Helpful Information for Home Buyers in Waynesboro, VA

Located in Central Virginia, Waynesboro is the entry to the region from the east when traveling across Afton Mountain along Interstate 64W. Although Waynesboro is an independent city and not part of Augusta County, it is part of what makes up the Staunton-Waynesboro metropolitan area, frequently referred to as “Greater Augusta” by locals.

Waynesboro is located adjacent to the northern entrance of the Blue Ridge Parkway and the southern entrance of the Skyline Drive which, combined, feature more than 500 miles of scenic views wrapping through the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia and North Carolina.

Rich in history, 11 sites on the National Register of Historic Places call Waynesboro, VA home.

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Demographics

As of 2016, the estimated population of Waynesboro is 21,722 but the last official population was taken during the 2010 Census and was 21,006.

Waynesboro’s population grew considerably during the early-mid 20th century growing from a population of 1,389 in 1929 to 6,226 in 1930. It continued to grow at a rapid pace until the 1970s when several research and manufacturing facilities left the area including DuPont. The population has grown by 26% compared to 32% growth for the state overall.

The average age of Waynesboro residents is 38.5 years compared with 37.6 across the state of Virginia.

The median household income ($47,655) is below the statewide median ($62,665) but the cost of living is considerably lower as well with the median house being valued at $168,068 vs. $239,300 for the state. As a basis of comparison, the median household income is 76% of the statewide median household income but the home values are only 70% of Virginia’s median home value.

As a result of the lower cost of living, the quality of life is generally considered better than most areas of the state. Additionally, crime rates are lower than the state and nation as a whole.

Schools

Although Waynesboro is technically an independent city, there are also areas of Augusta County with a Waynesboro address who are districted to go to county schools.

A breakdown of the local schools is provided below:

Waynesboro City Schools

SchoolGrades# of StudentsGreat Schools
Waynesboro High9-128592/10
Kate Collins Middle6-86803/10
Berkeley Glenn ElementaryK-53343/10
Wenonah ElementaryK-52591/10
Westwood Hills ElementaryK-54485/10
William Perry ElementaryK-54742/10
Wayne Hills CenterPre-K160n/a

Waynesboro Area County Schools

SchoolGrades# of StudentsGreat Schools
Wilson Memorial High9-127615/10
Wilson Memorial Middle6-85805/10
Cassell ElementaryK-55016/10

Waynesboro Area Private Schools

SchoolGrades# of StudentsGreat Schools
Fishburne Military Academy7-121364/5 (user reviewed)

Daycare Centers

Waynesboro offers a number of daycare centers in and around the city, some of which we’ve listed below:

NameLocationPhone #
Cambridge Learning Center38 Ebco Circle(540)337-5437
Good Shepherd School and Daycare109 Community Dr(540)932-2060
Willow Tree Academy2359 Jefferson Hwy(540)943-5996

Churches/Places of Worship

There are more than 20 churches in Waynesboro with more opening all the time. It would be very difficult to list them all, but we’ve provided a list of some of these below.

A more complete list of churches in Waynesboro can be found here.

ChurchDenominationLocationPhone #
Bethany LutheranLutheran100 Maple Ave(540)942-4361
Community FellowshipChurch of the Nazarene2959 Hermitage Rd(540)943-5064
First Baptist WaynesboroBaptist301 S Wayne Ave(540)949-8187
First PresbyterianPresybyterian249 S Wayne Ave(540)949-8366
Grace BuiltNon-Denominational204 Arch Ave(540)324-2724
Hope CommunityEvangelical Presbytarian364 Bridge Ave(540)358-1602
Main Street MethodistMethodist601 Main St(540)942-1179
Shenandoah Heights BaptistBaptist901 Shenandoah Ave(540)949-8618
Springdale MennoniteMennonite170 Hall School Rd(540)949-8945
St. John the EvangelistCatholic344 Maple Ave(540)949-6145
St. John'sEpiscopal473 S Wayne Ave(540)942-4136
Tabernacle PresbyterianPresbyterian1301 Red Top Orchard Rd(540)932-1778
Temple House of IsraelJewish15 N Market St (Staunton)(540)886-4091
Unitarian Universalist FellowshipUnitarian Universalist565 Pine Ave(540)942-5507
Wayne Hills BaptistBaptist877 Ladd Rd(540)943-2237