Stephen's City VA Real Estate, Stephen's City Area and Community information
Stephen's City is a community of about 2,000 residents located in Frederick County, in northernmost Virginia. It lies to the west of the Washington D.C. area in the Shenandoah Valley.


Stephen's City was originally settled in the mid-18th century by settlers of Scottish, German and Irish ancestry. It was first known as Newtown, and that moniker appears in conjunction with many aspects of the community to this day. It was founded in 1758, and the town is the second oldest in the Shenandoah Valley. In the late 1700s, it gained notoriety as the home of the Newtown wagon. During the Civil War, Stephen's City found itself near various conflagrations. Today, however, many historical structures still remain.

Parks and Recreation

Just outside of town is the 330-acre Sherando Park with its ball fields, 25m pool, hiking trails and 4.5-acre fishing lake. Volleyball courts, bocce courts and tennis courts are among the numerous amenities offered here. Disc golfers will enjoy the 18-hole layout. A classic gazebo adds to the charm of Sherando Park.

In town, Newtown Commons, also referred to as Newtown Park, is situated along Main Street. Bel Air Street Park offers a playground for the kids.

Attractions and Activities

Just south of Stephen's City, on U.S. 11, is the Family Drive-in Theatre. Those that invest in Stephen's City real estate can enjoy the two-screen theater that converted to digital projection in 2013. It is just one of ten drive-ins remaining in the Commonwealth.

There's fun for all ages at the Appleland Sports Center. The go kart raceway offers lots of thrills, and the executive par-three golf course is a great place for family fun. Miniature golf and batting cages also add to the good times to be enjoyed here.


Every Memorial Day weekend, the Newtown Heritage Festival is held in Stephen's City. The three-day event offers wagon rides, a parade and fireworks. Live music fills the air at Newtown Commons, and local artisans sell their creations here. One interesting aspect of the festival is the Cornhole Tournament held at the ball field off Locust Street.

Stephen's City participates in a unique event, the Route 11 Yard Crawl. In mid-August, yard sales stretch from Newtown Commons all the way to New Market, Virginia, a distance of about 43 miles.

Of the approximately 150-200 Stephen's City homes for sale at any given time, about 10 percent are condos. Some Stephen's City homes are modest-sized split levels and ranches built a number of decades ago. These homes for sale VA Stephen's City offer real opportunity for young families seeking starter homes.

The growth of the area means that a local Stephen's City real estate agent can show a prospective Stephen's City home buyer many newer Stephen's City properties. Much of the newer real estate VA Stephen's City includes 2,500 to 3,500 sq-ft of living space in two-story dwellings. A professional Stephen's City realtor can tell you much more.
Wendy Thrane
Wendy Thrane