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Overview

Introduction to Front Royal, Virginia

Front Royal, Virginia, in Warren county, is 46 miles W of Reston, Virginia (center to center) and 63 miles W of Washington, District of Columbia. The town is located in the Washington metropolitan area.

Front Royal History

The origin of this town’s name is not certain. According to one theory, the early French settlers called this area "le front royal" which meant "the British frontier." The name referred to the land grant that was made by King Charles II. Front Royal was also known as "Loce" and "Helltown" during the 18th century. During this period, rough and wild river travelers and mountaineers came looking for alcohol and women in this area, which is why it was called "Helltown." The area had its first rail road in 1854.

Front Royal and nearby Attractions

  • Happy Creek Industrial Park
  • White Oaks Farm
  • Warren Rifles Confederate Museum
  • Crosby Stadium
  • Skyline Caverns
  • Constitution Oak Plaza Shopping Center

Things To Do In Front Royal

The most popular tourist attractions in this area include the Skyline Caverns and Skyline Drive. The northern entrance to the Shenandoah National Park is also in this area. The town has many attractions dating back to the American Civil War. Front Royal is also known as the "Canoe Capital of Virginia" because it offers excellent opportunities for rafting, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, and tubing.

Front Royal Transportation

Washington Dulles International Airport is the nearest major airport.

Front Royal Higher Education

Facilities for higher education are available at the local Christendom College. Other colleges in neighboring areas include Lord Fairfax Community College and Shenandoah University.

Demographics

People

Total Population15,006
Male Share of the Population47.1%
Female Share of the Population52.9%
Senior Citizens15.4%
Employed Population 16+6,776
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married40.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher16.8%
Median Earnings25+$32,069
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,386
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,926

Wealth

Median Family Income$57,044
% Above Poverty Level83.5%
% Below Poverty Level16.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time34 minutes
% Working from Home3.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.4%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone29.7%
Median Gross Rent$905
Median House Value$183,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)25.6%
German15%
Irish13.7%
English9.3%
Italian3.9%
Polish1.9%
Scottish1.6%
Swedish1.2%
Danishn1.2%
French Except Basque1%
Austrian0.9%
Welsh0.9%
African0.8%
Russian0.8%
Greek0.7%
Arab0.7%
Canadian0.6%
Czech0.6%
Norwegian0.6%
Romanian0.4%
Iraqi0.4%
Dutch0.4%
West Indian0.3%
Lebanese0.2%
Palestinian0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Jamaican0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
South African0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
Icelander0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Serbian0.1%
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Front Royal Almanac

CategoryValue
County Warren County
Standard Zip Codes22630
Phone Area Codes540
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude38.92
Approximate Longitude-78.18

Front Royal Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationWOODSTOCK 2 NE
Distance14.7 miles
Jan Temp20 to 42 F
Apr Temp38 to 65 F
Jul Temp62 to 87 F
Oct Temp41 to 69 F
Annual Precip37.5 inches
StationWINCHESTER 7 SE
Distance18.8 miles
Jan Temp20 to 41 F
Apr Temp39 to 65 F
Jul Temp62 to 87 F
Oct Temp41 to 68 F
Annual Precip39.1 inches
StationBERRYVILLE
Distance19.7 miles
Jan Temp21 to 40 F
Apr Temp40 to 65 F
Jul Temp64 to 86 F
Oct Temp42 to 66 F
Annual Precip38.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Boyce1,013$97,946
Middletown1,442$71,750
Strasburg6,525$59,464
Toms Brook388$57,188
Washington140$107,750

Front Royal Public Libraries

Samuels Public Library
330 EAST CRISER ROAD
Front Royal, Virginia
(540) 635-3153

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Front Royal Hospitals

Warren Memorial Hospital
(Non-profit)
1000 Shenandoah Avenue
(540) 636-0300

Front Royal Public Schools

A.s. Rhodes Elem
224 W Strasburg Rd
ZIP: 22630
(540) 635-4556
Primary
Total Enrollment 244
E. Wilson Morrison Elem
40 Crescent St
ZIP: 22630
(540) 635-4188
Primary
Total Enrollment 510
Hilda J. Barbour Elem
290 Westminster Drive
ZIP: 22630
(540) 622-8090
Primary
Total Enrollment 533
Leslie Fox Keyser Elem
1015 Stonewall Dr
ZIP: 22630
(540) 635-3125
Primary
Total Enrollment 581
Ressie Jeffries Elem
320 East Criser Road
ZIP: 22630
(540) 636-6824
Primary
Total Enrollment 617
Skyline High
151 Skyline Vista Drive
ZIP: 22630
(540) 631-0366
High
Total Enrollment 1097
Warren County High
155 Westminster Drive
ZIP: 22630
(540) 635-4144
High
Total Enrollment 1038
Warren County Middle
240 Luray Avenue
ZIP: 22630
(540) 635-2194
Middle
Total Enrollment 778

Front Royal Private Schools

Front Royal Christian Schools
80 N Lake Ave
ZIP: 22630
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 104
Mountain Laurel Montessori School
155 Biggs Dr
ZIP: 22630
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 90
Randolph-macon Academy
200 Academy Dr
ZIP: 22630
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 362
Riverfront Christian School
55 E Strasburg Rd
ZIP: 22630
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 114
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