Winchester is the principal city of the Winchester, Virginia-West Virginia Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is a part of the Washington-Baltimore-Northern Virginia, DC-MD-VA-WV combined statistical area. Winchester is the ideal spot for outdoor enthusiasts, located in the Shenandoah Valley, between the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Allegheny Mountains with warm summers and mild winters.
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Hikers can access the famed Appalachian Trail from Winchester. Other attractions for outdoor enthusiasts include nearby George Washington National Forest, the Blue Ridge and Skyline Drive, some of the most beautiful country in the world! History buffs will enjoy visiting the Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum. For a small town, Winchester boasts an impressive thirteen public parks, featuring par courses, a dog park and disc golf. The rolling hills of Winchester provide the perfect backdrop for spectacular golf. Old Town Winchester boasts an impressive array of eateries and cuisines, beckoning foodies from near and far.
Winchester has seven public shools, including the Mountain Vista Governor's School for Math, Science, and Technology. There are a number of private schools in the area, including the Independent School of Winchester. Liberal Arts University, Shenandoah University is located in Winchester.