Waynesboro is strategically located in the I-81 corridor in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. The city has a growing population of 21,000 amidst a labor pool of over 250,000 and is adjacent to 2 interstate highways, 3 railroads, 4 by-ways, and 5 airports allowing for easy and efficient connection to the world. The City is surrounded by 13 colleges and universities, has a strong heritage of manufacturing excellence, and is quickly becoming a regional retail center and tourism hub. Waynesboro is part of the Staunton–Waynesboro MSA.
- Community Profile
- preK-12 Education
- Cost of Living
- Things to Do
- Public Safety
Significant regional assets enhance the area’s quality of life and productivity.
- Six colleges and universities are within a one-hour drive, including the Manufacturing Engineering Technology program at Blue Ridge Community College
- Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport (SHD) is a 30 minute drive and provides one stop service to the world
- Augusta Health is a top 100 independent community hospital.
Transportation is a key to our success.
- The City is immediately accessed by three exits off I64 and is adjacent to the intersection of I-81 and I-64.
- The CSX (operated by the Buckingham Branch) and the Norfolk and Southern lines intersect in the city.
- The world famous Blue Ridge Parkway and Shenandoah’s National Park Skyline Drive meet a few miles out of town
- State routes 340 and 250 are major by-ways and intersect in the City
- Five airports are located within 2.5 hours, offering domestic, international, and general aviation services.
Waynesboro City Schools
|Enrollment (Six Schools plus PK) 2012-2013||3,178|
|Elementary School (4)||1,675|
|Middle School (1)||644|
|High School (1)||859|
|Spending per Student|
|Student Teacher Ratio||14|
|Source: Virginia Department of Education and Education.com|
|ARCH Academy||S||K to 12||depending on services|
|C.F. Richards Junior Academy||S||Pre-K to 8||40||$4,500/yr|
|Faith Primary School||W||K-5|
|Fishburne Military School||W||7 to 12 & PG (boys)||$15,240-$26,400 depending on boarding status|
|Good Shepherd School||W||Pre-K to 12||$4,276/yr|
|Grace Christian School||S||Pre-K to 12||312||$3,260-$6,558 depending on grade|
|King’s Academy||W||K to 12|
|Midway Bible Baptist Church School||F||Pre-K to 12||49|
|Montessori School of Waynesboro||W||Pre-K to K||24|
|Mountain View Academy||S||Pre-K to 7|
|Pilgrim Christian School||D||K-12||49|
|Ridgeview Christian School||D||Pre-K to 12||148||$4,800/yr|
|St. John’s Episcopal Primary School||W||K-4||26|
|Staunton Montessori School||S||Pre-K to 6||80||$4,434-$7,850 depending on grade|
|Stuart Hall School||S||K to 12||318||$5,700-$49,500 depending on boarding status|
Location Code: W- Waynesboro; S – Staunton; F – Fishersville; D – Stuarts Draft
|Source: Chamber of Commerce and Waynesboro ED|
Waynesboro’s strategic location makes it easy to do business and take advantage of an exceptional quality of life.
There are numerous festivals, activities, and recreational opportunities within city limits, and the city is surrounded by national parks and forests, historic venues, and is the gateway to the Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive in the Shenandoah National Park. There are plenty of things to do and see.
Getting your product to the marketplace is easy:
Four interstate exits provide access to the city
Two railroads railroads offer access to all points
Five airports provide general aviation and commercial service
A variety of motor freight and third party providers
Much of the east coast and midwest is within one-day truck distance
Distance to major cities:
Nestled comfortably in the Virginia Shenandoah Valley, Waynesboro has a beautiful four season climate with warm summers and mild winters.
- July average temperature is 71.5
- January average temperature is 37.3
- Average annual rainfall is 34.1 with an average 5.3 inches of snow
From the comfortable surroundings of a vintage home in the famed Tree Streets, to a downtown condo, to residential neighborhoods, or the spaciousness of a home on acreage, Waynesboro and the surrounding area provides many options.
For relocation information, visit the Greater Augusta Chamber of Commerce relocation guide. Or for information on apartments and rental properties, click here.
Cost of Living Index — 2018 Q1
Urban Area and State
|100% Composite Index||13.47% Grocery Items||28.15% Housing||9.90% Utilities||8.99% Transportation||4.57% Health Care||34.92% Misc. Goods & Services|
|Harrisonburg VA Metro
Staunton-Waynesboro VA Metro
Lexington-Bueno Vista-Rockbridge VA
|Charlottesville VA Metro
|Richmond VA Metro
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Augusta Health, an independent and community-owned health system that employs more than 2000 residents, has focused on bringing high quality, nationally-recognized healthcare close to home since opening its doors in 1994.
