County Offices
302 N. Main Street
Culpeper 540-727-3427

Chamber of Commerce
109 South Commerce Street
Culpeper 540-825-8628

Scenic Blue Ridge mountain beauty, room to grow, and a centralized location near some of Virginia’s finest tourism and business centers, Culpeper County offers an exceptional quality of life. Newcomers to this area will discover a rare balance of contemporary amenities with rich natural resources and outstanding opportunities for outdoor adventure and four-season recreation. Efficient services, quality schools, and a 250-year tradition of hospitality and harmony create a family-oriented community spirit.

In contrast to the rural flavor of this region, the county offers a solid transportation network, state-of-the art communications, and foreign trade zones that create a dynamic environment for growth and development. The county’s balanced economy encompasses everything from fiber-optic networks to fine wine from local vineyards. Leading manufacturing, distribution, and service firms are springing up beside the picturesque farms and lush vineyards that have long been associated with Culpeper County. Keeping pace with economic growth and advancement, the Culpeper Regional Airport has been recently expanded to accommodate even larger corporate jets — yet another advantage for local businesses.

Culpepper County School District offers a quality education on elementary and secondary levels, although private schools are available within the county for those who are interested in alternative learning environments. The diverse programs offered by Germanna Community College are available within a short commute at the Locust Grove campus on Route 3 midway between Culpeper and Fredericksburg. The campus enjoys a setting of 100 beautifully wooded acres adjacent to the Rapidan River in Orange County. Classrooms and laboratories combine with a wellness center, a bookstore, administrative and faculty offices, a library, information services, a business office, and a student lounge for a full complement of resources. Outdoor facilities include tennis courts and a playing field as well as nature trails, jogging paths, and a picnic area. Highly respected four-year institutions within a reasonable commute include the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, George Mason University in Fairfax, Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, and James Madison University in Harrisonburg.

Advanced healthcare is available just around the corner from home at Culpeper Regional Hospital, a 70-bed acute-care institution that offers comprehensive services and personalized care. Everything from 24-hour emergency service and a state-of-the-art Family Birth Center to home health and hospice serve residents of Culpeper, Madison, Orange, Rappahannock, and surrounding areas. Culpeper Regional is one of the area’s largest employers and has been recognized among the nation’s “Top 100” hospitals.

Proud of Culpeper’s distinction as one of America’s “Top Ten Small Towns,” Culpeper County welcomes new residents to breathtaking natural beauty and warm, friendly residential communities. Those who appreciate outdoor adventures will find natural recreation areas and first-rate facilities that ensure a kaleidoscope of options for quality leisure time and fitness. Lake Pelham and the 100-acre Mountain Run Lake Park are popular choices for boating and picnicking during the warmer months. Relaxing and picturesque canoe trips are available on the rolling Rappahannock River as it flows from the eastern slop of the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Chesapeake Bay. Golfers and tennis players will find outstanding facilities for perfecting their sport, while families enjoy lush parks and playgrounds. Culpeper is also home to Commonwealth Park, one of the state’s largest equestrian facilities for horse shows, rodeos, and special events.

Cultural attractions in rural Culpeper include a number of colorful annual festivals and celebrations that combine great food, games, and entertainment with historic celebrations and the arts. Spring brings the Historic Homes & Gardens Week and Culpeper Crafts Show, while summer features the Bluemont Concert Series and CulpeperFest. Following the excitement of an old-fashioned Fourth of July and back-to-school activities are wonderful events set against the backdrop of autumn’s brilliant hues. Harvest Days Farm Tour and Airfest, OctoberFest, and the October Wine Harvest Festival are among the celebrations that bring friends, neighbors, and families together.

For day trips and getaways, Culpeper offers a prime location midway between the Washington skyline and Skyline Drive, Mount Vernon and Monticello, Bull Run and Appomattox, and between the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean. Residents enjoy a hometown environment that excels in timeless beauty and charm, proud of a rich history that predates the Revolutionary War. Everything from dinosaur tracks to Native American artifacts are on display at the Museum of Culpeper History, complemented by a walking tour through the Historic Town of Culpeper with its American Colonial and Victorian architecture and renovated train depot. Quaint shops, fine restaurants, art galleries, famous Civic War battlefields, vineyard tours, and wine tastings are all part of Culpeper’s undeniable appeal and enchantment.

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