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The Area

Everything you could possibly desire in retirement is within easy reach from VMRC!

“Retirement” doesn’t mean retirement from fun and adventure. Quite the opposite is true!

VMRC is in the middle of everything—the best of Harrisonburg and the best of Virginia! In the mood for dining out? Shopping? Cultural and performing arts? Historical places? Sports participation or spectating? Moments with nature? Family fun when the grandkids visit? You’re in luck! Everything you could possibly want is nearby!

For information about attractions and events in and around Harrisonburg, visit the Harrisonburg Tourism website.

For information about Downtown Harrisonburg in particular, and all its activities and accolades, visit the Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance website.

VMRC is next-door neighbors to Eastern Mennonite University, allowing easy access to their wealth of educational, cultural, recreational, and performing arts events and resources that are open to the public. They generously share with us access to their outdoor and indoor tracks, library, tennis courts, and nature trail!

VMRC’s front door is right on the public bus and paratransit bus routes. We are also only 30 minutes away from the Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport, and Washington, D.C., Baltimore and New York City are all just a few hours away by car or bus!

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“For us, volunteering gives us the opportunity to meet people from all areas of the VMRC campus and has broadened our perspective and understanding of the community we now call ‘home’.”

- Carter and Mary Ellen Lyons