Named by Smithsonian Magazine as one of the "Top 20 Small Towns in America," Staunton is a cozy yet bustling small city in the Shenandoah Valley.

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Award Winning Community

Staunton is regularly recognized by beloved national publications. Named by Smithsonian Magazine as one of “The Top 20 Small Towns in America," honored by Huffington Post for having one of “The Six Cutest Main Streets in America” and by Architectural Digest for one of “The 15 Most Beautiful Main Streets in America." Staunton frequently receives awards and accolades from USA Today, Money Magazine, Richmond Times Dispatch, Southern Living Magazine, Fodors, & Virginia Living Magazine.

Culturally Rich

Home to Mary Baldwin University, the American Shakespeare Company, award winning farm-to-table restaurants ( The Shack run by James Beard award semi-finalist Ian Boden, Zynodoa with awards and accolades from USA Today, Money Magazine, Richmond Times Dispatch, Southern Living Magazine, Fodors, Virginia Living), wineries, breweries and the best shopping district in the Shenandoah Valley according to Virginia Living Magazine.

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Historical Importance

Staunton, the birthplace of Woodrow Wilson, the 28th President of the United States, has been honored by the National Trust for Historic Preservation as “One of a Dozen Distinctive Destinations in the United States.” Downtown Staunton’s architecture is best explored by foot.

Great Place to Do Business

Staunton's low cost of living combined with skilled employees and educational opportunities, make up a strong economic base for employers. Conviently located at the crossroads of I-81 and I-64 the City of Staunton is an easy day drive for employers on the east coast.

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