeare Center, which presents productions of Shakespeare’s plays in a recreation of the Elizabethan-era Blackfriars Playhouse, the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum, and the Frontier Culture Museum. Its historic downtown is widely recognized as one of the best Main Streets in America.


Just an hour from Bridgewater, Charlottesville is home to the University of Virginia and a number of cultural attractions, including several music venues and the Fralin Museum of Art, which has a collection of art from around the world, Monticello, the former home of Thomas Jefferson, and the Virginia Discovery Museum, a perfect day-trip activity for the grandkids! Its pedestrian mall downtown is a fantastic place to shop and dine.

Get lost in the woods.

Nestled in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Shenandoah Valley is a paradise for those seeking to connect with the beauty of the natural world. With its rolling hills and verdant forests, the valley is a haven of serenity and tranquility, a place where one can escape the hustle and bustle of modern life and find peace in the simplicity of nature.

In addition to the Shenandoah National Park, the Valley is home to other natural areas, such as the George Washington National Forest and the Appalachian Trail. These areas offer additional opportunities to enjoy the natural beauty of the region and engage in outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, and camping.


To remain eligible for the Home No Matter What Promise, residents must fulfill their obligations in turn as citizens of the BRC community and not give away the resources needed to meet financial obligations to BRC.