Berryville, VA (population 4,000), nestled in the northern Shenandoah Valley, about an hour’s drive from Washington, D.C., isn’t some developer’s “simulation” of a small town.
It’s the real deal, which is why residents and visitors say simply, “I just love Berryville.” Berryville, Clarke County’s county seat, which began in the eighteenth century as a crossroads settlement, has preserved its small town size and feeling in spite of nearby Loudoun and Frederick County sprawl and fierce outside pressure to build “cookie cutter” housing developments and town centers. Clarke County (population 14,000) is recognized for its open space resources, historic resources, and scenic quality.
The town of Berryville is committed to rebuilding and preserving its historic downtown and fostering a sense of community and engagement. It offers many eating, entertaining, and shopping opportunities for local residents and for visitors planning a day trip, weekend get away, or family vacation.
Berryville’s merchants are committed to providing a unique experience for its customers. Locals and visitors alike remark about the feeling of warmth
and friendliness in the air, the delightful upside of small-town living. Everyone living in and/or visiting the town of Berryville seem to enjoy the relaxed pace, the breathtaking mountain views, and the vast stretches of open space that surround the town on all sides. You will want to experience the charm of Berryville, explore its history, and enjoy its many shopping and cultural delights.