Its mission ‘to improve the health and well-being of our community through access to excellent care’ is realized through providing vital, comprehensive services to the region:
- The Augusta Health Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders, a DukeHealth affiliate, has full cancer accreditation from the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer with additional recognition as a Community Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Center. The Center provides chemotherapy, hematology and infusion services, and state-of-the-art radiation therapy along with the supportive services that make it a truly comprehensive cancer center: a dedicated dietitian, a social worker and support groups, an onsite pharmacy and nurse navigators to help patients through their journey.
- The Heart & Vascular Center provides high quality diagnostic and therapeutic care—angioplasty and stenting, cardiac catheterization, cardiac stress testing, non-invasive testing (EKG, Echocardiograms and Dopplers), electrophysiology (ablation, pacemakers, treatment and management of Atrial fibrillation), cardiac rehab and full-service cardiology care and management.
- The Joint Center offers patient-focused total knee and total hip replacements with excellent patient outcomes.
- A Robotic Surgery Program for minimally invasive surgery in areas such as urology, gynecology and general surgery. Advantages of robotic surgery are fewer complications, shorter hospital stays, less pain and blood loss and a quicker recovery for patients.
- An employed physician group, Augusta Medical Group, with primary care and specialty physician offices throughout Staunton, Waynesboro and Augusta County. One practice, Workplace Wellness, provides occupational health services in office and onsite at businesses.
- An Emergency Department that cares for approximately 60,000 patients each year.
- Four Urgent Care Centers in Staunton, Stuarts Draft, Waynesboro and Weyers Cave, to provide care for unplanned, but non-emergency, injuries and illnesses every day.
- An active Community Outreach to address the region’s greatest health needs with innovative programs such as the AMI Farm at Augusta Health, an on-campus working farm that provides fresh vegetables and produce for patients, staff and special programs.
- Additional facilities and services, including a Fitness Center, a robust rehab and therapy division, an Intensive Care Unit and Skilled Nursing Unit, Hospice of the Shenandoah and the Shenandoah House, and the Augusta Health Sleep Center to deliver needed services to the community.
For information about all Augusta Health services and facilities, please visit their website, www.augustahealth.com.
WWRC is one of only eight state operated comprehensive vocational rehabilitation centers in the nation. The center’s vision is to be the preferred provider for vocational rehabilitation for Virginians with disabilities. WWRC provides comprehensive medical- to-work, assessment, transition, and training services to individuals with various disabilities to help gain independence through employment. WWRC has emerged as a vital role in assisting the DARS agency in reaching WIOA measures such as measurable skill gains and workforce credentials. WWRC operates on a campus that is over 200 acres, providing residential housing in both the dorms and attendant care unit and maintain and average daily census of more than 330 consumers per day.
Link to Waynesboro GIS : layers include tax parcels, zoning, water, sewer, storm water, flood plain, topo, aerials, school district, and wards.
Tourism Development Zone:
The City of Waynesboro and surrounding area offers a plethora of activities. Visit the City Tourism website to learn more about shopping, outdoor recreation, presidential museums, Civil War battlefields, wineries, fishing, and much more.
The City of Waynesboro provides outstanding public safety services for it’s citizens and businesses through four departments: Emergency Management, Police, Fire, and Sheriff.
Receives and dispatches 911 calls and is responsible for the coordination of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and for Emergency Management (disaster preparedness/planning, response, recovery, and mitigation) and local Homeland Security initiatives.
The department has 33 paid fire fighters and a volunteer unit. ISO rating is 4.
The department has 49 sworn officers, 12 civilian staff, and a reserve unit. Crime statistics are available here.
The sheriff’s office is responsible for all matters relating to the courts.
International Trade Services
Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) promotes international trade for companies throughout Virginia. Their mission is to increase the number of Virginia companies selling overseas and their volume of international business. They assist both new and experienced exporters enter international markets. They identify new markets, develop market strategies and locate distributors and representatives for products or services-all at little to no cost. Virginia businesses interested in increasing international sales benefit from our export development programs, publications, resources, and market research.
Foreign Trade Zone
Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) 185 site 3 is located at Solutions Place in the northeast section of the City.
Depending on your product specifications and import/export needs, the FTZ can offer a variety of tax and or customs duties savings.