- Branch’s Soft Serve Ice Cream has re-opened and will have their ice cream truck parked in the lot next to Jack Brown’s from Friday-Sunday. Follow them on Facebook to stay up-to-date with flavors and specials!
- We’re excited to welcome anther restaurant to the downtown family! Village Juice & Kitchen is planning a summer opening on W. Bruce Street in the former location of FoodBarFood in Harrisonburg. Their focus is cold-pressed juices, nut milks, salads, grain bowls, and more! Interested in learning more – watch this video! Follow them on social media for opening dates and details.
- A sweet gift shop featuring mostly Virginia made products has recently opened in McGaheysville. Check out Something Simple online or stop into their store.
- Pour & Connect—a self-serve taproom and restaurant—has re-opened on Port Republic Road.
- The Blue Ridge Free Clinic has recently started operations on the corner of Reservoir and MLK. Learn more about their mission and services on their website.
- Have you set yourself a reminder for May 3rd? You should—because that’s when the Friendly City Fortune raffle tickets go on sale! Learn more about Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance’s annual event happening July 31st!
- You might have seen coasters at your favorite watering hole, or heard your friends talk about an interactive map. The City of Harrisonburg and Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance have launched Harrisonburg Downtown 2040, and are asking for input on their interactive map of downtown.
- After almost a year of construction, the Friendly City Food Co-op is celebrating their finished expansion April 25th-May 1st. Check out their website for a calendar of events, deals, and giveaways!
- The Great Community Give—which took place on Wednesday—smashed all records and raised $1,772,878 with 7,111 donors, for 116 area non-profits!
- We are sad to see Corgan’s Publick House close after 9 years of serving delicious food and drinks. We’ll miss you!
- We’re also sad to say goodbye to Union Station Restaurant & Bar, which was a Harrisonburg staple for the last 11 years.
from the blog
The Miller Family bought a school bus. Follow along on their journey as they convert it to a skoolie.
Zach and Amberlee Carlson opened Sage Bird Ciderworks last summer in one of the old Big L tire buildings, proudly holding the title of Harrisonburg’s first cidery. Since then, they’ve become a go-to spot to enjoy the nice weather offering a roster of delicious cider.
Taking a look at the last 12 months, listings are down by 48% from the previous 12-month period. However, sales are on the uptick with 13% more sales in the last 12 months. The average days on market continue to fall and the price per square foot is rising.
We are excited to extend local artist Rebecca Pence’s stay at the Wilson Downtown Gallery for April and May with her show entitled “How Did You Get Here?” Learn more about her inspiration and watch a video tour of the gallery.
real estate market brief (last 12 months)
SALES: 1,656 (-48% from ’19-’20)
CONTRACTS: 1,843 (+14% from ’19-’20)
MEDIAN SALES PRICE: $247,250 (+10% from ’19-’20)
AVERAGE PRICE/SQ FT: $144 (+12% from from ’19-’20)
AVERAGE DAYS ON MARKET: 41 (-27% from ’19-’20)
Chris is an associate broker at Kline May Realty. He began his real estate career in 2003 with the vision of creating a residential sales team that works together to offer home buyers and sellers extraordinary customer service. He manages the activities of the team, and works directly with buyers and sellers. He loves where he works and lives – which is exemplified by his service on the boards of the local Salvation Army chapter and the Belmont Civic Association. When he is not tending the business, he enjoys cooking, reading, and spending time with his wife, two boys, and his family’s beloved schnoodle (miniature schnauzer + poodle), Sadie.