The city offers a wide range of community services. The Winchester Medical Center, an acute care hospital, serves as a regional medical facility and is one of the top 100 hospitals in the United States.
Fire, rescue, and police services are exceptional. Public mental health service and medical clinics are available, as well as extensive social services. Numerous civic and fraternal groups add to the quality of life in the community through their service projects and civic programs.
Places To Go, Things To Do
The Handley Library also offers a wide variety of educational and cultural programs, many of them for children. The Shenandoah Arts Council, which provides support for area artists and art events, publishes a community-wide calendar of cultural activities in its monthly newsletter. Local recreation departments and nearby facilities offer opportunities for fishing, skiing, hiking, camping, tennis, biking, horseshoes, racquetball, golf, horseback riding, minature golf, volleyball, softball, and indoor and outdoor swimming. Other facilities include a fitness room, a fitness trail, picnic shelters, paddle boats, and numerous playgrounds.
A collegiate summer baseball team gives residents a chance to cheer for the home team in the regional Valley Baseball League. Children have an abundance of opportunities to participate in many recreation leagues, including baseball, basketball, football, and soccer.
Further Your Education
Institutions of higher learning in the area include Shenandoah University, a liberal arts college offering associate and bachelor's degrees in nursing and respiratory care; bachelor's degrees in various liberal arts fields; master's degrees in education, business administration, and physical therapy; and degrees in music, dance, and theater arts through its nationally renowned conservatory of music. Laurel Ridge Community College, a division of the state community college system, is located in nearby Middletown and offers a two-year associate degree.