Cost of Living & Housing

At 98.6, the cost of living in Rockingham County and the Harrisonburg Metro Area is on par with the national average, and is competitive with areas like Atlanta and Charlotte. The Harrisonburg Metro Area offers substantial savings over Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia.

Cost of Living Comparison

 Place  Cost of Living  Cost of Housing
 Harrisonburg-Rockingham, VA  98.6  101.6
 Richmond, VA  101.2   91.1
 Washington DC-Arlington-Alexandria, VA  147.2  256.2
 Charlottesville, VA  105.5  119.8
 Atlanta, GA  97.1  85.7
 Charlotte, NC  93.9  81.0
 Philadelphia, PA  134.3  188.3 


Housing

Rockingham County offers exceptional options and value when it comes to housing. Here, you can choose to purchase new construction, a resale single-family home, a townhome, a condo or a farm.  No matter your needs or lifestyle, you'll find what you're looking for here.

Demand for housing has remained relatively stable despite the recent recession, and there are steady sales of active adult residences, custom homes and quality, affordable homes for families.

Our rural setting makes it feasible to purchase one- and two-acre lots perfect for building custom homes that won’t fit on smaller lots.  So whatever housing option appeals to you, we offer a setting and value that will make our area a great home and great investment.


Meet Our Staff

George K. Anas, II
Assistant County Administrator /
Director of Economic Development
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Michele Bridges
Economic Development and Tourism Manager
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Casey Armstrong
Community Development Director
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Pete Kesecker
Development Plan Manager
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Diana Stultz
Zoning Administrator / Subdivision Agent
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Rhonda Cooper
Director of Planning
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James May
Senior Planner
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Barry Hertzler
Director of Public Works
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Phillip Rhodes
Deputy Director of Public Works
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Kathy McQuain
Parks and Recreation Director
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