Hillsboro Real Estate Information

About a hundred people call Hillsboro, Virginia, home. Covering an area of just 0.1 square miles, the town is a refreshing escape from the hustle and bustle of modern day communities and cities. Settled in the Hillsboro Gap of the Short Hill Mountain, Hillsboro is fifty-five miles northwest of downtown Washington, DC. Historically, the town was initially referred to as “the Gap” by travelers who traveled west through the region. Hillsboro was actually first created by Quaker settlers to serve the few farmers who toiled in the area. The few established farms were quickly joined by a lumber mill, two flour mills, and a woolen mill in the early 19th century. While times have changed, the charm of old Hillsboro lives on today. In fact, the youngest building in the town was built in 1893! Presently, a number of small shops and local wineries line the town’s main street and sell goods mostly grown and produced in Hillsboro.

State Route 9 is Hillsboro’s major thoroughfare and connects the town to the surrounding communities. Interestingly, the sixty buildings in Hillsboro were referred to by their owners’ names rather than their address until 2000. While many people who live in Hillsboro make the hour drive into the nation’s capital to shop, run errands, and work, a number of residents prefer to drive ten miles north to Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia, the largest city in close proximity to Hillsboro. Leesburg, Virginia, is also not too far away.

The tight-knit community gathers many times a year for a number of fun events and festivities, like the Annual Independence Day Celebration, Old Stone School Grand Potluck Celebration, Annual Craft Fair, Halloween Haunted House, Greens Workshop, and Christmas in Hillsboro Homes Tour. These special times are often spectacular highlights for area residents due to the relative lack of other regular events in Hillsboro.